Research Databases

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

More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.

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African American Heritage

 ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information this database contains a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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Sociological Collection

 This database provides coverage of more than 500 full-text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. 

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Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

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AllData Online

(In-Library Use Only) This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information.  ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers 

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Alt HealthWatch

This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals.

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American & English Literature

A fully searchable library of more than 260,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.

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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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Business Source Premier

This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. 

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Chilton Library

Authoritative, money-saving car-care guidance available online 24/7 through  ChiltonLibrary. Chilton is trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years. 

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Cleveland News Index and Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. 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-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

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Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

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Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition - coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. 

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Consumer Reports

Access current and back issues.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book en Espanol. 

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Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

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Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.

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Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas.

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Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica

An online encyclopedia for older students and adults in Spanish.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.  

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HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.


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Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874). 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database 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. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. 

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Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. It contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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Masterfile Premier

Full-text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals.

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The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre clinical sciences.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides 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 K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy. Find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more

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Ohio History Connection Digital Resources

Digital collections on Ohio history. 

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Oxford Reserach Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Oxford Classical Dictionary, American History, Climate Science, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, International Studies, Latin American History, Linguistics, Literature, Religion, Communication, and Politics.

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Points of View

Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. 

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Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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reference usa

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database 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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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Ohio

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.

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Small Business Reference Center

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. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans. 

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Transparent Languages

Learn a new language the quick and easy way.  Transparent Languages features 100+ languages, English learning for 25+ native languages, and instruction for listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Very Short Introductions

Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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Vocational and Career Collection

Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. 

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World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. 

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The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Search results will list materials in libraries in your area.

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