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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.

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..

Explora

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Literature Resource Center

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

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.

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.

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A&E’s Biography (www.biography.com)

Search over 25,000 biographies. Browse biographies by career or search by name.

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