Digital Resources and Tools

While the internet is a fabulous resource, it can be overwhelming trying to find information and tools we need that are also accurate and based on research and expertize in pertinent fields. Your library is here to help.

This curated collection of resources includes tools and databases filled with the information from recognized and reputable news, professional, and scholarly sources. It includes both subscription resources paid for by the library and very high quality free public websites in a huge variety of fields.

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!

Resource Name about:books
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Everything you want to know about books & authors.

Resource Name Academic Search Premier
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Academic research from peer-reviewed journals.

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A groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Resource Name Alt Health Watch
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In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

Resource Name Ancestry
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Public records, genealogy and local history (available only in the library).

Resource Name Biography Reference Bank
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More than 461,000 full-text biographies.

Resource Name Business Source Premier
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Full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals.

Resource Name Chilton Library
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Car repair resources. Wiring diagrams, repair instructions, ASE test prep, and more!

Resource Name Cochrane Library
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A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Resource Name Computer Source
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The latest information and current trends in high technology!

Resource Name Consumer Health Complete
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Consumer-oriented health content to support patients’ information needs.

Resource Name Consumer Reports
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Ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Resource Name Core Collections
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Provide complete bibliographic data including price, subject headings, professional aids for librarians and school media specialists, indicators for starred reviews, awards and industry best lists.

Resource Name DMV Permit Test
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Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.

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An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.

Resource Name ERIC
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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

Resource Name eStatement Studies
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A resource composed of the Risk Management Association's Annual Statement Studies, featuring two data set types: Financial Ratio Benchmarks; and Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures to make more informed financial decisions for your business. A video explaining how to use eStatement Studies has been provided by RMA along with a guide to the Resource published in 2018.

Resource Name Explora
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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.

Resource Name Fold3 Library Edition
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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.

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Learn about grant-making foundations, apply for funding opportunities, and see who’s founding what around the world. Available only within the Ashtabula Building.

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Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.

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(Previously known as Testing and Education Reference Center – TERC) A valuable online tool to prepare for standardized tests (including college and career entry exams); research and select colleges and graduate schools; find tuition assistance; and explore careers.

Resource Name GreenFile
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Well researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

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Health and wellness information for the general public.

Resource Name HeritageQuest
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Genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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A detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Resource Name INFOhio
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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.

Resource Name LinkedIn Learning
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Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

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Information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.

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Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

Resource Name Masterfile Premier
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Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.

Resource Name Medline
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Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains citations and abstracts journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

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The home/consumer version of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world's best-selling medical textbook. Topics covered include cardiovascular disorders; clinical pharmacology; critical care medicine; dental disorders; dermatological disorders; ear, nose, and throat disorders; endocrine and metabolic disorders; eye disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; genitourinary disorders; geriatrics; gynecology and obstetrics; hematology and oncology; hepatic and biliary disorders; immunology; allergic Disorders; infectious diseases; injuries; poisoning; musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders; neurologic disorders; nutritional disorders; pediatrics; psychiatric disorders; and pulmonary disorders.

Resource Name Middle Search Plus
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Popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports.

Resource Name NASA Collection
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) made their entire collection of photos, videos, and sounds publicly and searchable! Over 140,000 resources for your viewing and downloading pleasure. Great for research and art projects.

Resource Name Newspaper Source
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Cover-to-cover full text for many U.S. & international newspapers.

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A collection of online, self-guided training and assessments covering basic computer digital literacy standards. Patrons can request from staff to sit for a proctored exam to receive a certificate that can be noted on a resume. Areas of coverage include: general computer skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS); specific software skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs); and everyday tech skills (Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint).

Resource Name NUWAV Legal Documents
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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.

Resource Name Ohio Legal Help
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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.

Resource Name Ohio Obituary Index
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An index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810’s to the present day.

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Comprehensive encyclopedia-style entries comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students.

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Highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.

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For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students; providing extensive coverage in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.

Resource Name Regional Business News
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Full text coverage for regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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World religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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

Resource Name Science Reference Center
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Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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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.

Resource Name Transparent Language
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Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.

Resource Name Very Short Introductions
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Offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, colleges, and the general public.

Resource Name What Tree Is It?
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Identify the common trees of Ohio.

Resource Name What’s That Snake?
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30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.

Resource Name What’s The Point?
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Designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.

Resource Name World Book Advanced
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Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, Back in Time articles, special reports and more. Targeted at users in the 9th Grade and older.

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Offers rich resources designed to develop reading fluency and phonics skills in younger learners.

Resource Name World Book Kids
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Designed for kids grades K-5, this version of the encyclopedia has multimedia content including games and videos as well as age-appropriate articles.

Resource Name World Book Online
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The classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.

Resource Name World Book Student
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Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia which includes eBooks, videos, activities, primary sources, read-alouds, and translation features. Lexile reading levels included. Content is targeted at grades 5-8.

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