Research databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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 Collection
American and English Literature Collection

The American & English Literature Collections contain many works of poetry, drama, and prose from the 16th through 20th centuries. It includes the complete text of more than 200,000 poems, 2,000 plays, 100 works of prose, 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, and 21 editions of the Bible.

 

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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.[IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY]

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chilton library
Chilton Library

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

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community history archive
Community History Archive

Explore local community archives in a digital format.

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ebsco host
EBSCO Host

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

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fastweb
Fastweb (College Scholarship Search)

Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. 

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Fold3 by Ancestry

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

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Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.

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hoopla
Hoopla

Instantly borrow free digital eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows with hoopla, the leading all-in-one digital library app.

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Infoplease.com World Almanac

Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.

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KidSpace

Internet Public Library Kidspace provides links to other pages on the IPL website where abundant resources for specific topics are listed. All resource links on any page you head to from here will have individual descriptions to make finding information easier for kids.

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Learning express library
Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

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ohio digital library
Ohio Digital Library

Access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from your local library. Best-selling authors, new releases, classics and crowd-pleasers––your local public library’s digital collection has it all!

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Ohio history connection
Ohio History Connection

Through preserving and sharing stories, we provide a way for people to connect meaningfully with Ohio's past—the places and people who came before us—through historic sites and museums, preservation, interactive exhibits and events, and dynamic resources and research. This experience develops a deep sense of both individual and community identity connecting us to one another then, now, and forever.

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Ohio Memory
Ohio Memory Project

Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. Our mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio's rich past through dynamic online resources.

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Ohio Web Library
Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents. The Ohio Web Library includes popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. The Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio.

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oxford research
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford University Press provides new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

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sanborn fire insurance maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.

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very short introductions
Very Short Introductions

Browsing Very Short Introductions is an excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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world book early learning
World Book Early Learning

Early Learning by World Book is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.

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world book kids
World Book Kids

The World Book Kids online encyclopedia features thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps that enrich thousands of easy-to-read articles developed for elementary students.

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world book french
World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte

L'Encyclopédie Découverte is a full-featured, reference site for French-language beginners. Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels and seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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world book online
World Book Online

World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

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world book spanish
World Book Spanish

This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary.

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world book student
World Book Student

World Book Student includes thousands of articles, learning resources, and research tools to meet the research needs of middle school students.

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