Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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Information about books and authors.

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landing page African American Heritage database
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American Ancestors: New England Ancestors (In House Use Only)

Resources and databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Offers full text access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1847 to 1994, genealogies, vital records of many New England towns, military records, and church records. Updated weekly.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank provides biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.

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Business Source Premier

Company and market reports.

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Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Step by step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, and more.

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Cleveland Necrology File and Cleveland News Index

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database.

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Consumer Reports

Research your next big purchase through unbiased product testing and ratings. The website provides updates on product availability and adds new products to previously published test results. Read product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

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Daily Record Collection (remote access with library card)

Access to full images of The Wooster Daily Record from 2018. Additionally, text-based articles date back to 1999.

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Fold3 Library Edition

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Gale Legal Forms

View a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant law, and many others. Includes a comprehensive attorney by state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

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HeritageQuest Online

Locate the U.S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), a digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War era, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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WCPL cardholders now have unlimited access to This on-demand learning solution helps you gain new skills and advance your career. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics. Just enter your library card number and PIN.

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MasterFILE Premier

Access thousands of magazines through EBSCO. Type the magazine name in the Publication search field and click "Full Text" to search for full-color PDF results of the current issue and all back issues. Full-text files go back to January 1990, while indexing and abstract files date to January 1984.

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MasterFILE Premier (Search Magazine Articles)

Access thousands of magazines through EBSCO. Type the magazine name in the Publication search field and click "Full Text" to search for full-color PDF results of the current issue and all back issues. Full-text files go back to January 1990, while indexing and abstract files date to January 1984.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment data on 330,000 offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.

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More than 665 million current and archived articles can be searched, browsed, printed, emailed and even cited from over 10,000 news sources around the world. Available in the library and remotely with your library card on an easy-to-use mobile responsive interface.

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This comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction is designed to help you find what to read next. 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Kids will enjoy this comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.

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Ohio Means Jobs

 The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides online career exploration and skills training through Ohio Means Jobs.  The online training module includes much of the content that was previously available through LearningExpress Library.

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Ohio Web Library

A complete listing of the Ohio Web Library resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

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Professional (Educational) Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 550 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Contains more than 200 educational reports, a professional development collection and the most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals in the world.

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R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

This index covers obituaries, death notices, and probate notices from more than 60 partners across Ohio.

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Reference USA

Provides information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume, number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

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Regional Business News

Access comprehensive, full-text coverage of regional business publications. Includes coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1867-1970

Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. An excellent resource for local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

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Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Transparent Languages

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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Vocational and Career Collection

Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center

Access to research databases, genealogy and local history information, guides, events and more.

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