Marketing & training materials

Marketing & training materials

Please use the links to the left to find a variety of useful information about the databases. Resources are broken down by database.

 

 

 

oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 10:59

African American Heritage

African American Heritage

African American Heritage 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.

Go to African American Heritage now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/africanamericanheritage

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

  • Ongoing and Recorded Webinars. These approximately hour-long webinars are conducted by Proquest's training team. Trainings include African American Heritage as well as other Proquest products.

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mandy Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:39

American and English Full Text Literature Collections

American and English Full Text Literature Collections

The American & English Literature Collections contain many works of poetry, drama, and prose from the 16th through 20th centuries. It includes the complete text of more than 200,000 poems, 2,000 plays, 100 works of prose, 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, and 21 editions of the Bible.
 
Use this resource to

  • Access full-text of more than 200,000 essential works of English and American literature.
  • Look for a specific work by author or title.
  • Search for a word or phrase within one book, within one collection, or across all the literature.

Go to American and English Literature Collections now: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/literature

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oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:27

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. It's resources cover the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition includes:

  • U.S. collections – hundreds of millions of names from sources such as the federal census; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.
  • Military collections – more than 150 million records from the colonial to the Vietnam era, including World War I and II draft cards, POW records, and casualty records.
  • Multimedia collections – millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.

Remember, Ancestry Library Edition can only be used inside the Library. Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/ancestry

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

  • Ancestry Library Edition. These 3-minute YouTube videos created by ProQuest Training are a good place to start learning about Ancestry Library. Topics include searching, the catalog, understanding the image viewer and the interactive viewer.
  • Ancestry's 5 Minute Finds. These 5-minute YouTube videos from Ancestry.com show interesting ways to explore Ancestry's collections.
  • Ongoing and Recorded Webinars. These approximately hour-long webinars are conducted by Proquest's training team. Trainings include Ancestry Library Edition as well as other Proquest products.

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mandy Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:57

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world. Contents include a robust collection of biographies from such notable sources as Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

Use Biography Reference Bank to:

  • Research and study notable individuals worldwide.
  • Access both concise and/or detailed biographies.
  • Search for biographies by gender, occupation, nationality, etc.

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:35

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier offers information from business publications as well as tens of thousands of company profiles.  It contains news and journal articles on marketing, management, accounting and more. Also included are company profiles, industry and marketing reports and company financial data.

Go to Business Source Premier now: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/business

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:40

Chilton Library

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.

Go to Chilton Library now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/chilton

Use Chilton Library for:

  • Step-by-step instructions that provide a one-stop source for automobile repair answers.
  • Videos and animations that show how to complete repairs.
  • Close-up photos and images to enhance understanding of the text.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic information that help pinpoint searches.
  • Maintenance and specification tables that highlight key information.

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

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mandy Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:59

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It contains full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias including the American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia, Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2012, Cornell Illustrated Encyclopedia of Health, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Oxford Handbook of Child Nutrition, and many more.

Go to Consumer Health Complete now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/health

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.

 

 
mandy Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:03

Explora Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries

Explora 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.

Go to Explora Public Libraries now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/ebsco-explora

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

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Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
  • All EBSCO webinars. Check this list of all available webinars from EBSCO to see training options
mandy Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:06

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.

Go to Fold3 now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/fold3

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

  • Fold3 Library Edition. These 3-minute YouTube videos created by ProQuest Training are a good place to start learning about Fold3 Library Edition. Topics include searching, the catalog, understanding the image viewer and the interactive viewer.
  • Ongoing and Recorded Webinars. These approximately hour-long webinars are conducted by Proquest's training team. Trainings include Fold3 Library Edition as well as other Proquest products.

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mandy Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:51

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Go to HeritageQuest now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/heritagequest

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mandy Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:52

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Content Includes:

  • Full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books
  • More than 720 videos
  • More than 180 hobby profiles
  • More than 10,000 recipes

Go to Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/hobbies
 

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

  • Getting Started Guide (PDF) This one-page guide created by OPLIN is designed to get your patrons started.
  • User Guide.The links on this page are designed to cover the basics of searching and browsing the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center interface.

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:57

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Content Includes:

  • More than 130 full-text reference books, including major reference works from Creative Publishing International
  • More than 40 full-text magazines and trade publications
  • 35,000 images not available anywhere else online
  • Nearly 100 videos of popular home repair projects

Go to Home Improvement Reference Center now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/homeimprovement
 

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:43

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use. and features age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics via a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

Features of Kids InfoBits include:

  • Continuously updated content, appropriate for elementary school students.
  • Indexed, searchable content—including books, magazines and news.
  • Fun and important facts with connections to current and past events.
  • More than 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs and nearly 600 high-quality educational videos.
  • Filter by content level and streamline search results based on basic, intermediate or advanced learning levels.
  • Popular subject categories covering Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology and more.

Go to Kids InfoBits now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/kidsinfobits

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

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mandy Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:53

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center provides you with abroad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across time and literary discipline.
 
Literary Reference Center contains:

  • Plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews.
  • Nearly 100,000 pieces of literary criticism.
  • Author biographies and interviews.
  • More than 693,000 book reviews.
  • Full-text poems and short stories.

Go to Literary Reference Center now: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/literary

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

  • Getting Started Guide (PDF) This one-page guide created by OPLIN is designed to get your patrons started.
  • User Guide. For an in-depth understanding of Literary Reference Center, try this in-depth guide.
  • FAQ. This guide compiles frequently asked questioned about Literary Reference Center.

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:53

Lynda Library

Lynda Library

Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

Thousands of Courses Available

With a public library card, you can access free training in:

  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Business
  • Creative Inspirations
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Home Computing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web & Interactive
  • And more!

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

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mandy Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:36

Magazine and Journal Articles via EBSCOhost

Magazine and Journal Articles via EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost delivers articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers, most in full text, ranging from children's magazines to professional research journals. Different interfaces designed for specific age groups and curricular areas make EBSCOhost easy to use for all researchers. Magazine and journal articles are contained in two databases: MasterFILE, which is primarily popular magazines, and Academic Search Premier, which is primarily academic or scholarly journals.

Go to all EBSCO resources now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/ebsco

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

  • Academic Search Poster This 8.5 X 11 inch poster created by EBSCO outlines what a patron might use Academic Search Premier for.

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:19

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Oxford Classical Dictionary and  Encyclopedia of Social Work are two of those encyclopedias.

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/oxfordre

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias Materials

Encyclopedia of Social Work Materials

Oxford Classical Dictionary Materials

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mandy Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:27

Points of View

Points of View

Points of View Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Each of the more than 340 topics features the following four main essays:

  • Overview–an objective background description.
  • Point –the arguments supporting one side of the issue.
  • Counterpoint –the arguments supporting the opposing side.
  • Guide to Critical Analysis–questions and tips to help you analyze the issue in-depth.

In addition, Points of View Reference Center lets you easily search leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books for more information. POV is updated twice a day.

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/viewpoints

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mandy Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:26

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps
The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each map includes detailed information regarding town and building information. Although these maps were originally published in color, our collection is digitized from microfilm and is in black and white.

 
You can use this collection to:

  • Locate the residences and workplaces of ancestors.
  • Understand the significance and historical evolution of buildings.
  • See what your town looked like in the past and how it has changed over time.

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/sanborn

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oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 13:02

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

EBSCO’s Science Reference Center provides easy access to full-text, science- oriented content appropriate for middle and high school students. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Go to Science Reference Center now: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/scienceref

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:17

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

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.

Go to Small Business Reference Center now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/ebsco-smallbusiness

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

  • User Guide.The links on this page are designed to cover the basics of searching and browsing the Small Business Reference interface.
  • EBSCO Tutorials. On this page, you can find a powerpoint and a video recording of a tutorial on Home Improvement Reference Center.
  • All EBSCO webinars. Check this list of all available webinars from EBSCO to see training options.

Marketing Materials

Other Helpful Links

  • EBSCO help. This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your EBSCO questions
  • EBSCO training. This website links to all EBSCO training resources, include upcoming and recorded webinars as well as YouTube Trainings.
mandy Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:23

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online
mandy Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:20

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 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 con sider 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.

Go to Very Short Introductions now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/veryshort

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Tutorials and Presentations

  • Short Introduction (PPTX) This presentation moves through screenshots of Very Short Introductions and describes it's component parts
  • Quiz (DOC) Use this quiz to learn how to use the resource.
  • Tour This presentation, available as a PPT and PDF, walk the viewer step by step through the resource.
  • Recorded Demo This recorded tour of Very Short Introductions requires a login.
  • Top 10 Things You Should Know From Very Short Introductions. This YouTube series from Oxford University Press highlights 10 takeaways from Very Short Introductions.

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mandy Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:11

World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning, part of the resources available through World Book, is an online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.
 
World Book Early World of Learning includes three interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading –  practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/worldbook-early

Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets

Helpful Links

  • Online Help. A website from World Book designed to help and train libraries and educators on World Book Early World of Learning.

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mandy Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:30

World Book Kids

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is a general reference website developed especially for kids. The site offers simple search and browse navigation, easy to read articles with embedded multimedia, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging activities.
 
Use World Book Kids for

  • Just about any subject – Find thousands of easy-­‐to-­‐read articles, images and illustrations,  as well as interactive  games and  activities.
  • Games – Keeps kids engaged in research. Search by subject or game type. These educational games cover a variety of topics.
  • Hands-­‐on Activities – Keeps kids actively working using their hands and logic skills.
  • Definitions – Double click on any word in an article and the World Book Dictionary will define it.
  • State and Country information – The Atlas provides up-­to-­date, full-‐color maps of the world, continents, countries, states, provinces, and many     cities.

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/worldbook-kids

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mandy Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:06

World Book Student

World Book Student

World Book Student includes the World Book Encyclopedia, the World Book    Dictionary, and the World Book Atlas. It contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-­selected websites, correlations to state standards, and much more.

Use World Book Student for

  • Just about any subject – More than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles; thousands of websites, images, and illustrations; interactive games and activities; and more.
  • State and Country information – The Atlas provides up to date, full color maps of the world, continents, countries, states, provinces, and many cities.

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/worldbook-student

Quick Start Guides & Tips Sheets

Helpful Links

  • Online Help. A website from World Book designed to help and train libraries and educators on World Book Student

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mandy Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:57

World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book’s wealth of knowledgeable resources. There are over 400 interactive timelines to learn from.

Use World Book Timelines to:
• Browse existing timelines in subjects such as art, literature, notable people, parts of the world, science and technology, sports, and world history to visualize the cause and effect relationship between events.
• Organize information visually for genealogy, local history, or school projects.
• Work individually or in small groups to save existing timelines, edit and customize existing timelines or create your own timelines on any subject.

Go there now: http://ohioweblibrary.org/db/worldbook-timelines

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mandy Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:35