Research Databases

About books logo about:books

Everything you want to know about books & authors. Find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!

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Academic Search Premier

The largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications.

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African American Heritage logo African American Heritage

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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EbscoHost logo All EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast.

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Alt HealthWatch logo Alt Health Watch

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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American & English Literature logo American & English Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

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Ancestry Library Edition Logo Ancestry Library Edition

The World's largest online resource for family history documents and family trees. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states. The Map Center contains maps from across the United States. Data is compiled from the Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census, UK Census Collection, immigration and military records, court, land and probate records and more. More than 4,000 databases include census data, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records. Can only be used in library.

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Auto Repair Reference Center Logo Auto Repair Reference Center

The most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

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Biography Reference Bank

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 Logo Business Source Premier

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

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Chilton Library logo 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, iagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks

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Computer Source logo Computer Source

Covers information and current trends in technology, with topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. It also provides indexing and abstracts.

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Consumer Health Complete Logo Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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Digital Shoebox logo Digital Shoebox

Open up the Past!  Libraries, museums, genealogical and historical societies have treasures in their collections.  Many of these came from people who stored their personal treasures for generations in a shoebox.  The Digital Shoebox brings these historical treasures together in a searchable online scrapbook.  It will serve as a primary resource for materials relating to the rich history and culture of Southeastern Ohio--the "start of it all!"

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The Ohio Digital Library logo Ebooks and Other Digital Media

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card.

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ERIC logo ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.  ERIC contains records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers.

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Explora logo Explora

Makes research easy with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Uses easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to inspire research ideas. Includes 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency.

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Fold3 logo Fold3 Library Edition

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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Health Source Consumer Edition Logo Health Source: Consumer Edition

A collection of consumer health information providing 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 Nurse/academic logo Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edtion

A trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

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Heritage Quest logo Heritage Quest

Provides access to more than 22,000 family and local history books. Also included are the U.S. Federal census records for 1790-1930, articles from more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals, Freedman's Bank records and U.S. Serial Set which contains information of people and places pertinent to congressional action sought during 1789-1969.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center logo Hobbies & 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.

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Home Improvement Reference Center logo 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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Kids InfoBits logo Kids InfoBits

A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Literary Reference Center Logo 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. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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MAS Ultra-School Edition Logo MAS Ultra-School Edition

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 logo MasterFile Premier

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 logo MedLine

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 logo Middle Search Plus

 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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Newspaper Source logo Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily. Read articles from newspaper around the country. Access industry-specific newspapers. Search TV and radio news transcripts.

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Ohio Web Library logo Ohio Web Library

An evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias logo Oxford Research Encyclopedias

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics. 

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Points of View Reference Center logo Points of View Reference Center

A comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Points of View Reference Center lets you easily search leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books for more information. POV is updated twice a day.

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Professional Development Collection logo Professional Development Collection

Highly specialized collection of education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles, and educational reports.

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection logo Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

A full-text database  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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Religion & Philosophy Collection logo Religion & Philosophy Collection

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 logo 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.

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Science Reference Center logo Science Reference Center

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 logo Small Business Reference Center

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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Southeastern Ohio Legal Services logo Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Custody and divorce forms.  Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) is civil legal aid. 

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Transparent Languages logo Transparent Languages

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. 

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Very Short Introductions

All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

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Vocational & Career Collection logo Vocational & Career Collection

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 logo What Tree Is It?

Identification guide to search for trees by leaf, fruit, or name

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What's the Snake logo What's That Snake?

Includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals. Also included is one species of poisonous snake that does NOT live in Ohio, the Water Moccasin. The Water Moccasin was added because a great many people think that it does live in Ohio.

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What's the Poinit logo What's the Point?

A guide for identifying flint artifacts, in addition to historical information about Ohio's ancient peoples.

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WorldBook logo WorldBook

Access the complete World Book Encyclopedia, complete with multimedia (images, audio, video), special features, news, and related web links.

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WorldBook Early World of Learning logo WorldBook Early World of Learning

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

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WorldBook kids logo WorldBook Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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WorldBook Spanish logo WorldBook Spanish

As the optimal beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool, the site offers all the best elements of World Book Kids—thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activitie.

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