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The world's largest academic database, this provides full text for more than 4,500 publications. Backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over one hundred journals.
Digital collection of manuscript collections, newspaper articles, serials, photographs, and pamphlets. Gives an overview of Ohio's African-Americans' experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them.
This covers topics such as affirmative action, civil rights, emancipation, free blacks, migrations, racial violence and hate crimes, slavery, social work and philanthropy, sports, and visual arts. It includes, biographies, primary sources, timelines, subject entries and images.
Online resource for automobile diagnostics and repair information.  Includes Technocal Service Bulletins, wiring diagrams, and computer codes meanings.
Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.
America's News provides unique access to over 2,100 local, regional and national news sources, featuring over 40 titles from the state of Ohio. Compare perspectives from across the nation, track trends, and find information on a variety of topics and issues.
Hundreds of databases, files, maps and publications online. Helpful Lessons for beginning genealogists.
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased, updated monthly. Find multiple sketches of a subject's life. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.
Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction books on the Library's Web site.
Accesses scholarly business journals and other sources . This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.
Career Cruising is a resource that lets you identify which careers will be the best fit for you. Answer a series of questions on your skills and interests, and you'll learn more about career pathways and post-secondary educational opportunities. Login to your personal account to build a portfolio, create a personalized four-year high school plan, save careers and schools of interest, create professional looking resumes, and learn about the costs and benefits of going to school and getting a job. It's a one-stop shop to reach your career and college goals.
(from EBSCO) Provides a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.
Consumer Reports serves consumers through research and unbiased product testing and ratings. This website allows you to research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
This collection of 68 country reports teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them. Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, “life as a kid”, and more.
Full text articles from the Dayton Daily News dating as far back as 1990. Articles written by Dayton Daily News staff and other selected articles are available approximately 24 hours after publication. This does not contain obituaries or classified advertising.
Index to obituaries and death notices appearing in Dayton newspapers between 1850-1890, portions of the 1950's, and 1985 to the present. Full-text obituaries are not available online.
Contains thousands of digitized images and documents pertaining to the history of the Miami Valley.  All items included in this site are owned by the Dayton Metro Library.
This provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
EBSCOHost  All EBSCOHost databases. - EBSCOHost Mobile Site
Full text articles from nearly 2,000 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science. It is updated daily.
Full text articles from a wide range publications, including popular magazines and scholarly journals, newspapers and news wires, TV and radio transcripts, photographs and maps.
Magazines, journals, books, and videos for kids grades K-5 and their teachers to use for reports and class projects.
Designed for kids grades 6-12 and their teachers, this provides articles from journals and books to use as sources for homework and other school projects.
Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books for personal and professional research.
(was Discover Ohio) Look up information about Ohio.  Find Ohio-focused websites by category or by county.
This is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Information about grant makers and their giving interests
Database of more than 6,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Foundation Maps is a mapping tool from the Foundation Center that depicts private, non-governmental grants and nonprofit grant recipients. It is available from the Main Library only. See also the database Foundation Directory Online Professional.
Search Gale databases and Gale Reference titles using this attractive search page.
Search the directory Encyclopedia of Associations - National Organizations of the US.
Search Reference Books online.  INcludes medical, science, historical, and many other reference subjects.
Create the document you need in just minutes and print it instantly. No software to download and no waiting for documents to arrive in the mail. Just instant access.
Learn new skills (or keep your skills current). Introducing LYNDA FOR LIBRARIES – 4,700+ business, creative and technology courses with expert-led video tutorials. FREE!
Contains information about thousands of authors and their works from the full texts of literary journals and reference books. These works encompass novels, plays, short stories, and poems. Thousands of them are in full text. You’ll find plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and book reviews.
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Mango Languages builds basic skills quickly and easily using an engaging interface and intuitive, interactive tools to get you started on conversational skills right away. It’s designed to help you remember key phrases and conversational skills using words, sounds and images, all self-paced.
Data reports for investors cover more than 20,000 stocks and mutual funds.
A non-profit consumer health web site that provides high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from Ohio.
Full text articles from national (U.S.) and international newspapers as well as television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
NoveList K-8 Plus, a fiction and nonfiction books database, is designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle schools. The “Working with Kids” section of the Browse panel on the homepage provides a single location to access all of the curricular materials such as our Grab and Go Book Lists, BookTalks, Picture Book Extenders and more!
Like to read books? Browse book lists, fiction or nonfiction based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested. Book award lists are included.
From the Ohio Historical Society, this provides death certificate information for Ohio residents spanning the years 1913-1937.
From the Ohio Historical Society, this contains over 26,000 digitized historical documents from Ohio libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
State of Ohio web page for access to information about state services.
(from OSU Ext. service) Ohio State University Extension Service information about home and garden, food, family activities, small business, farming, and home economics.
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
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.
Create an account with OhioMeansJobs to gain access to practice tests such as GED practice tests, college preparation tests, career practice tests and more.
This is an index to magazine articles covering 1890 - 1982. Many of these are available as print copies in the Dayton Metro Library's Magazine and Special Collection Room at the Main Library.
This contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, compiled from Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories; annual reports, 10-Ks and other SEC reports.
This contains detailed directory information on more than 102 million U.S. residents, compiled from White Page telephone directories.
Contains historical maps of Ohio towns and cities. Originally used for fire insurance records, these detailed maps identify individual buildings on each block.
This homework helper offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences that are especially helpful for science fair projects.
Includes thousands of full-text articles, essays, and biographies on topics and people in various fields of science. This includes biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, space sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, technology, and wildlife. The articles are standards-based and correlate to state and national curriculum standards. You will also find images, videos, and animations.
This is one of the most widely used independent investment information services in the world. It includes analysis of stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.
The classic homework tool is for searching on a variety of topics, including articles, audio clips, video clips, images,timelines.
This is a giant catalog of books, recordings and more held by libraries all over the world. It's a good place to go to verify the existence of a title or to look up the output of an author.
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