Research Databases

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Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities.  It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.  Content includes more than 2,800 active full-text peer-reviewed journals.

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African American Heritage
African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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American and English Literature
American and English Literature

Full text electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

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Ancestry provides an abundance of genealogical records.  This is usually a database you must use inside the library building, but right now you can use it from home.
Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry includes U.S. Census records, military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization, passenger lists and more.  Right now, you can use this database from home.  

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Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world. Contents include a robust collection of biographies from such notable sources as Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

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Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier

An essential article database for business research providing the full text for more than 2,000 periodicals, including about 1,000 scholarly journals. Covers virtually all disciplines in business and economics, including: accounting, economics, econometrics, finance, marketing, management, MIS, QMM and supply chain management.

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Chilton Library offers access to every Chilton's auto repair manual ever published.
Chilton Library

Chilton Library offers access to every Chilton's auto repair manual ever published.  Select a year, make, and model of vehicle to instantly see repair manuals, diagrams, maintenance tables, and recalls and bulletins.  Print any section you need to take with you.

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This resource covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, and men & women's health. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.

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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports allows you to access valuable consumer buying guides & product reviews.

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EBSCOhost Databases
EBSCOhost Databases

Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

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Explora Primary Schools
Explora Primary Schools

Grades K-5. This database, designed specifically for elementary students, provides access to age-appropriate articles and facts for any research papers, class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary Schools
Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12. This database, designed specifically for students in middle school and high school, provides access to age-appropriate articles and facts for any research papers, class projects or homework.

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Fold3 features premier collections of original military records.
Fold 3 Library Edition

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records.
 

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Gale in Context:  Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary is a database for students in kindergarten through grade 5. It features a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines.

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Heritage Quest offers genealogy and local history resources.  It can be used from home.
Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest offers census information and a Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books, and can be used from your home.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Content Includes: Full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly ‚Äúhow-to‚ÄĚ information covering a variety of home improvement and¬†repair projects.

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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Lynda - learn new skills.
Lynda Learning

Lynda offers than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics.  Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders.  Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, book keeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.  

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Ohio Web Library - Search for Information
Ohio Web Library

Need to find information to write a research paper? Trying to find an article about a medical illness? 
The Ohio Web Library has newspaper and journal articles, along with peer-reviewed articles on many topics.

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Oxford Research Encylopedia
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Full text academic encyclopedia articles from subject-based encyclopedias covering climate science, communications, criminology,  economics and finance, education, environmental science, global public health, history, international studies, linguistics, literature, planetary science, politics, psychology, social work, and more.

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Points of View contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue.
Points of View Reference Center

Points of View contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, providing rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.  

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each black and white map includes detailed information regarding town and building information.

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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Learn a new language with Transparent Language.
Transparent Languages

Transparent Language Online is a language learning program that provides an effective, fun and engaging experience for language learners of all levels.  Over 80 different languages are available with a variety of fun and engaging activities.  Great for students and adults, this resource offers essential courses, web-based flash cards, and more.

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Very Short Introductions offers the perfect way to quickly get ahead in a new subject.
Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions offers the perfect way to quickly get ahead in a new subject.  Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

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What Tree Is It?
What Tree Is It?

This resource will help to identify Ohio trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What's That Snake?
What's That Snake?

Includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Learn about Ohio snakes or use the program to identify one you have seen.

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What's the Point?  Identifying Flint Artifacts.
What's the Point?

Identify arrowheads and stone tools found in Ohio.

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World Book Early World of Learning
World Book Early World of Learning

Developed by experts in early childhood education, Early Learning by World Book features modules that focus on early learning themes (colors, shapes, numbers, etc.) and reading instruction for phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills, according to Lexile levels.

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World Book Kids.  Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more.  Hear text read aloud.
World Book Kids

World Book Kids brings the world to your house!  Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more.  Includes videos, images, maps, games.  Hear text read aloud.
 

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World Book Online
World Book Online

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. 

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World Book Spanish
World Book Spanish

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. World Book's Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner's Spanish-language reference tool. 

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