Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage website

African American Heritage

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

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American and English Literature

American and 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)

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

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

Everyday health care information.

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Consumer Reports (full, unlocked access)

View full, unlocked access to Consumer Reports product reviews and ratings. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.  (You will need to be signed into your Mary L. Cook account to access the unlocked version.)

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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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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

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 Source

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 Source

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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Learning Express (Ohio Means Jobs)

Choose "Access Learning Express Anonymously" (green bar). Offers practice tests, assessments, & eBooks. Includes college test prep, career test prep, computer skills help, and business skills help.

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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

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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Find Your Next Great Read

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

Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,700,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 65 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 Source

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 Insurance Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Source

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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Small Business Source

Offers a collection of state-specific resources with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and videos for managing a business.

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Very Short Introductions

From Oxford University Press - offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas 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

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Waynesville History Blog

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

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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?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book - English, Spanish, French

Information resource options in English, Spanish, or French for pre-school through college age learners.

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World Book Early Learning

World Book Early Learning

Age 3-7. Rich resources to help young learners building their vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency. 

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World Book Kids

Age 6-10. Activities, projects, age-appropriate articles to help young learners find information quickly and develop digital literacy skills.

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World Book Student

Ages 10-14. Tailored to engage students, includes an extensive multimedia collection, biographies, and supplemental tools. 

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