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Electronic Resource Databases by Subject

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Arts   |   Biography |   Business |   Career |   DIY |   Education  

   

  Genealogy |   Health   |   History |   Languages   |   Legal   |   Literature 

 

      Magazines+Newspapers  |   Reference   |   Science |   Social |   Technology 

 

Electronic Resources are grouped here to show which ones best cover the subjects listed.  Most databases listed under General Reference offer a broader search of these same subjects.  Use links listed above for additional Electronic Resources specifically for younger researchers.


Arts

 

Academic Search Premier
Do an Advanced Subject Search for any of the Fine Arts

Naxos Music Library
Features Classical music, plus Jazz/Blues/Chinese/New Age/Folk/Gospel/Pop/Rock

 


Biography

Check databases under subjects listed below for biographies included in those specific fields.

 

Biography in Context
Search by name/occupation/nationality/ethnicity/gender/birth or death date or place

Biography Reference Bank
In-depth biographical profiles with interviews, speeches, and obituaries

MasterFILE Premier
Includes biographies, articles,documents, photos, more

 


Business

 

Business Source Premier
Articles from popular business magazines, trade & regional publications, & scholarly journals

Dun & Bradstreet/Mergent Million Dollar Database Premier
U.S. public/private company info including sales, employee numbers+bios, SIC codes, contacts

Morningstar Investment Research Center 
Independent & reliable investment info with stock+fund reports, analyses+ratings. updated daily

ReferenceUSA
  • Employers USA: find company location, employee size, sales volume, year established
  • Business: search by name/address/phone/SIC code/sales, with Healthcare. USA+Canada
  • Residential: search by name/phone/address/area/more, build+download. USA+Canada

Regional Business News
Regional business journals, newspapers, newswires from USA metropolitan and rural areas

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Investment info & industry analysis with Stock, Bond, Fund Reports, Surveys & The Outlook
Learn about budgeting, credit scores, college loans, refinancing, includes User Guides.


Career

 

Career Transitions
Career guidance center for a new career, help with job-searches, start to finish

Dun & Bradstreet/Mergent Million Dollar Database Premier
U.S. public/private company info including sales, employee numbers+bios, SIC codes, contacts

Job & Career Accelerator
Job search assistance from job postings to resume & interviewing tips, + practice job tests

Learning Express Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and software tutorials

OCIS (Ohio Career Information System) Home Access requires library card login
Info on occupations, schools, financial aid, job searching, military, interests & skills tests

ReferenceUSA
  • Employers USA: find company location, employee size, sales volume, year established
  • Business: search by name/address/phone/SIC code/sales, with Healthcare. USA+Canada
  • Residential: search by name/phone/address/area/more, build+download. USA+Canada

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Investment info & industry analysis with Stock, Bond, Fund Reports, Surveys & The Outlook
Learn about budgeting, credit scores, college loans, refinancing, includes User Guides.

UniversalClass
Continuing education in Careers/Technology/Crafts/Homeschooling/more – see complete list
First time users set up a free account with username & password. FAQs 

Vocational & Career Collection
Trade and industry-related periodicals for vocational and technical research.


DIY — Do It Yourself

 

Alldata - in library access only
Maintenance schedules, service bulletins, wiring diagrams, diagnostic charts, repair info

ConsumerReports.org
Current and past issues including ratings, reviews, recommendations and recalls

Learning Express Library
Educate yourself; Skills courses include writing/math/reading; Computer/Excel/Word/PowerPoint

SAMS Technical Publishing (Photofact)
DIY repair with schematic/diagram/instruction for radios/TVs/CBs/car+home stereos

UniversalClass
Educate yourself: Continuing education in Careers/Technology/Crafts/Homeschooling
See complete list – First time users set up a free account with username+password. FAQs 


Education

 

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) 
Includes journals articles, research, speeches, theses & conference papers 

Learning Express Library
Practice tests include Teaching, GED (also in Spanish), ACT, SAT

NoveList K-8 Plus
Book entries with reviews/annotations/recommendations/authors/discussion guides/award lists

Professional Development Collection
Education and library and information science journals

UniversalClass
Continuing education in Careers/Technology/Crafts/Homeschooling/more – see complete list
First time users set up a free account with username & password. FAQs 


Genealogy

 

Ancestry Library Edition  - in library access only  
Genealogy research including Census, immigration records, court/land/probate records, maps

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
With images of original historical documents; users can post comments & upload documents.

Heritage Quest
Includes Federal Census, Periodical Source Index, Revolutionary Records & family/local histories

Plain Dealer (Historical)
Covers 4/7/1845 - 5/31/1991, searchable full text, plus full page and article images

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A century of maps for 400 Ohio communities, used for genealogical research


Health

 A good free internet source from the National Institutes of Health is  PubMedCentral.gov


Alt-Health Watch
Complementary or integrated approaches to health care 

CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
Nursing & health articles from international scientific literature for professionals, from 1937

Health Source Nursing - Academic Edition
Scholarly journals on many medical disciplines, especially nursing

Lexi-PALS Drug Guide
Online Patient Advisory Leaflets providing education on 1,450 + medications

MEDLINE
Authoritative source for medical issues/drugs/nursing/dentistry/veterinary medicine+health care

NetWellness
High quality health info created/evaluated by medical & health faculty from Ohio universities

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Emotional/behavioral characteristics, psychiatry/psychology, mental processes & anthropology


History

More Historical Newspaper Archives are listed under  Magazines & Newspapers

 

African-American History Online
Leaders, events, social movements, issues, the arts, sports, religion and daily life

American Indian History Online
History of 500 tribes of all Americas including leaders/events/issues/cultures/customs/daily life

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
With images of original historical documents, including those from American wars

Ohio History Central
Encyclopedia articles from The Ohio Historical Society – Ohio images/timelines/maps/documents

The Plain Dealer - Historical
Covers 4/7/1845 - 5/31/1991, searchable full text, plus full page and article images

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A century of maps for 400 Ohio communities, used for historical research

 

 

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Languages

Additional French and Spanish encyclopedias are listed under  Databases for Teens

 

Hispánica Saber Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica (Spanish-Language Encyclopedia)
For Spanish speakers & ESOL, with images/maps/videos/animations/sounds/interactive media

Mango Languages
Language learning in conversational skills for 34 languages, includes ESL

Signing Savvy
Instructional videos of American Sign Language used in conversational signing. Searchable

Transparent Language Online 
Language learning system to help build listening/reading/speaking/writing skills (with BYKI)
First time users must set up a Transparent Language account with username+password. 


Legal Issues

See Ohio state website for Ohio government/law; see USA.gov for federal government/law

 

Legal Forms
Access + print legal forms, attorney state directory, dictionary of legal definitions


Literature

 

American & English Literature
Searchable eBooks of American and English literature, poetry, drama and the Bible

Books & Authors
Find a good book searching title/author/keyword/series, fiction+nonfiction for adult/teen/child

eSequels
Reader’s guide to novels in popular series. See which came before/after, with publication dates

Literature Criticism Online
20th Century Literary, Shakespearean, Poetry, Short Story, includes biographies

NoveList Plus
Book reviews, descriptions, discussion guides, book talks, book series and author websites 

World Book Advanced
Besides, research, also includes an eBook Center with free online classic books


Magazines & Newspapers

 

Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991)
Cleveland's African-American newspaper, searchable access to every page of available issues

Cleveland Jewish News
Online format of the print edition, search by keyword or browse through thumbnails 

Cleveland Jewish News Archive
Contains every edition of The CJN published weekly since October 30, 1964

Library PressDisplay
Access 1,700 + newspapers from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, the U.S.

The New York Times - Historical    |    Current
1851-2007, searchable images of full pages+articles. Current issues 1999-present 

Newspaper Source
40+ national/international, 230+ regional newspapers, plus TV/radio news transcripts

Ohio Newspapers (NewsBank)
Cincinnati Post, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade

The Plain Dealer (Current)
Direct access to the paper from 1991 to the present

The Plain Dealer (Historical)
Covers 4/7/1845–5/31/1991, searchable full text, plus full page and article images

 


Reference – General

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Online version of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A searchable collection of encyclopedias & reference books: List of included Titles 

Image Collection
Image sources cover people/history/politics/animals/news photos/science photos/maps/flags

MasterFILE Premier
Magazine/newspaper articles, reference books, biographies, documents, photos, maps & flags

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Pro+con views on social issues/hot topics – documents/articles/statistics/images/videos/more

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Search 300+ reference books from Oxford University Press 

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States

TOPICsearch
Includes magazines, newspapers, public opinion polls, government information & more

World Book Advanced
College-level encyclopedia/documents/atlas/newspapers

 


Science

 

GreenFILE
Research information (scholarly, government, more) on the human impact to the environment

Science In Context
Magazines/journals/news/experiments/images/videos/audio/websites

Science Online
Essays/biography/experiments/diagrams/illustrations/video/timeline

 

Please note:
New Book of Popular Science is no longer available.

 


Social Issues and Sciences

 

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Pro+con views on social issues/hot topics – documents/articles/statistics/images/videos/more

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Emotional/behavioral characteristics, psychiatry/psychology, mental processes & anthropology

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Periodicals of world religions/major denominations/biblical studies/religious history, philosophy

Sociological Collection
Social behaviors, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, culture + social structure


Technology

 

Computer Source
Innovation and trends in computers, telecommunications, electronics, the Internet

Learning Express Library
Skills courses include:  Computer use and Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint


 

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About Electronic Resource Databases

 

Premium Electronic Resources or Research/Reference/Susbscription Databases
are all names for the same thing, easy-access online...

• magazines • articles • journals • encyclopedias         
• newspapers • reports • images • dictionaries
• pamphlets • books • maps • graphs

 

Free websites can be wonderful information sources, but they can also contain information that is one-sided, out-of-date or just plain wrong. The library chosen these databases for the value of their content and the reputation of the companies behind them. Every article, essay, report or fact has been chosen and checked by professional editors. Many databases are based on long-standing, well-respected reference works. Many others are made up of articles from established periodicals. And, while websites may be here today and gone tomorrow, databases endure.

Our library purchases access to these databases for you so you can benefit from their resources without paying any fees. Our agreements with these Database providers generally include free home access to our library card holders. To get information from the few databases that will not permit Home Use, you must be in one of our branch libraries.

Many of our databases let you print, email, or download articles that you find useful. 

 

 

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