Research Databases

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    Everything you want to know about books & authors. It is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!

     

  • Academic Search Premier

    Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more – from EBSCOhost. Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects.

     

  • All EBSCOhost Databases

    All EBSCOhost Databases. Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.

     

  • AllData Pro Auto Repair (In library use only)

    ALLDATA Repair (Online) is a powerful, easy-to-use online tool for shops of all sizes. The information is unedited and updated regularly thanks to close partnerships with the manufacturers. It is your one-stop information resource, eliminating the need for bulky, obsolete paper auto repair manuals, edited online auto repair manuals, or costly multiple OEM website subscriptions. ALLDATA Repair is the #1 provider of OEM service and repair information for 1982-to-current vehicles.

  • American and English full text literature

    Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

     

     

  • American Civil War Pathfinder

    About: This pathfinder is an annotated bibliography designed to assist in research for the topic of the American Civil War. The list contains non-fiction items that are held by the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The pathfinder guide does not contain all books the library has on the subject, but is designed as an introduction to the larger collection of library holdings.

     

  • Ancestry Library (In library use only)

    Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states. The Map Center contains maps from across the United States. Data is compiled from the Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census, UK Census Collection, immigration and military records, court, land and probate records and more. More than 4,000 databases include census data, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records.

     

  • AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists

    Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference and Mailing List Database which includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business and executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professional, and much more. This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives and much more. View the help videos on this site for additional information and ideas about ways to use this exciting database.

  • Biography Reference Bank

     Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, plus thousands of profiles licensed from other respected publishers; updated monthly. Find multiple sketches of the subject's life and accomplishments. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates. View digital images for many of the subjects.

  • Business Planning Templates from SCORE

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

     

     

  • Business Source Premier

    Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost. Read articles from popular and scholarly business periodicals. Research industries. Evaluate companies and their markets.

     

  • CareerOneStop

    CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration. The place to manage your career. Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

     

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

  • Consumer Reports.org

    Consumer buying guides & product reviews from one of the most reputable sources in the U.S. Consumer Reports is one of the most reputable sources for consumer buying information.

     

  • The Crime Victims Rights Toolkit serves as a self-help resource for crime victims. The Toolkit is designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. If a crime victim is having difficulty exercising his or her rights, he or she may contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center immediately to request assistance.

     

  • 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. Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results; Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic; Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students; Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content; Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English; Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

  • 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.

     

  • goodreads.com

     Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

     

  • Heritage Quest Online

    HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

     

  • Literary Reference Center

    Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

     

  • Mango Languages

     Mango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages. Mango is a fast, easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

     

     

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags – updated daily from EBSCOhost. Read articles from popular magazines. Find out about another country or culture. Search for solutions to that question you can’t quite answer.

     

  • medlineplus.gov

    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

     

  • Merck Manuals

    Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

     

     

  • netwellness.org

    Non-profit consumer health website providing high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities. Search health issues by topic. Link to other quality health resources available on the Internet.

     

  • Newspaper Source

     Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily. Read articles from newspaper around the country. Access industry-specific newspapers. Search TV and radio news transcripts.

     

  • Novelist

    Resource that provides reviews, annotations, subject heading access, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles – updated monthly. Read about your favorite author. Find book recommendations and reading lists. Discover book discussion guides and awards lists.

     

  • Novelist K-8

    Resource that provides reviews, annotations, subject heading access, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles – updated monthly. For grades K-8. Read about your favorite author. Find book recommendations and reading lists. Discover book discussion guides and awards lists.

     

  • Nursing/Academic Databases | EBSCOhost

    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

                                        

  • Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)

    Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937. Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.

     

     

  • Ohio History Central

    An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.

     

     

  • Ohio Means Jobs

    Search thousands of jobs and plan your career. Build & post your resume and have it rated. Find workforce skills programs. Search through hundreds of thousands of jobs.

     

     

  • Ohio Means Jobs K-12

    The place to plan your future. Take the guided tour and complete recommended activities. Take a career interest survey to learn about yourself. Explore career information by a keyword or industry. Build a budget to learn about the cost of living on your own.

     

  • Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

    Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.

     

  • Ohio.gov

    The official government website of the State of Ohio. Find government services and information for residents, businesses, visitors, and state employees. Reach the website of any Ohio government agency.

     

     

  • Ohioline

    Online database of publications from Ohio State University Extension Office; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute. Find hundreds of fact sheets, bulletins, and other educational materials covering a wide array of subjects - such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H, and youth. 

  • Points of View Reference Center

    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. This database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

  • Digital Magazines through RBdigital

    RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.

  • Regional Business News | EBSCOhost

    Full text for articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, from EBSCOhost. Research regional business conditions around the country.

     

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

     Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.  Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.

     

  • Science Online

    Science Online provides reliable information in a variety of useful formats. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource. Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines including fun and interesting science fair projects.

     

  • Science Reference Center

    Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

  • Trulia

    Trulia provides comprehensive local real estate guides. Up-to-date information about housing prices, real estate trends, market activity, and neighborhood information (schools, crime, community info).

     

  • Workforce Skills for 21st Century

    Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success™ is a dynamic online learning platform that helps people build a foundation for success—in credit-bearing programs, job and career initiatives, and in life. It delivers the skill-building, test preparation, and job search and resume resources that can open doors to higher education and better employment opportunities.

  • World Book Early World of Learning

    Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.

  • World Book InfoFinder

    World Book Info Finder is the optimal resource for patrons in elementary and middle school coming to the library for help with their homework and research projects. World Book Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

  • 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. World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design.

  • World Book Online

    Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.

  • World Book Spanish for Adults

    This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

     

  • World Book Spanish

    This is part of World Book Online Reference Center that is a Spanish-Language encyclopedia called Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. It contains 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations. The Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily.

     

  • World War One Pathfinder

    About: This pathfinder is an annotated bibliography designed to assist in research for the topic of World War One. The list contains non-fiction items that are held by the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The pathfinder guide does not contain all books the library has on the subject but is designed as an introduction to the larger collection of library holdings.