Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information about books & 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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Ancestry Library Edition (IN LIBRARY ONLY)

Provides billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. You MUST be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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Business Source Premier

Provides full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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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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Early World of Learning

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

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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 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

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

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Hobbies & crafts Reference Center

Provides "how-to" instructions and creative ideas
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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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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

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 Insurance Map

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. 

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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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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 Kids

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

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World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college

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