Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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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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 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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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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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
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
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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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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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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