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INFOhio--Educational Resources for Students, Teachers & Parents

  Get FREE, instant access to thousands of resources, from ONE resource...INFOhio!
  • Magazines, Research journals & Newspapers (local and nationwide)
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases & Almanacs
  • Speeches, Poems & Plays
  • Maps & Satellite images
  • Photographs & Videos
  • And MUCH more!

         INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio's K-12 schools, provides our students, free of charge, both home and school access to electronic resources as well as many other valuable links to educationally sound and pre-evaluated sites.  The core collection offers essential on-line reference tools as well as full-text articles from thousands of journals and magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and much more.  Click on the INFO button in each resource for help.  Check it out at www.infohio.org!  For home access:  user name and password are available at the CHS Library.

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    CHS & Rubyville On-line Catalogs:  CAT & CAT, Jr.

    Through our automation system now called Symphony, our on-line catalogs at CHS & Rubyville have been enriched and enhanced.  Enhancements include book reviews, table of contents, book jackets, award winners, and author biographies.  Access has also been improved through added search options.  The visual search interface is very user friendly. Check it out!!!

    KnowItNow, ReadItNow, HomeworkNow

    Thanks to a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, Portsmouth now offers a 24/7 virtual reference service.  The on-line service, www.KnowItNow.org, is part of a statewide initiative that assists residents of the State of Ohio with access to information on an as-needed basis, regardless of the time of day.  To use the service, all that residents of the Clay community need to do is log on, and enter a zip code.  From that point, the Web site guides a user to access various locations within the site.  Users can ask questions on a variety of topics, chat in real time with a librarian, get help with their homework, and find answers to their questions.  Resources from business and finance, to health and medicine, to science and technology and genealogy are accessible from the site, with librarians staffing the service for real time answers to questions from users.  Homework assistance is available from 2:00 PM to 10 PM seven days a week.
Real Information.  Real people.  Real time.  Real easy.  HomeworkNow.org
Librarians specializing in the following subjects are ready to help you:  English, math, science, social studies, and more.  Online tutors will be available from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to assist with your homework.  HomeworkNow is a live online information service provided free of charge for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library of Ohio and your local public library. Professional librarians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your reference questions and assist you in finding information. Once logged on with your Ohio zip code, you and a librarian engage in a "chat" session. The librarian “pushes” high quality, authoritative online resources to your screen. You can watch and participate as librarians skillfully navigate the Internet to find precise answers to your questions. At the conclusion of each HomeworkNow session, you will receive a complete transcript of your session via email including links to all the online resources shared during that session.
You may also find useful information at KnowItNow.org.  KnowItNow is a live online information service provided free of charge for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library of Ohio and your local public library. Professional librarians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your reference questions and assist you in finding information. Once logged on with your Ohio zip code, you and a librarian engage in a "chat" session. The librarian “pushes” high quality, authoritative online resources to your screen. You can watch and participate as librarians skillfully navigate the Internet to find precise answers to your questions. At the conclusion of each KnowItNow session, you will receiVe a complete transcript of your session via email including links to all the online resources shared during that session.
ReadThisNow.org is a live online readers' advice service provided free of charge for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library of Ohio and your local public library. Professional librarians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your reference questions and assist you in finding information. Once logged on with your Ohio zip code, you and a librarian engage in a "chat" session. The librarian “pushes” high quality, authoritative online resources to your screen. You can watch and participate as librarians skillfully navigate the Internet to find precise answers to your questions. At the conclusion of each ReadThisNow session, you will receive a complete transcript of your session via email including links to all the online resources shared during that session.

As always, if you need any type of help such as checking out a book, finding research material, or using the computers in the library, don't hesitate to ask Mrs. Parkes, CHS Librarian, for assistance.


Portsmouth Public Library

Shawnee State University Clark Memorial Library (click on Clark Memorial Library)

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