Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com (In library use only)

Help children build a strong foundation for future academic success using interactive books, educational games, puzzles, learning activities, and more.  ABCmouse.com is accessible on the library's public computers and on your personal device while visiting the Troy or Pleasant Hill libraries.

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including¬†computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and¬†many¬†more ‚Äď from¬†EBSCOhost.¬†Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects.

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Elementary

Elementary (Gale in Context)

Gale in context | Elementary is a reference database for kids K-5. It includes popular subject categories covering Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology and more. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.

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Explora

Explora

Makes research easy with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Uses easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to inspire research ideas. Includes 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency.

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Explora: Primary Schools

Explora: Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework. Includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

*If you access this resource using the LinkedIn Learning app, the library code is: oh216 

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Northstar Digital Literacy logo is a capital N in the center of four triangles, the top triangle is yellow, the other triangles are blue.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Improve your digital skills with computers, software, and technology with Northstar Digital Literacy assessments. The online, self-guided modules assess the ability of an individual to perform tasks based on the skills in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills¬†- Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills¬†‚ÄstMicrosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life¬†- Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

You can have your assessment proctored to obtain a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate when passing assessments. Certificates provide an important credential for employment, as even entry-level jobs increasingly require basic computer skills. Visit the Information Desk for assessment proctoring or call us at 937-339-0502 extension 112. 

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject. Teachers and other educators can assign chapters or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

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World Book Online

World Book Online

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.

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