Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

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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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Alt HealthWatch

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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Open book and eyeglasses - American & English Full Text Literature Collections

American & English Literature

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

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Discover your family's history - 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. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank - thousands of famous people [photo of Mount Rushmore]

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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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality

Black Freedom Struggle

This resource features expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

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Business Source Premier - the industry's most widely-used business research database

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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ChiltonLibrary from Gale - prepare for the road ahead

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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Trusted evidence. Better decisions.

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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Computer Source

Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

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Consumer Health Complete - Health information geared toward consumers

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 - make better purchasing decisions with your library card.

Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guide & product reviews.

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DPLA. Ohio's local history online

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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ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

Education Resources Information Center

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. 

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Explora for Educators

Explora for Educators

Full-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more.

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EXPLORA Primary - Facts for grades K-5 [photo of frog]

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 Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries

Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. You can search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more by keyword or by topic.

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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 by ancestry - Discover your family's military past

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 - Make learning a blast

Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly 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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Health Source Consumer Edition

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

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

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HeritageQuest - Discover your family's history today

HeritageQuest Online

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

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & 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

Academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

LinkedIn Learning

Previously known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning offers 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. Click here for App FAQs

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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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EBSCOhost MAS Ultra School Edition

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra: School Edition is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags.

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EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier

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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EBSCOhost Medline

MEDLINE

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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EBSCOhost Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school students, 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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EBSCOhost Newspaper Source

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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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

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Discover books with NoveList

NoveList Plus

The secret to finding your next great read, a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations.

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Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help

Plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

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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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EBSCOhost 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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EBSCOhost Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in PsycINFO. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.

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Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources. 

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Religion & Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.

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Sanborn - Over 40,000 detailed historical Ohio 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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Learn anywhere, anytime - Transparent Language

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 - 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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EBSCOhost Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

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What Tree is It? Identify by leaf, fruit, or name.

What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's That Snake? A guide to the snakes of Ohio

What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide

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What's the Point? Identifying flint artifacts

What's the Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.

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World Book Early Learning

World Book Early World of Learning

Emergent learners will engage in an interactive and playful environment of topical content worlds with bursts of information to support microlearning. 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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World Book French

World Book French

Information resources for pre-school through college in French

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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

World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college

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World Book Spanish

World Book Spanish (Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta)

Information resources in Spanish

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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 Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book Students - Spanish (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallzazgos)

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

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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