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A to Z the USA screenshot A to Z The USA

An online encyclopedia of everything about the USA.  

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Academic Search Premier screenshot 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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ERIC screenshot ERIC

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

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Explora screenshot Explora

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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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center screenshot Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.  Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Home Improvement Reference Center screenshot Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Kids InfoBits screenshot 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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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 screenshot 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 screenshot 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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Newspaper Source screenshot Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S), international and regional newspapers.  It also offers television and radio transcripts from major networks.

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Ohio Web Library Screenshot Ohio Web Library

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

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Oxford Reference screenshot 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 screenshot 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 screenshot 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 screenshot 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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Topic Search screenshot TOPICsearch

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 screenshot 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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What tree is it screenshot What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide

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What's that snake screenshot What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide

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What's the point screenshot What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts.

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World Book Advanced screenshot 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 screenshot World Book Early World of Learning

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

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world book kids screenshot 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 screenshot 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 screenshot 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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World Book screenshot WorldBook

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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