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Information about books and authors.

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african american heritage homepage African American Heritage

Essential historical records about African Americans and African American history.

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American & English Literature homepage image American & English Literature

Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print.

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Ancestry Library Edition screenshot Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only) 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 Reference Bank homepage Biography Reference Bank

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. 

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Business Source Premier homepage Business Source Premier

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

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Chilton homepage image Chilton Library

Find step-by-step vehicle repair instructions, maintenance schedules, diagrams, recalls, and more. 

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Consumer heath webpage image Consumer Health Complete

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

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Ebsco homepage image Ebscohost (All)

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

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Explora kids homepage image Explora for grades 6-12

Student research tool for grades 6 through 12.

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Explora kids homepage Explora for grades K-5

Student research tool for grades K through 5.

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Explora homepage image Explora for Public Libraries

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

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Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.

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US military records, including stories, photos & documents

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HeritageQuest 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.

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Hobbies and Crafits Reference Center 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.

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Home Improvement Reference Center Home Improvement Reference Center

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

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Hoopla Screenshot 2019-04 Hoopla

Access digital video, music, comics, e-book, and audiobook titles for use on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or television streaming device.

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Kanopy Kids Homepage Kanopy Kids Movies

Stream educational and enriching videos for children of all ages with the Kanopy app on computers, smartphones, and tablets.

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Kanopy Kanopy Movies

Stream features, documentaries, and independent films with the Kanopy app on computers, smartphones, and tablets.

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Kids InfoBits Homepage Kids InfoBits

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

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Literary Reference Center Homepage Literary Reference Center

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

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Over 4,500 courses to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Medline Plus Homepage 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.

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Novelist Homepage NoveList

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

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Nuwav Legal Documents Homepage Nuwav Legal Documents

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

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Ohio History Connection Homepage Ohio History Connection

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

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OverDrive screenshot OverDrive

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer or mobile device.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias Homepage 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.

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Points of View Reference Center Homepage Points of View Reference Center

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

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Practice Tests from OhioMeansJobs Homepage 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.

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Salem Press Online Collection Homepage 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.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Homepage Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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

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Science Reference Center Homepage 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.

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Small Business Reference Center Homepage 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.

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Transparent Languages Homepage 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.

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Very Short Introductions Homepage 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.

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World Book Homepage 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.

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World Book Early World of Learning Homepage World Book Early World of Learning

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

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World Book Kids Encylopedia Homepage World Book Kids Encylopedia

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

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World Book Student Homepage World Book Student

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

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