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
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.
Service and repair procedures and guides, including diagrams and illustrations
Consumer Health Complete
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books that deal with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
Interactive history database in ten subject areas for children grades 4 and up. Available from Scholastic.
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.
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.
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)
The National Institute of Health website on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.
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.
America’s news from print and online sources all around the country.
Newsbank – Jobs and Careers
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.
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.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wide range of health information and news for the general public’s welfare.
Practice your language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities are available for dozens of languages.
Video e-books from Scholastic to help readers in grades 3 and up build their literacy and research skills. Multimedia resources (videos, audio, images) and teaching activities are included.
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.
Finding the next book in your favorite series. From the Kent District Library.
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
Stream movies, television shows, music, e-books, and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices!
Project Gutenberg is a free archive of public domain e-books, readily available to download onto your device.