Databases and Tools by Subject

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.

Database Spotlight

NEW Gale Testing & Education Reference Center has resources for every level—from high school to highly skilled— making it a powerful resource to help you with professional development.  It offers free practice exams for tests including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, advice on resumes and cover letters, articles and resources for college searches, FAFSA help, and even US Citizenship practice tests, all in one easy-to-use location.

It is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and can be accessed either at the library or at home. Once you create an account, your work and progress can be saved so you can build upon your skills; creating a powerful tool for development and educational support.

CreativeBug has thousands of expert-taught video tutorials on arts and crafts programs. Learn crafts at your own pace in topics like painting, sewing, cooking, home decor, and more!

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!

Search All EBSCOhost Databases - EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate, and school libraries. 

DIY: Home, Hobbies, Automotive

You don’t have to be Joanna Gaines or Martha Stewart to do-it-yourself. Discover a new hobby with CreativeBug tutorials on hundreds of topics, transform your home with home improvement eMagazines, or even learn how to diagnose and fix your own car with Chilton’s Auto Repairs. You’ll be rehabbing houses and fixing engines (and everything in between) like a pro in no time!

There’s no limit to what you can do at the Library!

CreativeBug has thousands of expert-taught video tutorials on arts and crafts programs. Learn crafts at your own pace in topics like painting, sewing, cooking, home decor, and more! Creative Bug

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.

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.

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.

Sewing Tutorial Videos—learning how to create a variety of sewing projects with easy-to-follow tutorials from Stark Library staff.

Education

NEW: Testing & Education Reference Center is a valuable online tool for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. It includes Full-length, timed, and free practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Also included is advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

Academic Search Premier  - Covers the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.      

ERIC - The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

NEW: Gale In Context: Elementary 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. Previously Kids Infobits.

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.

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. Temporarily available anywhere in the world with your library card; normally only available in the Library or when connected to the Library's wireless service.

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.

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.

Points of View Reference Center - The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. EachPoints of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

Professional Development Collection - includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals including:

  • Booklist
  • Education
  • Education Digest
  • Education Week
  • Educational Leadership
  • High School Journal
  • Journal of Education
  • Journal of Educational Research
  • Phi Delta Kappan
  • Reading Teacher
  • School Library Journal

Foreign Language Resources

Learn a new language

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.

Mango Languages provides easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and cultural insight for foreign languages. Lessons include memory-building and critical thinking to help intuitively understand the language and adapt it to new conversations.

Recursos en español (Resources in Spanish)

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 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.

Homework Help

Homework can be tough, but we’re here to help! Visit any of the links below to find easy-to-use and digest information on  thousands of subjects including language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and so much more. Not finding what you need? Simply use the search bar at the top of the page to access our endless and FREE resources here at Stark Library.

NOTE:  Make sure to have your library card number first so you can sign in.


Featured

NEW: Testing & Education Reference Center is a online tool for high school, college, and grad school students to prepare for standardized tests, research and selecting college / graduate schools, find tuition assistance, and explore careers. It includes Full-length, timed, and free practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Also included is advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

NEW:Gale In Context: Elementary 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. Previously Kids Infobits.

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.

Mango Languages - Mango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

World Book for Kids The World Book encyclopedia designed to help with school or personal research

World Book Advanced - 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.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - over 25,000 encyclopedia articles covering a variety of subject areas (no illustrations). Search by title if you have a specific topic.

 

Elementary School

NEW:Gale In Context: Elementary 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. Previously Kids Infobits.

World Book Early World of Learning - The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

World Book for Kids The World Book encyclopedia designed to help with school or personal research

World Book Advanced - 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.

Primary Search - Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace. Also, Primary Search features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, this database provides access to a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.

Mango Languages - Mango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

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.

NEW: What Tree Is It? helps identify and learn more about trees by leaf, fruit, or name, using an easy interactive tool. 

NEW: What’s That Snake? helps identify and learn more about the snake you've found by sight or name, using an easy interactive tool.

NEW: What’s the Point? - Identifying Flint Artifacts helps identify flint artifacts you've to learn more about the usage and cultures that created them.

 

Middle School

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Middle Search Plus
Provides articles from magazines covering general topics for late elementary, middle, and junior high students.

Mango Languages - Mango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

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.

Science Reference Center - is designed for students in grades 6 through 12, researching any variety of subjects. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1965-present.

World Book Hispanica / Hispanica Saber - the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online is 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.

NEW: What Tree Is It? helps identify and learn more about trees by leaf, fruit, or name, using an easy interactive tool. 

NEW: What’s That Snake? helps identify and learn more about the snake you've found by sight or name, using an easy interactive tool.

NEW: What’s the Point? - Identifying Flint Artifacts helps identify flint artifacts you've to learn more about the usage and cultures that created them.


High School

NEW: Testing & Education Reference Center is a online tool for high school, college, and grad school students to prepare for standardized tests, research and selecting college / graduate schools, find tuition assistance, and explore careers. It includes Full-length, timed, and free practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Also included is advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

Fast context on society, politics, science, and more

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.

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.

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.

Points of View Reference Center - designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. EachPoints of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

Literacy

American and English Full Text Literature Collections - The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

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.

NoveList Plus NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Learn a Language

Mango Languages - Mango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

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.

Science & Technology

Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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

Research and Encyclopedias

Academic Search Premier - A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

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. Temporarily available anywhere in the world with your library card; normally only available in the Library or when connected to the Library's wireless service.

MAS Ultra - School Edition - Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

Newsbank Online chronicles local and national newspapers with full-page newspaper images, individual articles, and even content only published online. Full text content archived beginning in 1978! View Repository Archives  |  View National Archives

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.

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.

Teachers

NEW: Testing & Education Reference Center is a online tool for high school, college, and grad school students to prepare for standardized tests, research and selecting college / graduate schools, find tuition assistance, and explore careers. It includes Full-length, timed, and free practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Also included is advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

ERIC - The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Literary Reference Center - This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Middle and Junior High Core Collection - For readers in grades five through nine, this is a collection development tool containing titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth. 

Senior High Core Collection - This collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles—recommended by collection development specialists—for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids.

TOPICsearch - Teachers, librarians and student researchers can explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

Multi-Database Searching

All EBSCOhost Databases - EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

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.

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.

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.

Automotive Repair

Chilton.com Automotive Repair - online auto repair manuals available with diagrams, videos and pictures, for professionals and do-it-yourself users.

Biography

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

Literary Reference Center - This database 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.

Science Reference Center - is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Your Future Starts Here

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned industry leader, exploring a new career, or a fresh grad ready to climb the corporate ladder these resources can help take you from mailroom to boardroom. You can create your own legal documents, improve your tech skills, learn the ins and outs of investing, or just stay up to date on business and industry news with these helpful databases.

NEW Gale Testing & Education Reference Center has resources for every level—from high school to highly skilled— making it a powerful resource to help you with professional development.  It offers free practice exams for tests including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, advice on resumes and cover letters, articles and resources for college searches, FAFSA help, and even US Citizenship practice tests, all in one easy-to-use location.

It is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and can be accessed either at the library or at home. Once you create an account, your work and progress can be saved so you can build upon your skills; creating a powerful tool for development and educational support.

Business Source Premier - The industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier's full-text coverage outshines its competitors in all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

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

Lynda.com is a video-based how-to training resource. Lynda helps 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.

  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home

MasterFILE Premier - Contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Newsbank Online chronicles local and national newspapers with full-page newspaper images, individual articles, and even content only published online. Full text content archived beginning in 1978! View Repository Archives  |  View National Archives

Morningstar Investment Research Center - Offers public libraries real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

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.

Reference USA  - provides quality information to help you:

- Search for jobs, location, and industry
- Find new business opportunities
- Research executives & companies worldwide
- Track down addresses and phone numbers
- Find news articles for research
- Locate out-of-town companies
- Profile a neighborhood, city or state

Regional Business News - This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

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.

Vocational and Career Collection - Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine ShopPediatric NursingWireless WeekDrug Store NewsReeves JournalRestaurant BusinessAdvertising Age and many more.

 

Business and Residential Information

Reference USA  - provides quality information to help you:

  • Search for jobs, location, and industry
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Research executives & companies worldwide
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Find news articles for research
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Profile a neighborhood, city or state

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - over 25,000 encyclopedia articles covering a variety of subject areas (no illustrations). Search by title if you have a specific topic.

NEW:Gale In Context: Elementary 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. Previously Kids Infobits

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.

Oxford Reference Online - 

World Book 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.

Specialized World Book Databases

World Book Early World of Learning - The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

World Books Kids - A revolutionary site for younger students that infuses creativity and wonder in learning, World Book Kids features thousands of articles and multimedia, a bright, graphical design with dual navigation--search and browse--and fun and inventive activities with hands-on lesson plans that incorporate a variety of core curriculum subjects and correlate to national standards.

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 Spanish Students 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 students compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

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.

NEW: What Tree Is It? helps identify and learn more about trees by leaf, fruit, or name, using an easy interactive tool. 

NEW: What’s That Snake? helps identify and learn more about the snake you've found by sight or name, using an easy interactive tool.

NEW: What’s the Point? - Identifying Flint Artifacts helps identify flint artifacts you've to learn more about the usage and cultures that created them.

Genealogy Tools and Databases

Stark County Indexes contain various sources available online from the library. Browse Stark County's historical obituaries, courthouse records, newspapers, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition is a source for conducting genealogical and local history research including the Federal Census. Contact the Genealogy department for details. Access to Ancestry Library is provided by Libraries Connect Ohio.

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. 

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.

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. 

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

HeritageQuest Online - A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

World Vital Records - has merged with MyHeritage.

Grants

Foundation Directory Online is the nation's leading resource for locating nonprofit funding. Updated continually. Available only in the Main Library, including the Library's wireless service.

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.

Foundation Maps Professional 2.0 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.

Health and Medicine

Academic Search Premier - Covers the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information - AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) AHFS has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.

Alt HealthWatch - This resource provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. Alt HealthWatch contains hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Full-text titles include American Journal of Chinese Medicine, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, California Journal of Oriental Medicine,European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and many others.

Consumer Health Complete - Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information, CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition - This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more.

MEDLINE - Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides access to nearly 540 full-text journals, including Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, International Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Mental Health, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology and many more.   

Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center - Offers public libraries real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

Law

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

Literature and Reading

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American and English Full Text Literature Collections - The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

Sub-collections with the American & English Literature Collection include:.

Poetry:

African-American Poetry 1700-1900 
20th Cent. African-American Poetry
American Poetry 1600-1900 
20th Cent. American Poetry 
English Poetry 
20th Cent. English Poetry

Drama:

American Drama 
English Prose Drama 1280-1915 
English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries 
Fiction: Early American Fiction 1774-1850 
18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800

Also:

Bibliography of American Literature 
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare 
William Butler Yeats Collection 
The Bible in English

Children's Core CollectionAn essential and impartial expert aid containing titles at 3 recommendation levels, this collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, book reviews, awards and “Best Lists” when available. The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates– not available in print.

Fiction Core CollectionCreated by librarians, for librarians featuring classic and contemporary works of fiction, this collection development guide provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction—old and new—are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, westerns and romance. With titles listed at three recommendation levels, this database provides entries for individual novels, as well as analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. This content can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.                      

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

Literary Reference CenterThis comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Middle and Junior High Core CollectionFor libraries serving readers in grades five through nine, this is a collection development tool containing titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth.  

NoveList PlusThe premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Public Library Core Collection: NonfictionDeveloped by collection development specialists, this database provides titles—at 3 recommendation levels—of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults. Covering a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance, this collection can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.

Senior High Core CollectionThis collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles—recommended by collection development specialists—for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

WorldCatYou can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

Academic Search Premier - A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. 

MasterFILE Premier - Contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Newsbank Online chronicles local and national newspapers with full-page newspaper images, individual articles, and even content only published online. Full text content archived beginning in 1978! View Repository Archives  |  View National Archives

Historical News Archive contains over 100 years of historical local publications converted from microfilm. Do genealogical or historical research with Stark County papers spanning from 1810 to 1946, including the Canton Daily News, Stark County Democrat, Stark County Republican, Canton City Directory, and more.

Newspaper Source - Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Regional Business News - Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, retail industry, business planning, political participation—Regional Business News will cover the story. Content is provided by leading publishers in business news including the New York TimesThe Washington Post,PR Newswire USBusiness Newswire and more.

RBdigital - Select from our collection of 150+ digital magazines that can be read on your desktop/laptop or downloaded to an app for reading on a mobile device. So no matter where you are you can have access to your favorite magazine at home or on the go!

Nature Databases

Nature

NEW: What Tree Is It? helps identify and learn more about trees by leaf, fruit, or name, using an easy interactive tool. 

NEW: What’s That Snake? helps identify and learn more about the snake you've found by sight or name, using an easy interactive tool.

NEW: What’s the Point? - Identifying Flint Artifacts helps identify flint artifacts you've to learn more about the usage and cultures that created them.

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

Gale In Context: Elementary 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. Previously Kids Infobits

Science and Technology

Academic Search Premier - A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. 

MasterFILE Premier - Contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.         

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

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

Science Reference Center - is designed for students in grades 6 through 12, researching any variety of subjects. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1965-present.

What Tree Is It? helps identify and learn more about trees by leaf, fruit, or name, using an easy interactive tool. 

What’s That Snake? helps identify and learn more about the snake you've found by sight or name, using an easy interactive tool.

What’s the Point? - Identifying Flint Artifacts helps identify flint artifacts you've to learn more about the usage and cultures that created them.

Social Science

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

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

 

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