Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Academic Search Premier

Offers articles from scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of study.

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African American Heritage

Free access to essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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American and English Literature

Access complete text of many works of drama, poetry, religious texts, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. 

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American Sign Language University

This resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(Accessible from inside the library's five locations only)The world's most popular genealogy collection-with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world.

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Brainfuse: HelpNow

On-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive, and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

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Chilton Library

Free access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today.

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Cochrane Library Database

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

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Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

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Consumer Reports

Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.

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Consumer Reports Buying Guide

A product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management, etc.

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EBSCOHost Databases

Search all EBSCOHost databases simultaneously for in-depth research, or limit to only a few resources to search at a time.

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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

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Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind. It provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind. Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary

Explora Secondary Schools

Designed for students and educators in grades 6 through 12. It provides a far better alternative to website and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Family Search

Free access to millions of online and indexed records from around the world, family trees, genealogy research guidance and online classes, and the LDS Family History Library online catalog.

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Free access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides information on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

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Heritage Quest

Conduct genealogy and historical research by searching census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set.

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Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 ā€“ today. HeritageHub includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid-1900s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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Hobbies & Crafts Source

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interest of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Home Improvement Source

This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Job and Career Accelerator

Job seekers can explore suitable occupations for over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles and find available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings.

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Learning Express 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.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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Masterfile Premier

Find a wide variety of periodicals and reference books covering general information, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more.

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Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out definitions, or view medical videos, with information from the latest research and clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science, and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

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Search this non-profit consumer health website for high-quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities.

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Newspaper Archive Public Library Edition

Explore the largest historical newspaper database online, containing tens of millions of newspapers from 1607 to the present.

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Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy offers short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on common computer topics such as email basics, Microsoft Word, and social media.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is designed for younger readers to help with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. 

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus offers descriptions of thousands of books, both fiction and nonfiction. Select favorite titles, authors, themes, or genres, and get suggestions on your next read.

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Ohio Death Record Index

  • Ohio Department of Health Death Certificates, 1913-1944, 1954-1963
  • Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates, 1913-1935, 1942-1953
  • Columbus Board of Health Death Certificates, 1904-1908
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Points of View Reference Source

Shares resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students can use these resources to realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Professional Development Collection

The most comprehensive collection of education journals in the world; includes peer-reviewed titles and educational reports.

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RB Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

An index to obituaries, death, and marriage notices & other resources from many Ohio counties, from the early 1800's to the present day.

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Reference Solutions

Basic directory information for more than 210 million U.S. residents and 14 million businesses. It includes the name of the business, address, telephone number, headquarters, Yellow Page headings, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, and estimated sales volume.

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Regional Business News

Access articles from business journals, newspapers, and news-wires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps

Use to located building and neighborhoods from 1867 to 1970 and study the growth of towns and cities.

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Science Reference Source

Contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources for student research in a variety of scientific topics.

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Small Business Source

This database 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 section, and details on how to create a business plan.

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U.S. Government Printing Office

The Federal Government's online resource for the official information products of the U.S. Government. Use to download free U.S. Government eBooks.

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Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with a "Very Short Introduction" of the topic written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Vocational and Career Collection

Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public, this provides coverage for both trade and industry-related periodicals.

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World Book Early Learning

Early Learning by World Book is an online resource for preschoolers and early elementary-grade students.

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World Book Online

This resource for students provides an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides in both English and Spanish.

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