Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links

Information on books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier

 Primarily academic or scholarly journals.

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African American Heritage
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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Alt HealthWatch

Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

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American & English Literature

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

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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 Reference Bank

This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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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

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

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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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Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guide & product reviews

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CultureGrams is your source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries of the world. Beyond the facts and figures, find an insider's perspective on the history, daily life, and customs. Also covers US states and Canadian provinces.

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

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Explora Primary Schools (grades preK-5)

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 Public Libraries

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

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Explora Secondary Schools

Designed for students and educators in grades 6 through 12 for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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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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Health Source: Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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

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Hobbies & Crafts Source

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

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Home Improvement Source

Home Improvement Source 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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LinkedIn Learning

You need your library card and PIN to enter the site. LinkedIn Learning has more 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 to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

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Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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MAS Ultra – School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

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Merck Manuals

 A medical resource with information in professional and consumer versions.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

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Ohio Biography

Ohio Biography collects and displays unique images from Ohio's past and present. The focus of this project includes people, places, and events. Some of them will be famous or even infamous, but many of them will not. They all have something of value to offer.

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Ohio Legal Help

Answer some basic question to guide Ohioans to local legal and community resources and forms to help them solve legal problems.

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Ohio Means Jobs

The state's site for employers to post jobs and job-seekers for look for employment.

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Ohio Newspapers
Ohio History Connection provides free access to over 1,000,000 full-text searchable pages of Ohio newspapers through Ohio Memory the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America
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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics

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Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides 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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Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers

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 Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

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Resume Builder

Build your job-winning resume in 3 easy steps
1 Create resume content with step-by-step resume writing guide.
2 Format resume by selecting a design template and font.
3 Download and email resume in multiple formats.

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Review Digitized

The Review newspaper including dates November 1, 2005 - December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Small Business Source

Small Business Source™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas

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What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What's The Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.

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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 Kids

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

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World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Students

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

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ZipRecruiter has created a search for jobs near you to help find a job while travel is limited.

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