Research Tools

Whether researching a paper, investigating your personal history, or trying to fix your car, make these reliable educational sources your first stop. They are free to use with your library card.

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Academic Search Premier

Search for full-text journals and magazines from acclaimed scholarly resources.

African American Heritage

A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Alt Health Watch

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American & English Literature

Electronic books of literature originally published in print from 1600 to now.

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your family history with access to genealogy records. Ancestry is only available from inside the library.


Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photos. Full text articles from biographical reference books.

Business Source Premier

Full text business articles, research, and news from popular and scholarly business periodicals.


Chilton Library

Exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, and more in one easy-to-use web site.

Computer Source

A full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines.

Consumer Health Complete

Browse articles on health, fitness, and alternative medicine from medical reference books.


DMV Practice Tests

Prepare for your drivers test with these free DMV practice tests.



A variety of databases covering many topics where you can find full-text articles and citations.


An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.


Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.


Fold3 Library Edition

This database provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.



Covers human impact on the environment, global warming, green building, pollution, and more.


Health Source: Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

A trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

Heritage Quest

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Hobbies & Crafts Source

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby.

Home Improvement Source

This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


Journals & Newspapers

A variety of databases covering many topics where you can find full-text articles and citations.


Kids InfoBits

This database provides authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.


Literary Reference Source

Use this database to research authors, books, poems, and literary movements.

LinkedIn Learning

Online courses covering photography, animation, marketing, IT, and more.


MAS Ultra: School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

MasterFILE Premier

Search thousands of articles on a variety of topics and millions of photos, maps and flags.


Drug information, research, news, medical encyclopedia, and more.

Middle Search Plus

Perfect for finding articles or photos for a homework assignment or research paper.


The New York Times

Create an account to access unlimited The New York Times articles.

Newspaper Source

Read articles from newspapers from all over the world. Also includes tv and radio news transcripts.

NoveList Plus

Boundless tools including reviews, read-alikes, and book lists to help you decide what to read next.


Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Topics include American History, Psychology, Literature, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science and more.


Points of View Reference Source

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue to aid in developing strong arguments.

Professional Development Collection

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Proquest: Historical Newspapers: Ohio Collection 1877 – Recent

Get access to over 120 Ohio newspapers, with coverage going back as far as 1785 – including the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette going back to 1915!

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in PsycINFO.


Regional Business News

Articles from business journals & newspapers covering metropolitan and rural areas.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.


Sanborn Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans of Ohio neighborhoods from 1867-1970. Locate buildings and study growth of towns.

Science Reference Source

Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs with full-text articles from hundreds of sources.

Small Business Source

Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.


Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

Vocational & Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs.


World Book

Your gateway to World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, World Book Student, and more.

World Book Early World of Learning

The premier online learning resource for preschoolers and children in early grades.

World Book Kids

For kids, English-language learners, & reluctant readers. Simple navigation & easy-to-read content.

World Book Spanish: Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language access to encyclopedia articles, web links, periodical articles, animations, maps, and more.