Learning & Research Resources

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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
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

American and English literature- poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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Ancestry Library Edition
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
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 Premiere
Business Source Premiere

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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Chilton Library
Chilton Library

Fix your vehicle with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Cochrane Library
Cochrane Library

Looking for answers to everyday health questions?  Need to understand a recent diagnosis or the side effects of a pharmaceutical medication?  Check out Cochrane Library to find accurate and credible healthcare information.

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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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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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Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning

Explore interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.  Guided reading program with stories spread across Lexile Levels provide building blocks for early learners. Read-aloud option across all functions of the database promotes a personalized learning experience.

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EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost

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

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Explora Primary Schools
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
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 Library Edition
Fold3 Library Edition

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: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary

An easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.  You must be in the library to access this database.

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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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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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LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library

Career preparation; Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success; high school equivalency center; college admissions test preparation; school center; adult core skills; computer skills center and more.

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Linkedin Learning flyer
LinkedIn Learning

Learn on your time, how and when you want.  Choose from a library of over 16,000 engaging, top-quality courses, taught by industry-recognized experts.  All you need to get started is your library card number and PIN!

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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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Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions, and Encyclopedias.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
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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Sanborn Insurance 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

Tools to help entrepreneurs and other business professionals address a wide range of small business topics.

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Transparent Language Online
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
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?

Identify trees by leaf, fruit, or name.

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What's that snake?
What's That Snake?

Quickly identify a certain type of snake or learn more about the species!

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What's the point?
What's The Point?

Identify flint artifacts and learn about Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book
World Book

Information resources for pre-school through college: Atlas; citation builder; dictionary; government websites; interactive maps; timelines; world newspapers, and more.

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World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced

Access thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials

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World Book French
World Book French

L’Encyclopédie Découverte- A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels. Seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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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 Students
World Book Students

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

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World Book Students- Spanish
World Book Students- Spanish

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos- This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

Investigate the chronological significance of world events and the lives of notable historical figures.  Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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WorldBook Spanish (Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta)
WorldBook Spanish (Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta)

Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta is a comprehensive Spanish-language database designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants. From the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers, aulaPlaneta includes more than 140,000 articles, 8,000 web links to additional information, and 9,000 images, videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

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