Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Academic Search Premier Database homepage
Academic Search Premier

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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African American Heritage homepage
African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

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Akron Beacon Journal Database homepage
Akron Beacon Journal

Full-text searching from 1997 to the present. 

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Alt HealthWatch website
Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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Discovery your family's history with ancestry.com library edition
Ancestry Library Edition

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

This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Business Source Premier Homepage
Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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Chilton Library homepage
Chilton Library

The 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 continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.

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Clevnet Databases homepage
Clevnet Databases

As a CLEVNET card holder, you can access high-quality databases of full-text periodicals from within your public library and from home. Be sure to have your library card number on hand, as you may need to enter it to gain access to certain databases.

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Computer Source Homepage
Computer Source

Computer Source contains journal and magazine articles covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics and software. Computer Source provides a balance of technical and consumer computer titles.

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Consumer Health Complete homepage
Consumer Health Complete

Information on health topics, including diseases and condition reports, full-text articles, and videos.

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Consumer Reports homepage
Consumer Reports

Online access to the leading source of expert reviews on products and services.

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Explora homepage
Explora for Public Libraries

Easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

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Family Search homepage
Family Search

View many databases of records from around the world. This website is a project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Fold 3 homepage
Fold 3

Fold 3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Driving Test homepage
Free Driving Test

We’ve got the official manuals you should study and the practice tests you should take to prepare for the written knowledge exams. The questions on our practice tests resemble those on the official knowledge exams, and we even have a question marathon for you so you can practice, practice, practice!

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Gale Legal Form homepage
Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Heritage Quest homepage
Heritage Quest

 Find information on your ancestors in U.S. census from 1790-1930, 22,000 family and local histories, 2 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank (1865-1874), and more.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center homepage
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

From crafting with kids to knitting to woodworking this database has it all. Browse “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby, crafter, and creative enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center homepage
Home Improvement Reference Center

The Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

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Linkedin Learning homepage
Lynda from Linkedin Learning

Choose from more than 16,000 expert-led courses designed for any skill level!

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Medline homepage
Medline

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.

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Morningstar homepage
Morningstar Investment Center

Data reports on more than 20,000 securities.

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NoveList Plus homepage
NoveList Plus

Find specially crafted book reviews, book discussion titles, readalikes, and more.

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Ohio Legal Help homepage
Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. We provide plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues

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Ohio Web Library homepage
Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library provides access to its databases to all Ohio residents. Be sure to have your library card number on hand, as you may need to enter it to gain access to certain databases.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias homepage
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Digital encyclopedias that expand research on foundational topics, all written, peer-reviewed, and continuously updated by leading scholars.

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Points of View Reference Center Homepage
Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Reverence Solutions homepage
Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

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RootsWeb homepage
RootsWeb

The Internets oldest and largest FREE genealogical community.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps homepage
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768-pixel size. Use a city and street name or city and building’s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

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Small Business Center homepage
Small Business Reference Center

The 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. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Plain Dealer online homepage
The Plain Dealer Online

Access the Plain Dealer's new electronic edition. In-library use only.

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Transparent Languages homepage
Transparent Languages

Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

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World Book Kids homepage
World Book Kids

This online encyclopedia includes eBooks, videos, activities, read-aloud, and translation features. Lexile reading levels included.

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