UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Weiss Financial Ratings Online

Offers financial strength ratings on banks, credit unions, insurance companies, mutual funds and stocks, including Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever, ed. 2014

Features movie reviews on films that are available on DVD, including genre, cast, format, length, country of origin, awards, and more.

TumbleBook Library

Features animated picture books with sound, music, and narration, so children can read or be read to.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Offers step by step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines and their supporting components, including engines from motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, snow blowers, generators, and more.

Reference USA

Contains directory information on businesses and households in the United States and Canada, as well as physicians and dentists. Includes jobs and internships.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Offers pricing information on collectibles and antiques, including data from eBay, GoAntiques, and TIAS, and articles on the repair, restoration, and conservation of antiques.

Oxford Music Online

Contains information on instruments, music and musicians, including guides to different periods and styles.

Oxford Art Online

Presents information on art and artists, including images, and guides to different periods and movements.

OCLC WorldCat

Contains records of library holdings worldwide.

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost)

Recommends fiction and nonfiction books to teens and adults based on books they’ve liked in the past, favorite authors, and genres.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCOhost)

Recommends fiction and nonfiction books to young readers based on books they’ve liked in the past, their interests, and their reading levels. Includes guides and recommendations based on Common Core.

Mango Languages

Offers interactive language learning courses, including materials on English as a second language, and languages such as Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Arabic, and more.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

Presents biographies, literary criticisms, and bibliographies of over 130,000 authors and their works. Literature Resource Center is now included in Artemis Literary Sources.

Literature Databases

Features the American and English Literature Collection, including works of poetry, drama, and prose.

Literary Reference Center

Contains information on authors and literature, including biographies, interviews, book reviews, literary criticism, poetry, and short stories.

Legal Forms (Gale)

Provides access to thousands of Ohio legal forms including business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

James Dulley's $ensible Home
This database is accessible only from the library.

Features money and energy saving product reviews, home remodeling tips, and guides for home improvement projects. Update Bulletins are only available in a UAPL library location. In-Library use only

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Provides instructions, tips, and suggestions for a variety of home improvement projects and repairs, including electrical, plumbing, remodeling, and maintenance projects.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

Features information on popular hobbies and recreation activities, including arts, crafts, collections, games, models, needlework, and outdoor activities, such as birding and hiking.

Contains full access to the Consumer Reports website, with expert, unbiased ratings, reviews, product comparisons, and buying guides for many essential consumer products.

Comparative Guide to American Suburbs

Presents and ranks the living and business environments of suburban communities in the largest metropolitan areas of the United States.

Comparative Guide to American Hospitals

Provides profiles of individual hospitals, as well as rankings by state for recognized quality measures of specific conditions. Each hospital is also compared to state and national averages.

Chilton Auto Repair Manuals

Contains repair and recall information, technical service bulletins, drawings, photographs, and diagrams of automobiles from most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles in a clear, easy to use format.


Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles from Scholastic to create a great resource for parents and early readers.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Contains repair and recall information, technical service bulletins, drawings, photographs, and diagrams of automobiles from most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. All content is created by ASE certified technicians.

Artemis Literary Sources

Presents information on authors and literature, including biographies, book reviews, book overviews, literary criticism, primary sources, and literary works.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, 2012/13, ed. 9: A Statistical Handbook

Presents concise statistical profiles of the top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 125,000. They are ranked by several variables, including population growth, median income, unemployment rate, and crime rate.

America's Top-Rated Cities 2013, ed. 20: A Statistical Handbook

Presents current, comprehensive statistical information and other essential data on the top cities with populations greater than 95,000 that have been cited as the best for business and living in the United States.