Research Databases

  • is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.  Best of all, kids love it!  Available at the Troy Main and Pleasant Hill libraries, is accessible on the library's public computers and on your personal laptop, tablet, and/or cell phone while visiting the Troy Main or Pleasant Hill library. 


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    Everything you want to know about books & authors. It is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, specific settings, specific genres, book publishing and purchasing, series information, book reviews, and more!


  • 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 – from EBSCOhost. Conduct research for your next term paper. Discover in-depth articles on hundreds of subjects.


  • African American Heritage

    African American Heritage (ProQuest) is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

    Proquest's Guide to African American Heritage - This extensive online guide from ProQuest includes helpful tips, training, and downloadable resources.

  • All EBSCOhost Databases

    All EBSCOhost Databases. Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.


  • AllData Pro Auto Repair (In library use only)

    ALLDATA Repair (Online) has been replaced with Chilton Library.

    Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

  • Alt HealthWatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 


  • American and English full text literature

    Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.



  • American Civil War Pathfinder

    About: This pathfinder is an annotated bibliography designed to assist in research for the topic of the American Civil War. The list contains non-fiction items that are held by the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The pathfinder guide does not contain all books the library has on the subject, but is designed as an introduction to the larger collection of library holdings.


  • Ancestry Library (In library use only)

    Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states. The Map Center contains maps from across the United States. Data is compiled from the Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census, UK Census Collection, immigration and military records, court, land and probate records and more. More than 4,000 databases include census data, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records.


  • AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists

    Search Jobs, businesses or mailing lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference and Mailing List Database which includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business and executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professional, and much more. This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives and much more. View the help videos on this site for additional information and ideas about ways to use this exciting database.