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Information about books and authors

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African American Heritage

A genealogical resource.

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Literature Collection American and English full-text literature collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only) The world’s largest online family history resource providing instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.​

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Business Source Premier Business Source Premier

Company and market reports

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Chilton Auto Repair Library

Chilton's online auto repair manuals include diagrams, videos and pictures, for professionals and do-it-yourself users.​  Simply enter the year, make and model, and get to work.

To log in at home, use the barcode number on the back of your library card as the User ID.  Your password/PIN is the last four numbers on the card.

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Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

Everyday healthcare information

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Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guide and product reviews

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Magazine and journal articles

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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 Public Libraries

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary Explora Secondary Schools

Designed for students and educators in grades 6 through 12 for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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A genealogical resource geared toward military information.

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Free Practice Driving Tests Free Practice Driving Tests

Practice Ohio's DMV permit test for free!  No registration required.

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A genealogical resource.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

From knitting to astronomy, this is a database to help you learn about your new favorite hobby.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

An easy to use guide to building, installation, and upkeep for your home.

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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits has resources for many areas including Literature, Animals, Technology, Sports, Health, Sciences, Arts, and much more!

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gale legal forms Legal Forms Database

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works

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Lynda is a database of online video courses in business, software, and more.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Extensive and updated research encyclopedia. 

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POV Reference Center Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. 

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Science Online Science Online

Articles, videos, and experiments.

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Science Reference Center Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books.

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Small Business Reference Center

Helpful resource for information on running a small business. Covers start-up, financial, legal information and much more. 

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Very Short Introductions

A database full of quick description of many topics.

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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 Early Learning World Book Early World of Learning

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

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World Book Kids World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.

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World Book Online World Book Online

Information resources for preschool through college

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World Book Students World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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