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For the month of February, we are highlighting the African American Heritage research database. African American Heritage is a digital resource 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. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.
Quick Start Guides & Tip Sheets
- Getting Started Guide (PDF) This one-page guide created by OPLIN is designed to get your patrons started.
- Proquest's Guide to African American Heritage This extensive online guide from ProQuest include helpful tips, training, and downloadable resources.
Tutorials and Presentations
- Ongoing and Recorded Webinars. These approximately hour-long webinars are conducted by Proquest's training team. Trainings include African American Heritage as well as other Proquest products.
- African American Heritage Bookmarks
- African American Heritage Poster.
- Genealogy Resources Poster
- OPLIN graphics
Other Helpful Links
About Books -search for titles, authors, or anything about books
American and English full text literature collections -Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print - produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.
Ancestry Library Edition - IN LIBRARY ONLY -U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.
Chilton Library - Specific information on vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Business Source Premier -Company and market reports
Consumer Health Complete - Everyday health care information
Consumer Reports -Consumer buying guide & product reviews
EBSCOhost Databases - Magazine and journal articles
E-books – The Ohio Digital Library collection of ebooks includes fiction, nonfiction, new and classic in ebook, digital audio and some videos.
ExploreOhio | OPLIN - OPLIN's ever-expanding directory of Ohio-specific websites and links.
Literary Reference Center - Information on thousands of authors and their works
Points of View Reference Center - Essays on controversial subjects
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Historical maps of Ohio towns and cities
Science Online -Articles, videos, and experiments.
Science Reference Center - Science encyclopedias and reference books.
What Tree Is It? - Ohio tree identification guide.
What's That Snake - Ohio snake identification guide
What's The Point? - Identifying flint artifacts.