Databases and Online Services

Some of the following databases and online services are provided by the Community Library and the Ohio Web Library. You may be asked to provide your zip code and/or patron ID when accessing a resource from a remote location.

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ALLDATA is the leading provider of OEM service and repair information to the professional automotive service and collision industries. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
Academic Search Premier | (EBSCOhost)
Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals -- covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more -- from EBSCOhost.
African American Heritage
Created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information, African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research
Ancestry - Library Edition
With more than 5 billion names and 23,000 searchable databases, is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records.
Biography Reference Bank
A biographical database from Wilson, encompassing all the trusted Wilson resources including Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, Current Biography, and the Junior Authors & Illustrators Series. In addition to this list, Biography Reference Bank contains links to individual, full-text articles from the thousands of periodicals covered by other Wilson databases.
Business Source Premier | (EBSCOhost)
Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost.
Chilton Library
Chilton Library's dynamic search engine helps users find specific procedures quickly and more. Auto repair manuals for thousands of makes and models are available digitally for routine maintenance or diagnostic information.
Consumer Health Complete | (EBSCOhost)
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.
Consumer Reports Online
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9,000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.
Consumer Reports | (EBSCOhost)
Digital copies of the Consumer Reports magazine, presenting articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
Delaware County Memory
Delaware County Memory is an ongoing project sponsored by the Community Library Foundation containing digital images of resources that document the settlement and development of the Big Walnut area.
EBSCO Explora
Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information. Results can be easily sorted by source type - magazines, reference books, photos, etc.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch is one of the largest genealogy organizations in the world, providing genealogical services at no cost.
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.
Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Gale LegalForms
One of the most extensive legal forms site available to library patrons. 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.
HeritageQuest Online
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center includes a collection of articles covering over 140 topics, as well as periodicals, books, and videos that focus on hobbies and crafts.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Khan Academy
Collection of over 3,900 videos covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and the humanities. Videos are in digestible chunks, approximately 10 minutes long, and purposed for viewing on the computer.
LearningExpress Library
Comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic and licensing tests. Create your own personalized and private account to track your progress.
LinkedIn Learning (previously
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through LinkedIn Learning, library patrons have access to a large, diverse video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Literary Reference Center
This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes, giving students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.
Literature Online
Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.
Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. It's the fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.
MasterFILE Premier | (EBSCOhost)
Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags -- updated daily from EBSCOhost.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Newspaper Source | (EBSCOhost)
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.
Resource that provides reviews, annotations, subject heading access, and much more for thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles -- updated monthly. This service also provides series information as well as author and title read-a-likes.
NoveList K-8
Looking for a great book for that historical fiction book report? Want to find something like the book you just finished and loved? Do you want to find a story about a particular subject? Trying to find something interesting to read in study hall? NoveList can help you with all of these questions.
Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
Points of View Reference Center
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.
Reference Solutions (was ReferenceUSA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
Regional Business News | (EBSCOhost)
Access to 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans -- including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use -- produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.
Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
Small Business Reference Center
This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 100 languages.
Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an interactive picture book experience. connects students in kindergarten through 12th grade with expert tutors, giving them access to one-on-one homework help. It also offers professional writing help and test prep resources for the ACT and SAT. Available daily from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.
World Book
General reference including a dictionary, atlas, and an online version of the popular reference book set.