Online Databases

African American Heritage

This digital resource is exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Also includes exclusive access to AfriGeneas and an updated, online edition of the book Black Genesis.

American & English Literature

Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

Access billions of genealogy records including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

**In Library Use Only**

Biography Reference Bank

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.

Business Source Premier

Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more.

Chilton Library

Find step-by-step vehicle repair instructions, maintenance schedules, diagrams, recalls, and more. Search by specific year, make, and model.

Consumer Health Complete

Covers all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

EbscoHost

All EbscoHost databases, which include many thousands of full-text magazine and journal titles organized into a variety of sub-collections.

EbscoHost MasterFILE Premier

Full-text articles from more than 2000 magazines, journals, and books covering general reference, business, health, education, general science.

ERIC

An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations, and policy papers.

Fold3

Fold3 provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.

Explora

Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories.

Explora for Primary Students

Student research tool for grades K through 5.

Explora for Secondary Students

Student research tool for grades 6 through 12.

HeritageQuest

Genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. Includes federal census, local and family histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and links to the US Congressional Serial Set.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kids InfoBits

Easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

 

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes plot summaries, critical essays, biographies, and more.

MedlinePlus

Reliable, up-to-date, and free information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Published by the National Library of Medicine and contains no advertising or endorsements.

NoveList

Helps readers find their next favorite book with read-a-likes, series info, author biographies, and more. Readers’ advisory info.

Nuwav Legal Documents

Solve common legal problems with this comprehensive library of legal documents, forms, and letters

Ohio History Connection

Explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and events.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Provides collections of in-depth, up-to-date trustworthy research on an ever-growing range of topics, including the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Points of View Reference Center

Examine over 400 controversial topics from at least two sides (point and counterpoint).

Practice Tests from OhioMeansJobs

Create an account with OhioMeansJobs – or use anonymously – to gain access to practice tests such as GED practice tests, college preparation tests, career practice tests and more.

Salem Press Online Collection

Access Salem Health, History, and Literature online reference books, including Magill’s Medical Guide, Decades of America, This is Who We Were, Working Americans, and more.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

Science Reference Center

Designed for the student researcher. Contains full text of hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images.

Small Business Reference Center

A collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Transparent Languages

Learn 100+ languages at home or on the go with a mobile device. Also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) for over 25 languages.

Very Short Introductions

Quick, authoritative, and accessible overviews on a range of subjects in the arts and humanities, law, medicine & health, science & mathematics, and social sciences.

World Book

The classic homework tool is for searching on a variety of topics, including articles, audio clips, video clips, images, and timelines. Includes links for the Spanish and French versions of World Book.

World Book Early World of Learning

Contains three learning environments for young learners in early elementary grades.

World Book Kids Encylopedia

Designed for grades 1 through 4 featuring thousands of articles, images & illustrations, teacher resources, and more.

World Book Student

Search World Book Encyclopedia articles, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas and much more.