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Databases are huge collections of searchable information.

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Databases are amazing research tools, because they provide valid and reliable information. The information in these databases are researched and factually backed, giving your projects added credibility, and spans across all types of media! Books, Articles, Journals, Periodicals, and so much more.  

Whether you are looking for your next favorite book, a wiring diagram for your classic car, or a grant to help your nonprofit, we have resources to help!

You just need to find the category that best suits you:

  • A to Z Food America – The world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!
  • A to Z World Food – The world’s largest collection of international recipes and global food culture. With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
  • about:books – Everything you want to know about books & authors.
  • Academic Search Premier – Academic research from peer-reviewed journals.
  • African American Heritage – A groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
  • Alt Health Watch – In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Ancestry – Public records, genealogy and local history (available only in the library).
  • Biography Reference Bank – More than 461,000 full-text biographies.
  • Business Source Premier – Full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals.
  • Chilton Library – Car repair resources. Wiring diagrams, repair instructions, ASE test prep, and more!
  • Computer Source – The latest information and current trends in high technology!
  • Consumer Health Comlete – Consumer-oriented health content to support patients’ information needs.
  • Driving Test Online – Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) – An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.
  • Explora – Supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing an interface for finding information from EBSCO databases. For students and teachers from primary school, secondary schools, and public libraries.
  • Foundation Center – Learn about grant-making foundations, apply for funding opportunities, and see who’s founding what around the world. Available only within the Ashtabula Building.
  • Fold3 Library Edition – Premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.
  • GreenFile – Well researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • Health Source Consumer Edition – Health and wellness information for the general public.
  • HeritageQuest – Genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center – Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
  • Home Improvement reference Center – detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
  • INFOhio – transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.
  • Kids InfoBits – Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.
  • Literary Reference Center – Information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.
  • Lynda.com – More than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management. They’re supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you as you make progress towards your goal.
  • Mas Ultra – School Edition – Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.
  • Masterfile Premier – Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.
  • Medline – Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains citations and abstracts journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
  • Middle Search Plus – Popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports.
  • NASA Collection – has made their entire collection of photos, videos, and sounds publicly and searchable! Over 140,000 resources for your viewing and downloading pleasure.
  • Newspaper Source – Cover-to-cover full text for many U.S. & international newspapers.
  • NUWAV – An online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps, with documents and forms for Ohio, including those for business, civil, divorce, personal, family, bankruptcy and more.
  • Ohio Legal Help – Need legal information, forms, or a lawyer? Find info that is easy to understand, action-oriented, and accurate about: disaster recovery, family, housing, money and debt, heath and public benefits, crime and traffic, or going to court.
  • Ohio Obituary Index – An index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810’s to the present day.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias – Comprehensive encyclopedia-style entries comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
  • Points of View Reference Center – Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students.
  • Prenda – A fun tool that anyone can use to learn how to code! Click the link and sign up, then use the code: stawesome to progress!
  • Professional Development Collection – Highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students; providing extensive coverage in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.
  • Regional Business News – Full text coverage for regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection – World religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.
  • Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
  • Small Business Reference Center – Small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes videos, a help and advice section, and how to make business plans.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center – Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED® or other standardized tests.
  • Transparent Language – Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
  • Very Short Introductions – Offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.
  • Vocational and Career Collection – Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, colleges, and the general public.
  • Westlaw – Thompson Reuters Westlaw is an online database of legal information (available only within the Ashtabula building, at a computer provided by the Ashtabula County Law Library Resources Board).
  • What’s That Snake? – 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.
  • What’s The Point? – Designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.
  • What Tree Is It? – Identify the common trees of Ohio.
  • World Book Early World of Learning – Offers rich resources designed to develop reading fluency and phonics skills in younger learners.
  • World Book Kids – Designed for kids grades K-5, this version of the encyclopedia has multimedia content including games and videos as well as age-appropriate articles.
  • World Book Online – The classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.
  • Business Source Premier – Full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals.
  • Foundation Center – Learn about grant-making foundations, apply for funding opportunities, and see who’s founding what around the world. Available only within the Ashtabula Building.
  • Regional Business News – Full text coverage for regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    – Small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes videos, a help and advice section, and how to make business plans.
  • Chilton Library – Car repair resources. Wiring diagrams, repair instructions, ASE test prep, and more!
  • Professional Development Collection – Highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center – Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED® or other standardized tests.
  • Vocational and Career Collection – Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, colleges, and the general public.
  • A to Z Food America – The world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!
  • A to Z World Food – The world’s largest collection of international recipes and global food culture. With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
  • Chilton Library – Car repair resources. Wiring diagrams, repair instructions, ASE test prep, and more!
  • Computer Source – the latest information and current trends in high technology!
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center – Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
  • Home Improvement reference Center – Detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
  • Lynda.com – More than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management. They’re supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you as you make progress towards your goal.
  • Prenda – A fun tool that anyone can use to learn how to code! Click the link and sign up, then use the code: stawesome to progress!
  • Transparent Language – Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
  • Vocational and Career Collection – Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, colleges, and the general public.
  • African American Heritage – A groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
  • Ancestry – Public records, genealogy and local history (available only in the library).
  • Fold3 Library Edition – Premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.
  • HeritageQuest – Genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
  • Ohio Obituary Index – An index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810’s to the present day.
  • Ohio Legal Help – Need legal information, forms, or a lawyer? Find info that is easy to understand, action-oriented, and accurate about: disaster recovery, family, housing, money and debt, heath and public benefits, crime and traffic, or going to court.
  • NUWAV – An online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps, with documents and forms for Ohio, including those for business, civil, divorce, personal, family, bankruptcy and more.
  • Westlaw – Thompson Reuters Westlaw is an online database of legal information (available only within the Ashtabula building, at a computer provided by the Ashtabula County Law Library Resources Board).
  • Alt Health Watch – In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Consumer Health Comlete – Consumer-oriented health content to support patients’ information needs.
  • Health Source Consumer Edition – Health and wellness information for the general public.
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition – Health and wellness information for those going into nursing or doing academic research.
  • Medline – Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains citations and abstracts journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
  • Ohio Legal Help – Need legal information, forms, or a lawyer? Find info that is easy to understand, action-oriented, and accurate about: disaster recovery, family, housing, money and debt, heath and public benefits, crime and traffic, or going to court.
  • Driving Test Online – Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.
  • NUWAV – An online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps, with documents and forms for Ohio, including those for business, civil, divorce, personal, family, bankruptcy and more.
  • Ohio Obituary Index – An index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810’s to the present day.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.
  • Westlaw – Thompson Reuters Westlaw is an online database of legal information (available only within the Ashtabula building, at a computer provided by the Ashtabula County Law Library Resources Board).
  • What’s That Snake? – 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.
  • What’s The Point? – Designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.
  • What Tree Is It? – Identify the common trees of Ohio.
  • Academic Search Premier – Academic research from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) – An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.
  • Explora – Supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing an interface for finding information from EBSCO databases. For students and teachers from primary school, secondary schools, and public libraries.
  • GreenFile – Well researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • INFOhio – transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.
  • Masterfile Premier – Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.
  • NASA Collection – has made their entire collection of photos, videos, and sounds publicly and searchable! Over 140,000 resources for your viewing and downloading pleasure.
  • Newspaper Source – Cover-to-cover full text for many U.S. & international newspapers.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias – Comprehensive encyclopedia-style entries comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students; providing extensive coverage in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection – World religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
  • Very Short Introductions – Offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.
  • World Book Online – The classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.
  • about:books – Everything you want to know about books & authors.
  • Biography Reference Bank – More than 461,000 full-text biographies.
  • Driving Test Online – Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.
  • Explora – Supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing an interface for finding information from EBSCO databases. For students and teachers from primary school, secondary schools, and public libraries.
  • GreenFile – Well researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • INFOhio – transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.
  • Kids InfoBits – Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.
  • Literary Reference Center – Information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.
  • Mas Ultra – School Edition – Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.
  • Middle Search Plus – Popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports.
  • NASA Collection – has made their entire collection of photos, videos, and sounds publicly and searchable! Over 140,000 resources for your viewing and downloading pleasure.
  • Points of View Reference Center – Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students.
  • Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center – Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED® or other standardized tests.
  • Transparent Language – Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
  • What Tree Is It? – Identify the common trees of Ohio.
  • What’s That Snake? – 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.
  • What’s The Point? – Designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.
  • World Book Early World of Learning – Offers rich resources designed to develop reading fluency and phonics skills in younger learners.
  • World Book Kids – Designed for kids grades K-5, this version of the encyclopedia has multimedia content including games and videos as well as age-appropriate articles.
  • World Book Online – The classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.

If you are looking for even more information please check out our other catalog of books or our vast digital library 

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