Research Tools and Guides

Do you need the username and password to access the INFOhio databases
outside of Hiland? Ask your teacher or the library staff!

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Consumer Health
  • Explora (6-8)
  • Explora (9-12)
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Multi-Database Search
  • Points of View Reference
  • Science Reference Center
  • Teacher/Administrator
  • Vocational & Career Collections

Use your East Holmes Google log in to gain access to EasyBib.

  • Book Nook
  • Digital Video Collection
  • Literature Online: American & English Literature
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Science Online
  • Spanish Resources
  • World Book Advanced, Student, & Timelines
  • Collage & Career Resources
  • Go! Ask, Act, Achieve
  • R4S: Research 4 Succes

Visit the library to obtain the Baker & Taylor eBooks username and password!
Visit the library to obtain the Follett eBooks username and password!

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Articles Google Scholar Search scholarly literature 
Articles & Books Google Books Search for books & articles be sure to limit to full text 
Articles, Books, & Websites EasyBib Search the citations of other students to locate potential sources 
Articles, Books, & Websites RefSeek Academic information from web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, & newspapers 
Articles & Laws Search for US Congressional bills and information, a search engine from the Library of Congress. 
Articles & Websites Microsoft Academic Academic content from over 120 million publication 
Articles & Websites SweetSearch Search engine of websites evaluated by research experts 
Books & More Hiland Library Catalog Search our own library collection 
Books & More Holmes County Public Library Reserve, renew, explore books, eBooks, databases, etc 
Books & More WorldCat Search for books then reserve through Holmes County District Public Library 
Copyright Copyright Confusion Great information on copyright and fair use 
Dissertations & Theses (ETD) OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Over 58,000 theses and dissertations from students at 31 of Ohio’s academic institutions 
Images Advanced Google Image Search Narrow by usage rights, date, full color, black & white, and more 
Images Image LibGuide Images, copyright friendly images, editors, avatars, fonts, and more 
Images Websites for Images for School Use Image search portals for public domain images and fair use 
MLA Citation MLA: OWL Purdue Resource Everything related to MLA you might need 
News Google News Headlines, local, and worldwide by country  
News Journalist Express News and research portal 
Newspapers Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. 
Newspapers Internet Archive of Newspapers Historical newspaper archive 
Newspapers Ohio's Historical Newspapers Search Ohio's digitized newspapers from 1793 through present 
Newspapers Online Newspapers Online newspaper directory of the world 
Persuasion Persuasion Map (Requires Flash) Interactive graphic organizer to map out your argument 
Plagiarism Avoiding Plagiarism: OWL Purdue Resource Tips and details related to research & proper citation 
Primary Source Documents American Memory Project Includes written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music 
Primary Source Documents Primary Sources Collection of sites to find primary sources 
Research/Writing Help Documentation/Citation Awesome collection of resources to support research process 
Research/Writing Help Go! Ask Act Achieve Research process support for middle through high school students 
Research/Writing Help R4S Research process guides (HS and beyond) asking good questions, finding information, selecting the best resources, putting it together, your project, and your grade  
Research/Writing Help Research/Inquiry Process Details about the entire research and writing process 
Videos Digital Video Collection: INFOhio Extensive collection of educational videos 
Videos Watch Know Learn 50,000+ educational videos 
Web Search Help Google Search Tips Tips to improve your Google results 
Website Evaluation Evaluation of Websites: Infographic Awesome infographic on website evaluation 
Website Evaluation Resource Evaluation Prezi Great tips to help you evaluate websites for research projects 
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