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Academic Search Premier - Scholarly and Academic Journals
Offers articles from scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of study.

African American Heritage
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

Alt HealthWatch
Access peer-review journals, reports, and more on the many perspectives of complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American & English Literature
Access complete text of many works of poetry, drama, religious texts, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print.

Ancestry Library Edition (Can only be accessed while in the Library) 
The world’s most popular genealogy collection—with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more.

AtoZdatabases (Librarian recommended)
Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and accessing addresses and phone numbers.

Biography Reference Bank
Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books.

Business Source Premier
Find full articles from popular and scholarly business periodicals, company and market research, and daily updated business news.

Chilton Library
Access to interactive repair, maintenance, and service information on seven decades of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.

Consumer Health Complete
Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books, articles on health and fitness, and sources for alternative health information.

Consumer Reports
Provides reviews, recommendations, recall information and lab test results on many retail products.

EBSCOHost Databases
Search all EBSCOHost databases simultaneously for in-depth research, or limit to only a few resources to search at a time.

Explora
Access books, journals, videos, magazines, and more for student research and classroom instruction. This resource covers topics in all subject areas and for all school-age groups.

Foundation Directory Online—Professional Edition (Librarian recommended, can only be accessed at Downtown Newark location)
An exhaustive resource for finding funding information from foundations, corporate donors, grants, and decision makers.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Librarian recommended, can only be accessed at Downtown Newark location)
Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO) is a searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.

Fold3
A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

Gale Legal Forms (Librarian recommended)
Access downloadable and sample legal forms for a variety of categories, as well as an attorney directory, tax forms, and a law digest.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Provides information on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

HeritageQuest (Librarian recommended)
Conduct genealogy and historical research by searching census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.

Johnstown Independent (Librarian recommended)
Search and browse online records of Johnstown, Ohio local newspapers from 1884-2007.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

Licking County Law Library
Includes printed and online materials accessible through the Downtown Newark location. This collection of law material is courtesy of Licking County government.

Literary Reference Center
Gives access to literary journals, reference works, poems, short stories, book discussion help, and more.

Lynda.com
A Linkedin company that provides thousands of free online video tutorials taught by expert instructors. This resource can help you reach your personal and professional goals.

Mango Languages (Librarian recommended)
Teaches real conversations in over 70 languages through interactive testing, mobile apps, and film resources.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Access biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection from popular high school magazines and reference books for school research.

Masterfile Premier
Find a wide variety of periodicals and reference books covering general information, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more.

Middle Search Plus
Access biographies, primary source documents, and images from popular middle school magazines, reference books for school research.

Morningstar (Librarian recommended)
A reliable online research center for independent investment analysis for investors in stocks and funds.

Newark Advocate (Librarian recommended)
Access articles, obituaries, and more from 2002 to current issues from the local newspaper, Newark Advocate.

NewsBank (Librarian recommended, includes the Columbus Dispatch)
Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Includes coverage from the Columbus Dispatch.

Newspaper Archive (Librarian recommended, can only be accessed while in the Library)
Explore the world’s largest historical newspaper archive, with newspaper pages from many newspapers, including the Newark Advocate, from 1607 to present.

Newspaper Source
Read articles from newspapers around the U.S., including industry-specific newspapers and TV and radio news transcripts.

Ohio Means Jobs
Allows users to prepare for careers through online training and tests, search for jobs, create and upload resumes, and view available workshops and career fairs. Provides individualized help for K-12 and college students, individuals with disabilities, unemployed users, and veterans.

Ohio Obituary Index (Librarian recommended)
This resource provides an index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.

Oxford Reference Online
Provides millions of entries from encyclopedias, companions, and dictionaries to aid with research in many subject areas.

Points of View Reference Center
Shares resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students can use these resources realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles (Librarian recommended)
A research, identification, and pricing tool for antique lovers, collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Primary Search
Use for elementary school research through popular magazines dating as far back as 1990.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Use to locate buildings and neighborhoods from 1867 to 1970 and study the growth of towns and cities.

Science Reference Center
Contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources for student research in a variety of scientific topics.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (Librarian recommended)
Find detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for your lawn equipment, ATV, generator, motorcycle, boat, and other small engines.

Transparent Language Online
Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There’s also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

Very Short Introductions 
An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

Vocational and Career Collection
Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public, this provides coverage for both trade and industry-related periodicals.

WorldBook
This resource for students provides an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides in both English and Spanish.


  • May
    20

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • May
    20

    Homeschool STEAM Building

    1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The Homeschool Series is designed to cover STEAM subjects for children in grades K-5. Have fun in this sometimes messy, but always fun, program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math...

  • May
    21

    All About Bugs!

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Let's read about bugs and then explore our outdoor garden to see what insects live among the plants and soil.

  • May
    21

    Next Chapter Book Club

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

    April: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonMay: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London June: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

  • May
    21

    Coding Part II: Logic and Structure Common to all Coding Languages

    4:30 PM @ Community Outreach Program

    A continuation of basic coding principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. No coding experience required. Please register with Ohio Means Jobs.Will be held a...