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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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African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource

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Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

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Columbus Dispatch 1871-1985

Searchable back issues of the Columbus Dispatch from 1871 – 1985. Provided by NewsBank.

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Columbus Dispatch 1985 – Current

Searchable back issues of the Columbus Dispatch 1985-present.

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Consumer Health Complete

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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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Creativebug

An inspirational resource for crafters and makers, featuring arts and crafts video classes taught by experts.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Find “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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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.

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Kids InfoBits

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.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource

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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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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading provider of online learning content with a focus on business, technical, and creative skills. It contains thousands of courses and tutorials. Patrons are able to create a profile to keep track of their successes and tailor the course listings to their skill set. Learn more about how to use Lynda.com here.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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New York Times Online

(in-library use only) Unlimited access to New York Times content 1851-1922 and 1981 to present. Registration/login is required. For remote access, including 1923-1980, login at your My Account page.

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NewsBank

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

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Niche Academy

Immediately accessible training with ready-to-use tutorials for everyday library products and research sites.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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Ohio Legal Help

A resource for finding legal information and forms related to common civil legal issues in Ohio.

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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 Research Encyclopedias

Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource

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ReferenceUSA

Directory of millions of U.S. businesses, Canadian businesses, U.S. residential listings and more. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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 Reference Center

Your go-to resource for biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, life science, physics, technology, wildlife and more. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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 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.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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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. Learn How To Use This Resource.

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Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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What Tree Is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What’s That Snake?

Ohio snake identification guide

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What’s the Point

Identifying flint artifacts.

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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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