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Premium information subscription services provided by the CLEVNET Library Consortium and OPLIN to patrons of Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County. The databases in the categories below are available at home. They will require authentication (a zip code or a library card number) for use. For an alphabetical list of databases, click here.

Almanacs, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.

World Book Advanced Includes all of the text of the print set.

Biography

Biography Reference Bank More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects.

Business Leader Profiles for Students Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry.

Contemporary Novelists Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

Contemporary Poets Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets.

Business & Consumer Information

Business Leader Profiles Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

Business Source Premier This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials.

Consumer Reports Access current and back issues.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds.

ReferenceUSA Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households.

Regional Business News This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications

Careers

Business Leader Profiles Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry.

LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Professional Development Collection Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Vocational and Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills.

Education

ERIC Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Professional Development Collection Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Vocational and Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition features more than 1.2 billion records of interest to genealogy researchers, including digitized images of the U.S. Census from 1790 forward and the Social Security Death Index. No home access.

Cleveland Necrology File The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.

Cleveland News Index The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Ohio A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.

Health

Alt HealthWatch This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals.

Consumer Health Complete 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.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

MEDLINE The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre clinical sciences.

Netwellness Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby's Medical Dictionary, The People's Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

History & Geography

Biography Reference Bank More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects.

Cleveland News Index The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Ohio A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.

Homework Help

Biography Reference Bank More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects.

CultureGrams This resource includes: worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, and a recipe collection that offers five homegrown recipes from all countries in the database. Plus, sortable (create-your-own) data tables help put dozens of facts into perspective.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Literary Reference Center Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.

Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research.

Nonfiction Classics for Students Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format.

Points of View Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Student Research Center EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.

World Book Encyclopedia Includes all of the text of the print set.

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Academic Search Premier The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

Cleveland News Index The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

Consumer Reports Access current and back issues.

EBSCOHost Masterfile Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals.

Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research.

TopicSearch This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Literature & Books

American and English Full Text Collections A fully searchable library of more than 260,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.

Books and Authors Books & Authors offers ways to discover new books and authors.

Contemporary Novelists Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

Contemporary Poets Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition.

Literary Reference Center Access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Nonfiction Classics for Students Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format.

Novelist K-8 Plus Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy. Find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

Novelist Plus Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

Worldcat The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Search results will list materials in libraries in your area.

Multilingual

Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea An online encyclopedia for older students and adults in Spanish.

Science

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

Science Reference Center Topics covered in Science Reference Center 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.

Social Sciences

Culturegrams CultureGrams Online Database links you to all CultureGrams editions, including World, Kids, Provinces, and States material.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Religion and Philosophy Collection This database 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.

Sociological Collection This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles.

Technology

AllData Online (In Library Use Only) This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

Computer Source Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

 

 


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