Online Library Collections

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Jump to these sections: Buying a Car, eBooks/eAudiobooks/eComics, Magazines, Maps, Movies & Music, Yearbooks

Jump to these sections: Academic Journals/Magazines, BusinessCareer, Elementary/Middle/High School, Fiction, Genealogy, Health, Newspapers,
Non-fiction, Espanol

Academic Journals/Magazines

Academic OneFile:  Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Topics include physical sciences, technology, medicine, social science, the arts, theology, literature and more.

General OneFile: News and periodical articles on wide range of topics. Includes full-text and often include images.

GreenFILE: Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Educator’s Reference Complete:  A one-stop resource for educators and education students, providing relevant and timely information for studies as well as detailed, comprehensive data for those already working in the field.

Britannica Academic Edition: An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.



Business Insights: Information about companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistics, and in-depth reports.


Buying a Car

Fuel Economy information is provided by the US Dept of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. This website provides fuel economy guides, annual fuel cost estimates, and emission information on vehicles from 1984 through now. Printable guides are available for free for new car information.



LinkedIn is an online networking site. Meet people at the organization or business you are interested in or connect with colleagues. For an online tutorial of LinkedIn.



Overdrive/Libby:  Download eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks.  When your time is up they automatically return themselves. There are books only available to Lee-Whedon cardholders. Click on the book cover in the right column and get a full listing of titles we purchased exclusively for our patrons. For an online tutorial on how to use Overdrive. Overdrive’s new app, Libby, also has a tutorial.

Hoopla: Download eAudiobooks, eBooks, eComics and more, up to 8 per month.  Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.


Elementary/Middle/High School

Kids InfoBits: Contains over 100 magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Websters Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, charts, and graphs.

Opposing Viewpoints: Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s social issues for middle and high school. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, and more.

Research in Context: Specifically for Middle School students, combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Britannica Elementary: Encyclopedia for Elementary age students.

Britannica Middle: Encyclopedia for Middle School students.

Britannica High: Encyclopedia for High School students.


NoveList: Full text reviews of more than 155,000 works of fiction. The database also recommends similar titles and authors, provides book discussion guides, and more.

NoveList K-8: A fiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. Full-text reviews are available.



Ancestry NY:  Free access to New York State records for residents of New York. You will need to create a free account. Here is an tutorial.

Ancestry Library Edition:  Unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Only accessible from the library. Click link to see how to save, email, or print records that you find.

Heritage Quest Online: A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  Accessible from anywhere.

Fold3: Access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans. Accessible from anywhere with this link.



Health Reference Center Academic: Multi-source database providing access to full-text nursing and allied health journals plus InfoTrac’s Health Reference Center.



RBDigital/Zinio: Full color, interactive digital magazines. No holds, no checkout periods, and no download limit. Click on the RBDigital/Zinio link and choose Create New Account. Submit a Help form if you are having trouble, or stop in to see us.



Digital Sanborn maps:  The Sanborn maps are the most frequently consulted maps in public libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of America. This collection is available through the Library of Congress. Sanborn maps can also be accessed through NYPL if you have a NYPL library card, which is free to any NYS resident.


Movies & Music

Hoopla: Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies and full music albums.  You are allowed to download up to 8 titles per month. Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.


Medina High School Yearbooks

View digitized copies of our Medina High School yearbook collection. We currently have 1950-1989 available online. All other years can be viewed in the library.



Medina Historic Newspapers:  Early editions of Medina’s newspapers are available on our website. We add more every year so the collection is growing. We currently have papers digitized from approximately 1852-1971.

InfoTrac Newstand: Full-text newspaper database of more than 1,000 newspapers.

New York State Newspapers: Newspapers published in New York State including the Buffalo News, the New York Times, and the New York Post.

NYS Historic Newspapers: Online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect NY’s unique history.

New York Times: The online version is now free in all NYS public libraries. You will need to sign up for a free account and be in the library to access it.

How to access the NYT from any other location.



NoveList: Non-fiction for pleasure reading titles are included in this collection. So no textbooks or instructional books. Includes extensive nonfiction reading recommendations. May include lexile level, suggested grade level and full text reviews.

NoveList K-8: A nonfiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. May include lexile level, suggested grade level, full text reviews, and read a likes.


Spanish Resources

Britannica Escolar Primaria: Primary School Encyclopedia.

Britannica Escolar Secundaria: Secondary School Encyclopedia.

Informe Academico: Academic Report. Journal articles and scholarly resources.



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