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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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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Bookflix
Bookflix

New online literacy resource from Weston Woods and Scholastic Books. It has colorful animation, interactive games, and much more to help reinforce reading skills, and build a love for reading and learning for your children. Just click on the link above, then watch, read, & learn!

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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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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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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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Lynda.com
Lynda.com

Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

 

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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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Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Means Jobs

Job and career searching, unemployment filing, Jobs and Family Services, re-entry resources, practice interviews, job training, budget calculators, student tests and tools such as ACT, SAT, ASVAB.

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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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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

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

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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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Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions are a book series published by the Oxford University Press. The books are concise introductions to particular subjects, intended for a general audience but written by experts. Most are under 200 pages long.

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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 Kids
World Book Kids

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

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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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World Book Timelines
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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