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Find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing and purchasing, series information, book reviews and more!
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 3,100 journals, including full text for nearly 2,700 peer-reviewed titles.
A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research - a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.
Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present.
U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. Only accessible in the library.
These entertaining videos of popular children’s books were created and edited by Worthington Libraries with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures providing the ASL interpreters. Each video contains the…
Ultimate search tool for businesses, people, jobs, mailing lists, background & criminal search and more.
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased.
Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost. Read articles from business periodicals, research industries, and evaluate companies and their markets.
Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles.
Full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
CultureGrams (from ProQuest) is a leading reference resource for reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.
Cyndi’s List is a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Free for everyone, Cyndi’s List is a your genealogical…
FREE current Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles driver’s permit practice tests! Make sure you are ready for your driver’s test. (includes CDL & motorcycle tests)
Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately.
Contains full digital text of selected books. Read ebooks online.
The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and research.
Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly interface to selected EBSCO information databases that provides not only a simple search box, but easy-to-browse categories.
Explora Primary Schools is a trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.
Explora Secondary Schools is an alternative to websites and search engines for students in grades 6-12 to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and provides free access to 4+ billion names from all over the world.
Accurate, independent ratings and financial planning tools you need to make INFORMED DECISIONS about your insurance, banking and investment options.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous…
Fold3 is a premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Search HeritageQuest Online for census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Search Hobbies & Crafts Source for "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Source features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.
Instantly borrow free digital audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, music, and TV shows 24/7 with no waiting!  Limit of 8 borrows per month.
Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
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Literary Reference Source features an expansive collection of classic and contemporary full-text poems, short stories, and novels.
Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, the MAS Ultra – School Edition database contains full text for nearly 500 high school magazines and more than 360 full text reference books.
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for periodicals, reference books, and primary source documents on a range of subject areas, as well as large collection of photos, maps, and flags.
MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
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.
One of the world’s most widely used resources for medical information. Professionals and patients will find a Pill Identifier Tool, articles on health topics, system checkers in multiple languages.
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming videos. Borrow up to 20 items at a time, and place up to 30 holds, with no late fees.
A collection of historical to present images of Ohio from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations in this evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia.
Ohio Legal Help is a free website that provides accurate and local legal information to the public. Content is vetted by attorneys and many common legal forms are available.
Ohio website for job searching and much more! Find a list of In-Demand Careers in Ohio's economy today. For kids, OhioMeansJobs K-12 is the place to plan your future.
Ohio Memory brings together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.
An index to over 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.
Register to vote or update your voter registration information.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.
Points of View Reference Source contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
This comprehensive collection of full text education journals provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
This psychology database offers full text coverage for nearly 400 journals covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, and more.
Full text for articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, from EBSCOhost.
An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. Topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, philosophy, and more.
Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.
Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, scientists, technology, wildlife, and more.
Searchable index of Ohio Department of Health death and stillborn death certificates, Columbus Board of Health death certificates, Ohio Girls Industrial School, and Ohio Boys Industrial School.
Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.
More than 500 full text journals covering all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
Full text articles from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
The Federal Government’s online resource for the official information products of the U.S. Government. Download free U.S. Government ebooks.
Very Short Introductions provides intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. Hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects.
Vocational and Career Collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
This website will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits to help you identify common trees of Ohio.
Easily identify snakes found in Ohio.
Identify arrowheads and stone tools found in Ohio.
Engages advanced students and adults with thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship.
Emergent learners will engage in an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills.
This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn.
Academic Spanish-language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective. Includes timelines, statistics, visual navigation, and multimedia.
Captivates even the most reluctant reader with unique visual engagements, rich multimedia content, and an abundance of educational games, activities, and projects.
A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels.
World Book Online is a suite of the powerful World Book reference tools.
Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.
World Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book’s wealth of knowledgeable resources.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.