Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Academic Search Premiere

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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AtoZ databases

AtoZ databases contains financial information on over 30 million U.S. businesses & executives as well as addresses and phone numbers of over 220 million U.S. residents.  This service can be used to do reverse phone lookups as well as basic background searches.

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Biography Reference Bank

H. W. Wilson's collection of 95,000+ biographies from over 50 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 20,000 printable images. Search by name, profession, ethnic background, place of birth, and more.

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Computer Source

Grants access to full text journal articles on a host of computer topics.

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Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA connects digital collections from libraries across the country.  Rich histrocial collections from all over the the United States are at the touch of your fingertips. If looking for materials specific to Ohio, the Ohio Digital Network is a part of DPLA, with over 99,000 entries from across the state.  

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ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Explora Public Libraries

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is 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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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a great resource to find "how-to" guides for fun crafts, rules for games, as well as a wealth of information on various hobbies.  This resources takes the information found in various crafting & hobby magazines and brings it all together in one place. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center provides step-by-step guides and tips on how complete projects around your home. 

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Ohio Web Library

A variety of online research databases provided to all Ohio residents 

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford is one of the most trusted names in encyclopedias.  Oxford Research Encyclopedias provide users with authoritative information on a variety of topics for students and researchers alike. All the content provided is reviewed by experts from around the world.

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Points of View

This database contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints using political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.  Offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. 

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TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information

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Very Short Introductions

This resource grants users access to a series of eBooks designed to breakdown key issues in society in a concise way.  Each introduciton is written by experts in their respective field to help the user better understand the topic being covered.  

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Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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What Tree is it? Ohio Tree Identification

This resource will help to identify Ohio trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What’s that Snake? Ohio Snake Identification

Use this resource to identify Ohio snakes based on characteristics or by name.  This resource also helps to dispel many snake related myths.   

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What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification
What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification

Identify flint artifacts, found in Ohio, using this resource.

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World Book Kids

Encyclopedic information with the school-aged children in mind.

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World Book Spanish

An encyclopedia for Spanish speaking patrons.

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