Ohio Web Library (OWL)

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The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents. The Ohio Web Library includes popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. The Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio.

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Databases included in Ohio Web Library

  • African American Heritage
  • American and English full text literature collections
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Business Source Premier
  • Chilton Library
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Early World of Learning
  • EBSCOhost
  • Explora Primary Schools
  • Explora Secondary Schools
  • Fold3
  • HeritageQuest
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Source
  • Home Improvement Reference Source
  • Literary Reference Source
  • Lynda.com from LinkedIn
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias
  • Points of View Reference Source
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Science Reference Source
  • Small Business Reference Source
  • Very Short Introductions
  • What Tree Is It?
  • What's That Snake
  • What's The Point?
  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Online
  • World Book Students
  • World Book Timelines
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