Databases: Alphabetical


Academic Search Premier

Designed specifically for academics, this database contains full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

African American Experience

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

American and English full text literature collections

The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

American Indian History

Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Only)

"Proquest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas."

Atomic Training

Atomic Training gives you unlimited access to hundreds of how-to videos about popular software programs by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more.

Biography in Context

“The Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.”

Biography Reference Bank

“Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you’ll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!”


This online literary resource for children pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Books and Authors

The Library no longer has a subscription to Books and Authors, but we would like to suggest that you check out Novelist PlusNoveList Plus can help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Business Gateway

Find comprehensive business information, including demographics, eBooks, and local databases, all in one conveinient place. 

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

Business Source Premier includes full text articles for more than 2,300 journals. It covers a wide range of topics including management, accounting, finance, economics, and marketing.

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals

Find diagnostics designed by instructors, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), step-by-step repair procedures, and much more with Chilton Online Auto Repair.

Consumer Health Complete

Find information fact sheets and pamphlets on many diseases and disorders, as well as videos, medical dictionaries, drug information, diagrams and images, and much more. 

Consumer Reports

Find the most recent product reviews and ratings for items such as electronics and cars in the online home of Consumer Reports magazine.  


CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.

Curriculum Resource Center

Facts On File is “one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials…and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others."

Daily Life Through History

ABC CLIO combines “three rich databases to provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language.”

Demographics Now

Create demographic reports, view U.S. Census data, find people and businesses and much more.

Digital Microfilm

View issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street journal back to 2008 online.

Directory Library

Search for groups or organizations using the Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Brands and Their Companys, Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., and more online. 

EBSCO (AHFS Consumer Medication, Alt. Health Watch, Medline, HealthSource, Nursing/Academic Edition)

One of the “leading service providers of full-text and secondary databases,” EBSCO allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including Medline, Alt. Health Watch, AHFS Consumer Medication, HealthSource, and Nursing/Academic Edition.

EBSCO (ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Vocational & Career)

One of the “leading service providers of full-text and secondary databases,” EBSCO allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including ERIC, Academic Search Premiere, the Professional Development Collection, and the Vocational and Career Collection.

EBSCOhost Databases


Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Explora is specifically designed for student research.

Explore Ohio | OPLIN

Made possible by the Ohio Public Library Information Network, this site features  information about Ohio arts, business, education, history, government, travel, attractions, jobs, science, sports, and much more.

Foundation Directory Online Professional (Main Library only)

FDO Professional is a tool that allows non-profit organizations to search for grant money using four comprehensive databases. FDO Professional is updated weekly.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library only)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online allows one to search for foundations that are willing to "fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers".

Gale Courses

Interested in taking an interactive course online? Gale Courses offers "a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month."

Health and Wellness Resource

Health & Wellness Resource Center from Gale is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. The Health & Wellness Resource Center features a fully updated, intuitive interface -- providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser style format lets you browse the latest news, review a set of subject areas, review and select a particular resource, or search across the entire database.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

Powered by InfoTrac, this database searches over 22 million articles between 1980 and the present.

Kids Search

Note: Explora is replacing Kids Search.  Kids Search will only be available through December 2015. “Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K – 8.”

Learning Express Library

Learning Express features different learning areas, like  Computer Skills, College and GED Prep, and U.S. Citizenship, and “offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.”

Legal Forms

LegalForms is a database of downloadable "business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues".

Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

Literature Resource Center

Featuring “the most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works,” the Literature Resource also “includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.”


A “premier resource for full-text literary works,” LitFinder features “literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works—all searchable at the same time and returned in organized lists.”

Mango Languages

Why not learn a new language? Mango has over 63 languages to choose from, including French, Spanish, Mandarin...even Pirate! 

Mansfield News Journal Index (Proquest)

This online newspaper index not only includes articles and obituaries from the News Journal, but also companies, people, products, and more. From 2002 to the present.

Master File Premier

One of the “leading service providers of full-text and secondary databases,” EBSCO allows users to search several magazines simultaneously.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Get comprehensive financial information on stocks and funds, find return information on various investment indexes, and tailor your portfolio using online calculators and more.


NetWellness provides the highest quality health information and education services created and evaluated by faculty of our partner universities.

Newspaper Archive (Main Library only) is the largest historical newspaper online database with more than 70 million newspaper pages and more than 80,000 pages being added per day.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)

“Provides cover-to-cover full text for 45 national U.S. & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional U.S. newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.”


InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

NoveList Plus

Let NoveList help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Ohio Web Library

A collection of databases available to library cardholders throughout the state of Ohio, covering subject areas such as business, biography, and job & career.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Today's increasingly complex issues are presented in a pro-and-con format in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. With content drawn from the social issues series from Greenhaven Press and content other Gale sources, this database provides an ideal reference source for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Power Search by Gale

Use the Power Search box to search all the databases at once or click on one database from the list to search directly in that resource.  Products available include: Biography In Context, Business Insights: Global, Customer Newspapers,, DemographicsNow, Directory Library, LegalForms, Virtual Reference Library, Health and Wellness Resource Center, LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, Newsstand, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Science In Context, Small Business Resource Center, and Testing & Education Reference Center.

Reference USA

Comprised of three databases (U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, and U.S. Residential,) Reference U.S.A. provides corporate information for 14 million business, and information such as name, address, and phone number for 100 million households in the U.S.

Regional Business News | (EBSCOhost)

Regional Business News is a database that contains full text articles for more than 50 regional business publications. It is updated daily.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

"Sanborn Historic Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970...used in both public and academic libraries by a wide range of researchers."

Science in Context

Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Science Reference Center

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.


Note: Explora is replacing Searchasaurus.  Searchasaurus will only be available through December 2015. “Seachasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.” Searchasaurus is designed especially for youth in grades K – 5.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer offers easy homework help in areas like science, history & government, social issues, and more, complete with Common Core correlations. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

Issues Researcher allows you to find "Pro and Con" arguments for major social issues from gun control to bullying. 

Small Business Resource Center

Find sample business plans, forms, articles from business journals, and more. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair outdoor power equipment, marine/motor boats, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, and much more with the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is an online source of business and investment information. It provides access to stock reports, industry surveys, S&P's Outlook and S&P's Credit Week.

Student Research Center

Note: Explora is replacing Student Research Center.   Student Research Center will only be available through December 2015. “Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.” Student Research Center is designed especially for youth in grades 6 – 12.

Testing & Education Reference Center

A “start to finish resource,” the Testing and Education Reference Center offers practice tests on several tests, including the GED, ACT/SAT, NCLEX, and Civil Service and licensure exams, as well as useful information on Financial Aid, and an Online Resume Builder.

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Improve your computer skills, take career prep tests, prepare resumes, search for jobs, and much more. 

World Almanac For Kids

”Known to librarians worldwide as ‘the Information Publisher,’ Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941.” This particular database focuses on younger users and students from elementary school to college.

World Book

"The World Book Web 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 Web sites."

World Book Early World of Learning

"World Book Online: Early World of Learning offers an interactive learning environment for children in preschool and early elementary grades, which includes resources to help them grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills."

World Book French

World Book du livre et il est "le contenu éditorial, du multimédia et contenu interactif" est maintenant disponible en français!

World Book Kids

"World Book Kids features content and tools developed especially for young students. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources."

World Book Spanish

¡World Book y que es "el contenido editorial, multimedia y contenido interactivo" ya está disponible en español!

World History: The Modern Era

World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. This comprehensive resource provides easy-to-navigate access to authoritative information for research purposes, brings history to life via a range of source materials, and helps students improve their information literacy skills.

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