UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Databasesort descending Description

America's Top-Rated Cities

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.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities

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.

AtoZdatabases

Provides directory information on businesses, households, and healthcare professionals in the United States. Includes a job search, detailed maps, business email addresses, and much more.

Auto Repair Reference Center

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.

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.

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.

ConsumerReports.org

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

Gale Directory Library

Contains listings from the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media for radio stations, television stations, and cable companies, including those from the United States and Canada, and listings from the Encyclopedia of Associations for national organizations in the United States.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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

Home Improvement Reference Center

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

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

Legal Forms

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

Oxford Art Online

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

Oxford Music Online

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

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

Features information on popular culture in the United States from 1900 to the present.

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.

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.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Features information on popular culture, including films, music, print materials, sports, television, radio, art, performance, and more.

UA Recipe Collection

Collects recipes from UAPL’s popular Holiday Happiness Cookbooks, including recipes from library staff members, local restaurants, and UA residents.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

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

Weiss Financial Ratings Series

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