Online Resources: OPLIN

African American Heritage

Birth, Marriage, Death records from North Carolina and West Virginia, and Cohabitation records from North Carolina; U.S. Federal Census records; Records of the Freedman’s Bank; Military Records including U.S. Colored Troops Service Records; Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color registers from Louisiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvannia

A ‘Special Online Edition’ of the indispensable reference book Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African American Genealogy. Included as a fully searchable Adobe Acrobat PDF, the book identifies resources in every U.S. state, Canada, and the West Indies. As you explore the book, you can easily visit suggested Internet resources by clicking the corresponding link.

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Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
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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.

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Categories: History and Genealogy
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface designed primarily for use in public libraries. Content in the database includes a collection of core, proprietary articles covering over 140 topics, as well as licensed periodicals, books and video that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts and is available in high-quality PDF format. Features include the ability to search the Hobbies & Crafts interface by category, view all available topics and browse popular resources related to the area of Hobbies & Crafts.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

The Home Improvement Reference Center (HIRC) is a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface. It is intended for use in public and academic libraries and is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

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Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy is a program to help the user assess their level of digital literacy and provides information and skill-building to improve online, digital literacy skills. Users can improve skills and take proctored assessments to earn certificates to share with prospective employers.

Areas of skill-building include:

  • Essential Computer Skills
  • Essential Software Skills
  • Using Technology in Daily Life
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Ohio Digital Library

Download free audiobooks and eBooks to your computer or portable device, including compatible MP3 players.  Uses Libby app on most mobile devices. Kindle app Can be used on non-Kindle devices.

To access books, magazines, Kanopy movies, and more, use this link in your browser as the Ohio Digital Library transitions to its Libby app: Libby – The Ohio Digital Library (libbyapp.com)

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.

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Transparent Language

Online program helps you learn a new language. Over 80 language courses available.

NOTE: We were able to offer this resource through a state-wide account. The state-wide account was closed July 25, 2023. The Library sees value in providing this resource. We have a new subscription for Transparent Language. Users will need to set up a new account to use this resource.

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