Research Databases

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Information about books and authors. From OPLIN.

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Screenshot of Academic Search Premier database search page. Academic Search Premier

A full-text multi-disciplinary (arts, business, humanities, science, technology, etc.) database that provides sources spanning the range from popular magazines to newspapers to peer-reviewed academic journals and beyond. Also offers access to more than 67,000 videos from the Associated Press dating from 1930 to the present. From EBSCOhost. [User Guide.]

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Screenshot of African American Heritage homepage. African American Heritage

A database exclusively focused on African American family history research, with an emphasis on primary sources, including but not limited to: federal census records, draft and service records, free(d) and slave records, and church records. Provides exclusive access to Black Genesis, a state-by-state resource guide for African American genealogy, and AfriGeneas, a social networking website devoted to African American genealogy. From ProQuest. [User Guide & Hands-On Practice Exercises.] 

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Image of Alt HealthWatch logo. Alt HealthWatch

A full-text alternative health research database that focuses on complementary, holistic, integrated, and cross-cultural approaches to health care and wellness. From EBSCOhost.

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American & English Literature

A collection of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. Subcollections include the Bibliography of American Literature, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, The Bible in English, English Prose Drama 1280-1915, Early American Fiction 1774-1850, African-American Poetry 1700-1900, and more. From OhioLink.

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Screenshot of Ancestry Library Edition homepage. Ancestry: Library Edition

The library edition of Ancestry.com, this collection of thousands of databases and billions of indexed names contains census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from all over the world, with a particular emphasis on the United States and United Kingdom. From ProQuest. [Search TipsSample Searches, & Useful Charts & Forms.]

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