Research Databases

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Academic Search Premier

Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more – from EBSCOhost. 

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African American Heritage

Search essential historical recrods for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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All EBSCOhost Databases

Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. 

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Althealth Watch

Full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. 

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American and English full text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. 

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Ancestry Online - In Library

ANCESTRY LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE TO ALL OHIO LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS COURTESY OF PROQUEST, AND ITS PARTNER, ANCESTRY.    U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database. 

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Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, plus thousands of profiles licensed from other respected publishers; updated monthly. 

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Business Source Premier

Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost. 

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Chilton Library

Get the detailed information that you need to tackle vehicle repairs.

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Computer Source

Full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. 

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Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. 

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Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Ebsco Academic Search- Ultimate

EBSCOhost has upgraded their core product subscriptions to their highest category options until June 15, 2020

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Ebsco Business Source- Ultimate

EBSCOhost has upgraded their core product subscriptions to their highest category options until June 15, 2020.

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EBSCOhost eBooks

Full digital text of selected books. 

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Explora (Elementary Schools)

Designed to meet the unique needs of users, Explora supports student research with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. 

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Explora (Middle Schools)

Explora (Secondary Schools) 

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Explora (Public Libraries)

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories

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The Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. Documents & photos. Historic war records.

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Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. 

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. 

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Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition

Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. 

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Heritage Quest Online

Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home and Reference Improvement Center

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LinkedIn Learning with Content

 Self-directed, self-paced online learning for users of any skill level through using their public library card.

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Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

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MAS - Ultra - School Edition

Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, plus more than 360 full text reference books. 

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MasterFILE Premier

What is it? Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags – updated daily from EBSCOhost.

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Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. 

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Merck Manuals

The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

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Middle Search Plus

Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, over 84,000 biographies, over 105,000 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. 

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Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

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Newspaper Archive

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. This unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.

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Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily. 

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NoveList is the secret to finding your next great read! NoveList is a trusted source of information about fiction that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. 

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 is a comprehensive source of information about children's fiction that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. 

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Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944

Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937. 

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Ohio Digital Library

Provides ebooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. 

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Ohio History Central

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. 

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Ohio Legal Help

Leveraging online innovation, Ohio Legal Help seeks to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans by removing barriers to the law so that they can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to local legal and community resources. 

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Ohio Means Jobs Assessment and Training Center

OhioMeansJobs can help guide your career search.

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Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.

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The official government website of the State of Ohio. 

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Online database of publications from Ohio State University Extension Office; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute. 

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer 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 contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. 

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Primary Search EBSCO

Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.

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Professional Development Collection EBSCO

The most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

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Psychology and Behavorial Sciences Collection EBSCO

The world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals. 

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Regional Business News EBSCOhost

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. 

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Religion and Philosophy Collection EBSCO

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. 

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Salem Press

Online access to award winning-content. Description for alphabetical view: fully searchable digital copies of the encyclopedias: The 50 States, Magill's Medical Guide 7th ed., Addictions and Substance Abuse. Must log in with Library Card Number to access.  

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970 

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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. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. 

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Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center.

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Sociological Collection

Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

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Transparent Language Online

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U.S. Government Printing Office

The Federal Government’s online resource for the official information products of the U.S. Government. 

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Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Vocational and Career Collection EBSCO

Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. The intuitive platform provides the backbone students and all job seekers need to succeed in the modern workplace. 

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World Book Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. 

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World Book Hispanica

This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media

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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instruction and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework. 

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World Book Online

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. 

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World Book Spanish

This is part of World Book Online Reference Center that is a Spanish-Language encyclopedia called Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. It contains 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations. 

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