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Information about books and authors.

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African American Heritage

Search birth, marriage and death records; federal census records; Freedman's Bank; military records; slaves and free(d) persons of color collection and more.

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Ancestry Library Edition

U.S Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passengers lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Fold3 Library Edition

Browse military records by war; memorials; non-military records; international records and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Heritage Quest

Browse census records; Family and Local Histories Book Collection; wills and probate records; city directories; military records; immigration records; social security death index and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Kids InfoBits

Animals; music and movies; people; plants; sports; technology; arts; geography; health; literature; science; social studies.

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Learning Express Library

Career preparation; Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success; high school equivalency center; college admissions test preparation; school center; adult core skills; computer skills center and more.

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Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions, and Encyclopedias.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Research information on 20+ disciplines with the Oxford Research Encyclopedias provided by Oxford University Press.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

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Transparent Language Online

Choose from 50+ languages to learn online. Practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. 

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Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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What Tree Is It?

Identify trees by leaf, fruit, or name.

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What's That Snake?

Educational database for snakes. Quick I.D, Identify by name; myths and truths; snake glossary.

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What's The Point?

Identify flint artifacts. Includes an index, glossary, and timeline for Ohio natives.

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World Book

Atlas; citation builder; dictionary; government websites; interactive maps; timelines; world newspapers and more.

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World Book Early World of Learning

Read books online about subjects like colors, numbers, and shapes. Play educational games. Watch videos on plants, animals, people and more.

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World Book Kids

Educational database for kids. Pictures and videos; world of animals; activities; maps; games; important people; compare places; science projects; dictionary.

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World Book Spanish

Spanish educational database. Search for topics like people; places; science and mathematics; world religions; plants and animals; history; art; sports and more.

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