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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Explora for Primary Schools

Explora for Primary Schools

For students in grades PreK through 5 to look up facts for class projects and for fun. Explora for Primary Schools includes full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines and eBook content from top children's publishers as well as encyclopedia entries from Funk & Wagnalls. Lexile reading levels included.

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Explora

Explora for Public Libraries

Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Explora provides research collections on thousands of topics to help them find the information they need quickly and easily. You can search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more by keyword or by topic.

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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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Front page of Science Reference Center website

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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