Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Explora Primary Schools landing page

Explora for Primary Schools (Grades PreK - 5)

A trustworthy environment for students in grades PreK through 5 to look up facts for class projects for fun, Explora for Primary Schools includes full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines and eBook content from top children's publishers as well as encyclopedia entries from Funk & Wagnalls. Lexile reading levels included.

Starting in Fall 2023, the public library user experience of Explora will more closely align with the INFOhio user experience.  The goal is that a student using Explora at school will have a similar set of resources and results when they use Explora at home or at their local library.

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Science Reference Center landing page

Science Reference Center

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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What Snake is it? landing page

What Snake is it?

This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals. We also have included one species of poisonous snake that does NOT live in Ohio, the Water Moccasin. We added the Water Moccasin to our list for this program because a great many people think that it does live in Ohio.

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What Tree is it? landing page

What Tree is it?

This resource will help to identify Ohio trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What's the Point landing page

What's the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification

Identify flint artifacts, found in Ohio, using this resource.

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