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about:books about:books

Information about books and authors

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academic search premiere Academic Search Premiere

Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

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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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alldata ALLDATA

(In-Library Use Only) This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

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american and english literature American & English Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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ancestry 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 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 Premiere Business Source Premiere

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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chilton Chilton

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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cleveland necrology and news index Cleveland Necrology Files & News Index

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.

The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

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Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

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 Reports

Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers.  Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. 

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Early World of Learning

Games, eBooks, and digital media that develop language and literacy skills.  Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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Explora Primary Schools

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora secondary schools Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12: 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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fold3 Fold3

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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gale legal forms Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. 

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heritage quest HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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hobbies and crafts Hobbies & Crafts

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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home improvement Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.

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info ohio InfoOhio

Links to EBSCO databases, online training, and other research links.

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kids infobits Kids Info Bits

An easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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literary reference Literary Reference Center

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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lynda.com 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.

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morningstar investments Morningstar Investments

Provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds.

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novelist K to 8 Novelist K-8 Plus

Helps children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to reading level and interests.

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novelist plus Novelist Plus

Helps readers of all ages find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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ohio means jobs Ohio Means Jobs

Recommended Tests and Tools for Students such as ACT, SAT, ASVAB and more.

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oxford research encyclopedias Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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points of view reference center Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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reference usa 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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sanborn fire maps Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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

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science reference center Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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small business reference 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. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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transparent language Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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United Way 211 United Way 211

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource

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very short introductions Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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ohio tree identification guide What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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Ohio snake identification guide What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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flint identification What's the Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.

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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.

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world book online World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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world book student World Book Student

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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world book timelines World Book Timelines

Timelines covering many subjects. Includes features to build and share your own timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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worldcat WorldCat

The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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