Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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About:Books

Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

A leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

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Accelerated Reading/Lexile Reading Levels: PCDL Catalog

Use this website to help find books based on your Accelerated Reading or Lexile Reading Level. Available throught the library catalog. 

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Acorn TV

Stream world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming, free with your Perry County District Library Card!

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African American Heritage

This digital resource is exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Also includes exclusive access to AfriGeneas and an updated, online edition of the book Black Genesis.

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCOhost)

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

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Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOhost)

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. 

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American & English Literature

Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

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Ancestry Library Edition

( In-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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AtoZ the USA

Database regarding information for the USA and all 50 States. 

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AtoZ World Food

The world's largest database of global food culture and recipes. 

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Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost)

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.

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Book Sizzle

Find the newest arrivals in mysteries, science fiction, children's, teen, and other categories. Click on individual titles to reserve them via the PCDL Online Catalog!

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BookFlix

This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books.

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Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. 

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance

A source that was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of children with Cerebral Palsy.

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Chilton Library

Find step-by-step vehicle repair instructions, maintenance schedules, diagrams, recalls, and more. Search by specific year, make, and model. 

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Computer Source (EBSCOhost)

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

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Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)

Covers all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. 

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Consumer Reports - Direct Link (EBSCOhost)

Full-text publications from Consumer Reports with information regarding health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers. 

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Digital Shoebox Project

A digital collection of historical documents, photos, and more for Southeastern Ohio.

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DMV Permit Practice Test - Ohio

An online practice test to help you prepare for the Ohio Permit Driving Test.  

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Driving-Tests.org

Take various online practice tests to help prepare for Ohio Driving, CDL, and Motorcycle tests.  

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EBSCOhost

All EbscoHost databases, which include many thousands of full-text magazine and journal titles organized into a variety of sub-collections. 

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ERIC (EBSCOhost)

An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations, and policy papers. 

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Explora Primary Schools

Student research tool for grades K through 5.

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Explora Public Libraries

Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary Schools

Student research tool for grades 6 through 12.

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Fold3

Fold3 provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives. 

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FreedomFlix

This online resource allows students to master content-area knowledge in social studies while honing their literacy skills.

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Freegal Music

A downloadable music service available through the Perry County District Library.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)

Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

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Gale In Context: Elementary (formerlyKids InfoBits)

Easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 

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Global World Warrior

Provides a broad range of practical information, available in twenty broad subject categories, for over 175 countries. Includes numerous maps and images.

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GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

A free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

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Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)

Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

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Help.org

Resources to get started with addiction recovery.

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Help.org - Alcohol Addiction

Information on alcohol addiction and resources available for those seeking help.

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Help.org - Cocaine Addiction

Information on cocaine addiction and resources available for those seeking help.

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Help.org - Heroin Addiction

Information on heroin addiction and resources available for those seeking help.

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Help.org - Methamphetamine Addiction

Information on methamphetamine addiction and resources available for those seeking help.

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HeritageQuest

Genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. Includes federal census, local and family histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and links to the US Congressional Serial Set. 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. 

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How to Run for Local Office in Ohio

This guide will show that running for a local political office is not as daunting as it may initially appear. Once candidates understand the state-mandated requirements and learn the steps in the campaign process, they can focus on demonstrating the knowledge, compassion, and leadership skills to qualify for and win a local election.

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IndieFlix

Access over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows, and Web Series from 85 countries.

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Job & Career Accelerator (EBSCOhost)

Gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools anywhere. It includes resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track users' work. 

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LawDepot

Receive unlimited access to thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, Family, and more. Also, access your LawDepot account at any time to view, edit, create, and print your legal documents. 

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LearningExpress Library

Helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

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LendEdu - Loans

Private student loan information

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LendEdu - Refinancing

Refinancing and consolidating student loan information. 

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Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes plot summaries, critical essays, biographies, and more. 

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds

A website dedicated to keeping the traditions and stories alive of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region through history, culture, and the environment. 

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that assists anyone with business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. 

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Mango Languages

A self-paced learning program that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components — vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture — for improving proficiency in 70+ languages.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)

A full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags.

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MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost)

Full-text articles from more than 2000 magazines, journals, and books covering general reference, business, health, education, general science. 

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Medline (EBSCOhost)

Is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

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MedlinePlus

Reliable, up-to-date, and free information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can easily understand. Published by the National Library of Medicine and contains no advertising or endorsements. 

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Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)

Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.

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Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost)

Cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

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Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

The official website for Ohio's Crime Victim Justice Center. They provide free legal assistance to crime victims to protect and enforce their rights. 

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Ohio Death Records Index Search

Search for death records issued in the State of Ohio in this index. 

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Ohio Disability Resource Guide

Find various disability resources throughout the State of Ohio.

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Ohio History Central

Explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and events. 

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Ohio Legal Help Toolkit

Proves free, easy-to-understand legal inforamtion to help anyone in Ohio deal with civil legal progblems. The site suggests information, forms, and local organizations based on your specific needs. 

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Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

The collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 365 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

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Ohio Obituary Index

Search and order obituaries, access the list of indexed newspapers, as well as other indexed sources. 

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Ohio.gov

The official website for the State of Ohio.

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Ohioline

Information resource produced by Ohio State University Extension. 

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Open Dissertations (EBSCOhost)

Includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations as well as records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.

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OverDrive (Ohio Digital Library)

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer or mobile device.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Provides collections of in-depth, up-to-date trustworthy research on an ever-growing range of topics, including the humanities, social sciences, and science. 

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Perry County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Access publications and submit genealogical requests specifically for Perry County, Ohio through their chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 

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Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Examine over 400 controversial topics from at least two sides (point and counterpoint). 

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Price It! Antiques and Collectibles

An accurate, aggregating tool that gathers prices across multiple sources to determine market pricing for various antique and collectible items. 

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Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.

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Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost)

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
 

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)

Provides the full text of articles from journals covering topics such as behavioral characteristics, psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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RBdigital - Ebooks & E-Audiobooks

Access ebooks and eaudiobooks with your Perry County District Library Card! 

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RBdigital - Magazines

Access to select magazines with your Perry County District Library Card! 

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Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

Provides comprehensive coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost)

Provides an in-depth collection of hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals and resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistembology, political philosophy, and more! 

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Resume Genius

A resource that breaks down what should and should not go on a resume and the reasoning behind each. Also included is a FREE, user-friendly resume builder with a variety of template options to choose from!

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. 

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Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Designed for the student researcher. Contains full text of hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images. 

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ScienceFlix

Allows students access to scientific topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.
 

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Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

A collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and 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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Sociological Collection (EBSCOhost)

Covers a broad range of subjects relevant to sociology and its related disciplines including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, social and cultural structure and more.

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TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost)

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 Languages

Learn 100+ languages at home or on the go with a mobile device. Also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) for over 25 languages. 

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TrueFlix

Help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

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US Government Publishing Office

The official website for the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the US Government. 

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Very Short Introductions (Oxford University Press)

Quick, authoritative, and accessible overviews on a range of subjects in the arts and humanities, law, medicine & health, science & mathematics, and social sciences. 

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Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCOhost)

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs. Over 330 full text periodicals related to the industry. 

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What Tree is it?

Identify trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What's That Snake?

Identify various types of snakes and access additional information.

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What's the Point?

Identify various flint artifacts.

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World Book Advanced

An online encyclopedia that includes eBooks, videos, activities, primary sources, read-aloud, and translation features.

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