Research Databases

Academic Search Premier

Scholarly collection covering nearly every area of academic study; peer-reviewed full-text articles as well as indexed and abstracted articles, and searchable cited references.

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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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Screenshot of Alt Health Watch Alt HealthWatch

Provides in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990. Includes full-text for many peer-reviewed journals.

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Screenshot of American and English Literature database American and English Literature

E-books of American and English literature--poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. Search for a word or phrase across all the literature, or browse collections.

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Ancestry (In-Library Edition)

Ancestry.com delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. (Not accessible outside the Library.)

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Antiques Pricing Reference

Antiques Reference Prices4Antiques helps you determine the value of antiques, collectibles, and fine art with the images and pricing information provided from leading auction houses

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Screenshot of Biography Reference Biography Reference Bank

Combines numerous biographical resources to provide biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased.

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about:books Books & Authors about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Business Source Premier

Company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and full-text articles from more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.

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Screenshot of Chilton Library Chilton Library

Step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, photographs, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for cars and trucks.

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Screenshot of Computer Source Computer Source

The latest information and current trends in high technology, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

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Screenshot of Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books 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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Screenshot of Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

Access product reviews, ratings, and safety information based on impartial testing from an independent, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization. Digital full-text of the actual magazine is also available.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures, plus thousands of images.

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Screenshot of Driver's Practice Tests Driver's Practice Tests

Take practice tests for the Ohio BMV permit test, written driver's license test, and the senior citizens refresher test. Includes tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's licenses.

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EBSCO All Database search

Search across ​all databases which Wright Library and the Ohio Web Library purchase from EBSCOhost.

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World Book Hallazgos Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Beginning-level Spanish World Book encyclopedia site with an easy-to-use, bilingual interface.

Este es un sitio de la enciclopedia Spanish World Book de nivel inicial, con miles de artículos, ilustraciones y mapas, y una interfaz bilingüe fácil de usar.
 

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ERIC database ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)

More than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

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European Views of the Americas

Bibliographic database containing more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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Explora Primary School

Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, designed specifically for Primary School (K-5) students and teachers.

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Explora Public Libraries

Includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research; and reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content

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Explora Secondary School

GRADES 6-12
Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, designed specifically for Secondary School (6-12) students and teachers.

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Family Search

Global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records.

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Fold3

A collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica

Spanish-language World Book encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

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Health Source (Consumer Edition)

Consumer information on many health topics including medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health; access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition)

Scholarly full text journals as well as indexing and abstracts focusing on many medical disciplines with coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong.

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HeritageQuest

Includes Census records (1790-1930), book and article searches, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home, DIY repair projects.

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Kids InfoBits

Easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. Simple navigation makes it easy for users to gain comfort with database searching.

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Legal Forms - Ohio

Choose Ohio specific, professionally drafted, specialized documents in legal subject areas including: bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.

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LinkedIn Job Search

Free resource for finding job opportunities. No LinkedIn account/profile required. However, having a LinkedIn profile helps you identify personal connections in each job posting, know if a company has hired people like you, and find out who you will work with if you get the job.

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Literary Reference Center

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

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Literature Criticism Online

Access to popular literary criticism series, covering authors who lived from 1800 through 2009. Citations are provided for all entries.

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Lynda.com becoming LinkedIn Learning Lynda.com

Tutorials and full courses in business, technology, and creative skills. Professional development, web design, marketing, coding and software skills, audio recording and editing, photography, and more to help you achieve personal and professional goals.

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MAS Ultra (School Edition)

Full-text articles from more than 700 popular, high school magazines.

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MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.

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MEDLINE

Authoritative research-level medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

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MedlinePlus

This website, a service the National Library of Medicine, provides plain-language information to answer health related questions. 

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Merck Manuals

One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources, the Merck Manuals provide current medical information for a wide cross-section of users, including consumers, medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students.

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Middle Search Plus

Full text articles from popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. Includes biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection.

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New York Times Online

At the library, sign in or create an account HERE.*

Outside the library, use button below and click "Redeem" button on the next page. Sign in or create an account.* Access code is good for 24 hours.

* You must either create a free nytimes.com account, log in to an existing account, or log in with your Facebook or Google credentials.

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Newspaper Source

Selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers 200 regional newspapers, plus television & radio news transcripts.

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NoveList

Book, series, and author information, reviews, read-a-likes, and much more for thousands fiction titles.

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NoveList K-8

Database of young adult, children's and easy titles with a student-focused interface, designed for PreK through Middle School ages

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Novels and Short Stories for Students

Critical overviews of numerous literary works.

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Ohio Government Information and Services

The official State of Ohio government site is full of resources for citizens and businesses.

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Ohio History Central Encyclopedia

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.

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Ohio History Connection

This website provides access to numerous Ohio history resources.

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Ohio Means Jobs

Take practice tests, search for jobs, post your resume. Practice tests for licensing exams (Civil Service, Allied Health, ASVAB, etc.) and academics (SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, etc) are found under Assessment and Training.
Click the training icon Ohio Means Jobs Online Training, then choose  Ohio Means Jobs Sign In or  Ohio Means Jobs Anonymous Acess.

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Ohio Memory

A digital collection of Ohio historical artifacts.

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Ohio Obituary Index

Index of 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices, and other Ohio sources, from 1810s to present.
Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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Ohioline (OSU Extension Office)

Ohio State University Extension Office provides a wealth of information on subjects such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, and 4-H.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Covering today’s hottest social issues Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Authoritative reference content exploring topics in humanities, social sciences, and science. 

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Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of issues; content to help students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Primary Search

Full text for nearly 70, popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator 

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Professional Development Collection

For professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of high quality education journals and educational reports.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Database covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

Nonfiction book reviews; collection development resource for librarians

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Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Track down older magazine articles with this database, which indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 through 1982.
Article citations can be used to obtain a copy of the article. Fill out the Periodical Article Request Information of our Interlibrary Loan form to submit a request.

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ReferenceUSA

Find addresses, phone numbers, toll free numbers, Web site URLs, financial information, median household income, median home value, and more.

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Regional Business News

Provides coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Database covers 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

The Sanborn Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.  Use these maps to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, to study the growth of towns and cities, and to study the impact of new developments.

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Science Reference Center

Covers topics including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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

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Sociological Collection

Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

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Teacher Reference Center

This index covers over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books, providing coverage on key education topics.

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TOPIC Search

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

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Transparent Languages

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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TumbleBooks

Animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  

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Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get an authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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Vocational and Career Collection

Provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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What Tree Is It? What Tree Is It?

Identify and learn about common Ohio trees. By only knowing one part of a tree (leaf, fruit, etc.), you can follow the samples given until you can identify your tree.

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What's that snake? What's That Snake?

Includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Learn about Ohio snakes or use the program to identify one you have seen.

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Identify Flint Artifacts What's the Point?

This resource is designed to help users identify flint artifacts, which are some of the most enduring legacies of prehistoric peoples. 

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