Recommended Information Sources

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Academic Search Premier Logo by EBSCOHost
Academic Search Premier

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

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Akron Beacon Journal Collection

Explore Akron history through local news, events, and people with this collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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America's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. 

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Ancestry Library Edition

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

This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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Chilton Library

The 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 continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.

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Computer Source

Computer Source contains journal and magazine articles covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics and software. Computer Source provides a balance of technical and consumer computer titles.

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Consumer Health Complete

Information on health topics, including diseases and condition reports, full-text articles, and videos.

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Consumer Reports

Online access to the leading source of expert reviews on products and services.

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Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It’s a community of enthusiastic makers, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity. You'll find this after you log into Libby with your Barberton Public Library card under "Extras" on the front page. 

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Explora for Public Libraries

Easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

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Family Search

The Barberton Public Library is an affiliate of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, which houses millions of genealogical sources. Affiliate libraries can access select digital images of genealogical sources and records that are restricted outside the library. You will need a free FamilySearch account to search and view records. (In Library Use Only)

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Fold 3

Fold 3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Gale LegalForms
Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Heritage Quest

 Find information on your ancestors in U.S. census from 1790-1930, 22,000 family and local histories, 2 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank (1865-1874), and more.

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Hobbies and Craft Source by EBSCO
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

From crafting with kids to knitting to woodworking this database has it all. Browse “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby, crafter, and creative enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Source by EBSCO
Home Improvement Reference Center

The Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

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We stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world. Explore thought-provoking, well-known and undiscovered content. We work directly with young up-and-coming filmmakers from all walks of life to seasoned professionals paying them for every minute watched. This is a Libby extra and is accessed with your Barberton Library card. 

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LinkedIn Learning

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. 

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Mango Languages

With Mango Languages, learn practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages with everyday dialog from native speakers and engaging interactive lessons. 

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The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.

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Morningstar Investment Center

Data reports on more than 20,000 securities.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides more than 200 full-text national (U.S.) and international newspapers, more than 310 full-text regional (U.S.) newspapers, complete television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more. 

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NoveList Plus

Find specially crafted book reviews, book discussion titles, readalikes, and more.

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Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. We provide plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Digital encyclopedias that expand research on foundational topics, all written, peer-reviewed, and continuously updated by leading scholars.

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Points of View Reference Center Homepage
Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Qello Concerts transforms your connected devices into the ultimate live music concert film experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!

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Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

Directory 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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RootsWeb homepage

The Internets oldest and largest FREE genealogical community.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768-pixel size. Use a city and street name or city and building’s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

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Small Business Reference Center

The 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. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Great Courses
The Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection video streaming service is brought to you by The Great Courses—the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

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World Book Kids

This online encyclopedia includes eBooks, videos, activities, read-aloud, and translation features. Lexile reading levels included.

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