Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
ABCmouse.com
ABCmouse.com (In library use only)

ABCmouse.com is designed to help children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. With interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse.com is accessible on the library's public computers and on your personal laptop, tablet, and cell phone while visiting the Troy Main or Pleasant Hill library.

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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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey.¬†Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare‚Äôs work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

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Ancestry Library (In-library use only)
Ancestry Library (In library use only)

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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AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists
AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists

Search Jobs, businesses, or mailing lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database job listings, business and executive profiles, healthcare professionals, and much more. This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much 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 Planning Templates from SCORE
Business Planning Templates from SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. 

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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. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

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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 ‚Äď 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.org
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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Creativebug
Creativebug

Creativebug has more than 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Classes include patterns, templates, and recipes. You can watch classes on Creativebug anytime, anywhere, free with your library card. 

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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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World Book Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning | World Book

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.

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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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World Book Spanish
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos | World Book

This is part of World Book Online Reference Center that is a Spanish-Language encyclopedia called Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. It contains 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations. The Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily. 

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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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Explora: Secondary Schools
Explora: Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides 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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Flipster
Flipster

Flipster is a digital magazine service featuring a variety of titles available to Library patrons. With Flipster, you can access current and back issues of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or IPad. There is no waiting or holds and every issue is always available for checkout. Offline viewing is available using the Flipster app for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Tablets.

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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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Gran Hispanica | World Book
Gran Hispanica | World Book

This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

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Heritage Quest
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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Hoopla - Movies, Music, Audiobooks
Hoopla

Your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. Borrow free movies, TV shows, eBooks, comics, music, and audiobooks on hoopla. Thousands of titles are always available for instant streaming or temporary download to the hoopla app on mobile devices.

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Kanopy
Kanopy

This popular on-demand film streaming service is now available for Library card holders. You can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Roku channel.

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Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits 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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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‚Äč.

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Lynda.com from LinkedIn
Lynda.com from LinkedIn

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. PDF: Guide to Using Lynda.com  Video: How to use Lynda.com

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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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äď 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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Novelist
Novelist

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

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Novelist K-8
Novelist K-8

Find book recommendations and reading lists. Read about your favorite author. Discover book discussion guides and awards lists. For grades K-8.

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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 Means Jobs K-12
Ohio Means Jobs K-12

The place to plan your future. Take the guided tour and complete recommended activities. Take a career interest survey to learn about yourself. Explore career information by a keyword or industry. Build a budget to learn about the cost of living on your own.

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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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OverDrive - eBooks & Audiobooks
OverDrive - eBooks & Audiobooks

Read, Listen, Watch, Enjoy. One app, thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos 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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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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RBdigital
RBdigital - Unlimited eAudiobooks

Many titles are available for listening without holds or delays, with hundreds of new unlimited titles across all genres added every month. You’ll always have something new and interesting to listen to!  Available 24/7.  Download the RBdigital app to any device to get instant access using your library card.

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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 ‚Äď 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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Testing & Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center

Begin new education and career paths with in-depth information on colleges/universities, graduate/professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships/awards, and more. Practice tests include entrance exams, certifications, and licensing tests. Map a career path to the most suitable job categories, industries, and occupations. Build essential career skills like how to build a resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips.

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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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Trulia
Trulia

Trulia provides comprehensive local real estate guides. Up-to-date information about housing prices, real estate trends, market activity, and neighborhood information (schools, crime, community info).

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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 Kids
World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework. World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers.

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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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