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Academic Search Premier

Full text of more than 4,600 journals, including articles about 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 a wide ranging and easy-to-use database collection on African American history and culture.

African American Heritage

A comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African American genealogy that can also connect users to a community of research experts, who offer mentoring and research assistance.

American and English Full Text Literature Collections

Works of poetry, drama, and prose. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

American Indian History

Access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps, graphs, and timelines. 

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Only)

 Vast genealogical resource focused mainly on 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. Including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

AtoZ World Travel

Comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest,
security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.
Includes over 200 World City Travel Guides and additional travel resources.

AtoZ World Food

Contains traditional recipes for 174 countries covering all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side
dishes, desserts, and beverages.  Also covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

Biography in Context

Comprehensive biographical information on over 600,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Biography Reference Bank

Biographies and obituaries covering over 500,000 people. Includes photographs..


A fun online literary resource for children in preschool through third grade and their parents that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

 Full text articles for more than 2,300 journals covering 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.

College Prep Center

College admissions test preparation covering the ACT Test, SAT Test, PSAT/NMSQT Test, AP Exam, TOEFL iBT and IELTS Tests and college admissions essay writing.

Computer Skills Center

Learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Consumer Health Complete

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.  


Information about U. S. states and the countries of the world, including history, customs, recipes, maps, and more.

Curriculum Resource Center

Instant access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection contains thousands of fact sheets, timelines, an image gallery, printable maps, full-color science diagrams and experiments, and math activities.

Demographics Now

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

Directory Library

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

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

This resource 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)

This resource allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including ERIC, Academic Search Premiere, the Professional Development Collection, and the Vocational and Career Collection.


Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories with easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

A research database designed for elementary school students and educators.  Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Explora for Teens

A research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Fold3 Library Edition

The premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.

Gale Business Entrepreneurship--formerly known as Small Business Resource Center

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

Gale Business: Plan Builder

This resource is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

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.

Gale in Context: Elementary

With features that are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for young learners, this curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics. This resource helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching.

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep (Formerly Testing & Education Reference Center)

Peterson's Career Prep (Formerly 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.

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Granger's World of Poetry

Updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, users have access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations and a wide range of critical and historical tools.  

Health and Wellness Resource

Offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This consumer health resource provides information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Heritage Quest

With an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s, this collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This site 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.  Content Includes: full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books, more than 720 videos, more than 180 hobby profiles, and more than 10,000 recipes.

Home Improvement Reference Center

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


A video-based how-to training resource, Hoonuit opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

Job & Career Accelerator

Whether you are looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

Learning Express Library

Provides practice tests, review materials and scoring for many academic and occupational standardized tests, including ACT, SAT, Civil Service Exam, ASVAB, GED, EMT Basic, Real Estate Sales Agent, Firefighter, Police Officer, 4th & 8th grade practice tests, Advanced Placement (AP) exams and more. In addition, a computer skills module (with audio, video, and graphic animation) is available, as well as study guides and test-preparation materials. Also includes Job and Career Accelerator with tools and resources to create resumes and cover letters, learn about thousands of careers from a detailed listing of occupations, search job postings, and even work through an interview tutorial.

Legal Forms

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. 

Literature Resource Center

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from every age and literary discipline.

Little Pim (Mango Languages for Children)

An award-winning program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic).

More than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. 

Mango Languages

Why not learn a new language? Mango has over 71 languages to choose from, including French, Spanish, Mandarin...even Pirate!

Master File Premier

Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more. Also contains reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection.

Miss Humblebee's Academy

This online and offline curriculum prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.  Miss Humblebee's Academy takes children through a full pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum covering math, reading, science, social studies, social-emotional learning, art, and music.  It includes interactive milestone checklists, quizzes/assessments, offline curriculum and printable activities, as well as progress reports that allow parents or caregivers to follow their child's progress.    

Mitchell 1 ProDemand (In Library Only)

ProDemand is the web version of Mitchell's automobile repair and estimating software. ProDemand includes repair procedures, wiring diagrams, specs, parts and labor estimating, and TSB or factory recall information. Please note: This database has a simultaneous user limit. On the Welcome page, click the Login button to get started. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Comprehensive financial information on stocks and funds.  Find return information on various investment indexes and tailor your portfolio using online calculators and more.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms. 

National Geographic Virtual Library. Includes National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-2015 & People, Animals, and the World

This archival collection of National Geographic issues, beginning with the first issue published in 1888 and continuing through 2015, provides unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, and more -- making it an essential resource for educators and students as well as general readers.  This collection offers unlimited access to the magazine to the mid-1990s -- every article from every issue including vivid photographs and historic articles as well as engaging videos and detailed maps, each fully searchable through an intuitive interface. 

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World provides unlimited access to digital content that attracts, engages and informs students, educators, researchers, and general readers from National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History magazines, full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures. Readers will also find videos, full-color maps, and hundreds of National Geographic images.  


Newspaper Archive

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. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Novelist K-8 Plus

For grades K to 8.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

NoveList Plus

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

Ohio BMV Practice Tests

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library in partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, is offering free Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s BMV materials. 

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

Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues.  Presenting issues in a pro-and-con format, this database provides an ideal reference source for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.

Oxford Dictionaries (Foreign Languages)

Dictionaries in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. Oxford Dictionaries is your destination whenever you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or whether you're using it correctly.

Oxford English Dictionary

The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Reference

Combines quick reference coverage of many subjects with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars on major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Points of View Reference Center

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. 

Reference USA (Now known as Data Axle Reference Solutions)

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)

A database that contains full text articles for more than 50 regional business publications.  Updated daily.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans and property and land use maps of everyday life produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.  Includes more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 US towns and cities

Science in Context

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

Science Reference Center

Topics covered 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. 

Small Business Reference 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.

Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. 

US Midwest Newsstream

Enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format.  Covering news sources from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.  Provides intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

Virtual Reference Library

A collection of online reference books in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology, health, business, career development and more, accessible within a single search.

World Almanac For Kids

A one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans. Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

World Book

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

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

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!

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