Online Research Databases
Your Adams County Public Library account gives you access to these powerful research databases online! These resources are made available to Ohio public library patrons by statewide Library organizations.
Some of these resources may ask you to log in, or create a user account, based on your Adams County Public Library card account information. If you need assistance, stop by the desk of your local library branch, or call during library hours.
Ohio Web Library - A vast resource of online information, provided free to Ohio Libraries. Search genealogical information, Ohio newspapers and magazines, get homework help, research science, history, and art, and much more. Includes online identification guides for Ohio trees, reptiles, and artifacts. The perfect place to start, for almost any research or reference topic!
Explore Ohio - Learn more about your state! Browse by County or subject to learn more about Ohio, including agriculture, business, history, culture, and much more.
Know It Now - Get live help from an Ohio librarian on any topic, from homework help to research, reading suggestions to general information. Talk to an Ohio librarian via chat session, email, or text message.
Ancestry.com - Only available at Adams County Public Library locations. Access the most reputable subscription database for genealogical research, Ancestry.com.
KnowItNow Delicious Links - Librarians across Ohio recommend their favorite websites for finding information online, including free ebooks, genealogy sites, homework help, game cheat codes, information about prisoners, and so much more.
NovelistPlus - Get great book recommendations, and search for books by any criteria, in this powerful reader's advisory tool.
Learning Express Library - Access practice tests and test prep materials for elementary, high school, ACT and SAT, pre-professional, military tests, and more. View free tutorials for popular software, including Microsoft Office products. Use your Ohio public library card to create a free user account.
Workforce Skills - Prepare to succeed in the 21st Century Workforce by improving your workplace skills, preparing to take advanced occupational tests, refine your resume and practice interview skills, review computer, Internet, reading, and writing skills, or prepare to take the GED.
Science Online - Facts on File's Science Online gives you access to science facts, diagrams, experiments, biographies, and timelines for every area of science, including chemistry, forensics, physics, math, earth science, space and astronomy, weather, and more! A great resource for finding reliable information on science facts, completing a research project, and more.
World Book Encyclopedia - Use this reputable encyclopedia in versions intended for kids, students, and adults! Find information about almost any topic in this powerful, online encyclopedia resource.
Heritage Quest - Search U. S. Census records, family and local genealogies, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank, and more.
Medline Plus - Get medical information from a reputable online source. Research medical conditions, health information, drugs and mediations, and more.
Ohio eBook Project - Go beyond the Library Catalog - you can access ebooks, audiobooks, and more through the Ohio eBook Project. You'll need your library card number and library PIN to check out and download ebooks. When asked to select your home library, choose "SEO Library Consortium" from the list.
EBSCOhost - A powerful research tool, offering access to databases on many subjects. A great resource for those completing school assignments or research, who want access to reputable subscription sources, including peer-reviewed professional journal articles.
Project Gutenberg - An enormous resource of public domain ebooks, free to download, in many different formats.
Librivox - A free resource of public domain audiobooks, read aloud by volunteers. These audiobooks are free to download, and are available in many different formats.
GCF Learn Free - Computer and other basic skills tutorials, made available by the Goodwill Foundation. Follow easy-to-use online courses, that guide you through learning basic computer, Internet, Office Software, and other skills.
American & English Literature - Full text of literature and criticism, poetry and drama, including 21 historic editions of the Bible in English. Search for a specific work, or search for a word or phrase in the full text of literature.
Talking Book Services Library Catalog - Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
NetWellness - This free resource for health and wellness information is a community service of the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, including articles written by resident doctors.
Ohio Death Certificates - request copies of Ohio Death Certificates online
Ohio Governmental Information & Services - Start at Ohio.gov for official information and easy access to forms for any state activity, including taxes, finding state agencies, the BMV, voting, government services, job applications, starting a business, and more.
Ohio Memory Scrapbook - This collaboration between the Ohio Histrical Society and the State Library of Ohio offers you free access to digitized copies of archives documenting ohio's history, including local documents from around the state.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Offers over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities, drawn between 1882 and 1962.
Worldbook Early World of Learning - This interactive site is designed for young children, and offers read-aloud stories, travel explorations, fun facts, and quizes.
Worldbook Kids - Perfect for school-age kids, this site is a topical encyclopedia targeted by school subject, and offering instant access to science projects, activities, historical figures, games, and more.
Worldbook Encyclopedia Spanish - A spanish language version of Worldbook Encyclopedia.