Electronic Resources

The Washington County Public Library offers free access to selected electronic resources for all Washington County Public Library card holders. To reach these resources from home, enter your entire library card # without spaces when prompted. If you need help using these resources, stop by you local library or call 740-373-1057 x200.

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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 ‚Äď from EBSCOhost.

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African American Newspapers

Online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.

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African American Periodicals

Features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations bulletins, annual reports ¬†and other genres. These diverse periodicals‚ÄĒwhich have shaped, and in turn been shaped by, African American culture‚ÄĒwill enable new discoveries on lives of African Americans as individuals, as an ethnic group and as Americans.

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African History & Culture

Created from the Library Company‚Äôs acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection‚ÄĒan accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history‚ÄĒthis unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 ¬†printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more  than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

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Alt HealthWatch

This resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are  hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back  as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

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America's Genealogy Bank

Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.

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America's News

America's News provides unique access to over 2,100 local, regional and national news sources, featuring over 40 titles from the state of Ohio. Compare perspectives from across the nation, track trends, and find information on a variety of topics and issues from the 1970's through current day.

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American & English Literature

 Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, and fiction.

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Ancestry.com

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. 

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Auto Repair Reference Center

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals ‚Äď both living and deceased. Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, plus thousands of profiles licensed from other respected publishers; updated monthly.¬†

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Business Source Premier

Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost.

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Computer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.

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Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

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Consumer Reports

Digital copies of the Consumer Reports Magazine back to 1991.

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EBSCO ebooks

Search and view the full text of eBooks.

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Education Resource Information Center

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education Resources in Education Index.

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Explora

Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly interface to selected EBSCO information databases that provides not only a simple search box, but easy-to-browse categories.

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FEVTutor

FEV Tutor provides students in grades 3-12 with virtual one to one tutoring. Students can log on to a scheduled session or request an "on demand" session at any time. Tutors will help students with homework, studying for a test, practicing a specific standard, and anything in between. Once students are registered, they can access tutoring anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

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Fold3

View original source documents from the National Archives and other contributors

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Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

 This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms covering the most popular legal areas. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

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Global Road Warrior

An online passage to the world covering 175 countries. Find extensive, up-to-date coverage of travel, communications and cultural issues for students and travelers alike.

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GreenFile

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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HealthSource: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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Heritage Quest

U.S. Census from 1790-1930, Revolutionary War Pension Records & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files, Freedman's Bank Records, and U.S. Serial Set.

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Learning Express Library

Use Learning Express Library to take practice tests for various types of formal exams (ex. GED, PSAT, GRE, MAT), use tutorials to improve skills including reading, writing, and math, and update your computer and software skills. Use Job & Career Accelerator to access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, as well as mastering interview skills and networking techniques.

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Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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Mango Languages

An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango Languages also has apps for Android and iOS devices.

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Morningstar

A one-stop tool for collecting timely financial data, learning about investment options, and reading up-to-date financial news and commentary. ONLY ONE USER ALLOWED AT A TIME. Please end your session when finished using.

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Newspaper Archive

In library use only.
Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

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Novelist K-8 Plus

Recommended books, award winning books, and books-to-movies for young readers. A Washington County Public Library card number is required to log in.

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Novelist Plus

Author read-a-likes, book discussion guides, and featured articles. A Washington County Public Library card number is required to log in.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The most widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of more than 600,000 words through 3 million quotations.

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Political Family Tree

In library use only.
Political genealogies from the United States and around the world.

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Prices4Antiques

Find prices for antique & collectible furniture, pottery, silver, glass, clocks, lighting, paintings & prints, plus much more.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

 Large scale street plans; including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments

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World Book Encyclopedia

Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work.

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World Vital Records

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees.

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