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African American Heritage
Comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools geared to African American genealogy.
ALLDATA Online - Car Repair
A comprehensive database of car repair information. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A large collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the country.
Ancestry Library Edition
One of the largest collections of genealogical databases online. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
Artemis Literary Sources
Research thousands of literary works, movements and authors.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Do-it-yourself car repair for less-than-experts.
Biography in Context
Biography in Context contains more than 600,000 biographies covering newsmakers and historical figures.
Biography Reference Bank
Tens of thousands of biographies and obituaries. Includes photographs..
BookFlix
Scholastic BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks.
Business Decision
Research consumer market data, demographic data and market segmentation data.
Business Source Premier
Company and industry profiles, market research and full text articles.
Central Ohio Buildings
An index to articles, books and visuals about historic Columbus buildings.
Columbus Dispatch: Electronic Edition
Get full-text coverage of the Columbus Dispatch from July 1985 to the present.
Columbus News Index
An index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.
Columbus News Index - Obituary Search
An index to obituaries from central Ohio news publications, 1932-1997.
Consumer Health Complete
Fact sheets, images and full text articles on all areas of health and wellness.
Consumer Reports
Ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
CultureGrams
Get information on U.S. States and countries of the world - history, customs, recipes, maps and more.
eBook Collection
Access over 35,000 non-fiction eBooks.
EBSCOHost - Articles
Full-text articles or abstracts from thousands of magazines, newspapers and journals.
Facts on File Science Online
Comprehensive, multimedia resource covering a wide range of science topics.
Financial Information Inc. (FII) Online
Information on active and inactive stocks, including obsolete securities. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
Fold3
Discover your family’s past through millions of military and genealogical records.
Foundation Center
Information for individual and nonprofit grant-seekers. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
Foundation Directory Online Professional
Information on over 92,000 foundations and 1.3 million grants. LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY USE ONLY.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Find profiles of nearly 10,000 grantmakers that fund individuals. LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY USE ONLY.
Full Text eJournal List
Locate which online resource contains the full-text publication you need.
HeritageQuest
Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources.
History in Context - U.S.
Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about key events and people in U.S. history.
History in Context - World
Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about world history.
Hoopla
Borrow free digital video, music, and audiobooks with your library card.
James Dulley's $ensible Home
Learn useful tips from columnist and do-it-yourselfer, James Dulley. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
LearningExpress Library
Online courses to study for job, citizenship, GED tests and more. Plus resume tips.
LegalForms
Printable forms for bankruptcy, landlord tenant, living wills, real estate, divorce and more.
Literature Collections
Full-text digital versions of works in American and English literature.
Literature Criticism Online
Tens of thousands of literary criticism essays at your fingertips.
LitFinder
More than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays, speeches and essays.
Mango Languages
Self-directed language instruction for nearly 40 languages.
Mergent Archives
Historical business documents from Moody’s and Mergent manuals as far back as 1909.
Mergent Intellect
Complete company and industry profiles for thousands of U.S. and international businesses.
Mergent Key Business Ratios
Dun & Bradstreet industry norms and business ratios for financial projections and analysis.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
NewsBank
Newspapers and other news sources from Ohio, the U.S. and around the world.
NewsBank ThisWeek - Community Newspapers
Find articles, 2002 to present, from suburban Columbus newspapers.
NoveList Plus Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction
A comprehensive online readers' advisory tool.
OCLC World Cat - Library Holdings Worldwide
Database containing over 40 million records of library holdings worldwide.
Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry
View the works of nearly 1,000 artists from Ohio and around the country.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information “for” and “against” a wide variety of social issues.
Oxford English Dictionary
Meaning and history of hundreds of thousands of words from the English language.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
The most comprehensive art and antiques pricing tool in the world.
ProQuest Direct - Articles
Full-text articles or abstracts from magazines, newspapers and journals.
Reference USA
Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses.
Researching A Company
Guide to the best resources for company research.
Researching An Industry
Use this data to learn an industry's potential for growth.
Researching House History in Columbus
Get the tools you need to learn your home's history.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.
Small Business Search
Search multiple small business resources simultaneously.
Starting a NonProfit
Learn how to become a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Student Research Center
Student research tool for grades 6 through 12.
Trueflix
Improve reading and build knowledge with this multimedia resource.
TumbleBook Library
Animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
Use Library Resources to Target Your Market
Explore who might want to use your product or service and learn how to reach them.
Virtual Reference Library
Find eBook versions of popular career, business and other miscellaneous handbooks.
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
The new "Workforce Skills for the 21st Century" online resource from Learning Express Library.
World Book Advanced
Includes encyclopedia, multimedia, eBook and primary source databases via a single search.
World Book Early World of Learning
Contains three learning environments for young learners in early elementary grades.
World Book Hispánica Saber
Articles, images and maps, videos and more for native Spanish speakers.
World Book Kids' Encyclopedia
Thousands of articles, images and illustrations, teacher resources and more.
World Book Spanish Edition
Thousands of articles, illustrations and maps for younger students.
World Book Student
Articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas and much more.
Zinio
Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore.