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  • Academic Search Premier A multi-disciplinary collection of peer-reviewed journals
  • African American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920 provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them.
  • All EBSCOhost Databases  includes scholarly databases and topic reference centers.
  • Ancestry Library Edition In Library Only - Included in Ancestry are the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more.
  • Arts: Films, Musicians, and Television provides biographical information on musicians, musical groups, movies and television from around the world.
  • AtoZdatabases The Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents.
  • AtoZ Maps Online This collection of world, continent, country, and state maps contains over 1,000 current maps.
  • Biography Reference Bank A collection of 120,000+ biographies.
  • Business, Finance & Management Resources covers a wide range of topics dealing with business, such as accounting; finance and banking; marketing; management; and information systems.
  • Business Source Premier Provides full text for more than 8,500 scholarly business journals and other sources dating as far back as 1922.
  • ChiltonLibrary.com | User Guide Contains more than 50 years of information on actual auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, work on the engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, suspension, and more.
  • Consumer Reports
  • College & Scholarship Collection provides narrative descriptions on thousands of 2-year and 4-year colleges in the United States and Canada and sources of scholarships, fellowships, grants and other financial aid information.
  • Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. 
  • Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive consumer oriented health resource that is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides comprehensive literary biographies of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights, written by literary scholars and critics.
  • Duolingo Learn another language.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos This Spanish language encyclopedia is ideal for early learners though middle school and contains more than 3,000 colorful illustrations, diagrams, and map enrich over 2,100 articles selected for appeal and curricular relevance.
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography contains nearly 7000  biographies of notable figures from many cultures and time periods to the present day.
  • ERIC provides access to education literature and resources. 
  • Explora for Primary Students is targeted to K-8 students and educators.
  • Explora for Secondary Students is targeted to K-8 students and educators.
  • Fold 3  is a genealogy database with collections of African American archives, Native American archives, Revolutionary War archives, United States Bureau of Investigation Case Files, and World War II archives.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science and other ebooks cover all major areas of science, engineering and technology, including biology, chemistry, life sciences and mathematics to name a few.  Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases define terms.  This resource provides a good comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Genealogical & Historical Records of Preble County, Ohio An index of Preble County marriage records, obituaries and more.
  • Government and Politics Encyclopedia provides information on how government works, its branches and agencies, and politics.
  • Health & Medical Encyclopedias provides health and medical information on a variety of topics in language accessible to the layperson. The articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more. Test/treatment articles typically cover definition; purposes; precautions; preparation; risks; normal and abnormal results; and much more.
  • Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition covers nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
  • HeritageQuest is  an online containing over 25,000 family and history books, the U.S. Federal Census, PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the U.S. Serial Set.
  • History: American Resources The history of the United States of America is covered from the colonial period to the present day in this collection.
  • History: World Resources The history of the world is documented, from the ancient times to the present day. 
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
  • Literature: Biographical and Critical Resources includes numerous materials, containing biographical and critical information on authors and their literature.
  • Lynda Library, also known as 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.
  • MasterFILE Premier covers virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 84,606 biographies, 88,463 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
  • MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Nation, Cultures & the World Collection presents profiles of countries of the world and the U.S. states, providing information on the capitals, cultures, government, education, people and other information about each place or group.
  • Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. 
  • Ohio.gov The State of Ohio created this web site to provide access to address to government agencies, where to write to obtain vital records, health information, renewal license plates and even pay taxes.
  • Ohio History Online a scholarly journal on the history of Ohio, that has peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on topics spanning political, military, social, economic and cultural history of our region from 1887 to 2004. 
  • Ohio Legal Forms provides a wide selection of Ohio specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many other forms. A comprehensive attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language are also included.
  • Ohio Memory is an online scrapbook of Ohio History that contains over 26,000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.
  • Plants and Animals & Their Environment The focus of this resource is on the plants and animals that make up our living world and the forces/processes of nature that affect them.
  • Professional Development Collection Full-text information especially for educators and education professionals.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection provides coverage of nearly 550 full text journals, including  peer-reviewed titles, and covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, updated on a daily basis.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection provides extensive coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Resource provides an overview of the world's religious and philosophical beliefs from antiquity to the present day is introduced in this database in a clear, concise and easy to understand format.
  • Salem Health | User Guide The Complementary & Alternative Medicine set contains essays on acupuncture, aromatherapy, crystal healing, detoxification, herbal medicine, magnet therapy, probiotics, Qigong, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, vegan diets, and much more.
  • Salem Press A collection of history, science and health titles.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and cities.
  • Science Reference Center Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.
  • Social Sciences Resource Collection to explain how human society as a whole functions and how its individual members interact with each other through their relationships. Some of the topics explained include: bioethics, occult and parapsychology.
  • Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
  • Thompson Reuters Westlaw | In Eaton Library Only
  • Transparent Language learn another language.
  • Universal Class | User Guide offers over 500 online continuing education and personal enrichment courses.
  • Vocational and Career Collection provides full text coverage for nearly 400 trade and industry-related periodicals.
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Lawprovides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. This encyclopedia is enhanced/updated by the American Law Yearbook, which provides court cases, legal news and other events that happened in the preceding year.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully intergrated in a single search. It contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.
  • World Book Kids is designed to give younger students a rewarding online learning experience. It includes thousands of easy to read articles, engaging images, and illustrations.