Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links


Information about books and authors.
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African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

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American English Full Text Literature Collections

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

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Ancestry Library Edition

( in-library use only) 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 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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Business Source Premier

Use this database to search for business related books, journals and more!

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Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
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Consumer Heath Complete

Everyday Healthcare Information.

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Creativebug for Libraries

By signing up for Creativebug, you'll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes.  Watch our classes anytime, anywhere.  Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.  No pressure, just possibilities!

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CultureGrams Countries and Cultures


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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Cypress Resume

(In-Library Use Only) Create a resume in minutes with Cypress Resume!
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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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EBSCO Host Databases

Magazine and Journal Articles

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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 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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FinancialFit is an interactive financial learning platform. Designed by experts in the industry to teach you everything you need to know about managing your finances, FinancialFit offers short, easy-to-understand lessons, videos, and financial planning tools.

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Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.

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HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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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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hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
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Jobs for Teens HQ

Our website is dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Getting a job is tough, but getting a job when you have little or no experience makes it even tougher. We're working to change that.
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LearningExpress Library

Whether you’re looking to improve your core skills, prepare for college admissions tests, obtain your high school equivalency or join the workforce, LearningExpress Library a powerful e-learning platform from EBSCO LearningExpress ― has everything you need. LearningExpress Library contains a collection of practice tests, quizzes, tutorials, microlessons, e-books, articles and flashcards to help you achieve your goals.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Literacy Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.
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NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
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Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy is a learning tool for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. The Northstar resource is available 24x7 on the library webpage.

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NUWAV Legal Documents

The steady forward movement of automation and standardization in law now allows many legal issues to be handled by an individual without the help of expensive lawyers. With NUWAV, you can handle most common legal issues with no assistance whatsoever—including divorce. Just log in with your library card!
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Ohio History Connection Digital Collections

The Ohio History Connection has many digital collections and exhibits for you to explore. Choose one below to get started! 
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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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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate.

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Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn has been creating maps since 1866—longer than any other company in the United States. We’ve been gathering information and mapping buildings for more than 140 years. Our archives contain over 1.2 million Sanborn maps containing the history of approximately 12,000 American cities and towns.

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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

A collection of state-specific resources, such as demographic data, fastest growing cities, licenses and permits, organizations, and more that are important to the start and development of businesses.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly …
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What Tree Is It?

Whether wandering through the woods or the neighborhood, users can use What Tree Is It? to identify their surrounding trees by leaf or fruit. Learn more by exploring trees by name.

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What's That Snake?

The Ohio snake identification guide.
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What's The Point?

Identifying flint artifacts. 
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World Book Timelines

Explore more than 650 pre-made timelines with over 14,000 individual events, or create your own timelines!

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WorldBook Advanced

Ages 14 and up. A wealth of vetted articles supplemented by thousands of original source documents fosters advanced research and critical thinking skills and prepares students for continued growth!

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WorldBook Early World of Learning

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

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WorldBook Encyclopedia

Click here to go to the WorldBook Super Home Page!
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WorldBook Encyclopedia Kids Version

Ages 6-10. This go-to resource is chock-full of fun activities, hands-on science projects, and age-appropriate articles, and offers image-based navigation to help young learners find information quickly and develop necessary digital literacy skills.

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WorldBook Encyclopedia Spanish Version

Click here to access the Spanish version of WorldBook Online!
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WorldBook Students

Ages 10-14. Tailored specifically for students, articles include multimedia and related resources to engage students, biographies, and supplemental tools to support cross-curricular studies.

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