Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Search magazine, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos, and maps on any number of topics.

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African American Heritage

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

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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

One of the largest collections of genealogical records online. Contains vital records including U.S. Census, birth, death, marriage, and more. 

Ancestry Library is available for Library Use Only.  Access to Ancestry Library is provided by Libraries Connect Ohio.


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Biography Reference Bank

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

Learn about business by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

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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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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

Historical digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives from Ohio and more. The collection includes maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country.

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Search periodicals, journals, newspapers, reference books, and maps on millions of topics.

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Explora Primary School

A trustworthy environment for students in grades Kindergarten to 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework. 

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Explora Secondary School

Students in grades 6 through 12 can research a variety of topics and articles for facts and information for term papers and homework assignments.

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Fold 3

This database provides access to military records including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Gale LegalForms

A wide selection of legal forms across the most popular legal areas specific to Ohio and many other states are available. When logging in to this database outside of the library, use password east_log.

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Heritage Quest

This genealogy database includes U.S. Census records, City Directories, Immigration Records, and more.

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Historical Newspapers of East Palestine, Ohio

The Reveille Echo collection currently includes August 4, 1904-June 30, 1910, January 2, 1913-March 25, 1915, and January 3, 1918 – April 6, 1922.

Formed by the union of the Valley Echo and Republican Reveille newspapers, The Reveille Echo was East Palestine, Ohio’s newspaper from March 1894 to April 1922. The Reveille Echo covered births, deaths, marriages, court and city council news, local news, and social announcements from surrounding Ohio and Pennsylvania villages. 

These years are available online thanks to a donation from Amy Loucks Gallen, in memory of her great-grandfather, Charles L. Merwin, who purchased and began publishing The Reveille Echo in 1905 and went on to publish the Daily Leader beginning in 1915.

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Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Practice Tests

A database from that includes practice tests for the following: 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 12 CDL practice tests, 3 driver's manuals, and FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions.

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World Book Early World of Learning

Interactive learning environments for preschool and early elementary age children.

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World Book Online

World Book, best known for the encyclopedia, has created an expanded learning resource page, with tips, tutorials, and activities.   

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