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Want to learn more about your family tree? With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource. In-library use only. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.



A dynamic, web-based software service database that enables research of consumer market, demographic, and market segmentation data. This database offers customizable criterion such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more. In addition, this database is updated regularly.


Business Source Premier          

Designed for business libraries, this is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 2,100 journals. This database provides indexing, abstracts and full text back to 1965, and comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Chilton Library               

This database represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. This database is provided by the Portage County District Library.


Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. There's also a focus on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health and wellness. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Consumer Reports

The largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world, this resource enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips, and trends written by the Consumer Reports experts. Information is updated frequently, providing reliable data, unbiased information, and more than 1,000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons, and video clips.


EBSCOhost Databases             

EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. This content services the research needs of tens of thousands of customers representing millions of end users from K-12 students to public library patrons, from academic, corporate and medical researchers to clinicians and governments around the world. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Gale Legal Forms

This subscription-based database will assist users in understanding common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses, and it's the only electronic resource to provide legal forms that are specific to the state of Ohio. It's useful for filing patents and trademarks, preparing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and much more. In addition, the legal forms have been drafted by attorneys.


Green File                                  

This database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records. This database is provided by EBSCOhost Databases.


Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


NoveList Plus

A premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.


NoveList K-8 Plus

A database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


Ohio History Central     

This is an evolving, dynamic online database that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images. Many of these pages link with one another to form a complete and informative perspective. As installments are added each year, an accurate overview of Ohio's past will be revealed. It is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio. This database is provided by the Ohio Historical Society.


Ohio Web Library                      

This is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers from Ohio and the nation, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. The Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio. By providing resources statewide, Ohio Web Library can cost-effectively provide necessary information resources to all Ohioans, regardless of their location, age, education or economic status. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Points of View

This database contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio, and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments, and debating. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.



This database is a premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. It provides the most up-to-date data available in the market place. Business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. Find business opportunities, view historical market trends, locate companies nationwide, and much more.


Rosetta Stone

An interactive software to accelerate language learning, widely recognized as today's industry leader in providing effective language programs. Cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on-the-go via tablet or mobile device, whether in a classroom, in a corporate setting, or in a personal learning environment.


Science Reference Center

Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing this wide range of topics, this database satisfies the demand for standards- based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.