General Reference


Academic Search Premier: For scholarly researach and information needs, explore this collection of academic and professional journals.

EBSCOhost: Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Select a single database for wearching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once.

Explore Ohio: The largest source of everything Ohio! Find Ohio-focused websites by category or by county.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

MAS Ultra: Provides full text from over 450 periodicals covering general references, health, science and other areas.

MasterFILE Premier:MasterFILE Premier provides full text from over 1,900 magazines - general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural. It also offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,510 other publications. For some titles, full text backfiles date from 1975. The database also contains full text for nearly 200 reference and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos, maps, and flags. Updated daily.

Middle Search Plus: Popular magazines for middle school students. Look up and read articles in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Discover! There's also some great material for homework assignments. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.

Searchasaurus: Searchasaurus is a search tool designed for children, featuring the following areas: EBSCO's Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, Encyclopedia of Animals, General Encyclopedia, Dictionary, and Pictures. Young researchers can find great information on topics like animals, history, health, science, and what's in the news. Databases included in Searchasaurus are Middle Search Plus, EBSCOAnimals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, ERIC, Primary Search.

Student Research Center: A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targested primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 300 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Databases included in the Student Research Centers are Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Vocational and Career Collection, TOPICsearch.

Virtual Reference Library: A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

World Book Early Book of Learning: Contains three learning environments, each targeting a critical area of the development of young learners in early elementary grades. Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. Know It is a child's first online encyclopedia. Know It provides a richly visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with nonfiction topics of interest and importance to them.