Research Databases- Alphabetical Order

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Ancestry Library Edition (NOTE: Available from in the library only)

Want to learn more about your family tree? Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest, contains over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, court records, slave narratives, reference sources, and more.

About:Books

Everything you want to know about books & authors.  It is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing, and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!

Academic Search Premier

Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.  Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects

American and English full text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.  Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair and proper service and repair procedures are vital to the safe, reliable operation of all motor vehicles, as well as the personal safety of those performing repairs.  Information outlines procedures for servicing and repairing vehicles using, safe, effective methods.
 
Biography In Context
 
Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, plus thousands of profiles licensed from other respected publishers; updated monthly.  Find multiple sketches of the subject's life and accomplishments. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates. View digital images for many of the subjects.

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

CultureGrams

Maps, statistics, photographs, and cultural information on 190 countries and all 50 states. Research country information for school reports. Find authentic native recipes. Learn about local customs when planning travel destinations.

EBSCOhost Databases

Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. This 4-min. Flash video provides instructions for basic searching. Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.

ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Explore Ohio | OPLIN

OPLIN's ever-expanding directory of Ohio-specific websites and links. Find Ohio-focused websites by category or by county.

 Facts On File - Ancient and Medieval History Online

Facts On File is one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials for the school and library market. Known to librarians worldwide as "the Information Publisher," Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941. Our list has grown to more than 1,300 titles and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others. Our publishing program covers five reading levels: elementary (grades 3-6), middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), college/academic, and general adult.
 
 
Granger's World of Poetry (NOTE: Available from in the library only)
World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. Granger’s 6,000 subject headings are organized in a way that gives users a unique opportunity to explore and discover poetry in a meaningful and visual manner. 

GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information 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, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Oxford Art Online is a portal that offers users the ability to access and cross-search Grove Art Online and other Oxford reference content in one location. In short, OAO is the interface through which users access GAO and other sources.  This functionality gives users access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as access to more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Kids Search

Research tool for middle school and elementary age students from EBSCOhost. See this 4-min. Flash video for a basic introduction. Search the encyclopedia. Look up words in the dictionary. Explore and search by topic.

LearningExpress Library

Comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic and licensing tests. Create your own personalized and private account to track your progress. See this 2-min. Flash slideshow for help with finding tests and courses.

Legal Forms

U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. is the leading publisher of State Specific legal forms over the Internet. Whether you are an attorney, small business or consumer, USLF provides you fast results, at a reasonable price, in an easy and accurate manner, to satisfy your immediate State Specific form needs.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
 
 
Language learning program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children's language program "stars" a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy.
 
 
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

MasterFILE Premier | (EBSCOhost)

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE Plus

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Morningstar Investment Research Center (Link to use inside library)

Morningstar investment Research Center (Link to use outside library)

Find comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds and more.

Netwellness

Non-profit consumer health web site providing high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities.

Newsbank - Columbus Dispatch

Provides full electronic edition, excluding paid advertising, of the Columbus Dispatch (7/16/1985-current) and This Week Community Newspapers. 

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
 
 
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.
 

Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937. Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.

Ohio History Central

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.

Ohio.gov: Government Information & Services

The official government website of the State of Ohio.  Find government services and information for residents, businesses, visitors, and state employees. Reach the website of any Ohio government agency.

Ohioline

Online database of publications from Ohio State University Extension Office; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute.  Find hundreds of factsheets, bulletins, and other educational materials covering a wide array of subjects - such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H, and youth.

 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.  Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. 
 
 
Click the above link to access eBooks and audiobooks. Using a service called Overdrive, we partner with area libraries to increase the number of titles that we can offer our patrons. And just like our print books, we buy extra copies of titles that have reserves, so place holds on items you want to read!

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

It's like "Antiques Road Show"! Price It! Antiques & Collectibles - powered by GoAntiques.com - is the most comprehensive antique and collectible pricing tool in the world. This simple-to-use online resource delivers 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy and trade everyday.  With a constantly updated and growing database, more than 10 million images to make identification easier, 125 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Reference USA

Reference USA provides directory information for 13,000,000 businesses and 120,000,000 U.S. households

Full text for articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, from EBSCOhost.

Salem Literature - Masterplots

Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.  Salem provides access to a growing number of reference works in its renowned literary content both in traditional, printed form and online combined in a single purchase.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.  Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.

Science Online

The award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. An ideal science solution for schools, libraries and homework assignments.

Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find

Social Explorer

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to modern and historical census data and demographic information. 

Student Research Center

Student research tool for grades 6 through 12 from EBSCOhost.  Search the encyclopedia. Find magazine and newspaper articles. Learn about other countries – through reports, maps, and photos.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Need help looking for a job or improving your job skills? Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success™, is a comprehensive online job search system as well as tutorials and resources for mastering core business skills, learning and improving computer skills and career certification test preparation. This innovative online resource provides job seekers with everything they need to find their next job, all in one easy-to-use application. Please note, you must register for an account to use this database.

World Book Hispanica

This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 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 Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.

World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and cirricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instuctions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.  World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-lanuage learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design.

World Book Online

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio.  Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.
 
World Book Spanish

This is part of World Book Online Reference Center that is a Spanish-Language encyclopedia called Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. It contains 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations.

Zinio

Zinio provides access to full issues of popular magazines on your computer or tablet.  This free service allows you to view titles and keep them as long as you want.  Most magazines are available digitally as soon as the print issue is released. 

 

 

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