Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com (In library use only)

Help children build a strong foundation for future academic success using interactive books, educational games, puzzles, learning activities, and more.  ABCmouse.com is accessible on the library's public computers and on your personal device while visiting the Troy or Pleasant Hill libraries.

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about:books

about:books

Everything you want to know about books & authors. It is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more – from EBSCOhost. Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects.

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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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Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 

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American and English full text literature

American and English full text literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

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Ancestry Library

Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states. The Map Center contains maps from across the United States. Data is compiled from the Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census, UK Census Collection, immigration and military records, court, land and probate records and more. More than 4,000 databases include census data, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records.

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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

Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost. Read articles from popular and scholarly business periodicals. Research industries. Evaluate companies and their markets.  

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CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration. The place to manage your career. Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

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Chilton Library

Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. 

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Computer Source

Computer Source

Computer Source covers information and current trends in technology, with topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. It also provides indexing and abstracts.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guides & product reviews from one of the most reputable sources in the U.S. Consumer Reports is one of the most reputable sources for consumer buying information.

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Crime Victims Rights Toolkit

Crime Victims Rights Toolkit

The Crime Victims Rights Toolkit serves as a self-help resource for crime victims. The Toolkit is designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. If a crime victim is having difficulty exercising his or her rights, he or she may contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center immediately to request assistance.

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All EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost Databases

All EBSCOhost Databases. Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.

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Elementary

Elementary (Gale in Context)

Gale in context | Elementary is a reference database for kids K-5. It includes popular subject categories covering Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology and more. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.

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ERIC

ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers.

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Explora

Explora

Makes research easy with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Uses easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to inspire research ideas. Includes 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency.

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Explora: Primary Schools

Explora: Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework. Includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.

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Fold3

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition (ProQuest) is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.

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goodreads.com

Goodreads

 Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest (ProQuest) is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO) 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 Retirement Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO) features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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eBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines powered by OverDrive

Libby - eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines

Read, listen, and enjoy. One app, thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your local library. Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card.

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content

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.

*If you access this resource using the LinkedIn Learning app, the library code is: oh216 

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Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions. Powered by EBSCOhost​.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages. Mango is a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Read articles from popular magazines. Find out about another country or culture. Search for solutions to that question you can’t quite answer. Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues; and an image collection of photos, maps, flags, and much more – updated daily from EBSCOhost.

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medlineplus.gov

MedlinePlus

Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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Merck Manuals

Merck Manuals

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Read articles from newspapers around the country, access industry-specific newspapers, and search TV and radio news transcripts. Includes full text articles from national (U.S.) and international newspapers and selected full text from almost more than 400 regional (U.S.) newspapers. An EBSCOhost resource.

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Northstar Digital Literacy

Improve your digital skills with computers, software, and technology with Northstar Digital Literacy assessments. The online, self-guided modules assess the ability of an individual to perform tasks based on the skills in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

You can have your assessment proctored to obtain a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate when passing assessments. Certificates provide an important credential for employment, as even entry-level jobs increasingly require basic computer skills. Visit the Information Desk for assessment proctoring or call us at 937-339-0502 extension 112. 

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Novelist

Find book recommendations and reading lists. Read about your favorite author. Discover book discussion guides and awards lists.

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Ohio Death Certificate Index

Ohio Death Certificate Index

Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1944, 1954-1963. Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.

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Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central | Online Encyclopedia

An evolving, online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.

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Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Means Jobs

Search thousands of jobs and plan your career. Build & post your resume and have it rated. Learn how to build a budget, manage money, and more. Find workforce skills programs. 

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Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.

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Ohio.gov

Ohio.gov: Government Information & Services

The official government website of the State of Ohio. Find government services and information for residents, businesses, visitors, and state employees. Reach the website of any Ohio government agency.

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Ohioline

Ohioline

Ohioline is an information resource produced by Ohio State University Extension. Through Ohioline, you have access to hundreds of OSU Extension fact sheets covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, and 4-H youth development.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each encyclopedia covers both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

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Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Easily search leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books for more information.

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Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions offers instant access to comprehensive business and consumer listings. A detailed business listing contains a list of executives, financial information, public filings and even news articles. Great for small-business owners, job hunters, and marketing or investment researchers.

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Regional Business News | EBSCOhost

Regional Business News

Full text for articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, from EBSCOhost. Research regional business conditions around the country.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. 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

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO) 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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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online 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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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject. Teachers and other educators can assign chapters or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

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World Book Online

World Book Online

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.

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