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Ohio Web Library:
Via the Ohio Web Library, Libraries Connect Ohio provides instant access to thousands of online publications and research resources to Ohio library card holders. The current Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. Get access to EBSCO journal articles, Chilton Auto Repair Manuals, HeritageQuest Genealogy Resources, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, World Book Encyclopedias, and much more.

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Biography Reference Bank
Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
Explora Secondary Schools
Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
Literary Reference Center
Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
Science Reference Center
Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
World Book Kids
Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
World Book Students
Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.
World Book Timelines
Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.
Ohio History Central
Ohio History Central is the Ohio History Connection’s online encyclopedia, a reference source for and about the people of Ohio. It covers topics related to the history, ancient peoples, archaeology, and natural history of Ohio. It is a starting point for learning about the people, places, animals, events, and culture of Ohio. Individuals interested in digitized primary sources related to the topics introduced on Ohio History Central should visit Ohio Memory, the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and State Library of Ohio.
A to Z World Maps and More
AtoZ Resources
Search AtoZ resources for World Maps Online, essential information for the USA and the states, and to search for information on World Cultures


African American Heritage
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
Ancestry Library Edition
[IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY] Trace your genealogy using historical records. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.
A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America�s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development


Chilton Library
Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.


LinkedIn Learning with content
Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

NUWAV Legal Documents: an online tool that lets you create professional-quality legal documents with fillable forms.
IRS Free File: Do your Taxes for Free
Downloadable IRS Tax Forms
Ohio Income Tax Forms
West Virginia Income Tax Forms
Privacy Information


Small Business Reference Center
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.