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A to Z Maps Online

World maps, continent maps, country maps, state maps, and more. Includes political, physical, outline, historical, and thematic maps for viewing, printing, or downloading. 

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about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier

Articles from thousands of scholarly journals in a diverse range of subject areas. 

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ALLDATA screenshot ALLDATA

(in-library use only) Automotive service and repair procedures and information, specific to your vehicle. Also includes diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, technical service bulletins, and more.

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America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Daily records collected from more than 3,100 newspapers nationwide. Features more than 45 million listings—about two-thirds of all recent obituaries and death notices published in the United States.

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American and English Literature Collection

Works of poetry, drama, and prose from the 16th through 20th centuries, including the complete text of poems, plays, prose, Shakespearean works, and 21 editions of the Bible.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(in-library use only) Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. 

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AutoMate

Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information. Content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers and includes repair information, diagrams, and more.

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Basic ESL: Online English Learning

Online English instruction for speakers of other languages to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

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Biography Reference Bank screenshot Biography Reference Bank

Biographical coverage of over 750,000 notable individuals, including in-depth, original profiles, full-text articles, and images.

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Business Insights: Global

Information on international business and trade including detailed company and industry profiles, reports, company histories, case studies, journal articles, and business news.

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Business Source Premier

Information from business publications, including articles on marketing, management, accounting and more. Also included are company profiles, industry, and marketing reports and financial data.

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Columbus Dispatch Archives

Searchable back issues of the Columbus Dispatch 1985-present.

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Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, reference books, and magazine articles.

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Consumer Reports Online

A comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews. Includes buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, and money-saving tips.

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Crime Victims Rights Toolkit

A self-help resource for crime victims. It contains nearly everything victims need to know about their legal rights from the time of the first report to police through prosecution, incarceration, and post-release control.

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CultureGrams

Offers detailed cultural reports, images, maps, and statistics for over 200 nations as well as every U.S. state and Canadian province. Includes Kids Edition for young explorers.

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Cypress Resume

Online resume builder that lets you create a professional-quality resume in three quick and simple steps. Eliminate the difficult work of composing and formatting your resume.

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Delaware County Memory

An ongoing digitization project offering online access to local historical documents, records, photographs, and publications.

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Demographics Now

Produce comprehensive business and residential lists, and create demographic reports for multiple geographies. Access information on retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

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Driving-Tests.org

Ohio-specific driver's license practice tests and manuals for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Prepare for the written examination required to obtain your Ohio driver's license.

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EBSCOhost Databases (All)

The complete lineup of all available general and specialized resources from EBSCOhost. Choose a single database to search, or select and search across multiple products.

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Explora Primary

Information about popular and timely topics geared toward younger students. A trustworthy resource to find grade-appropriate articles and facts for reports, class projects, and homework.

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Explora Public Libraries

An easy-to-use tool designed to help students complete research and classroom assignments. Reliable information from thousands of sources covering a wide range of subjects.

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Explora Secondary

Information about popular and timely topics geared toward older students. A trustworthy resource to find grade-appropriate articles and facts for reports, class projects, and homework.

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Family Search

(registration required) Free family history and genealogy records from over 100 countries, tools for organizing and sharing family history, research assistance and guidance.

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Fold3 Library Edition

Online access to millions of U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Electronic versions of trusted, authoritative reference books on a wide variety of subjects. Accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Search and browse individual titles or the entire collection.

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Heritage Quest

Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records as well as other genealogy, local history, and family history content dating back to the 1700s.

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Historic Map Works

An extensive digital collection featuring high-quality historic maps of all geographic levels from around the world from the 1400s to the present.

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LegalForms

An extensive collection of free legal forms, including government, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Literary Reference Center

Information on authors and their works across time periods, cultures, and literary disciplines. Content includes plot summaries and literary criticism, and beyond.

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Literature Resource Center

Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism, and reviews for more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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MasterFILE Premier

Delivers articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers, most of them full text, ranging from popular magazines to professional research journals.

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Merck Manual Online

Find up-to-date, detailed information about medical topics, health concerns, symptoms, and medications. Choose either the Consumer or Professional version.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

A premium investment research tool offering accurate, timely data and analysis for stocks, funds, industries, and markets.

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International news collection including print and online newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, and broadcast transcripts and videos.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations specifically for younger readers. Find read-alikes, browse genres, and discover new favorites.

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NoveList Plus

Answers the question: What should I read next? Read reviews, explore genres, get recommendations based on your reading interests, find author, title, and series read-alikes, and discover new favorites.

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Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Means Jobs is Ohio's gateway to job opportunities, career exploration, skills assessment, and test preparation. Access Learning Express to practice tutorials in career and college prep.

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Ohio Revised Code

Browse the codified laws of Ohio by title and chapter, or search by keyword/phrase.

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OWU Special Collections "Our Shared History"

This collection presents in imagery and text the deeply intertwined history of the City of Delaware, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Ohio Wesleyan University up to 1900.

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OWU Special Collections "The Branch Rickey Collection"

The images and text in this digital collection explore the multitude of contributions Branch Rickey made to Ohio Wesleyan University during their 65-year relationship.

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Oxford Reference Online

Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s dictionaries, companions, and encyclopedias, Oxford Reference spans 25 different subject areas.

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P4A Prices for Antiques

Learn about and find the value of antiques, collectibles, and fine and decorative arts. See prices from auction houses, along with full-color images, to help you estimate the value of your treasures.

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Points of View

Discover multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Learn an issue's background, points, counterpoints, and critical analysis.

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ReferenceUSA

Directory of millions of U.S. businesses, Canadian businesses, U.S. residential listings and more.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962, originally created for assessing fire insurance liability. See how your town has changed over time.

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Science Online

An authoritative resource for science experiments, images and videos, biographies, articles, and the latest science news, including fun and interesting science fair projects. 

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Science Reference Center

Your go-to resource for biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, life science, physics, technology, wildlife and more.

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Slavery in America & The World Screenshot Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

(in-library use only) All known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, as well as materials on free African-Americans in the colonies and the U.S. before 1870.

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Small Business Collection

Full-text articles from hundreds of business periodicals, reference publications, and resources that focus specifically on small business.

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Small Business Resource Center Small Business Resource Center

Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.

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Small Engine Repair

Do-it-yourself maintenance and repair information for small engine equipment and machinery. Accurate and concise step-by-step instructions for lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.

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Transparent Language Online (BYKI)

Build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Over 100 languages to choose from.

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World Book Online

Featuring different interfaces geared toward specific age ranges and abilities, from the youngest learners to adults, World Book provides reliable information for homework, reports, or research.

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