Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage

Search essential historical records for African Americans including federal Census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and freed persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

Provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

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GMPL uses BiblioBoard Public to host our Digital Library for Grafton-area history resources.  No login or card # is required to view content posted by GMPL.

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Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, including maintenance and specification tables for each specific vehicle, step-by-step service and repair procedures, vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting, wiring diagrams to help explain system operation, and close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit member organization, tests, rates, and reviews thousands of consumer products and services annually.

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Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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EBSCO Databases (full list)

A large collection of magazines and journal articles (including peer-reviewed) on a wide variety of topics such as medicine, literature, religion, science, business, and education.

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Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. Students can access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors.

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Discover your family history today through billions of records including the U.S. Census records, City Directories, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Indian Census Rolls.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

A comprehensive database that provides detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

A database that focuses on home improvement and home repair that includes thousands of repairs in the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, plumbing projects, wood projects, decorating projects and maintenance.

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Brainfuse JobNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, developing additional skills, or adjusting to a new career. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching.

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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 to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. 

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Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a great online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists, children’s librarians, and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction read supporting both the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. 

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Novelist Plus

A complete readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction pleasure reading that offers hundreds of ready-made, hand-crafted reading lists on popular fiction and nonfiction genres along with content such as Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles by the top names in the industry. For readers looking for help finding their next great read!

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Ohio Legal Forms

The most extensive free forms site available to library patrons with thousands of legal forms available including: Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Ohio Web Library

These online research resources are provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents and include reference help, encyclopedias, homework resources, genealogy, and more.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, Oxford University Press are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics including climate science, anthropology, politics, business and management, neuroscience, and many more.

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Scholastic Teachables
Scholastic Teachables

Thousands of teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets, seasonal resources, and ready-made instructional materials.

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Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)

A database that provides up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management, and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. 

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Whether it is routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, or more extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly, this database provides reliable information required to perform the job. Accurate, clear and concise text, combined with detailed illustrations and photography, make it possible to safely and enjoyably service small engines.

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Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. 

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

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