GREENVILLE — Greenville Public Library’s Warren Richards reminds everyone “The quest for more knowledge doesn’t have to stop just because your local library is closed. There are many new database options available that we would like to highlight for our patrons. These resources can be accessed via our website www.greenville-publiclibrary.org/services by selecting “Ohio Web Library (OWL)” under “Web Resources.”
“We were especially excited to add these new editions to the collection beginning on June 1. There is a total of seven categories within the OWL Database and their contents range broadly, from ‘Continued Learning’ to ‘Business Support’ to ‘Genealogy’ and more. Perhaps the best feature of this database is that these resources are completely FREE to our patrons,” he said.
Curious to know more about the opposing viewpoints of an issue? Check out the “Points of View Reference Center” for presentations on multiple sides of an argument. This database is a great tool for information seekers of all ages and is made available to help patrons develop persuasive arguments and analytical thinking skills.
Most people are familiar with the Ancestry database, but many are unaware that we also provide access to OWL’s specialized databases as well. The African American Heritage resource allows patrons to find historical records specific to African Americans. Fold3 is a compilation of U.S. military records that aids in bringing to life the details of military veterans and many other special features related to America’s military. Heritage Quest allows patrons to search census records and other historical documents to help aid them in the study of genealogy.
There is also a wide range of Do It Yourself (DIY) and Homework Help resources available that cover a broad range of subjects. Some subjects available include “What’s that Snake?” “Home Improvement,” and “Hobbies.” Additionally, access is also provided to the Chilton’s database, an instructional guide for answering many of your auto-related questions. Chilton can even help you get an idea on what certain repairs might cost for your specific vehicle.
The staff at Greenville Public Library is available by phone to help with finding the right resources you need, whether you are a life-long learner or student just new to the system. Please call 937-548-8372 for more assistance on these free databases.