Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African-American Heritage database
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 literature collection
American and English Literature

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
Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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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Biography reference bank
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 premier
Business Source Premier

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

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chilton library
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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Consumer health complete
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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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

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

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

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explora primary
Explora Primary Schools

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

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explora secondary
Explora Secondary Schools

A superior alternative to websites and search engines for students in grades 6-12.

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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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heritage quest
Heritage Quest

Search census ecosrds, books, serials, and other hsitorical 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

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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Lewisburg Leader Digital Access

Weekly publications from the year 1898 through 1982 are full accessible.

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literary reference center
Literary Reference Center

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Offers a guide for writing literary research papers.

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Oxford research encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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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 Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development

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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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very short introductions database
Very Short Introductions

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

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what tree is it
What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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what's that snake
What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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what's the point
What's The Point?

Identify flint artifacts.

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world book kids
World Book Kids

An educational and entertaining online encyclopdia for kids to explore. 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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