Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
A to Z Maps Online
A to Z Maps Online

Explore over 100,000 royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries.

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A to Z The USA

An online encyclopedia of everything about the USA.  

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About: Books

Find information about books and authors.  Search by title, author, or subject.

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Academic Search Premier

Access full texts from scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals covering nearly every area of academic study including computer sciences, language and linguistics, ethnic studies, and many more.

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Accelerated Reader Book Finder

Use Accelerated Reader Bookfinder to search for books and corresponding AR quizzes.

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Biography Reference Bank

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals: both living and deceased.

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Coursera provides universal access to the world's best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

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Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar
Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar

Day By Day is a tool that families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use at home, at the library, on the go, and in the classroom.  With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day offers resources to further develop early literacy skills that help young children prepare for, and to do better in, school.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners, this database includes videos, compare and contract features, and a visual dictionary.

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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

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Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

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Food Literacy Center
Food Literacy Center

Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit focused on preventative health, with skills and tools to share with families to learn and cook together.  The curriculum focuses on food literacy and hands-on cooking with kids.

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Gran Hispanica (World Book)

World Book has partnered with one of the world's largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer online this comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

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Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals focusing on many medical disciplines, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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Kids InfoBits

This content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.  The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (World Book)

A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, this database is written at basic French reading levels.  This seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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Learning Express Library

Access test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams, including the PSAT, SAT, GED replacement, TASC, and other exams.

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Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.  It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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Access more than 6,600 courses on various subjects including software, programming languages, and business topics.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition
MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents.  It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school libraries, this full-text database provides popular magazines and reference books.  Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the internet, free of charge.  With more than 2,400 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.

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Ohio Web Library

These online research resources are provided by Ohio Libraries to all Ohio residents.

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Oxford Reference Online

This research database brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.  Titles cover a wide range of humanities, social science, performing arts, and general reference subjects.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Articles from numerous academic encyclopedias of Social Work, the Oxford Classical Dictionary, American History, Climate Science, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, International Studies, Latin American History, Linguistics, Literature, Religion, Communication, and Politics.

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Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Primary Search

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.  Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

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Scholastic Teachables
Scholastic Teachables - Coming Soon!

Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more!  Access activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond.  Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

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Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, this database contains full-text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Sociological Collection

This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making in an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

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Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

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Very Short Introductions

Access concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.  Each volume provides balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given topic.

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Vocational and Career Collection

This database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

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What's Next: Books in Series

Search series fiction for children and adult materials.  A series is two or more books linked by characters, settings, or other common traits.

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World Book

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students ot customize and save their work.

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World Book Advanced

Engage advanced students and adults with thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship.  Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.

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World Book Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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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.

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World Book Student

Fascinate student researchers with thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum.  Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.  World book Student features responsive design, daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.

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World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book's wealth of knowledgeable resources.  There are over 400 interactive timelines to learn from.

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