Research Databases

ALLDATA Online (In Library Use Only)

This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

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Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only)

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Chilton Library Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures. Available at home or on your device - all you need is your library card number.

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Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers.

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Practice Permit tests Driving Tests

Practice with free tests (including motorcycle and CDL) specifically based on the Ohio DMV materials. This site includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, translate pages into other languages, and magnify text.

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Gale Legal Forms Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in easy to understand language.

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HertiageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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Learning Express @ Ohio Means Jobs

Adults and students can improve their math, reading, writing, and computer skills with free interactive courses. LearningExpress also provides practice tests for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, teaching certification exam, civil service exam, and more. 

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Lynda

Lynda helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. This service offers over 12,000 courses delivered by expert instructors that cover a variety of topics including business, graphic design, web development and software instruction. There's even a course on how to write a song!

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Morningstar Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.

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Novelist Plus K-8 Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy.

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Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library databases are funded in part by an IMLS grant and allow all Ohio residents to access homework resources, encyclopedias, genealogy information, and more.

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Points of View Reference Center

A good resource for debates and opposing viewpoint assignments, Point of View Reference Center provides essays and articles from magazines and academic journals on a wealth of current controversial topics.

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Reference USA

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

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Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Over 100 languages are available, including English.

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What Tree Is It?

Identify Ohio trees by name (common or scientific), leaf, or fruit.

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World Book Online

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

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WorldCat WorldCat (OCLC)

The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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