Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Access World News landing page

Access World News | Remote Access with WCPL Library Card

Explore diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, History and more to foster critical thinking skills. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national and local sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Community History Archive of WCPL | Advantage Preservation

Includes 26 different titles of Wayne County, Ohio newspapers covering the years 1836-2019. Newspapers were published in the communities of Creston, Dalton, Doylestown, Rittman, Shreve, West Salem, and Wooster.

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Daily Record Collection landing page

Daily Record Collection | Remote Access with WCPL Library Card

Includes two options: Daily Record E-Edition from 2018 - present and Daily Record text only from 1999 - present.

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Link to the database Explora for Middle Schools

Explora for Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

Specifically designed with the needs of middle school students in mind, Explora for Middle Schools includes full-text articles from popular, vocational, and trade magazines, full-text newspaper articles, along with images, videos, and primary sources. 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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Newspaper Archive

Search 5+ billion newspaper records & obituaries from 47 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Search through 15,941 historic newspaper archives to do genealogy and family history.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

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Ohio Newspapers landing page

Ohio Newspapers | Remote Access with WCPL Library Card

Includes the Akron Beacon Journal 1984 - present; the Ashland Times-Gazette 2006 - present; several newspapers from the Columbus area; Medina Sun 2007 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 1991 - present; Repository (Canton) 1999- present; and many more titles.

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Points of View Reference Source landing page

Points of View Reference Source

Points of View Reference Source contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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