Premium Research Databases

Ohio Web Library Databases
A complete listing of all premium subscription databases provided free to the residents of Ohio.
 
Ebsco Master File
This database provides full text for a wide variety of popular magazines and professional journals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). 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 & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Why use it? Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Consumer Health Complete
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition ? coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Why use it? Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
 
Biographic Reference Bank
This database supplies biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Find multiple sketches of the subject's life and accomplishments. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.

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. Why use it? Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
 
American and English Literature
Full text electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

World Book Online
Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.

Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center 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 a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Why use it? Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
 
Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.
 
Heritage Quest
U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. (Subscription login requires a Carnegie Public Library card.)
 
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.