Research Databases

A B C E F H K L M O P R S T V W
List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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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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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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Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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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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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 Web Library

Research databases offered by the State of Ohio.

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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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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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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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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