Research Databases

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African american heritage
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American and English full text literature collections
American and English full text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

[IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY] Trace your genealogy using historical records. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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 Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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Chilton Library
Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Chronicling America
Chronicling America

Chronicling America, a project of the Library of Congress, allows users to search historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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Digital Public Library of America
Digital Public Library of America

Historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogy reference.

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EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost

Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

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Explora Primary Schools
Explora Primary Schools

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary Schools
Explora Secondary Schools

Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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FamilySearch
Family Search

Family Search is the largest genealogy organization in the world. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access our resources and service online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fold3
Fold3

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.

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Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress website offers a rich assortment of digital collections pertaining to United States history, culture, arts, science, religion, and many other topics. 

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LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. To get started, you will need your library card number and PIN number. If you have any questions, please contact the library.

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Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus

Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, drugs, supplements, and more in easy-to-read language from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library
Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library

Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library has useful information about a wide variety of health conditions and treatments.  Click on the "Consumer Health" button for health information in non-technical terms.

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Northstar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy

Self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. Find short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on common computer topics such as email basics, Microsoft Word, and social media.

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Ohio Legal Help
Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help provides legal information and assistance to low income Ohioans.

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ohio memory
Ohio Memory

A collaborative project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, OhioMemory is a digital library containing images, documents, maps, and objects pertaining to Ohio's people, places, and events which are available for viewing on this site. For more information on the Richwood-North Union Public Library's Digital Collection, visit our Digital Collections page.

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Ohio Web Library
Ohio Web Library

These databases are provided by the Ohio Web Library to all Ohio residents. You may be asked to enter your zip code and/or Richwood-North Union Public Library card number before entering.

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Ohio.gov
Ohio.gov: Government Information & Services

The official government website of the State of Ohio.

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Ohioline
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. 

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development.

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Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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What Tree Is It?
What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's That Snake
What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What's The Point?
What's The Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.

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World Book - Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta
World Book - Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta

Upper-level Spanish language database intended for high school students through adult learners. ‚Äď La base de datos de nivel superior en espa√Īol destinada a estudiantes de secundaria hasta adultos.

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World Book - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

The optimal beginner‚Äôs Spanish-language reference tool offering all the best elements of World Book Kids; designed to build key language and research skills. ‚Äď La herramienta de referencia en espa√Īol √≥ptima para principiantes que ofrece todos los mejores elementos de World Book Kids; dise√Īado para desarrollar habilidades clave de lenguaje e investigaci√≥n.

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World Book - L'Encyclopédie Découverte
World Book - L'Encyclopédie Découverte

Bienvenue √† L'Encyclop√©die D√©couverte, World Book's French language encyclopedia. It features two interfaces: one aimed at grades K through 4 and for older students and adults. ‚Äď Bienvenue √† L'Encyclop√©die D√©couverte, encyclop√©die de la langue fran√ßaise du World Book. Il comporte deux interfaces: une destin√©e √† la maternelle √† la quatri√®me ann√©e et une pour les √©l√®ves plus √Ęg√©s et les adultes.

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World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced

Ages 14 and up. A wealth of vetted articles supplemented by thousands of original source documents fosters advanced research and critical thinking skills and prepares students for continued growth!

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World Book Early World of Learning
World Book Early World of Learning

Ages 3-7. Developed with experts in early childhood education, this re-designed database offers rich resources to help young learners build their vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

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World Book Kids
World Book Kids

Ages 6-10. This go-to resource is chock-full of fun activities, hands-on science projects, and age-appropriate articles, and offers image-based navigation to help young learners find information quickly and develop necessary digital literacy skills.

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World Book Student
World Book Student

Ages 10-14. Tailored specifically for students, articles include multimedia and related resources to engage students, biographies, and supplemental tools to support cross-curricular studies.

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World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

Explore more than 650 pre-made timelines with over 14,000 individual events, or create your own timelines!

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