Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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about:books
Information about books and authors.
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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 and English Full Text Literature Collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.

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Ancestry Library Edition
IN LIBRARY ONLY
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
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
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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ChiltonLibrary
ChiltonLibrary
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
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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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Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
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EBSCOhost
Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.
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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 School
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
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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Heritage Quest Search
Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
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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 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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Kids InfoBits
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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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 Screenshot
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.
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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 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
Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
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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 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 Introductions
An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.
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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 Online
Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
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World Book Online Kids
Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
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World Book Student
Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.
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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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