Research Tools – Categories

 

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.

*All research tools are accessible from both library computers and home computers.

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Biographies & Genealogy | Business General Reference | Health & Medical |

History & Newspapers | Jobs & Career Development | Languages | Literature | Online Learning | Science

 

 

Biographies & Genealogy


 

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your family history with access to genealogy records. Only available in the library.

 

Biographies & Photos

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

 

 

Business


 

Business Source Premier

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

 

Regional Business News

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

 

 

General Reference


 

Academic Search Premier

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

 

World Book Student

Organized so students can find information quickly and easily. Contains 40,000+ encyclopedia and reference articles.

 

World Book Kids

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

 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

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

 

Chilton Library

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

 

MasterFILE

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

 

Middle Search Plus

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

 

Points of View Reference Center

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

 

DMV Practice Tests

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

 

 

Health & Medical


 

Consumer Health Complete

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

 

Health Source

Scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

 

Medline

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

 

 

History & Newspapers


 

Newspaper Source

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

 

Journals & Newspapers

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

 

Sanborn Insurance Maps

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

 

Biographies & Photos

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

 

 

 

Jobs and Career Development


 

Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.

 

Lynda

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

 

Vocational & Career Collection

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

 

 

 

Languages


 

Transparent Language Online

Learn a new language using measurable outcomes. It contains 90+ languages.

 

Mango Languages

Learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin, Greek, and more for free.

 

 

 

Literature


 

American & English Literature

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

 

Literary Reference Center

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

 

NoveList Plus

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

 

 

 

Online Learning


 

Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.

 

Creativebug

Unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes

 

Lynda

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

 

 

 

Science


 

Science Online

Ideal solution for schools, libraries & homework assignments. Broad range of scientific disciplines.

 

Science Reference Center

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

 

GreenFILE

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