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400 years of news
World Book
Award-winning encyclopedia
Academic Search Premier
Scholarly journals & articles
MasterFILE Premier
Full-text periodicals
Points of View Reference Source
Read multiple sides of an issue
Very Short Introductions
Intros to a range of subjects
Biography Reference Bank
In-depth, original profiles


Defiance County Information
Find social services & more
Defiance Chamber of Commerce
Visit the Defiance Area Chamber online
Hicksville Chamber of Commerce
Visit the Hicksville Chamber online
Defiance Community Calendar
See what’s happening in the Defiance area
Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau (DDVB)
Visit the DDVB online
Defiance County Veterans Office
Services & support for veterans


Student Support

World Book
Award-winning encyclopedia
Explora Primary Schools
Articles for grades K-5
Explora Secondary Schools
Articles for grades 6-12
Find test-prep materials
Culture Grams
Explore the World!
Biography Reference Bank
In-depth, original profiles


Lifelong Learning

LinkedIn Learning
Expert-led video tutorials
Find test-prep materials
Northstar Digital Literacy
Learn basic computer skills
Ohio Means Jobs
Career-counseling center


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Ancestry – Library Edition
Research your family history
Heritage Quest
Rich genealogical resources
African American Heritage
Documenting the Black experience
Fold 3
A collection of military records
Defiance County Veterans Directory
Search for veteran records
Ohio Obituary Index
Find an obituary
400 years of news
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
U.S. maps from the 19th/20th centuries
Ohio Memory Project
A collaborative digital library
Chronicling America
17 million historic newpaper pages

Consumer & DIY

Consumer Reports
Issues that impact consumers
Chilton Library
Auto repair & maintenance 
Hobbies & Crafts Source
Detailed how-tos & creative ideas
Home Improvement Source
Full-text content from leading resources
hoopla Crafts
Find craft-related content on hoopla
NuWav Legal Documents
Download common legal forms
Health Source – Consumer Edition 
Access 80 consumer-health magazines