Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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about:books

Information on books and authors.

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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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America's News Magazines

Search full-text articles from popular magazines such as  Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Mother Earth News, The Atlantic, Harvard Health and more! Available remotely with your library card on an easy-to-use mobile-friendly interface!

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American & English Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

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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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Business Source Premier the industry's most widely used business research database
Business Source Premier

Company and market reports.

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Chilton

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 News and Necrology File
Cleveland News Index & Necrology File

Contains citations for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. NOT full text.

Cleveland Necrology File:
Contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. For necrology information after 1975, use the Cleveland News Index.

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Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information.

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Consumer Reports

ConsumerReports.org serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more

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Driving Tests

The Euclid Public Library is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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EBSCOhost Databases

Magazine and journal articles.

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Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides 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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Fold3

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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Foundations Maps
Foundation Maps

Access: In Library Use Only

This unique tool allows you to see what is being funded around the world. 

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Foundations Directory Online
Foundations Directory Online

Access: In Library Use Only

This is the most comprehensive resource available for online funding research.   The database includes more than 100,000 private, community, operating, and company-sponsored foundations in the U.S.

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Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

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HeritageQuest Online

Genealogy database featuring the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (NOT including 1850-60 Slave Census Schedules), The Periodical Source Index, 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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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Infohio Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
INFOhio

Access to the Ohio PreK-12 Digital Library is available to school aged kids within ohio.

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Linked in Learning - Lynda.com

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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Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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MorningStar Investment Research

Morningstar is a great resource for researching Stocks, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Industries and more. Use the educational materials to teach yourself the basics of investing or just research a company.

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New York Times

Enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times newspaper on your computer, phone or tablet from home.

Enter code 14f78c005a9a2e00, register and get full access to the daily paper, the international edition, newsletter and historical coverage for 72 hours.

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Newsbank - The Plain Dealer Collection

The full-text content of the award-winning newspaper The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1991 to the present.

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. As these resources evolve over time, so will the tutorials.

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NoveList

NoveList is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. NoveList's expert recommendations mean that you'll always get high quality results to help find just the right books.

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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. 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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OhioMeansJobs

OhioMeansJobs helps Ohians find job opportunities and training across the state. OhioMeansJobs account holders can gain access to a resume builder, education resources, and job postings. 

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Plain Dealer

The full-text content, images and blogs of the award-winning newspaper The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1991 to the present.

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Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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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 white pages by name, location or phone number. 

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Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Scholastic Teachables
Teachables

Teachables provides teachers, parents, and students with ready-to-go lessons and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level. Search by subject and grade level to retrieve learning resources at the appropriate skill level. Use from any library computer, or on the go by entering your library card number.

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Transparent Languages

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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United Way: First Call For Help

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, 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 Get ahead in a new subject quickly
Very Short Introductions

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

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What's that snake?  A guide to the snakes of Ohio.
What Snake is It?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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World Book Online
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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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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