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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ALLDATA Online database
(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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American and English Literature database
American and English full text literature collections
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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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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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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Kids Info Bits database
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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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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NoveList K-8 Plus database
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. 
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NoveList Plus database
NoveList Plus
Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages 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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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
Points of View Reference Center 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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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 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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