Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
A to Z Maps Online
A to Z Maps Online

Users will find world, regional, country, and state maps as well as environmental, climate, antique and other maps. The database also contains extensive teaching tools for educators with lesson plans. It even has interactive video guides for state, country, and world geography.

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 A to Z The USA
A to Z The USA

The database covers 110 topics for each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, and 118 topics for the USA as a country.

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A to Z World Culture
A to Z World Culture

This library resource includes 121 topics for 175 countries. Starting with a country snapshot and cultural overview, topics include:  climate; food and recipes; history; language; maps; money and much more. AtoZ World Culture includes teaching tools and lesson plans for educators.

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African American Heritage
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American and English full text
American and English full text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. New improved interface coming soon

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Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition

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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Applied Science: Science and Medicine
Applied Science: Science and Medicine
Applied Science covers major fields and technologies in all areas, from agriculture to computers to engineering to medical to space sciences.
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Biography Reference Link
Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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Business Source Primer
Business Source Primer

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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Careers in Business
Careers in Business
Careers in Business contains twenty-five alphabetically arranged chapters describing general fields of interest in business and business administration. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides business and business administration students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more. Careers in Business is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.
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Careers in Human Services
Careers in Human Services
Careers in Human Services contains twenty-five alphabetically arranged chapters describing specific fields of interest in this broad industry segment. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more. Careers in Human Services is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.
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Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services
Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services
Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services contains twenty-four alphabetically arranged chapters describing specific fields of interest in these industries. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides law, criminal justice, and emergency services students and readers alike with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more. Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.
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Careers in Technical Services & Equipment Repair
Careers in Technical Services & Equipment Repair
Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides those interested with technical service and equipment repair with necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.
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Chilton
Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Chronicling America
Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. 

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Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations

Provides essays on current topics including civil disobedience, social justice, nationalism & populism, violent demonstrations, and race relations.

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Consumer Health
Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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Critical Survey of Long Fiction
Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition
Offers 678 profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. Discusses the novel in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, and provides valuable resource material.
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Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)
Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)
Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1914 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.
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Digital Public Library
Digital Public Library of America

Historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogy reference.

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Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning

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

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EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost

Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

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Explora
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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Explora Secondary
Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Family Search
Family Search

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history.

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Fold3
Fold3

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Gale in Context
Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an 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 make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Great Events from History
Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600is the third installment in the ongoing Great Events from History series, which began in 2004 with The Ancient World. Like the rest of the series, the current volumes are enlarged with a significant amount of new material-often more than half the original contents.
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The Ancient World
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.

Nineteen maps of portions of the ancient world appear grouped together for easy reference in the front of each volume. Accompanying the essays are about 175 illustrations (mostly line art and photographs of busts, sculptures, coins, paintings, and drawings depicting the individual) and 86 maps, succession lists, genealogies, and other sidebars.

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The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century
Essays cover the world's most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the world's transition to a modern industrial and scientific society.

 

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Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453

The current two volumes of The Middle Ages, 477-1443 add 199 new essays to the original 123, for a total of 322 events. These essays were commissioned especially for this series and appear here for the first time. In addition, this series features a new page design, expanded and updated bibliographies, internal and external cross-references, a section containing maps of the medieval world, new appendices and indexes, plus excerpts from primary source documents, regional tables, and numerous illustrations throughout.

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Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century

The 667 chronologically arranged essays cover the world's most important events and developments from 1801 through 1900 in the century that witnessed the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, colonialism, a realignment of world nations, Romanticism, and the birth of modern physics, astronomy, and other fields.

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Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700

Included in this set are milestones in the geopolitics of the era - from the Thirty Years' War to the War of the League of Augsburg; from Europeans' arrival in Australia to the establishment of the Louisiana Colony. Also essays address key social developments in daily life: the practice of birth control; the popularization of New World imports such as tobacco, coffee, and chocolate; the establishment of Tokyo's "Floating World" district; the ineradicable devastation of the Middle Passage and African American slavery.

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940

The events covered include the geopolitical events of the era--from World War II (1939-1945) and the Holocaust to the formation of the United Nations and the start of the Cold War in 1945, from the Korean War (1950-1953) to the war in Vietnam (1959-1975). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in literature, the arts, music, law, and social and civil rights legislation.

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970

The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era--from World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian Revolution (1917) to the rise of the German Nazi Party, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the eruption of World War II in Europe (1939). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and landmark social legislation. 

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000

The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era--from World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian Revolution (1917) to the rise of the German Nazi Party, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the eruption of World War II in Europe (1939). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and landmark social legislation.

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Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives
Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives

Notorious Lives includes 637 biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture. Scope of coverage includes ancient times to the present, worldwide, with an emphasis on the North American and the West but including figures as diverse as Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Idi Amin, Ted Bundy, and Osama Bin Laden. 

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HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
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.

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

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

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Lynda.com
Lynda.com

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

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Novels Into Film
Novels Into Film: Adaptations & Interpretations

Novels Into FilmAnalysis & Interpretations offers a unique look at how a story makes its way from the printed page to the screen. The 100 novels covered in this work represent a wide range of years, genres, and stories.

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NuWav
NuWav Legal Documents
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Ohio History Connection
Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. 

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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Pandemics
Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy

"Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy", features important information on pandemics throughout world history. 

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Sanborn Fire Maps
Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities

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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

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

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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. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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The 1950s in America
The 1950s in America

The Fifties in America surveys the events and people of all of North America during the 1950's. 

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The 1970s in America
The 1970s in America

The Seventies in America contains 672 essays, in alphabetical order, ranging from 500 to 3,000 words in length. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the essays present clear discussions of their topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar.

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The 1980s in America
The 1980s in America
This encyclopedia is a much-needed source of reliable information for today's students, all of whom were born after the decade ended. It features long overviews and short entries discussing people, books, films, plays, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1980s in order to explore what made the decade unique.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. 

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Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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Treaties in the News
Treaties in the News

Selected essays to help explore current events.

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Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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What Snake Is It
What Snake Is It?

Ohio snake identification guide

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What Tree Is It
What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide

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What's the Point
What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book Kids
World Book Kids

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

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World Book Online
World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Students
World Book Students

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

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World Book Timelines
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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