Research Databases

A B C E F H J K L M N O P R S T U V W
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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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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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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Creativebug

With Creativebug you'll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since their classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. 

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Early World of Learning

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

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ERIC

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 Schools

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 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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HandSpeak

A content site on sign language, consisting of American Sign Language online dictionary, grammar tutorials, fingerspelling, literary arts (storytelling and poetry), ASL writing, and other features.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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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Kids InfoBits

Fun and important facts with connections to current and past events.

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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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Literary Reference Center

Gives access to literary journals, reference works, poems, short stories, book discussion help, and more.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com 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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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a FREE language learning resource that helps individuals learn 60+ languages online and on-the-go with their mobile app. Click the link to create an account and begin learning a new language instantly.

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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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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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Ohio Digital Library

Borrow fiction and non-fiction eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music for all ages.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia

A new comprehensive collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Points of View Reference Center

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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Primary Search

Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

 

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Science Reference Center

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

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Signing Savvy

This website contains high-resolution videos of American Sign Language signs and other common signs used in conversational signing within the United States and Canada. Its constantly expanding dictionary has videos of signs for more than 7000 words and phrases.

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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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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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