America's News (NewsBank)Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.Auto Repair, Home Improvement, Hobbies & Entertainment GatewayFind here the many resources - databases, ebooks & websites - which will help you with your home improvement projects, recreational hobbies, and entertainment pursuits.
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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.
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
Provides access to demographic data for all states that can generate maps and reports including information on consumer expenditures, population, income, race, housing, employment, and Mosaic cluster groups by various geographic breakdowns. The Business & People module provides a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool for information on over 23 million businesses and over 206 million people and 35 million households.EBSCOhost all databases
EBSCOhost is the portal to a number of databases that provide full text articles from magazines, newspapers, reference books, and more in various disciplines. Database focus varies from general/popular to academic and from grade school level to college/professional level. An all-in-one resource.Facts on File
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.General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics across all subject disciplines. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.Homework Help GatewayFind here the many educational resources - databases, ebooks, & websites - which will help for any and all homework assignments.
Know It NowLegalForms
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.
Gale Legal Forms provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney directory by state and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory
This database provides a "who's who guide to the world of antiques & collectibles." It is "an easily searchable online clearinghouse not only about antiques and collectibles, but also art, gems & jewelry, dinnerware/flatware/crystal matching services, contemporary collectibles and, basically, resources for any type of personal property including antique cars, machinery & equipment, and even vintage airplanes!" There are "thousands of specialist dealers, experts, collectors, appraisers, clubs, periodicals, repair and restoration services, museums and libraries, internet resources, matching services, grading services, authenticators, pricing and auction services." Click here for Home-Remote Access.Mango Languages
This database has a unique teaching method which engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process. Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications. It also includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.Ohio Web Library Federated Search
This looks at groups of databases in categories you select and returns results in a few seconds. For a list of shortcut URLs to the specific databases click here.Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Continuously updated and providing contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues and controversies, this database is a portal to articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Click here for a tutorial.Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Pop Culture Universe
A fascinating digital library of information on American and world popular culture--both past and present. This useful database provides a safe way for students to investigate topics of great appeal without the bias, advertising, suggestive content or questionable authorship of commercial and fan sites.Price It! Antiques & CollectiblesPrice It! Antiques and Collectibles is the most comprehensive antiques and collectible pricing tool in the world, delivering more than 10 million images & 125 searchable categories.ReferenceUSABusiness, Health Care, Residential, Consumers/Lifestyles. This powerful source can quickly identify potential customers and contacts for over 12 million businesses. Search by specific geographic area, business type, sales volume or employee size. Click here for a ReferenceUSA tutorial.
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.Student Resources In ContextStudent Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.TOPICsearch
In using this database, teachers, librarians and student researchers can explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
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.
World Book WebWorld News Digest
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
A fully-searchable online archive to the Facts On File World News Digest, covering all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940--both domestic and international.