Research Databases

A B C D E F G H L M N O P R S T V W
List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Academic Search Premier
Academic search Premier (EBSCO)

A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

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African American Heritage
African American Heritage (ProQuest)

ProQuest® African American Heritage 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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Alt Health Watch
Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
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Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank (EBSCO)

This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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Chilton Library
Chilton Library (Gale)

Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Become your own mechanic and save money. Do it yourself with access to repair manuals for your car, truck, van or SUV. Domestic and imported models from 1940 to present available.

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

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Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar
DayByDay Ohio

Day By Day Ohio supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school.

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Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning (World Book)
Emergent learners will engage in an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills. Early World of Learning is full of stories, videos, songs, and games to provide a firm foundation for 21st-century learning and digital citizenship.
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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities. Hear text read aloud.

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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)

ERIC is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

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Fold 3
Fold3 (ProQuest)

Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

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Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Gale In Context: Elementary is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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Gran Hispanica
Gran Hispanica (World Book)

World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer online the Hispánica Saber/Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles; more than 9,000 images and maps; and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

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Health Source Consumer Edition
Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
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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Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest (ProQuest)

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

This database 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.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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L'Encyclopedie Decouverte
L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (World Book)

A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels. Seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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MAS Ultra School Edition
MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCO)

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
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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MEDLINE
MEDLINE (EBSCO)

Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

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Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

Designed for middle school libraries, 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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My Pre-K
My Pre-K

My Pre-K is for parents, caregivers, and anyone looking for an easy way to find programs and opportunities in their community before entering Kindergarten.

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Newpaper Source
Newpaper Source (EBSCO)

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

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Ohio Memory
Ohio Memory

Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties! Ohio Memory contains over 700,000 digital images from a variety of primary source image types.

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Ohio Obituary Index
Ohio Obituary Index (Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center)

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Oxford University Press)

Articles from numerous academic encyclopedias of Social Work, the Oxford Classical Dictionary, American History, Climate Science, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, International Studies, Latin American History, Linguistics, Literature, Religion, Communication, and Politics.

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Primary Search
Primary Search (EBSCO)

Designed for elementary school libraries, 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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Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers
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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

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Regional Business News
Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)

This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each map includes detailed information regarding town and building information. Although these maps were originally published in color, our collection is digitized from microfilm and is in black and white.

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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)

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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Sociological Collection
Sociological Collection (EBSCO)

This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

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TOPICsearch
TOPICsearch (EBSCO)

Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

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Transparent Languages
Transparent Languages (Recorded Books)

Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the most complete language-learning system available anywhere. Users have unlimited access to more than 120 languages, with lessons and course materials designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Transparent Language Online for Libraries is packed with pronunciation practice, speech analysis, grammar, writing activities, and vocabulary-building activities.

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Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions (Oxford University Press)

Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic.

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Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

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What Tree Is It?
What Tree Is It?

We will use just two of the parts of trees, leaves and fruit, to identify the common trees of Ohio. Then, after you learn the tree’s name, you can read facts about your tree, or you can bypass the keys and go directly to the tree by name.

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What Snake Is It
What's That Snake?

This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.

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What's The Point?
What's The Point?

What's The Point? is a program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

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World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced

Engage advanced students and adults with thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.

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World Book Kids
World Book Kids

Captivate even the most reluctant reader with unique visual engagements, rich multimedia content, and an abundance of educational games, activities, and projects. With thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies, World Book Kids is designed to encourage the young learner to be curious.

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World Book Student
World Book Student

World Book Student features responsive design, daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.

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World Book Timelines
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. There are over 400 interactive timelines to learn from.
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