Research Databases- Alphabetical Order

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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.

Acorn TV

Hailed as a "glorious streaming service…an essential must-have" by The Hollywood Reporter , Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming.

African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

Alexander Street Streaming Service - Classical 
Alexander Street Streaming Service - Jazz

The Alexander Street Music Online Listening Libraries offer access to over 20,000 Classical Music and Jazz recordings to you, wherever you are, for free with your library card. Alexander Street makes it possible  to create playlists and stream their favorite selections using computers, internet-enabled smart phones and other mobile devices.

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.

America's Obituaries 

Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, geographic location, philanthropic activities, etc.

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.

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, completing simple background searches and much more!

AutoMate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts.
 
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.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an online career guidance resource that streamlines career exploration and education planning. Career Cruising can help you reach your career goals in a number of ways. You can complete the internationally-acclaimed Career Matchmaker interest assessment tool and explore detailed career information and multimedia occupation profiles. You can also explore comprehensive post-secondary information on colleges, universities, and other training. Users can prepare for employment with the engaging employment guide fully-integrated with the job-search engine indeed.com. In addition, Career cruising help you create professional resumes with the built-in Resume Builder.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, published monthly by Consumers Union since 1936, provides reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services through unbiased product testing, research and ratings. It covers a wide range of products and services including retail merchandise, vehicles, and financial services, as well as health products and treatments to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. Web-based access is provided through the EBSCOhost.

The Columbus Dispatch Collection

Search more than 30 years of Ohio history with Columbus Dispatch Collection. Coverage from 1985 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Columbus Dispatch with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

Creativebug

Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers, with more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  Learn crocheting, quilting, sewing, knitting, felting, bookbinding, decoupage, cake decorating, furniture refinishing, jewelry making and more!

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.

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in just a few quick and simple steps.

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.

Explora

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

 

Flipster

Flipster eMagazines are available on all platforms: Mac, PC, iPads, iPhones, Android mobile devices and more! This next-generation digital magazine solution from EBSCO makes it easy for Bexley cardholders to read popular magazines anytime, anywhere. To get the free Flipster app, search for "Flipster" in either Google Play or Apple's App Store.

Fold3

Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.
 
 
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive free courses that you take entirely online. The course topics run the gamut from accounting to computers to writing and include test prep instruction as well. The classes are led by live instructors and run for six weeks with new sessions beginning every month.  Our Gale Courses service will be discontiuned on January 1, 2019.  If you wish to continue to access great online education resources,  Lynda online course are now available for all Bexley Public Library card holders.
 
 
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. 

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center

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. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Bexley Public Library cardholders. Through hoopla, patrons now have access to thousands of titles in video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers!
 

Jewish Studies Source

This rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases available that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies, providing coverage of Judaism, Jewish heritage, Jewish history, mysticism and Kabbalah, Jewish philosophy and much more.
 

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use. and features age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics via a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

Legal Documents

Nuwav Legal Documents is an online tool that offers access to a wide variety of forms for a wide variety of common situations, including bankruptcy, landlord tenant, living wills, real estate, divorce and more. With this tool you can create professional-quality documents in three simple steps: 1. Search for the legal form specific to your situation. 2. Answer the questions in the web input form. 3. Review and print your legal document.

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.
 
 
With your Bexley Public Library card you can access thousands of free, online courses from experts on such topics as business, web development, information technology, job searching, photography and more through Lynda, an award-winning online education service. After you've logged in with your library card number and PIN, you will be prompted to create an account with Lynda.com. You'll use this profile to create playlists, manage your course history, keep notes, and track your Certificates of Completion.
 
 
 
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

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources (including the Bexley edition of This Week), covering a wide array of topics and issues.

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.

OhioLink

OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, and its 120 academic libraries provide access to, over 46 million books and other library materials more than 100 electronic research databases, over 24 million electronic journal articles, over 100,000 e-books, nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds, over 58,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 31 Ohio institutions. Find out more about using OhioLink here.

A free website that connects employers and Ohio job-seekers. The site provides a searchable listing of state jobs combined with national commercial job boards and niche industry sites which you can apply for online. The site can also help you find a career that matches your interests, discover upcoming job fairs and scholarship opportunities, take part in online training and measure your real-world skills.

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!
 

The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art, encompassing all aspects of visual culture. It features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images. Oxford Art Online is a living resource, with scholars and specialists from around the world continually reviewing and updating existing content and contributing new articles.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Oxford Classical Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Social Work are two of those encyclopedias.

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.

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It's the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It's like a never-ending concert ticket.

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.

SearchOhio

SearchOhio, together with its partners, makes over 16 million items available to the communities served by the library systems listed below. The SearchOhio Catalog allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days. Find out more about using SearchOhio here.

Small Business Reference Center

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

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. 

Transparent Languages

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to con sider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject. Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

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.
 
World Book Student

Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. World Book Student is also optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.