Resources marked with * Recommended indicate those recommended by the library for topic-specific information.


Academic Search Premier

Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Search by title, author, or subject, to find book levels, interest level, and Accelerated Reader points

* Recommended

African American Heritage

Historical records for African American genealogy research, including birth, marriage, and death records.

Search records from the most popular online genealogy tool. In-library use only.


Interactive video storybooks for elementary-age readers, from Scholastic

Business Source Premier

Market research and company profiles. Includes full-text articles.



Free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

* Recommended

Chilton Library

Service and repair procedures and guides, including diagrams and illustrations, for vehicle maintenance and repair


See the library’s Homework Help Center page for more recommendations

Computer Basics

* Recommended

Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books that deal with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Consumer Reports

Get buying guides, product reviews, ratings, and recommendations


Creativebug offers more than 1000 online videos workshops for arts and crafts, taught by artists and experts: everything from knitting to painting to jewelry-making.

Accurate, independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and natural products.

* Recommended

EBSCO Newspaper Source

Reference index that provides access to information from numerous print resources.


Proprietary full text and popular databases from leading information providers.

Encyclopedia of Life

Information about life on earth – from plants to animals to micro-organisms – using text, images, maps, videos, and more.

* Recommended

Explora Secondary

Students can find articles and facts for research papers using specific content sources such as magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film, and video.


Historical military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents.

Easy to read, actionable information about your health. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Health Information Center.

Heritage Quest

Discover your family history with city directories, U.S. Census records, and family histories

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Instructions for a variety of crafts, including popular publications and how-to videos.


Home Improvement Reference Center

Home maintenance, remodeling, and repair guides, including how-to videos.


Kids InfoBits

Age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Learning Express Library

Discover workplace skill-building courses and opportunities for adult learners, and homework help and college test preparation for students.

Literary Reference Center

Full text literary journals, poems, and short stories, with plot summaries, literary criticism, and author biographies.

Thousands of online courses taught by industry experts, on career-related topics, including computer programming, social media, Microsoft Office, communication skills, and more.


Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Medline Plus

The National Institute of Health website on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

My History

Access to thousands of images, primary documents, maps and artifacts about Columbus, Ohio, with a growing collection of Pickerington-related items.

New York Times

Digital access to the New York Times, including today’s paper and archival materials dating from 1851.

Remote access requires a 72-hour access code.

Newsbank – News, Jobs and Careers

America’s news from print and online sources all around the country. Find job postings, study job fields, and learn current employment trends.


Reading recommendations based on selected books, authors, and series


Ohio History Connection

An index of death records and certificates dated as early as 1867. Copies of death certificates can also be requested through this site.

Ohio Means Jobs

Build your resume and career profile, and explore careers, internships, and job postings, in this tool created by the state of Ohio.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.


Photo Editing and Design

* Recommended

Points of View Reference Center

Topics are presented with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Includes guides for writing position papers.

Reference USA

Business, consumer, and new home owner information, plus market research and company information for small business owners and job seekers.


Regional Business News

Full text for almost 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications


Sanborn Historic Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps, drawn between 1882 and 1962, of Ohio cities.

Science Reference Center

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources for multiple topics.

Small Business Reference Center

Information for start-ups, business plans, and finances and accounting


The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy, provided by the United States Department of Labor.

* Recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wide range of health information and news for the general public’s welfare.

* Recommended

Transparent Language

Practice your language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities are available for dozens of languages.

TumbleBook Library

Online library of animated, talking picture books for kids


Very Short Introductions

Discover new subjects with these short introductions written by subject-matter experts.

Remote access is available to library cardholders.

What’s Next

Finding the next book in your favorite series. From the Kent District Library.

* Recommended

World Book Advanced

Encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.


World Book Kids

A version of World Book designed especially for young readers.

World Book- Spanish Language Edition

Spanish language version of World Book, containing more than 2000 articles and 600 illustrations.


Young Adult Library Services Association Bookfinder

Find books, audiobooks, and films for teens and young adults

* Recommended

Digital Downloads


Read digital magazines online, or check them out to your mobile device, free with your library card! No holds on any titles: they are always available to check out.

Click here for the Flipster User Guide.

Available on the Google Play and App Stores.


Stream movies, television shows, music, e-books, and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices!


Download e-books and digital audiobooks from OverDrive using your library card.

Browse by format, subject, or even Lexile level to find the right book for every reader:

OverDrive Collection for Kids
OverDrive Collection for Teens

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a free archive of public domain e-books, readily available to download onto your device.

* Recommended