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AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. It provides free access to Job Search & Resume templates, Genealogy, Background & Criminal Searches, and Business Profiles. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends, relatives, locating classmates for reunions and much more!

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Academic Search Premier

Need an article from a peer reviewed journal? Click here for the world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database with full text articles from 4,500 journals.

Accelerated Reader Lists

Need to find out what titles are included in your school's Accelerated Reader Program? Click here to review the Accelerated Reading lists we currently have available.

Ancestry Library Edition


Get a big start on your family history research with this enhanced version of, containing over 7,000 databases. Search census records from the U.S., U.K., Canada and other countries, as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, newspapers, family pictures, the Social Security Death Index, and more.

Artemis Literary Criticism Resources

Attention students. Have a literary criticism assignment? Click here to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, author biographical information, plus analysis and interpretation of literary works from around the world, all available online and free of charge!


Click here to view selected bibliographies on frequently requested topics.

Biography Reference Bank

Offering the in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators, this database contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.


BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Chilton Library

Chilton is a name that mechanics and do-it-yourselfers have depended on for many years for car repairs. This 24/7 online "mechanic" provides quick access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today.

Consumer Reports

This award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Also provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice.

Culture Grams

Doing a report on another country? Studying a foreign language and need to find out more about the culture? Need a recipe from another culture? Click for many age-appropriate, easy to use resources about the world's cultures with colorful pictures and videos.

Facts on File

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.


Freegal provides downloadable music from Sony Music Entertainment, and includes music from labels like Arista, RCA and Columbia. Library card holders may download up to three mp3 songs per week (starting each Monday). The songs are DRM-free, which means you can play them on any device that plays mp3s: your iPod, your phone, that mp3 player in your junk drawer, it’s up to you!

Heritage Quest

Search ancestors in the Federal Census, find information on people and places in local and family histories, review selected records from the Revolutionary War Era and much more by clicking here.

Homeschool Resources

Click here to learn more about Homeschooling and resources available at the library and elsewhere to assist those considering Homeschooling as well as those currently involved in Homeschooling.


Hoopla is an innovative new service from your Muskingum County Library System that brings you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. The hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. We make an unlimited number of copies available to you, so there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. We'll return it for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

Kids Search

Kids Search is an interface designed for students in grades K through 5. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search databases.

Live Homework Help

Students in Grades 4-12 can click here for a one-on-one tutor session between the hours of 2 and 9 PM.

MasterFILE Premier

Doing a research project or paper? Click here to find full text articles for more than 1,730 general periodicals covering such topics as general reference, business, education, health and much more.


Professionals and serious investors turn to Morningstar to help them make well-informed investment decisions. Morningstar has earned a reputation for reliable, independent and accurate information.

Newspaper Archive

Explore your family tree and discover your history at, the world's largest online newspaper archive.

Newspaper Source

Looking for a newspaper article? Click here to find cover to cover full text articles for 25 national (US) and international newspapers.

Ohio Means Jobs

Looking for employment? Ohio Means Jobs can help you get there. Created by the State of Ohio and, Ohio Means Jobs offers resources to explore careers, search for current jobs, post your resume, take online career skills training classes and much more.

Ohio Web Library

The Library through OPLIN's Ohio Web Library provides access to reference databases of general and special periodical materials, readers' advisory services, homework centers to assist students with research assignments, and legislative, historical, and archival materials and information


Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more – anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card!

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.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is a comprehensive database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles. Containing more than 23 million records, it’s a sophisticated, up-to-date, easy-to-use tool — whether you are a professional art appraiser or a budding collector.


ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering. ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more.


More than 80 popular full-text elementary school magazines. Includes Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Animals, Provides thousands of photos, maps, flags and more, Lexile reading levels assigned to full-text articles

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Do you have a motor or small engine to repair? Click here for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.

Student Resource Center

Are you a middle or high school student doing a research project? Click here for easy-to-use search tools highlighting such resources as biographies, maps and encyclopedias.


TrueFLIX is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students in grades 3-5 that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.


Listen and read along with TumbleBooks! TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBooks are created taking picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book you can read, or have read to you.

World Book Online

Use the World Book via your computer for the most up to date information.

Zanesville Times Recorder

Click here for easy to use, indexed access to the Times Recorder.


Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC. Click here, register online and begin to download magazines from your library system’s collection.