Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Chilton Library
Chilton Library

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

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Cleveland Necrology file and news index
Cleveland Necrology File and News Index

Find cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. The Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live and Ohio Magazine.

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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Research your next big purchase through unbiased product testing and ratings. The website provides updates on product availability and adds new products to previously published test results. Read product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Video Overview.

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Creativebug
Creativebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more. Video Overview.

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Driving-Tests.org
Driving-Tests.org

Gain free access to Driving-Tests.org, a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the BMV permit test.​

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Fold3
Fold3

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.

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Gale in Context: Biography

This database provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. A user-friendly portal experience allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Read encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Resources include Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Musicians. Video Overview.

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Heritage Quest Online
Heritage Quest Online

Locate the U.S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), a digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War era, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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Mango Languages
Mango Languages

This language learning system teaches practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango Languages increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn. Video Overview.

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MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier

Access thousands of magazines through EBSCO. Type the magazine name in the Publication search field and click "Full Text" to search for full-color PDF results of the current issue and all back issues. Full-text files go back to January 1990, while indexing and abstract files date to January 1984.

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Newsbank: America's News
Newsbank: America's News

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate, and other sections.

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Newspapers.com - World Collection

Selected full-text of 19th and 20th century local newspapers from the United States, with additional coverage of local newspapers from Canada, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Sign in with your MCDL library card number.

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Ohio Legal Help - need legal information, forms or a lawyer?
Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

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Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Means Jobs

Search for jobs, discover career pathways, obtain free online training and plan your future at this comprehensive employment site. Special sections for K-12 students, veterans and employers.

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OWL
Ohio Web Library

A complete listing of the Ohio Web Library resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

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Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints

Access multiple perspectives on today's most hotly debated topics. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, prepare for debates, create presentations and more.

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OWL American and English Literature Collections
OWL American and English Literature Collections

Features collections of 20th century African-American, American and English poetry, as well as many of Shakespeare's works and early American fiction.

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Reference USA
Reference USA

Provides information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume, number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number. Video Overview.

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Regional Business News
Regional Business News

Access comprehensive, full-text coverage of regional business publications. Includes coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps
Sanborn Insurance Maps

Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. An excellent resource for local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

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Small Business Reference Center
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 Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides reliable information, detailed illustrations and photography, and step-by-step procedures for routine maintenance (such as tune-ups and brake service) or more extensive repairs (involving engine and transmission disassembly). Information for large engines (motorcycles, ATVs, marine/boat, personal watercraft engines and snowmobiles) as well as small engines (lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers, generators) and more. Video Overview.

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Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions

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

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