Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals. This database can be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Computer Source
Computer Source

Computer Source offers full text for nearly 300 publications covering the latest information and current trends in high technology including computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. This resource is suitable for students in the following grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Explora Public Libraries
Explora Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Explora provides research collections on thousands of topics to help them find the information they need quickly and easily. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Hobbies and Crafts
Hobbies and Craft

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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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. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Lynda.com
Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a massive collection of more than 12,000 online video courses designed for any skill level. Examples include, but are not limited to: web development, EXCEL, bookkeeping, running a small business, accounting, and animation. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier offers full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more. Also contains reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection. This resource is suitable for students in the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. This database may be accessed in the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus

Middle Seach Plus offers full text of popular magazines for middle school students, biographical articles, historical essays, primary source documents, and an image collection. Lexile reading levels included. This resource is suitable for students in the following grades: 6th, 7th, and 8th. This database may be accesssed at the library or outside the library using the information on your library card.

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center offers multiple perspectives on current issues presented in overview essays and journal articles. Lexile reading levels included. Points of View Reference Center is updated twice a day. This resource is suitable for students in the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Religion & Philosophy Collection
Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy. This resource is suitable for adults and students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12 grades. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each map includes detailed information regarding town and building information. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center provides easy access to full-text, science- oriented content appropriate for middle and high school students. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Transparent Language
Transparent Language

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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Vocational and Career Collection
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. This database may be accessed  at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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What Tree Is It?
What Tree Is It?

Offers a step-by-step to easily identify a tree by leaf, fruit and/or name. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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What's That Snake?
What's That Snake?

Assists in identifying a snake by markings, color and/or size. This database includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes found in Ohio. This database may be accessed at the library or outside the library using the information on your library card.
 

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What's The Point?
What's The Point?

What's The Point helps identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples. This database may be accessed at the library or outside of the library using the information on your library card.

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