Databases and Online Services

New Databases are available! “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!

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! Want to see our resources grouped a different way? Check out our list of Resources by Topic!
About Books: Information about books and authors about:books – Everything you want to know about books & authors
Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier – Academic research from peer-reviewed journals
African American Heritage African American Heritage – is a groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
Alt Health Watch Alt Health Watch – in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. Ancestry Library Edition – Public records, genealogy and local history (available only in the library)
Biography Reference Bank Biography Reference Bank – more than 461,000 full-text biographies
Business Source Premier Business Source Premier – full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals
Chilton Chilton Library – Car repair resources. Wiring diagrams, repair instructions, ASE test prep, and more!
Computer Source Computer Source – the latest information and current trends in high technology
Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete – consumer-oriented health content to support patients’ information needs
Free Driving Tests Driving Tests Online – Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.
ERIC logo ERIC – (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
Explora 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.
Explora Primary – supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing an interface for finding information from EBSCO databases. For students and teachers from primary school, and public libraries.
Fold3 Logo 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.
Foundation Center logo 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.
Health Source logo Health Source Consumer Edition – Health and wellness information for the general public.
Health Source logo Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition – Health and wellness information for those going into nursing or doing academic research.
HeritageQuest logo HeritageQuest – Genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
Hobbies & Crafts logo Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center – Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center logo Home Improvement Reference Center – detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Hoopla Digital Hoopla Digital – Movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and more, right on your smart phone or device. Get the free hoopla app on Android, iOS, and Kindle, or access in any browser.
Kanopy logo Kanopy – stream over 30,000 films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices, entirely free for you with your library card from ACDL, in any browser or using the Kanopy app for iOS, Google Play, Roku, or Kindle Fire.
Kids InfoBits Logo Kids InfoBits – Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics. logo – 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.
Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center – information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals
MAS Ultra logo MAS Ultra – School Edition – Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.
Master File Premier MasterFile Premier – full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.
MEDLINE Logo MEDLINE Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains citations and abstracts journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
MEDLINE Logo Middle Search Plus Popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports.
Nasa logo 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 Newspaper Source from EBSCO – cover-to-cover full text for many U.S. & international newspapers
NUWAV Legal Documents NUWAV Legal Documents is 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 Digital Library

The Ohio Digital Library is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries. The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, videos (movies and TV), and magazines. You can read or listen in any browser, or use the OverDrive Media or Libby apps.

Ohio Legal Help 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 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.
Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center – designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students
Points of View Reference Center Oxford Research Encyclopedias – Comprehensive encyclopedia-style entries comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
Prenda logo Prenda is a fun tool that anyone can use to learn how to code! Click the link and sign up, then use the code stawesometo 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 Regional Business News – full text coverage for regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Religion and Philosophy Collection Religion & 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 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.
Science Reference Center Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
Small Business Reference Center 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 & Education Reference Center logo 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 Languages logo Transparent Languages – Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
Very Short Introductions logo 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 Logo Vocational and Career Collection – full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, colleges, and the general public.
Thompson Reuters Westlaw 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).
Identify Ohio's Trees--What Tree is It? What Tree Is It? – Identify the common trees of Ohio.
What's that Snake?--Identify the Snakes of Ohio What’s That Snake? – 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.
What's the Point? Identifying Flint Artifacts What’s the Point? – designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.
H.W. Wilson Core Collections Wilson Core Collection– publishes database and reference resources to serve libraries, schools and corporations.
Main Core Collections Core Collection– publishes database and reference resources to serve libraries, schools and corporations.
World Book World Book Early World of Learning World Book Early World of Learning – offers rich resources designed to develop reading fluency and phonics skills in younger learners.
World Book Kids 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 World Book Online – the classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.

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