The following is an alphabetical list of databases and online resources offered by Ida Rupp Public Library.
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Academic Search Premier This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
African American Heritage Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
Alt HealthWatch A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
American & English Literature Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.
Ancestry Library Edition (in house use only) Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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.
Biography Reference Bank Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
Business Source Premier Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.
Chilton Library Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.
Computer Source Provides a balance of full text technical journals and full text consumer computer titles.
Consumer Health Complete Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
Digital Public Library of America Historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogy reference.
Digitized Microfilm (In House Use Only) Digitized microfilm of Ida Rupp Public Library's newspaper microfilm holdings.
EBSCOhost Databases Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.
Early World of Learning Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
ERIC Online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Explora for Educators Full-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more.
Explora Primary School A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.
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.
Explora Secondary School Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
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.
Gale in Context Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
Health Source: Consumer Edition This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition A trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
Heritage Quest Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
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.
Hoopla A streaming service that lets you instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV - 24/7 and FREE with your library card. Items are always available, so there's no waiting! Items can be streamed or downloaded on a computer, Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire or Chromecast device.
Legal Forms Forms specific to Ohio, as well as multi-state forms across the most popular legal areas.
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.
Literary Reference Center Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra – School Edition is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags.
MASTERFILE Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
MEDLINE U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 25 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
Middle Search Plus Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books.
Newspapers.com - Ohio Access to scans of historical newspapers from Ohio.
Newspaper Source Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.
Novelist The premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world.
Ohio Digital Library A digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries. The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. eBooks in the collection are downloadable in a variety of formats and service a number of different devices.
Ohio Obituary Index An index of Obituaries in Ohio's newspapers.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.
Points of View Reference Center Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this resource provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Professional Development Collection A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in PsycINFO. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.
Religion and Philosophy Collection Full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development.
Science Reference Center Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
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.
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.
Very Short Introductions An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.
Vocational and Career Collection Powered by EBSCOhost, this collection provides full-text articles from trade- and industry-related periodicals for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries.
Weiss Ratings This website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
What Tree Is It? Ohio tree identification guide.
What's That Snake? Ohio snake identification guide
What's the Point? Identifying flint artifacts.
WorldBook Information resources for pre-school through college.
WorldBook Early World of Learning Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
WorldBook Kids Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.
WorldBook Timelines Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.