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A to Z Maps Online
This is a collection or royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions and public libraries.

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A to Z Maps USA
Patrons and students will find information on people, history, economy, geography, culture and more.

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About Books
Find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific genres, series information, book reviews and more.

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African American Heritage
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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

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Biography Reference Bank
Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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Business Source Premier
Company profiles, articles on marketing, management, accounting and more.

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Chilton Library
Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to holistic.

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Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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EBSCOhost
Delivers articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers, most in full text. They range from children’s to professional.

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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 Secondary Schools
Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Fold 3
A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Global Road Warrior
Country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history and language worldwide.

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Heritage Quest Online
An online genealogy search service that is available for use on the computer in the Beem room. Patrons can view actual pages from books and census records.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Find “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center
Features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images and videos of popular home repair projects.

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Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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Literary Reference Center
Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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Mango Languages
A variety of resources to help you learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken around the world.

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NewsBank
Access to Ohio and National Papers including Ashland Times-Gazette, Daily Record and Loudonville Times.

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The New York Times
Full access to the content of nytimes.com including international coverage.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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Point of View Reference Center
This resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays.

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Reference USA
Instant, real-time access to information of US businesses and residents.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods.

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Science Reference Center
Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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Small Business Reference Center
Offers full text for many consumer small business reference books. Includes details on how to create business plans.

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Transparent Language Online
Over 100 foreign language courses are available including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Very Short Introductions
An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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What Tree is it?
Ohio tree identification guide.

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What’s that Snake
Ohio snake identification guide.

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What’s The Point?
Identifying flint artifacts.

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

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World Book Online
Information resources for pre-school through college.

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

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World Book Timelines
Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.