Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Academic Search Premiere

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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African American Heritage
African American Heritage

A database from ProQuest that provides detailed records for African Americans.  Records include Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.  

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Alliance Index

Search the Alliance Index for obituary, marriage, and newspaper article citations from The Alliance Review.

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Alliance Memory Project

Featuring sights, sounds, and recollections of the Alliance community, Alliance Memory offers over 3,000 images, interviews, and documents

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Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.  Featuring full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.  

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American English & Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.

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Ancestry Library Edition

One of the most comprehensive genealogy databases available. This database is NOT available for home access. Please come to the Main Library or Branch for access.

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ArtistWorks

​ArtistWorks connects you with world-class musical instruction from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.  This service uses self-paced video lessons to teach a variety of topics like banjo, guitar, scratching, art, and many more.  Course levels offered go from beginner to advanced.  All courses are free of charge.

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AtoZ databases

AtoZ databases contains financial information on over 30 million U.S. businesses & executives as well as addresses and phone numbers of over 220 million U.S. residents.  This service can be used to do reverse phone lookups as well as basic background searches.

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Biography Reference Bank

H. W. Wilson's collection of 95,000+ biographies from over 50 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 20,000 printable images. Search by name, profession, ethnic background, place of birth, and more.

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Business Source

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.  Business Source Premier covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics with full text articles. 

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Chilton Online Auto Repair Mannual

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

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Computer Source

Grants access to full text journal articles on a host of computer topics.

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Consumer Health Complete

This database offers full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. This resource allows you to browse medical, health-related,and drug reference books, read articles on health and fitness, and find sources for alternative health information.

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Consumer Reports

The same great resource users have come to expect from Consumer Reports, at the touch of your fingertips.  With a click of your mouse you can views 1000's of product reviews from the country's #1 rated review source.  Be sure to shop with confidence. 

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Creativebug

Creativebug gives you access to more than 1,000 video art & craft classes taught by design experts and artists. 

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Digital Public Library
Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA connects digital collections from libraries across the country.  Rich histrocial collections from all over the the United States are at the touch of your fingertips. If looking for materials specific to Ohio, the Ohio Digital Network is a part of DPLA, with over 99,000 entries from across the state.  

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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Search and view the full text of eBooks.

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Elephind

Searchable database of the world's historic newspapers.

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Encyclopedia Titanica

Great source for Titanic facts, history, and biographies

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ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Explora Public Libraries

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Family Search

Search for your ancestors using millions of online records

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Fold3

Fold3 specializes in military records, photos, and personal stories of those who have served in the military.  Fold3 allows you to share the information that you have along with the info provided to create memorials for those who have served.

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Forties in America

This eBook covers pop culture, historical events, and politics of the 1940's.

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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.

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Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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HeritageQuest Online

This database offers access to Census images, Revolutionary War records, genealogy books, and more. Rodman Library card required for home access.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a great resource to find "how-to" guides for fun crafts, rules for games, as well as a wealth of information on various hobbies.  This resources takes the information found in various crafting & hobby magazines and brings it all together in one place. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center provides step-by-step guides and tips on how complete projects around your home. 

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Literary Reference Center

Find full text articles from literary journals and respected literary reference works containing plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. You may research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest, or learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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Lynda.com from LinkedIn

Lynda.com is one of the leading online learning platforms for individuals to learn computer software, business, and to help achieve both personal and professional goals. Access to Lynda.com requires a valid Rodman Library card. To begin, you will need to “Create a Profile” using your library card number, internet access, an email address, and a password of your own choosing. This fall, you will need a LinkedIn account and a PIN to use this database.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Contains full text articles for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas.

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MasterFILE Premier

This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

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MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

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Merck Manuals

Provide the most current medical information to health care professionals and consumers alike. Merck uses easy to read articles, a searchable dictionary of medical terms, and video content to explain each entry in order to make make all the content more accessible.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. 

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NewsBank (Alliance Review Archive)

Search more than 15 years of Ohio history with The Review Collection. Coverage from 2002 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Review with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

The same great resources found with NoveList, but with a targeted audience in mind. 

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NoveList Plus

Tired of reading the same authors? Looking for something similar to your favorite author or something new in your favorite genre? Try NoveList Plus and find something new to read.

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Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)
Ohio Death Certificate Index

Index of Ohio Death Records for certain time periods.

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Ohio Digital Library

Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from many favorite authors.  All materials are available for checkout with a Rodman Library card

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Ohio Driver Education

This resource provides free practice tests for the written portion of Ohio Department of Transportation's various driving exams.

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Ohio Web Library

A variety of online research databases provided to all Ohio residents 

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford is one of the most trusted names in encyclopedias.  Oxford Research Encyclopedias provide users with authoritative information on a variety of topics for students and researchers alike. All the content provided is reviewed by experts from around the world.

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Points of View

This database contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints using political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

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Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.  Offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals

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Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. 

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Salem Health : Magill's Medical Guide & Cancer

A perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. Search both Salem Health titles from this link or specify Magill's Medical Guide or the Cancer guide from the home page of the site.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Historic Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.

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Science Reference Center

Topics covered in this resource 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. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, 

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Small Business Reference Center

The Small Business Reference Center is a collection of resources to help small business owners.  This database is for small business owners, from those just starting out to those who have been in business for years.  With a collection of business eBooks to help aid in answering a variety of topics.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Information and diagnostics on how to repair small engines including snowmobiles, lawn mowers, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, and more.

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Sociological Collection

This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

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St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Burials

Use this form to search for individuals of the Catholic faith who were buried in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio from 1900 to present. Also included in the database are those individuals who had Catholic funeral services in Alliance, were buried elsewhere, or were cremated.

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TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information

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Transparent Language Online

Learn to read, speak, and write over 100 different languages. Transparent Language Online uses self-paced lessons and games to teach language in a fun, low stress way. 

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Universal Class

Universal Class provides a host of online classes on variety of topics.  The classes offered are all self-paced and provide CEUs upon completion.  Registration is easy and free with your Rodman Library card.

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Very Short Introductions

This resource grants users access to a series of eBooks designed to breakdown key issues in society in a concise way.  Each introduciton is written by experts in their respective field to help the user better understand the topic being covered.  

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Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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What Tree is it? Ohio Tree Identification

This resource will help to identify Ohio trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What’s that Snake? Ohio Snake Identification

Use this resource to identify Ohio snakes based on characteristics or by name.  This resource also helps to dispel many snake related myths.   

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What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification
What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification

Identify flint artifacts, found in Ohio, using this resource.

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World Book

Allows you to pick the type of encyclopedia that relates to the content you are researching.

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World Book Early World of Learning

This encyclopedia uses games, fun facts, art, and traditional reading to cater to the youngest group of users.

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World Book Kids

Encyclopedic information with the school-aged children in mind.

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World Book Spanish

An encyclopedia for Spanish speaking patrons.

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World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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