Reference & Research

Ohio Web Library

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Federated search engine that searches across a number of commercial databases.

The Ohio Web Library Sources page (second link) allows you to browse for specific sources for more focused searching.

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Novelist Plus

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Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? Novelist Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more: all sorts of lists, readalikes, and genre guides. Novellist Plus also provides different appeal factors for books to help you find reads that you will enjoy.

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Points of View

Description: 

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. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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EBSCOhost ebooks Collection

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A collection of ebooks available via the web on a range of topics.

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AccessMyLibrary -- iPhone app

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This free app for the iPhone provides access to the library's research resources from Gale Learning.

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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

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KnowItNow.org

Description: 

KnowItNow24x7 is the place on the Web where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy your general curiosity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Includes readers'-advisory service ReadThisNow and homework help site HomeworkNow.

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Available to Ohio residents. Enter your zip code to get started.

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World Book Kids

Description: 

An online encyclopedia for younger students. Includes a dictionary and a section on maps.

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Kids Search

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A search tool and general information resource for students. Includes multiple search options, including visual search. Also includes a dictionary and an encyclopedia.

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World Book Espanol

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The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia.

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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Student Research Center

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A complete search interface and multidisciplinary resource for students.

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