Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links


Information on books and authors.
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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

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

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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

Company and market reports.

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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

Everyday health care information.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.

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EBSCO Offerings

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

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EBSCOhost Databases

Magazine and journal articles.

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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

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

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

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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Fold 3 Alternative Link

An alternative link to the database Fold 3.

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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

A genealogy resource featuring U.S. Census Records and many other sources. Free at the library and from home. 

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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

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

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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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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LinkedIn Learning


All of’s courses and expert instructors are now on LinkedIn Learning. Subjects and courses for every step of your career led by instructors with real-world experience. Choose from over 17,100 courses and Learning Paths with dozens added each week.

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Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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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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NoveList K - 8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. 

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. 

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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

An index 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

Ohio Web Library

Research databases offered by the State of Ohio.

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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

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Religion & Philosophy Collection

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

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Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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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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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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Waynesville High School Yearbooks (Links to digital copies)

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Waynesville History Blog

Waynesville history as researched by Karen Campbell for the Ohioana Room at the Mary L. Cook Public Library :

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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?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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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

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Online: Early World of Learning

Online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.

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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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