Reference & Research Databases
Why use it? Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects.
What is it? OPLIN's ever-expanding directory of Ohio-specific websites and links.
Why use it? Find Ohio-focused websites by category or by county.
What is it? An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society.
Why use it? Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.
What is it? Wide variety of reference books online – including English and bilingual dictionaries, maps and atlases, timelines, an encyclopedia, and subject references – from Oxford University Press. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio.
Why use it? Search for encyclopedia articles. Identify quotations. Consult the dictionaries. Explore the subject reference books.
Why use it? Search the encyclopedia. Find magazine and newspaper articles. Learn about other countries – through reports, maps, and photos.
Why use it? "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.
Why use it? It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.
Why use it? Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.
Why use it? The Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily.