Research Databases

Academic Search Premier Screenshot Academic Search Premier

Full-text access to a multidisciplinary database of journal and magazine articles, including back issues, and searchable cited references to a number of other resources.

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American & English Literature Collection Screenshot American & English Literature Collection

The American & English Literature Collection 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 Screenshot Ancestry Library Edition

[In-Library Use Only] One of the largest collections of genealogical records online. Contains vital records including U.S. Census, birth, death, marriage, and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank Screenshot Biography Reference Bank

Full-text access to up-to-date biographical profiles of notable people with accompanying images, magazine and journal abstracts, and citations.

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Business Source Premier Screenshot Business Source Premier

Full-text access to journal articles within the business disciplines, and access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research.

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CareerOneStop Screenshot CareerOneStop

This website, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a resource focused on providing the information, tools, and support that workers and employers need to succeed in today's economy.

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Chilton Screenshot Chilton Library

The Chilton Library is an online equivalent to the traditional Chilton books. This database covers maintenance and repair, and includes diagrams, photographs, and instructions to fulfill automotive information needs. 

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Consumer Health Complete Screenshot Consumer Health Complete

This is a patient centric database, and provides access to the kind of information that consumers of health care and health services need to know to understand health-related topics.

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Consumer Reports Screenshot Consumer Reports

[In-Library Use Only] Consumer Reports is a well known consumer information magazine. This online resource is the digital equivalent of the familiar print magazine. You can find reviews for automobiles, electronics, appliances, and more in Consumer Reports online. 

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All EBSCOhost Databases Screenshot EBSCOhost Databases

This link displays the various EBSCOhost databases that you can access, but that we don't have listed on our website. This includes other academic, professional, medical, and research journals, plus more general reference databases.

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Explora for Kids Screenshot Explora for Kids

This database searching tool is designed with the younger student in mind. It provides access to a wide range of resources that are helpful to students in their school work, from math and science, to language and history.

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Explora Public Libraries Screenshot Explora for Public Libraries

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Genealogy_Resources_Screenshot Genealogy Resources Page

This page is a list of curated resources that Marion Public Library keeps on the website to help you with your genealogy research. There are grave site finders, obituary search tools, and other research tools on this page.

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LearningExpress Screenshot LearningExpress

You can find online training, education, and practice tests that are helpful for job seekers at this resource from Ohio Means Jobs. There is civil service preparation, GED study materials and practice tests, computer skills training, and more.

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Literary Reference Center Screenshot Literary Reference Center

This database provides full-text access to a wide range of reference resources related to literature. It includes criticism, analysis, author biographies, and summaries, along with other useful information about authors and their works.

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Marion City Code Screenshot Marion City Code

This Marion City resource provides access to the full text of the Marion City code in PDF format. The city code contains the current effective laws governing the city. A PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader is required to view.

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MasterFILE Premier Screenshot MasterFILE Premier

This database is a full-text collection of popular magazines and articles. Use the search interface to locate articles in magazines such as Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Popular Science, and many more. Another magazine service available through the library is RB Digital Magazines. With your library card, you also have access to popular magazines on your mobile device or desktop computer.

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MedlinePlus Screenshot MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a resource from the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine, focused on providing easy to understand information for patients about health-related topics, all written in plain every day language.

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Merck Manuals Screenshot Merck Manuals

This resource is a comprehensive reference tool covering medical information. The Merck Manuals are an online version of the in-print reference books. There are two versions, one for medical professionals and one for consumers. 

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NetWellness Screenshot NetWellness Consumer Health Information

A not-for-profit online resource maintained by several Ohio universities, dedicated to curating unbiased and expert reviewed medical information. Covers the whole spectrum of health-related topics, from wellness to prescriptions to senior health.

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Newspaper Source Screenshot Newspaper Source

This a database of full-text international, national, and regional newspaper articles. It also contains transcripts from television news stations like CBS News, CNN, and FOX News.

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Ohio Business Gateway Screenshot Ohio Business Gateway

The Ohio Business Gateway is a service for business provided by the state to help streamline the relationship between businesses and the local and state governments, specifically making the processing of payments to the government simpler and via electronic methods.

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Ohio Revised Code Screenshot Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code

This State of Ohio resource provides access to the full text of the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. These publications are the current effective laws and administrative rules governing the state of Ohio.

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Ohio Web Library Screenshot Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library is the main access point for many online resources and publication that are provided to Ohioans by their libraries. Visit this page for more resources than you see linked here on our library’s website.

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OhioMeansJobs Screenshot OhioMeansJobs

OhioMeansJobs is a State of Ohio initiative to help connect workers with jobs and employers with workers. You can use this site to find jobs and apply for jobs, get skills training, and find guidance for your career journey.

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Old Maps Online Screenshot Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online is a search engine for historical maps in online collections that have been made available to everyone by their owners. The maps cover hundreds of years of history and number over 400,000 across the different collections. Just choose a location and the search engine will show you all associated maps from that area.

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Points of View Reference Center Screenshot Points of View Reference Center

This database contains articles that present arguments in favor and arguments against commonly debated topics. Each article also contains critical thinking guides, neutral sources, and material from across the political spectrum.

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Regional Business News Screenshot Regional Business News

Full-text access to business publications from the United States and Canada, including newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires dating back to 1990.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Screenshot Sanborn Insurance Maps

This database contains over 40,000 detailed maps of cities, towns, and their buildings in Ohio. The maps cover the years 1882 to 1962, and are useful for discovering the layout of a community and the details of the buildings in the community.

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Science Online Screenshot Science Online

Science Online contains comprehensive overviews of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Complete with articles, diagrams, and e-learning modules, this database also contains the guidelines for interactive science experiments with corresponding instructions.

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Science Reference Center

This science focused database contains full-text articles, encyclopedia entries, and other reference sources, along with access to a number of different image sources.

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SCORE Screenshot SCORE (Small Business Mentoring)

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that offers small business mentoring, support, and education, and its resources are provided a little to no cost through funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Small Business Administration Screenshot Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration assists small businesses with loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other services.

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World Book Kids Online Screenshot World Book Kids

World Book Kids is an online encyclopedia designed for younger users. It is a searchable and up-to-date version of the popular encyclopedias also found in print.

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World Book Online Screenshot World Book Online

The World Book Online is a searchable version of the World Book Encyclopedia published on the internet.

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