Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information on books and authors.
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Affordable Colleges Online

ACO creates in-depth resources that address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Our resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets and other materials created and vetted by experts in their fields.
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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. 
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American & English Literature

Full text electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.
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Biography Reference Bank

This database supplies biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Find multiple sketches of the subject's life and accomplishments. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.
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Business Source Premier

Company and market reports
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Chilton Library

Fix Your Car. Become your own mechanic and save money. Do it yourself with access to repair manuals for your car, truck, van or SUV. Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model.
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Explora Primary School

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.
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Explora Public Libraries

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 for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
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Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction provides over 25000 bestselling author bibliographies with all the latest books, covers and descriptions. It also provides series list for many contemporary authors.
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Fold3 Library Edition

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.
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Health Source: Consumer Editon

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets. 

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Heritage Quest Online

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. (Subscription login requires a Carnegie Public Library card.)
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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. Content Includes: Full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books. 
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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.
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Indeed: Free Online Resume Builder

Just sign up with your email and password, use the resume builder, and download your resume. You’ll never be asked to upgrade to a paid account throughout the process.

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Juvenile Series and Sequels

The 'Juvenile Series and Sequels' database contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences:
  • Juvenile Easy [JE] – for birth through 2nd grade readers
  • Juvenile [J] – for 2nd through 6th grade readers
  • Young Adult [YA] – for 6th through 12th grade readers
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KDL What’s Next

Kent District Library’s What's Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. This is one of the most used websites by librarians for series lists.
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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, ...
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Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Join today to get access to thousands of courses. Subjects include: 3D + Animation - IT Training and Tutorials - Data Analysis – Writing and more.

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Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.
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Master File Premier

This database provides full text for a wide variety of popular magazines and professional journals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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Medline Plus

National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.
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a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty.
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Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.
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Ohio Means Jobs

Find a job, learn career skills, meet the requirements of your government benefits, and more on

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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. 
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Points of View

Essays on controversial subjects. It offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
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Resume & Cover Letter Help

CareerOneStop your source for career exploration, training & jobs.
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.
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Science Reference Center

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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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.
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SuperSummary : In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels at your fingertips. Written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles.
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Very Short Introductions

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly … Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to ConsciousnessGame Theory to Ancient WarfarePrivacy to Islamic HistoryEconomics to Literary Theory.

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WebMD -provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
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What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.
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What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide
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What's the Point?

Identifying flint artifacts. Including arrowheads, spearheads, etc.
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World Book Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
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World Book Online

Tailored for the needs and skills of all students, World Book Online has buttons for all levels of homework and reference needs.
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World Book Student

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.
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World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book's wealth of knowledgeable resources.

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