Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information about books and authors.

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African American Heritage
African American Heritage

A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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American and English Full Text Literature Collections
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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Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center is a collection of full-text biographies on notable personalities from around the world, including actors, authors, world leaders, inventors .

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Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier

Company and market reports

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Cleveland Necrology File
Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index

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Cleveland News Index
Cleveland News Index

(Cleveland Public Library) -- 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-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources

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ConsumerReports
ConsumerReports.org

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers

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Driving Tests
Driving Tests

Free practice tests for automobile instruction permit, a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) for a motorcycle license, or a commercial learner’s permit (CLP). Official manuals and practice tests to take to prepare for the written knowledge exams.

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Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning

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

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EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost

Magazine and jounal articles

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Explora Primary Schools
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 Public Libraries
Explora Public Libraries

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary Schools
Explora Secondary Schools

Designed for students and educators in grades 6 through 12 for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms

Download legal forms online.

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Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
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
Home Improvement Reference Center

The online resource for home improvement assistance in areas such as repair, maintenance, remodeling, electrical work and much more.

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Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 

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Learning Express
Learning Express

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks to help patrons of all ages.  It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. 

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Morningstar Investments
Morningstar Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section

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Novelist K-8 Plus
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. Using simple search techniques, 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

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

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford University Press works with international communities of scholars across all fields of study to develop new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue to help develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Reference USA
Reference USA

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities

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Transparent Languages
Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

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What Tree Is It
What Tree Is It

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's That Snake
What's That Snake

Ohio snake identification guide

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What's The Point
What's The Point

Identifying flint artifacts

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World Book Online
World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Students
World Book Students

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

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WorldCat
WorldCat

The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries presented by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

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