OPLIN’s Newest Databases
OPLIN, Ohio Public Library Information Network, is providing several exciting new databases. Best of all, these resources can be accessed from home as well as from in the Library.
Education & Research
Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, and easy-to-use; it is perfect for today’s young learners.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Oxford Classical Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Social Work are two of those encyclopedias.
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.
African American Heritage is 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.
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.
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.
Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today.
Hobbies & Crafts
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
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.
Learn a Language
Transparent Language Online offers more than one hundred languages, including English for speakers of over twenty-six languages.
Small Business Resources
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.