Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
American and English Full Text Literature Collections

American and English full text literature collections

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

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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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 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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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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Discover your family's history ancestry.com

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.

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Biography Reference Bank thousands of famous people

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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Chilton Library Prepare for the road ahead

Chilton Auto Repair Library

Trustworthy online automotive repair and maintenance guidance that DIYers and professionals have relied on for more than 100 years. This continually updated database offers you the detailed information you need to tackle preventative vehicle maintenance and repairs.

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Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

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Consumer Health Complete

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 Reports

Research before you buy with trusted, unbiased product reviews and ratings for cars, appliances, electronics, and more.

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Culturegrams

Culturegrams

Culture Grams is a database of information about countries and cultures from around the world.

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Digital Public Library of America

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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Worldbook Early Learning

Early World of Learning

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

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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 1-5

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 families 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 Make learning a blast

Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary 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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Discover your family's history today

HeritageQuest

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

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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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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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Linked in Learning

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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What arrowhead

Ohio Arrowhead Identification Guide

A guide to arrowheads and other artifacts common to Ohio

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What snake

Ohio Snake Identification Guide

This site includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. You can discover snakes by name or by image.  Learn about snake myths and facts and see where they live in Ohio.

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Ohio Web Library

Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library is a place where you can quickly and easily access dozens of databases purchased at the state level for the benefit of all Ohioans. 

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Ohio dot gov

Ohio.gov

Here you'll find answers to the most common questions received by Ohio.gov and State of Ohio government entities.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias Everything you need to know

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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Points of View Reference Center

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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Sanborne Fire insurance Map Over 40,000 detailed Ohio historic 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. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Contains full text 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. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Transparent Language

Transparent Language

Web-based language learning platform with more than 100 languages, including English. Includes listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities.

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Very Short Introductions Get ahead in a new subject quickly

Very Short Introductions

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

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What Tree is it?

What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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World Book Online

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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Worldbook Kids

Worldbook Kids

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

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