Research Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full-text access to a multidisciplinary database of journal and magazine articles, including back issues, and searchable cited references to a number of other resources.
American & English Literature Collection
The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.
 
Ancestry Library Edition
[In-Library Use Only] One of the largest collections of genealogical records online. Contains vital records including U.S. Census, birth, death, marriage, and more. You must be in the library to access this database.
 
Biography Reference Bank
Full-text access to up-to-date biographical profiles of notable people with accompanying images, magazine and journal abstracts, and citations.
 
Business Source Premier
Full-text access to journal articles within the business disciplines, and access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research.
 
CareerOneStop
This website, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a resource focused on providing the information, tools, and support that workers and employers need to succeed in today's economy.
 
Chilton Library
The Chilton Library is an online equivalent to the traditional Chilton books. This database covers maintenance and repair, and includes diagrams, photographs, and instructions to fulfill automotive information needs. 
 
Consumer Health Complete
This is a patient centric database, and provides access to the kind of information that consumers of health care and health services need to know to understand health-related topics.
 
​EBSCOhost Databases
This link displays the various EBSCOhost databases that you can access, but that we don't have listed on our website. This includes other academic, professional, medical, and research journals, plus more general reference databases.
 
Explora for Public Libraries
Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.
 

 
Lynda.com
Pataskala Public Library is pleased to offer its cardholders free access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. 
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.
 
Literary Reference Center
This database provides full-text access to a wide range of reference resources related to literature. It includes criticism, analysis, author biographies, and summaries, along with other useful information about authors and their works.
 
 
MasterFILE Premier
This database is a full-text collection of popular magazines and articles. Use the search interface to locate articles in magazines such as Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Popular Science, and many more. Another magazine service available through the library is RB Digital Magazines. With your library card, you also have access to popular magazines on your mobile device or desktop computer.
 
MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is a resource from the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine, focused on providing easy to understand information for patients about health-related topics, all written in plain everyday language.
 
Newspaper Source
This a database of full-text international, national, and regional newspaper articles. It also contains transcripts from television news stations like CBS News, CNN, and FOX News.
 
Ohio Business Gateway
The Ohio Business Gateway is a service for business provided by the state to help streamline the relationship between businesses and the local and state governments, specifically making the processing of payments to the government simpler and via electronic methods.
 
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Ohio History Central
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio! Ohio History Central was researched and written by staff at the Ohio History Connection.
 

 
Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code
This State of Ohio resource provides access to the full text of the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. These publications are the current effective laws and administrative rules governing the state of Ohio.
 
OhioMeansJobs
OhioMeansJobs is a State of Ohio initiative to help connect workers with jobs and employers with workers. You can use this site to find jobs and apply for jobs, get skills training, and find guidance for your career journey.
 
Old Maps Online
Old Maps Online is a search engine for historical maps in online collections that have been made available to everyone by their owners. The maps cover hundreds of years of history and number over 400,000 across the different collections. Just choose a location and the search engine will show you all associated maps from that area.
 
Points of View Reference Center
This database contains articles that present arguments in favor and arguments against commonly debated topics. Each article also contains critical thinking guides, neutral sources, and material from across the political spectrum.
 
Sanborn Insurance Maps
This database contains over 40,000 detailed maps of cities, towns, and their buildings in Ohio. The maps cover the years 1882 to 1962, and are useful for discovering the layout of a community and the details of the buildings in the community.
 
Science Online
Science Online contains comprehensive overviews of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Complete with articles, diagrams, and e-learning modules, this database also contains the guidelines for interactive science experiments with corresponding instructions.
 
Science Reference Center
This science focused database contains full-text articles, encyclopedia entries, and other reference sources, along with access to a number of different image sources.
 
SCORE (Small Business Mentoring)
SCORE is a nonprofit organization that offers small business mentoring, support, and education, and its resources are provided a little to no cost through funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
 
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration assists small businesses with loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other services.
 
Vocation & Career Collection
Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.
 
World Book Kids
World Book Kids is an online encyclopedia designed for younger users. It is a searchable and up-to-date version of the popular encyclopedias also found in print.
 
World Book Online
The World Book Online is a searchable version of the World Book Encyclopedia published on the internet.