Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Full-text access to a multidisciplinary database of journal and magazine articles, including back issues, and searchable cited references to a number of other resources.

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African American Heritage (ProQuest)

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 (EBSCO)

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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Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

(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 (EBSCO)

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 (EBSCO)

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

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Chilton Library (Gale)

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Computer Source (EBSCO)

Full-text content from nearly 300 journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full text technical journals and full text consumer computer titles.

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Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)

Full-text journals, magazine, and reference books focusing on health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Also included are complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health and wellness. 

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

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities. Hear text read aloud.

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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)

ERIC 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 essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

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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 (ProQuest)

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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Gran Hispanica (World Book)

World Book has partnered with one of the world's largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer online the Hispanica Saber/Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles; more than 9,000 images and maps; and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

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 (EBSCO)

Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

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

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

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 (Gale)

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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L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (World Book)

A full-featured, beginner-level reference source. Decouverte 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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Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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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.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

Designed specifically for high-school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more. 

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MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

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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Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

Designed for middle school libraries, 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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Newspaper Source (EBSCO)

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. Additionally, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Oxford University Press)

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

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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Primary Search (EBSCO)

Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, and space exploration.

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Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information, especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

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Regional Business News (EBSCO)

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 and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)

This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

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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 (EBSCO)

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)

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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Sociological Collection

This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals, and students.

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Teachers, librarians, and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

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Transparent Language Online (Recorded Books)

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 (Oxford University Press)

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)

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?

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 Advanced

Engage advanced students and adults with 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 Early World of Learning

Interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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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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World Book Students

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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