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Research Databases

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents.

Search historical records with information on over 6 billion people. Collaborate with others doing similar research. This service may only be used in the library; it will not allow access outside the building.

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.

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library – anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card.

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.

Live one-to-one help is available every day from 2:00 pm to 12:00 am EST in 40+ subjects including Math, Science, and English. We help thousands learn every day. Get an expert tutor now.

Additional Research Databases

About: Books
Search for author, title, subject… anything about books

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.

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
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.

Explora
With everything from topic overviews to informational videos and in-depth scholarly research journals, Explora is an easy to search tool that provides an excellent starting point for any research topic.

Explora Primary Schools (K-5)
Explora Primary Schools is an interface designed for students in grades K through 5. Provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search databases, with more than 80 popular full-text elementary school magazines, books and encyclopedia articles.

Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)
Explora Secondary Schools provides resources for middle and high school students working on research projects. An extensive collection of full-text magazines, journals, encyclopedias, biographies and more available through an easy-to-use interface.

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

Gale Literary Sources
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!

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.

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.

Morningstar
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 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 Monster.com, 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

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.

TumbleBooks
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.