History, biography and genealogy

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African-American History Online

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African-American History Online is a comprehensive reference database from Facts on File, covering more than 500 years of African-American history—from the slave trade to the Civil Rights movement to Read more...

America's Obituaries and Death Notices

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Obituaries and death notices from over 1000 American newspapers area valuable resource for genealogical research provided by NewsBank. Read more...

American Civil War Reference Library

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Covers the events and people of the Civil War period and provides students with all the in-depth information they need for reports an class assignments, including biographical profiles and primary sou Read more...

American Decades

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American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students, teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze Read more...

American History Online

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American History Online from Facts on File is a comprehensive and authoritative reference to the most important individuals, events, and topics in U.S. history. Read more...

American Indian History Online

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American Indian History Online is an authoritative reference database from Facts on File that provides in-depth coverage of more than 5,000 years of culture, legends, and leaders. Read more...

American Revolution Reference Library

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Covers the events and people of the Revolutionary War period in easy-to-understand language. Read more...

Ancestry Library Edition

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Begin your genealogical or local history research with Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest, which contains over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. Read more...

Annals of American History Online

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2,100 entries from 1493 to the present, including original source documents such as speeches, essays, biographies, editorials written by contributors like Madeleine Albright, Henry Ford, John Hancock, Read more...

Biography in Context

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Formerly known as Biography Resource Center, this database combines information from Gale's biographical reference books to provide over 415,000 biographies on nearly 325,000 contemporary and historic Read more...

Biography Reference Bank

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One of the largest biographical databases available, H.W. Wilson's Biography Reference Bank contains biographical articles on over 550,000 people collected from dozens of reference sources. Read more...

Credo Reference: Biography

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Numerous biographical dictionaries are available in Credo Reference's digital reference library including Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, Deb Read more...

Credo Reference: History

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Dozens of history reference titles are available in Credo Reference, ranging from ancient history to the modern era.

Daily Life Through History

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Daily Life Through History offers essays and images that depict and analyze the daily life of numerous cultures worldwide. Read more...

Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

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This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of the early civilizations of Europe responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Read more...

Facts on File History Database Search

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This Facts on File federated search tool allows you to search across multiple history databases at once, including American History Online, African-American History Online, and American Indian History Read more...

HeritageQuest Online

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HeritageQuest Online from ProQuest provides a large collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. Read more...

JSTOR

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JSTOR is an online archive of full-text articles for more than 500 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, especially humanities and social sciences. Read more...

Ohio As America

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Ohio as America is an interactive electronic textbook resource for fourth- and eighth-grade social studies, designed to align with Ohio's New Learning Standards for Social Studies. Read more...

PebbleGo

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Perfect for K-3 researchers, PebbleGo makes learning fun and interactive for kids! Read more...

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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See what Worthington looked like in 1922. This site provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.

Social Security Death Index

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The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 87 million records, reflecting the latest information provided by the SSA as of June 2010. Read more...

Worthington News Index

The Worthington News Index is an online index of Worthington area newspapers dating from 1812 to the present. This volunteer project was initiated in the summer of 2001. Read more...