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Academic Search™ Premier
Full text articles for more than 4,700 publications, including more than 12,200 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available.
African American Heritage
A great resource for African American genealogical and biographical research. Search essential historical records including federal census, slave and freed person registers, marriage and military records and more. Connect with others using AfriGeneas, a social networking website.
African American Newspapers, 1827 - 1998
Search history, culture and daily life written in African-American newspapers from around the U.S.
African American Periodicals, 1825 - 1995
Explore crucial facets of the African American experience through more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals. Rare titles—many short-lived and not collected by most libraries—brim with surprises and untold stories.
African History and Culture, 1540 - 1921
Covers the history of Africa and its diverse people through more than 1,300 books, pamphlets, almanacs and more.
America's News: Local and Regional Newspapers
Full-Text access to Ohio newspapers including the Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Post, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and many newspapers through the U.S. and approximately 30 news magazines.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies, obituaries and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased – updated monthly.
Features: No waiting, animated picture books, all ages, some in Spanish.
Features reports with facts and one-of-a-kind perspectives on daily life and culture, customs and lifestyles of people across the world including special editions dedicated to the United States, Canadian provinces, the international world and kids.
Searchable database of articles (some full text) from education-related journals, aimed at college students and educators.
Explora Primary Schools (K-5)
Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to research facts for class projects or homework.
Explora Public Libraries
Designed with public library customers in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides user friendly features and easy-to-browse categories of reliable content from the world's leading magazines.
Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)
Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to traditional websites and search engines for students to review articles and facts for research papers or homework.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
24/7 access to hundreds of books and topics including art, biography, business, history, literature, medicine and religion. Email, download, print or save pages. App available.
Provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and math skills. Offers information on more than 180 topics through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos and over 50 interactive activities and games.
Offers easy-to-use, age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help users of all ages. Offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep and more.
Literary Reference Center
Contains articles/essays of literary criticism, biographies, literary journals, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, book reviews, actor interviews, and classic novels.
National Geographic Kids
Includes National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009-present with videos, pictures, books and downloadable images in a kid friendly environment. Includes some books in French, Spanish, Chinese and other world languages.
National Geographic Virtual Library Series
Provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-Current) - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals and the World.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Provides new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics and disciplines including but not limited to American history, business, criminal justice, environmental science, literature, politics and religion.
Research in Context
Provides engaging reference, periodical and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies and science.
Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content to meet every student researcher's needs.Access Now
Features: No waiting, science topics, all ages.
Teachers may find this site useful to research current events and popular topics being discussed in today's classrooms.Access Now
Learn more than 100 languages at your own pace with easy-to-use online lessons, vocabulary exercises, practice activities and more.
Features: No waiting, for grades 3-5, focus on science and social studies.
Very Short Introductions
Offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from climate to consciousness, game theory to ancient warfare, privacy to Islamic history, economics to literary theory and beyond.
World Book eBooks
The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles for kindergarten through grade 12. Limit by subject and/or grade level. Titles can be checked out for three weeks. Create an account and download the app so you can access anywhere.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the popular encyclopedia is great for general information and school projects for children and adults including non-fiction ebooks for students and WorldBook in Spanish and French.Access Now