Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
ABCmouse homepage depicting learning activities® Early Learning Academy

An award-winning online curriculum for young children from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.

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Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

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African American Heritage

Explore family history using sources specific to African American genealogy. 

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Alt HealthWatch

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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American and English Literature

Search for the text of poetry, drama and prose from American and English authors.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition allows users to search billions of genealogy records and offers charts to record family information. 

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Biography Reference Bank

Find biographical information written about thousands of influential people. 

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Business Source Premier

Read the most current information in business research. 

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Chilton Library

Repair your own car with resources on many makes and models. 

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Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File was produced from a microfilmed copy of an alphabetical card file containing local cemetery records and newspaper death notices gathered by the staff of the Cleveland Public Library.

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Computer Source

A full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines.

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Consumer Health Complete

Find practical health information.

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Consumer Reports

Product information written for consumers, including reviews, product descriptions and new articles. 

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EBSCOhost Databases

Search for peer-reviewed and professionally cited articles on thousands of topics. This database is a great place to begin your research. 

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ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Explora for Educator

Teachers may search for articles to support their lesson plans. 

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Explora Primary Schools

Learn about new things with articles written for those patrons in elementary school - grades kindergarten through fifth grade. 

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Explora Public Libraries

A searchable database providing thousands of entries on a general range of topics. 

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Explora Secondary School

Students in grades six through twelve may search articles written specifically for their age group. 

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Fold3 Library Edition

Find military records and veteran information in this database by

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Find articles, news, videos and photos on many topics, written for elementary kids. 

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Gale Legal Forms

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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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Search for articles about health, written for the consumer. 

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Search for articles about health, written for professionals and medical students. 

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Discover your family history.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find information on arts and crafts or learn a new hobby. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

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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LinkedIn Learning

Choose from more that 12,000 expert-led courses designed for any skill level. 


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Literary Reference Center

Analysis and reviews of literature in expertly written articles. 

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Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over70 world languages.

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MAS Ultra - School edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra – School Edition is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags. 

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Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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MEDLINE is the leading full-text database of biomedical and health journals. It is the largest companion to the MEDLINE index, providing full text for thousands of top medical journals with cover-to-cover indexing. It is an essential research tool for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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Morningstar Investments

Independent research, ratings, and tools written to help people across the investing ecosystem write their own financial futures.

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Newspaper Source

Find cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

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NoveList Plus

Find new books to read, author or book read-a-like lists or reviews and analysis of novels.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics.

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Points of View

Find articles supporting differing viewpoints on current topics.

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Professional Development Collection

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. 

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in APA PsycInfo. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company including over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

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Science Reference Center

Full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

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Small Business Reference Center

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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Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

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What tree is it?

Identify a tree by leaf or fruit.

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What's that snake?

Identify snakes or read more about snakes located in Ohio.

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What's the Point?

Learn more about flints, arrowheads and native residents of Ohio.

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A comprehensive suite of e-learning resources designed for all ages and abilities with articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides and more.

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WorldBook Early World of Learning

The Early World of Learning is the premier online learning resources for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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WorldBook Kids

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

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WorldBook Spanish

Spanish language encyclopedia containing 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations. 

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