Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Biography Reference Bank (EBSCO)

Contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world. 

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CultureGrams (by ProQuest)

Your source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries of the world. Facts and figures, plus an insider's perspective on the history, daily life, and customs.

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Digital Public Library of America

A free, national digital library that provides a single point of access to cultural heritage materials from more than 4,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Search more than 37 million images, videos, texts, and sounds.

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Find an Ohio Public Library

Search tool to find Ohio libraries. Search by name, by county, or by library closest to location. Provides contact information and driving directions.

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Free research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.

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Hobbies and Crafts Source

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

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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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TOPICsearch, powered by EBSCO, database logo


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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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 (ages 14+) 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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