Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage - Who is waiting to be found?
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American and English full text literature collections
American & English Full Text Literature Collections

Access electronic books of American and English literature including poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank (photo of Mount Rushmore in background)
Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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Chilton Library - Prepare for the road ahead
Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Cochrane Library - Trusted evidence. Better decisions.
Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. 

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Consumer Health Complete - Health information geared toward consumers
Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information

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Digital Public Library or America - Ohio's local history online
Digital Public Library of America

Explore historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. Access photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials. 

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WorldBook Early Learning - videos, games, stories, activities
Early World of Learning

Access educational training for preschoolers and early elementary grade students with three interactive learning environments. 

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EBSCOhost - Millions of topics
EBSCOhost

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

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Explora Primary - Facts for Grades K-5
Explora Primary Schools

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary - Facts for grades 6-12
Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework. 

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fold3 - discover your family's military past
Fold3

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Gale in Context: Elementary - Make learning a blast
Gale In Context: Elementary

An easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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HeritageQuest - Discover your family's history today
HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy. Coverage dates back as early as the 1700s. 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find "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.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center

Access full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

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LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts. 

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias - everything you need to know
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science. Access long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center

Read full-text essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - over 40,000 detailed historical Ohio maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods.

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 Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

Access full-text content for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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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. 

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Transparent Language Online - Learn anywhere, anytime.
Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available, along with English courses for speakers of over 26 languages. 

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Very Short Introductions - get ahead in a new subject quickly
Very Short Introductions

Browse from a huge range of subjects to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a topic and gain new insights. 

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What Tree Is It?
What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide; search and find information on trees in Ohio by identifying the leaf, fruit, or name.

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What's That Snake - a guide to the snakes of Ohio
What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide; this database includes information on 30 species and subspecies of snakes located in Ohio.

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What's The Point - identifying flint artifacts
What's The Point?

Ohio has been home for people for at least 15,000 years. This database is designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

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World Book Kids
World Book Kids

Offers simple search and browse navigation, easy to read articles with embedded multimedia, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging activities.

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World Book Online
World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college, including encyclopedia articles, historical maps, images, videos, and more. 

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World Book Students
World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content from World Book to visualize the cause and effect relationship between events.

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