Databases: Alphabetical

Databases:

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 Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

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 MyFamily.com 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."

AtoZ World Travel

For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive
travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and
recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over
67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, this database provides the
knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders

AtoZ World Food

This food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries
of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side
dishes, desserts, and beverages.  AtoZ World Food is 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

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 will find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!

BookFlix

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

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.

College Prep Center

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must
do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your
special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college
preparation goals.

Computer Skills Center

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the
materials in this center to 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

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

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."

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 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

Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is 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

Fold3 Library Edition is 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.

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."

Granger's World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online, updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. Granger’s also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance understanding and enjoyment of poetry.

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.

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. 

Hoonuit

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.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, engaging and easy-to-use.  It's features are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics with a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

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.”

Little Pim (Mango Languages for Children)

Little Pim (brought to you by Mango Languages) is 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). The children's language program "stars" a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com has 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. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

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. NOTE: This link has changed, please scroll down on the News Journal page to find the search bar.

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.

New York Times Digital Microfilm

View issues of the New York Times back to 2008 online.

Newspaper Archive (Main Library only)

NewspaperARCHIVE.com 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.”

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’ll enjoy.  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 announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s BMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. The program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life. 

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.

Oxford Dictionaries (Foreign Languages)

With dictionaries in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese; Oxford Dictionaries is your destination whenever you need language guidance: every time 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. It's your first point of reference and your guide to the language of today.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is 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

The Oxford Reference Collection combines quick reference coverage of many subjects with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions. From ready-reference to comprehensive scholarly articles, Oxford Reference provides users with reliable and authoritative answers to their research questions. 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 

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, ChiltonLibary.com, 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.

Profiles of Ohio

Detailed demographic and statistical data on 1300 populated places in Ohio, including information on physical characteristics, population, income, employment, housing, and crime.

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 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.

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 Reference Center

This database 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.

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.

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.

Transparent Languages

Transparent Language Online 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.  This site offers language courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps.  With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

US Midwest Newsstream

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. Midwest Newsstream covers news sources from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject.  Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

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.

Wall Street Journal Digital Microfilm

View issues of The Wall Street Journal back to 2008 online.

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!

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