Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage who's 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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full text
American and English Full Text Literature Collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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 ref
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
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
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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clevnet databases
CLEVNET Databases

Are you researching a specific topic? You're one click away from databases with millions of articles for just about any subject.

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health
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
Digital Public Library of America

Historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogy reference.

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early world learning
Early World of Learning

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

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ebsco
EBSCOhost

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

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explora
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
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
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 elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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heritage quest
Heritage Quest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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hobby
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features 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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literary ref
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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lynda.com
Lynda.com from LinkedIn

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

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newspaper archive
Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Spanning more than 400 years, discover the past with this resource.

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oxford
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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points of view
Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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sanborn
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. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development.

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science
Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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small business
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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language
Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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very short
Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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what tree
What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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snake
What's That Snake

Ohio snake identification guide.

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flint
What's the Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.

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world book kids
World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.

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world book
World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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world book student
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 and images from World Book.

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