Reference

The following databases are made possible through the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and through the Clevnet library consortium.

Biography Reference Bank (formerly Biographies Plus Illustrated)
(H. W. Wilson) -- More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

Biography Resource Center
(The Gale Group) -- A database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Searchable by person, birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.

Biography Resource Center: African Americans
A database of biographical information on more than 25,000 people from more than 60 volumes of 6 respected Gale Group sources such as Contemporary Black Biography, Notable Black American Men, Notable Black American Scientists, and Who's Who among African Americans, with over 42,000 full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines including American History, Essence, Jet, and U.S. News & World Report.

Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea
Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book's intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Kids Search | (EBSCOhost)
Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-6. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.

Searchasaurus
Research tool for elementary age students from EBSCOhost.

World Book Advanced
Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It also contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.

World Book Kids
Intended for grades K-8, World Book Kids is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger students to the world of online learning. Searching is simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps and activities tied to national curriculum standards.

World Book Student
World Book Encyclopedia articles form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.

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