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The library subscribes to databases and tools to help you research and learn. Some sites may be searched from home using the barcode on the back of your library card to log in.

 

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Lynda.com is an online learning platform to help you develop business, software, technology and creative skills for free! Access over 6,000 courses in software development, web development, design, art, business and more.

Mango Languages is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. Get started learning Spanish, French, Russian, English, or even Pirate!

World Vital Records  Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; unique, exclusive local and world collections.

Multi-Database Searching

All EBSCOhost Databases

Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Note: Coverage dates represent the earliest record in a database. For the coverage dates of specific magazines and journals, check the publication list provided by each database.

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Academic Search Premier provides journal articles from scholarly publications in multiple disciplines. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1865-present.

NEW: African American Heritage is a genealogical database especially focused for African Americans. It includes freedman and slave records, census records, vital records, church records, and more to address the unique challenges of  African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with African American genealogists and field experts. 

AHFS Consumer Medication Information has question/answer leaflets on the most prescribed and commonly used medications. Updated monthly.

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1995-present.

American Ancestors is a database available through the New England Historic Genealogical Society for genealogy research.  Available only in the Main Library.

American and English Full Text Literature Collections contains poetry, drama, and fiction. Full text. Updated every six months. 600 A.D.-present.

Ancestry Library Edition is a source for conducting genealogical and local history research including the Federal Census. Available only in the Library, including the Library's wireless service.

Atomic Training: Has been replaced by Lynda.com.

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Biography Reference Bank is a collection of biographies, biographical magazine articles, and images. Full text.Peer reviewed. Updated daily.

Business Source Premier provides journal articles on management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1901-present.

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Children's Core Collection is a guide for readers in preschool through grade 6 looking for fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, graphic novels, magazines, and more. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily.

Chilton's Auto Repair is available both in a public library and from home to furnish diagnostic and repair information for autos and light trucks.

Computer Source provides journal articles about technology. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1965-present.

Consumer Health Complete contains journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition, with complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.Full text.

Consumer Reports.org   Are you in the market for a new car or appliance? Get informed before you buy. Includes product ratings and reviews, recall and safety information.

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eBook Collection from EBSCOhost Search and view the full text of eBooks.

All EBSCOhost Databases

ERIC is a guide to published and unpublished sources on educational topics, provided by the US Department of Education. Full text. 1910-present.

Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

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Fiction Core Collection is a guide for adults looking for classic and contemporary fiction written in or translated into English. Updated continuously.

NEW: Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This database is perfect for those looking to discover their family's or community's military history.

Foundation Directory Online is the nation's leading resource for locating nonprofit funding. Updated continually. Available only in the Library or when connected to the Library's wireless service.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is a general knowledge encyclopedia for high school students and adults. Updated annually.

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NEW: Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of issue and country portals that bring together relevant sources, podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.

Grants to Individuals is for people who need grants for personal purposes, such as education, business, or other assistance. Available only in the Main Library, including the Library's wireless service.

GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles about the environment. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1941-present. 

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Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text from nearly 600 scholarly journals. It also contains abstracts and indexing for over 850 journals. Updated twice a week. 1952-present.

HeritageQuest Online is a source for conducting genealogical and local history research including family and local history books from over 60 countries, dating back as early as the 1700s.

NEW: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for virtually every hobby enthusiast. Featuring magazines, books, videos, recipes, patterns, and more in topics like scrapbooking, model building, crafts, and cooking.

NEW: Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. This is a great resource for learning remodeling, electrical work, home decorating, plumbing, and more.

Hoonuit (Atomic Training) Has been replaced by Lynda.com.

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JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. It's a great source for student or faculty research. Available only in the Library or when connected to the Library's wireless service.

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NEW: Kids InfoBits features easy to use age-appropriate (K-5), reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics like animals, science, sports, technology, health, social studies and more. It is a great resource for young learners to research for school reports or personal development.

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LawDepot  Access thousands of law forms; create legal documents; view and edit your documents anywhere at any time.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts is an index to core and priority journals in information management, with coverage starting in the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference Center contains literary journals and respected literary reference works. Content includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and thousands of poems and short stories. Full text.

NEW: Literature Resource Center contains up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Lynda.com is an online learning platform to help you develop business, software, technology and creative skills for free! Access over 6,000 courses in software development, web development, design, art, business and more.

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Mango Languages is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication.

MAS Ultra - School Edition provides articles from general interest and current events magazines. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1865-present.

MasterFILE Premier provides journal articles from periodicals covering general interest, business, science, and more. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1965-present.

MEDLINE searches citations from over 4,800 biomedical journals.

Middle and Junior High  Core Collection is a guide for readers in grades 5 through 9 looking for fiction and nonfiction books, electronic resources, and more. Full text. Updated daily.

Middle Search Plus provides articles from magazines covering general topics for late elementary, middle, and junior high students. Full text. Peer reviewed.

Morningstar Investment Research Center is a comprehensive financial database for both the beginner and the expert investor. Updated continuously.

NEW: MyHeritage (Library Edition) is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It provides you with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. 

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Newspaper Source contains articles from various regional, national, and international newspapers and newswires, as well as television and radio news transcripts. Full text. Updated daily. 1985-present.

NoveList Plus helps readers of all ages choose fiction and nonfiction books to read through author, genre, or other criteria. Updated daily. 

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Ohio Means Jobs is a tool that Employers can use to search millions of resumes, post jobs for Ohio job seekers, and find programs to improve their workforce. Job seekers can assess their skills and map out their career plan, search for jobs in the area, and post a resume for Ohio employers.

Ohio Web Library Databases

NEW: Opposing Viewpoints In Context provides information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. The database features topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites in a user-friendly experience.

NEW: Oxford Research Encyclopedias features in-depth, peer-reviewed overviews on an ever-growing range of topics and disciplines. Subject summaries are written by experts in their fields and are kept up to date. Designed to fill you in on a topic in 30 minutes or less.

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Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Available only in the Main Library, including the Library's wireless service.

Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, which provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Primary Search provides articles from children's magazines and pamphlets, designed for elementary school students.  Full text.  Peer reviewed.  Updated daily. 1985-present.

Professional Development Collection provides a specialized collection of journal articles designed for professional educators. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1930-present.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  provides articles about psychiatry, psychology, and behavior. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1930-present.

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction is a guide for adults looking for nonfiction books and reference works. Updated continuously.

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ReferenceUSA  provides phone numbers, addresses, and detailed information for residents and businesses in the United States.

Regional Business News provides coverage from regional business publications. Full text. Updated daily. 1985-present.

Religion and Philosophy Collection is designed for researchers and students of theology and philosophy. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1975-present.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides historical maps of Ohio towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.

Science Online offers comprehensive information on the sciences for students in grades 6 through 12. Full text.

Science Reference Center contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  Full text.

Senior High Core Collection is a guide for readers in grades 9 through 12 looking for fiction and nonfiction books, as well as curriculum-related materials. Updated continuously.

NEW: Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, state-specific resources, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Sociological Collection provides information on different areas of sociology. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1930-present.

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TOPICsearch is a current events database for students. Full text.

NEW: Transparent Languages features fun, effective, and engaging courses to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in over 100 languages, including English for non-English speakers.

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NEW: Very Short Introductions provides concise, intelligent introductions to a diverse range of subject areas written by experts in their fields. It is the perfect way to get a head start on challenging or complex topics.

Vocational and Career Collection  provides articles from trade and industry related journals and magazines. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1985-present.

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World Book Early World of Learning offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills. The Early World of Learning uses narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, interactive reference material for beginners, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

World Book Hispanica / Hispanica Saber - World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online, 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. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

World Book Kids

World Book Online is a general knowledge encyclopedia; included are World Book Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Enciclopedia Estudianti Hallazgos, Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica, L'Encyclopedie Decouverte and Early World of Learning.

World Book Spanish Online - World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. Research tools, including dictionary, atlas, and local and country research guides, help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

World Vital Records Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; unique, exclusive local and world collections.

WorldCat is an online catalog for locating books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Updated daily. 

 

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