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Information on books and authors.

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African American Heritage web page African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research;
 

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American & English Literature screenshot American & English Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

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Ancestry Library Edition website page Ancestry Library Edition

IN LIBRARY ONLY. Census, military, court, and church records, passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Business Source Premier screenshot Business Source Premier

Company and market reports.

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Chilton Library webpage picture Chilton Library

Deliver reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years. See for yourself how no other source has the maintenance, repair, and technical service bulletins patrons need for most years, makes, and models. This continually updated resource provides step-by-step service and repair procedures,wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables,troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations), and ASE test prep.

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Consumer Health Complete screenshot Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information.

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Consumer Reports screenshot Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guide & product reviews.

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EBSCO screenshot EBSCO Offerings

Listings and links to all EBSCO services, including databases, Flipster, Consumer Reports,etc.

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EBSCOhost Databases screenshot EBSCOhost Databases

Magazine and journal articles.

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Explora Primary Schools screenshot Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Public Libraries screenshot Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora  Secondary Schools screenshot Explora Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides 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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Family Search screenshot Family Search

FamilySearch is a 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, and collaborating with others who share this vision.

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Webpage for Fold3 Fold 3 Alternative Link

An alternative link to the database Fold 3.

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Fold3 web page Fold3

Fold3 is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.

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Heritage Quest screenshot Heritage Quest

A genealogy resource featuring U.S. Census Records and many other sources. Free at the library and from home. At home use 45068 directly followed by your card number as your password. (Ex: 450689999).

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Hobbies and Craft Reference center web page 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 web page 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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Khan Academy Website page Khan Academy

Nonprofit organization that offers over 3,000 educational videos for free over topics including K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Test prep also offered.

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Picture of Kids InfoBits webage Kids InfoBits

Provides the Tools and Resources to Develop Future Ready Skills in Young Learners:

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. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Learning Express screenshot Learning Express Library (Ohio Means Jobs)

Choose "Access Learning Express Anonymously" (green bar). Learning Centers offers the practice tests, assessments, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want- at school, at work, or in life. Includes college test prep, career test prep, computer skills help, adult learning resources, and core business skills help.

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Literary Reference Center screenshot Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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Screenshot of Lynda.com opening web page Lynda.com

Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Lynda.com courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP

In addition, Lynda.com offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:

  • Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management
  • Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography and more
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MasterFILE Premier Search screenshot MasterFILE Premier Search

Search for thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos, maps, and flags on millions of topics. Includes search of Consumer Reports Magazine for product ratings.

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OhioMeansJobs screenshot Ohio Means Jobs

This site is for job seekers and Ohio employers. Offered here are assessments, courses, resume assistance, etc. If you need help with resumes and cover letters, find the Quick Links in the bottom of the page toolbar titled “Resume & Cover Letters.” On this site, job seekers can also upload their resumes to apply for jobs.

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Ohio Obituary Index screenshot Ohio Obituary Index

An undex to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering..

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Ohio Web Library

Research databases offered by the State of Ohio.

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Screenshot of Oxford Research webpage Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, Oxford Research Encyclopedias are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics. See what disciplines are available here.

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Points of View Reference Center screenshot Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Religion & Philosophy Collection screenshot Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Fire Maps screenshot Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Center screenshot Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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Small Business reference web page picture Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

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Transparent Language Online sign-in page Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online 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.  Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go. 

 

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Webpage for Transparent Language Online Transparent Language Online alternative link

This is an alternative link to Transparent Language Online.

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Very Short Introductions webpage Very Short Introductions

 

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly...Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

 

 

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Connections to the Past internet page Waynesville History Blog

Waynesville history as researched by Karen Campbell for the Ohioana Room at the Mary L. Cook Public Library : http://waynesgenhis.blogspot.com/2005/07/ohioana-room-mary-l-cook-public.html

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Webmath.com homepage screenshot Webmath

Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

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What Snake is It? screenshot What Snake is It?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What Tree is It? screenshot What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's the Point? screenshot What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book Kids World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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World Book Online screenshot World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Online: Early World of Learning screenshot World Book Online: Early World of Learning

Online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.

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World Book Students screenshot World Book Students

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

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