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Consumer Reports Ancestry Library Edition - in library use onlyAntiques Reference​   HeritageQuest Novelist

 

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about:books
Use this search to find anything about books and authors. Use it to find reviews, recommendations, and read-a-likes.


Academic Search Premier (mobile)
This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study and includes peer-reviewed full-text articles as well as indexed and abstracted articles, and searchable cited references.


AHFS Consumer Medication Information (mobile)
The database consists of over 1,450 medication and natural product leaflets (some with Spanish versions). The database is updated monthly.


Alt HealthWatch (mobile)
Provides in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990. Includes full-text for many peer-reviewed journals.


American and English Literature  
These literature collections are electronic books of American and English literature--poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. 


Ancestry Library Edition [In Library Use Only]  
This resource, powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  This resource can only be accessed from within the library from our public computers.


Antiques Reference  
Determine the value of antiques, collectibles, and fine art with the images and pricing information provided from leading auction houses.


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Biography in Context (mobile)
Drawing from numerous authoritative sources, this resource brings users face-to-face with their subjects via text, video, audio clips and images of yesterday and today’s most-studied figures.


Biography Reference Bank (mobile)
This database combines numerous biographical resources to provide biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased.


Business Source Premier (mobile)
All disciplines of business are covered in this resource, which includes full-text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Find Company and Industry Profiles, as well as Country and Market Research Reports.


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Chilton Library (mobile)
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.


Computer Source (mobile)
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.


Consumer Health Complete (mobile)
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. 


ConsumerReports.org  
This resource is the online version of popular Consumer Reports magazine. With it, you can find consumer product information, including reviews, ratings, and safety information based on impartial testing.


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Dictionary of Literary Biography (mobile)
This resource provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. 


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All EBSCOhost Databases (mobile)
A listing of various databases which Wright Library and the Ohio Web Library purchase from EBSCOhost.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a beginning-level Spanish World Book encyclopedia site, with thousands of articles, illustrations, and maps, and an easy-to-use, bilingual interface.


ERIC (mobile)
The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.


European Views of the Americas (mobile)
This bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. 


ExploreOhio  
This site lists Ohio resources and is the perfect starting place to learn about anything in or about the Buckeye State, from recreation to jobs and business resources and a whole lot more.


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Facts on File: Science Online  
This database offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, definitions, diagrams, videos, animations, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and current news articles.


Freading eBooks 
Find thousands of eBooks from every genre ready for you to check out with no waiting and no late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on a compatible eReader, smartphone, or tablet!  Learn how to get started with these FAQs.


Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (mobile)
For students, this database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


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Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica  
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica is a Spanish-language World Book encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.


GreenFILE (mobile)
This research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. 


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Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (mobile)
Provides scholarly full text journals as well as indexing and abstracts focusing on many medical disciplines with coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong.


HeritageQuest  
Includes Census records (1790-1930), book and article searches, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank.


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Kids Search (mobile)
For younger students, Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. 


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LearningExpress Library  
Provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  Also included are workplace skills improvement, U.S. citizenship, and computer and Internet basics.


Library, Information Science, & Tech Abstracts (mobile)
This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Literary Reference Center (mobile)
This resource consists of full-text literary journals, literary reference works, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full-text of thousands of poems and short stories. 


Literature Criticism Online (mobile)
This database provides easy access to multiple popular literary criticism series, including Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, covering authors who lived from 1800 through 2009. Citations are provided for all entries.


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MAS Ultra - School Edition (mobile)
This database contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines.


MasterFILE Premier (mobile)
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. 


MEDLINE (mobile)
Provides authoritative, research-level, medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 


MedlinePlus 
This website, a service the National Library of Medicine, provides informaton to answer health related questions. 


Middle Search Plus (mobile)
Offers full text for popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. Also includes biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection.


Morningstar Investment Research Center [In Library Use Only]  
This resource is only available from library computers. With Morningstar IRC you can research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; and learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.


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NetWellness  
This non-profit consumer health Web site provides high quality health information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities.


Newspaper Source (mobile)
Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.


NoveList (mobile)
A resource for readers of fiction that provides book and author information, reviews, read-a-likes, and much more for thousands fiction titles. 


NoveList K-8 (mobile)
This resource features a student-focused interface and a database of young adult, children's and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary or middle schools.


Novels and Short Stories for Students (mobile)
Novels for Students and Short Stories for Students, from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, provide critical overviews of numerous literary works.


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Ohio Government Information and Services  
The official State of Ohio government site is full of resources for citizens and businesses.


Ohio History Central Encyclopedia  
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.


Ohio History Connection  
This website provides access to numerous Ohio history resources, including the Select Ohio Public Records Index.


Ohio Memory  
A digital collection of Ohio historical artifacts.


Ohio Obituary Index
An index to 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.


Ohioline (OSU Extension Office)
The Ohio State University Extension Office provides a wealth of information covering subjects such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H and youth.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context  
Covering today’s hottest social issues Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more.  


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Points of View Reference Center (mobile)
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, 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.


Primary Search (mobile)
Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70, popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).


Professional Development Collection (mobile)
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of high quality education journals and educational reports.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (mobile)
This database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.


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Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (mobile)
Track down older magazine articles with this database, which indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 through 1982. Article citations can be used to obtain a copy of the article. Fill out the Periodical Article Request Information of our Interlibrary Loan form to submit a request.


ReferenceUSA  
This includes addresses, phone numbers, toll free numbers, Web site URLs, financial information, median household income, median home value, and more.


Regional Business News (mobile)
Provides coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Religion and Philosophy Collection (mobile)
This database covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.


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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  
The Sanborn Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.  Use these maps to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, to study the growth of towns and cities, and to study the impact of new developments.


Science Reference Center (mobile)
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.


Searchasaurus (mobile)
Young researchers can find great information on topics like animals, history, health, science, and what's in the news.


Sociological Collection (mobile)
Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.


Student Research Center (mobile)
This resource is designed for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type (magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.).


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Teacher Reference Center (mobile)
This index covers over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books, providing coverage on key education topics.


TOPIC Search (mobile)
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.


TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. 


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Vocational and Career Collection (mobile)
Provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.


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What Tree Is It?  
Use this resource to identify and learn about common Ohio trees. By only knowing one part of a tree (leaf, fruit, etc.), you can follow the samples given until you can identify your tree.


What's That Snake?  
This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Learn about Ohio snakes or use the program to identify one you have seen.


What's the Point?  
This resource is designed to help users identify flint artifacts, which are some of the most enduring legacies of prehistoric peoples. 


Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
Improve basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare for advanced occupational training.  This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. 


World Book (mobile)
An online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.


World Book Early World of Learning
Interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades are included in this resource. 


World Book Kids
Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.


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Zinio
Zinio provides full digital copies of many popular magazines, which can be read on a computer or mobile device.  User's Guide