Research resources

A to Z Maps Online

AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of maps, map resources, visual glossaries, video dictionaries, geography learning games, and teacher resources
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A to Z the USA

AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia with information about the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
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A to Z World Culture

Providing information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more, with 174 country culture guides covering more than 60 topics each.
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A to Z World Travel

AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.
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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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American and English full text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.
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Ancestry Library Edition

IN LIBRARY ONLY Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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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Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
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Business Source Premier

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.
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Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.
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Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information
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Consumer Reports

Read current and past issues of Consumer Reports. Includes product ratings and reviews, recall and safety information.
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Creativebug

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. You’re more creative than you think
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Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
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EBSCOhost

Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

Explora Primary Schools

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.
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Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
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Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

A premier 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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The Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.
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HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
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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

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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Kids InfoBits

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.

LawDepot

LawDepot for Libraries empowers each patron to create their own personalized legal documents specific to their state/province and personal situation.
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Literary Reference Center

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
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Lynda.com from LinkedIn

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.
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Mango Languages

Powered by intelligent technology and an adaptive algorithm, Mango empowers you to communicate with confidence, preparing you for uncharted experiences with language and culture.
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New York Times Online

Free access to NYTimes.com is available at all library locations or by using your Library account.
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Niche Academy

Providing tutorials and instruction on digital resources offered by the library: Freegal, Kanopy, LawDepot, Lynda.com, and more.
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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.
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Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development
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Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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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Transparent Language Online

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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Universal Class

UniversalClass offers hundreds of online continuing education classes. Our courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress.
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Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.
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What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.
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What’s That Snake

Ohio snake identification guide
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What’s The Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.
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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
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World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college
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World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.
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World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.
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