Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links


Information about books and authors.

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Accelerated reader book finder database

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Find AR books for your reading requirements. Search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books.
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African American Heritage database

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 Literature database

American and English Literature

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

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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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Biography reference bank database

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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Chilton Library database

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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Cleveland Necrology File and News Index

Cleveland Necrology File and News Index

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices. The Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews.
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clevnet databases

CLEVNET Databases

Click for a complete list of CLEVNET databases. As a CLEVNET card holder, you can access high-quality databases from within your public library and from home. 


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consumer health complete database

Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Fine sources for alternative health information.  

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Consumer Reports database

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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People celebrating culture.


View country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. 

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Early World of Learning database

Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
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EBSCOhost database


Variety of full-text databases that range in scope from multidisciplinary resources to subject-specific databases.

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Explora database


Explora allows you to search multiple EBSCO databases for information about arts and literature, business and careers, consumer health, current events, geography and culture, and more.
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Heritage Quest Online database


Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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Hobbies and Crafts Source

Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. 

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Home Improvement Source

Features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. 

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literary reference center database

Literary Reference Source

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

Mango Languages is an interactive language-learning platform, offering more than 70 different languages and 18 different ESL courses. Sign up for Mango with your library card today!

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Morningstar Investments database

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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Ohio Web Library Databases

Click for a complete list of Ohio Web Library Databases. The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources.  

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Oxford research encyclopedias database

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.
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Points of View database

Points of View Reference Source

Contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

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Recipes from KFPL's Cookbook Club

This is a list of recipes that have been made by the library's cookbook club.

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Reference USA database

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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Sanborn Insurance maps database

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. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development. 

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Science Reference Source

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

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small business source database homepage

Small Business Source

Comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports on topics such as writing a business plan, buying and selling a business, marketing a business, and more. 

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United Way: First Call for Help database

United Way: First Call For Help

United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource.
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very short introductions database

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 database

What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.
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What's that snake database

What's That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide.
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What's the point database

What's The Point?

Identifying flint artifacts.
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world book online kids database

World Book Kids

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

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world book online database

World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college, and lifelong learning. 


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World cat database


(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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