Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
About:books--Information on books and authors.

Information about books and authors.

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Heritage, family history
African American Heritage

 is a groundbreaking 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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electronic books and literature
American and English Full Text Literature Collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(at-home use for a limited time) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography of notable personalities
Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center is a collection of full-text biographies on notable personalities from around the world, including actors, authors, world leaders, inventors .

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New online literacy resource from Weston Woods and Scholastic Books. It has colorful animation, interactive games, and much more to help reinforce reading skills, and build a love for reading and learning for your children. Just click on the link above, then watch, read, & learn!

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Company and market reports
Business Source Premier

Company and market reports

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Chilton Library
Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

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Local cemetery records and nespaper death notices
Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index

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Cleveland News Index

(Cleveland Public Library) -- The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information.

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Product evaluations and articles

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers

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Resume building
Cypress Resume

Build a professional resume in minutes.  Just following the online wizard.

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Interactive learning for preschool and children
Early World of Learning

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

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magazine and journal articles

Magazine and jounal articles

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Facts for class projects or homework
Explora Primary Schools

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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magazine and reference books
Explora Public Libraries

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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grades 6th through 12th facts for research papers or homework
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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Genealogy research

The Web's Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. Historic war records. 

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Legal forms
Gale Legal Forms

Download legal forms online.

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Heritage Quest

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

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Hobbies and crafts
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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 assistance
Home Improvement Reference Center

The online resource for home improvement assistance in areas such as repair, maintenance, remodeling, electrical work and much more.

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kids curriculum content
Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits 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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Online tutorials, practice tests like ACT and GED, workplace skills improvement
Learning Express

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks to help patrons of all ages.  It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

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Information of authors and their works
Literary Reference Center

provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. 

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courses has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.


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Research on stocks, mutual funds
Morningstar Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section

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Fiction and nonfiction books for children
Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more

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Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages
Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

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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practice driving permit tests
Permit Practice Tests

Free online permit practice tests for Automobile and motorcycle.  No library card or personal information needed.

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essays on controversial subjests
Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects

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Genealogy research

Great for research or Genealogy.

Includes these Historical Newspapers:
Christian Science Monitor (1908-1998)
Los Angeles Times (1881-1988) 
The New York Times (1851-2008) with Index (1851-1993)
Wall St. Journal (1889-1994) 
Washington Post (1877-1995)

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business and residential directory information
Reference USA

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number

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historical maps of Ohio cities
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities

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Science information
Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundres of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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Small business reference books
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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build listening, reading and writing skills
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.With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

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introductions to subjects of books
Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions are a book series published by the Oxford University Press. The books are concise introductions to particular subjects, intended for a general audience but written by experts. Most are under 200 pages long.

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Ohio tree identification guide
What Tree Is It

Ohio tree identification guide.

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ohio snake identification guide
What's That Snake

Ohio snake identification guide

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Identifying flint artifacts
What's The Point

Identifying flint artifacts

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articles and map with teacher guides
World Book Kids

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

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World book
World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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multimedia collection
World Book Students

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

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discover important events
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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40 million bibliographic records

(OCLC) -- The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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