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The following links are premier databases and resources purchased by the Library or available to you through the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Please note that some premier databases require a library card to access from home.
Britannica ImageQuestFacts on File
This database provides access to more than two million images which have all been rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use. The images in this site cover every subject area imaginable and can be used for teacher lesson plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins. Click here for Home-Remote Access
Find facts and background information in the individual databases: Ancient History & Culture, African-American History & Culture, American History Online, American Indian History & Culture, and World History Online or use the History Database Center link to search all 5 databases at once. The World Atlas is a separate database that provides a wealth of information in the form of maps, statistical data and more.Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.Gale Directory Library
A database of specialized directories on companies, publishers, associations, media and more. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems. Titles of especial note in YPL's eBook colection are Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Authors.
Know It NowOxford Reference Online
For those burning questions requiring an immediate response, log on to KnowItNow.org, the statewide virtual reference service, and chat your question to a librarian.
This database brings together 100 Oxford language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.
Searchasaurus (EBSCO)Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThis database provides online access to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Click here for Home-Remote Access.Student Research Center (EBSCO)
Making it easy for younger patrons to find information on popular topics like animals, history, health, science, and current events, this children's interface searches several of the most popular EBSCO databases for reference content. Click here for a tutorial.
Provides access to full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, essays, primary source documents, as well as photographs, maps, and other graphics from EBSCO databases geared to students in grades 6-12. Click
here for a tutorial on Student Research Center.
World Book Online
World Book Online contains all the articles from the 22-volume encyclopedia plus an atlas, dictionary, World Book Kids, a special Ohio section, and a Spanish language encyclopedia.
World Book French EditionWorld Book Hispanica Saber
L'Encyclopedie Decouverte is World Book's basic French-language encyclopedia for elementary and middle school students.
This is a comprehensive Spanish-language general encyclopedia designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and ESL/ELL program participants. Includes images, maps, videos, animations, sounds and interactive media files.World Book Kids
Intended for younger readers with an appealing graphical design and incorporating many illustrations, diagrams, and maps, this version of the encyclopedia also includes activities to engage children’s different learning styles.
World Book Spanish Edition
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is World Book's basic Spanish-language encyclopedia for elementary and middle school students.