Academic Search Premier
Need to do research for school or college? Try these scholarly journals for core and elective school/university classes.
African-American History Online
A comprehensive historical resource for information on everything from African-American leaders to important events, social movements and issues, the arts and more.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information
This health care resource provides patient advisory information on more than 1,450 prescription medications.
ALLDATA – in library access only
The world’s most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair info.
Search within hundreds of magazines, journals and articles for the latest information on complementary and integrated approaches to health care.
America the Beautiful
Fun facts on U.S. history, the 50 states, and current events. for grades 1-8
American & English Literature
Explore searchable electronic versions of American and English literature, poetry, drama and the Bible.
American Indian History Online
This fascinating in-depth guide includes historic photos, documents and maps; videos; timelines and biographies of the most important and interesting figures in American Indian history.
Ancestry Library Edition – in library access only
Explore your roots using this premium genealogy resource. Searchable Census, immigration, court records to help you fill in branches of your family tree.
Biography in Context
biographies of 500,000+ of the world’s important, influential, interesting people. Search by name/occupation/ nationality/ethnicity/ gender/birth or death date or place
Biography Reference Bank
Search and find biographical profiles for thousands of famous and historic figures. Also includes a searchable archive of interviews, speeches and obituaries.
BookFLIX In-Library Access
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Watch and listen to classic children’s storybooks , practice your ABCs and explore your imagination! pre-K to 3rd grade & parents. BookFLIX from home
Business Source Premier
Access hundreds of articles from popular business magazines, trade publications and scholarly journals – anytime, anywhere.
CINAHL Plus Cumulative Index to Nursing+Allied Health Literature
Access hundreds of articles on nursing and health care from the pages of international professional journals published from 1937–present.
Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991)
Read all about it! This searchable resource provides access to more than 60 years of Cleveland’s African-American newspaper, Call & Post.
Cleveland Jewish News
Read current and past issues of Cleveland Jewish News using this searchable online resource.
Cleveland Jewish News Archive
This comprehensive archive contains every edition of Cleveland Jewish News that has been published since October 30, 1964.
Your free online source for the latest news and information about technological innovations, telecommunications and the Internet.
Consumer Health Complete
Find health, wellness, fitness and nutrition references with complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. The database also includes drug information.
Are you in the market for a new car or appliance? Get informed before you buy. Read current and past issues of Consumer Reports – anytime, anywhere. Includes product ratings and reviews, recall and safety information.
Get a bird’s-eye view of the daily lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos, recipes and more.
Dun+Bradstreet/Mergent Million Dollar Database Premier
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Our D&B Million Dollar Database provides free access to comprehensive information on privately held and public companies and their executives. This searchable resource includes business profiles of firms in over 200 countries worldwide.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia
This Spanish language encyclopedia geared toward young students features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.
Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd Edition
This resource provides a comprehensive overview of Jewish life, knowledge and literature; and explores the contribution of Jews to world cultures. For scholars, students and general readers alike.
Encyclopédie Découverte French Student Discovery Encyclopedia
This French language encyclopedia geared toward students young and old features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
ERIC provides students, teachers and researchers with access to hundreds of scholarly journals, research papers and theses covering a wide array of subjects. This searchable resource is perfect for research papers, homework and lesson planning.
Our online guide to series fiction. Get the latest news on your favorite series or find a new favorite. Search by author, title, character name, location, subject or keyword.
The Ohio Public Library Information Network’s largest source for all things Ohio! Discover everything from how to get a driver’s license to fun places to visit to travel destinations… basically anything you ever wanted to know about the Buckeye State.
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Access historical U.S. military records including the stories, photos and personal documents of men and women who served our country. Fold3 users can also contribute their own comments and upload documents.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
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This searchable online version is your gateway to accurate, in-depth information on virtually any subject.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This top rated research resource gives you access to a searchable collection of encyclopedias and reference books related to a variety of subjects, including: arts, business, law, history, medicine and science.
Hundreds of eco-related articles, government documents and reports focusing on the relationship between humans and the environment. Explore the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology.
Grolier Online Passport
Got homework? Grolier Online Passport provides students with access to such popular educational resources as America the Beautiful and Lands and Peoples
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
Everything you ever wanted to know about animal history, evolution, reproduction, ecology, and conservation efforts.
Health Source Nursing – Academic Edition
Access hundreds of articles and scholarly journals related to nursing and health care.
Find your ancestors. This searchable genealogy resource contains nearly 200 years of Federal Census data, Revolutionary War records, local history articles and other sources to help you connect the dots of your family history.
Hispánica Saber Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica
This online encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and ESOL students features hundreds of images, maps, videos, animations, sounds and interactive media.
Searchable database features image files suitable for use in research papers and other non-commercial uses. Citation information is included with each image.
Job & Career Accelerator
Kick your job search into high gear with the Job & Career Accelerator. Explore more than 1,000 occupational profiles, search over 5 million job and internship listings and get on the fast track to getting hired.
This colorful, kid-friendly resource is perfect for tackling tough homework assignments. Search the online encyclopedia and dictionary for help with math, science, language arts, geography and more! For students in grades 1-8 and elementary school teachers.
Lands and Peoples
Travel the globe through this educational resource that includes a variety of maps, games and quizzes designed to increase your knowledge of world cultures.
Learning Express Library
Whatever your goals, this resource can help you succeed. Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises and skill building courses to help you further your personal and professional development.
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Access and print a variety of legal forms. Also features a directory of attorney’s by state and a dictionary of legal definitions.
Read more than 2,000 newspapers from all over the world! Library PressDisplay features newspapers in more than 50 languages from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. Includes Columbus Dispatch and Dayton Daily News.
Literary Reference Center
The plot thickens! Literary Reference Center offers summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews. You can also read the full text of poems and short stories.
Literature Criticism Online
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Need to write a term paper for your English class? This searchable resource can help. Access hundreds of articles of criticism, theory and interpretation on virtually any subject relating to literature, poetry and short stories. Includes author biographies and citations.
Ever wanted to learn another language? Now you can with Mango, our free online language learning resource. Learn how to hold a conversation in more than 30 languages, including: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and more. Includes ESOL lessons.
MAS Ultra – School Edition
Access hundreds of magazine articles, biographies, historical documents, photos and more with this searchable resource. A comprehensive reference tool for students, researchers and educators.
This online resource provides advanced search options to find the information you need. Search through a huge archive of magazine and newspaper articles, reference books, biographies, documents, photos, maps and more.
This authoritative online resource provides a wealth of useful information on medical issues and disciplines, including: nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and prescription drugs.
Middle Search Plus
Homework help is here! This online resource for students provides access to hundreds of magazine and encyclopedia articles, historical documents and maps.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
MIRC provides reliable, independent investment information, stock reports, fund reports, analyses and ratings to help investors make informed decisions. Information is updated daily.
Naxos Music Library
This searchable resource is perfect for music educators, musicians, students and collectors. Access the complete catalogues of more than 400 independent labels; listen to streaming audio of classical, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, world music and more. Includes music notes, cover art, track lists, instrumentation and publisher information.
Access a wide variety of commercial-free health information created and evaluated by the expert medical and health faculties of Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati.
New York Times – Historical | Current
You can explore every issue of the New York Times from 1851-2007 using the NYT Historical archive. Check out the NYT Current archive to read every issue from 1999 to the present. These searchable archives include full pages, articles and images.
Can’t get enough news? We have the resource for you. Use Newspaper Source to read newspapers from all over the world, plus more than 200 regional newspapers and TV/radio news transcripts. Get your news on!
NoveList K-8 Plus
This searchable resource is chocked full of helpful book reviews, reading recommendations and annotations for students in grades K-8. Includes discussion guides and lexile reading level information for educators.
The one-stop resource for voracious readers. Features book reviews and synopses; reading recommendations; discussion guides; book talks and more.
OCIS (Ohio Career Information System) Log in with your library card to access from home
Designed to support ongoing academic and career exploration, OCIS offers comprehensive information on occupations, secondary education and financial aid. Also includes job search tools; career interests and skill tests; and the latest labor market information.
Ohio History Central
This dynamic online encyclopedia created by The Ohio Historical Society covers everything there is to know about the Buckeye State, from its prehistory to the present. Includes images, maps, timelines and historic documents. Updated frequently.
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
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This resource is a collaborative project between the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio. You can create your own Ohio scrapbook using images from the archives of the OHS and a variety of Ohio libraries and museums.
Ohio Web Library
A simple search function allows you to easily find accurate information from a variety of trusted sources.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Research the pros and cons of today’s hottest social issues. Opposing Viewpoints In Context is perfect for students conducting research for writing assignments, preparing for debates and creating presentations.
Plain Dealer e-Edition – in library access only
Our subscription to The Plain Dealer includes daily e-editions for in-library-use only (print papers also available daily in branches).
Plain Dealer (Historical)
Read every issue of the Plain Dealer from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991. This searchable archive features full text and article images.
Points of View Reference Center
Each topic offers an overview (description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). You’ll also find guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Search online versions of popular children’s encyclopedias and almanacs. A helpful homework resource for primary school students.
Professional Development Collection
The world’s most comprehensive online collection of journals for educators, including: Education Digest, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, School Library Journal and many more.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Search more than 500 peer-reviewed journals for information on psychiatry, psychology, emotional and behavioral characteristics and more.
This resource from the National Library of Medicine lets you access hundreds of health-related articles, plus over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals.
ReferenceUSA is a premier resource for business and consumer research. This powerful tool provides in-depth market research for small businesses, entrepreneurs, job seekers, students and prospective home buyers alike.
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Regional Business News™
Access and read leading business-related newspapers, newswires and journals, including Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Explores world religions, religious history and philosophy. An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophy.
SAMS Technical Publishing (Photofact)
The leading resource for DIY electronics repair. Includes schematics, diagrams and instructions for electronics repair technicians, antique electronics restorers and hobbyists.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
This archive of large scale maps and street plans from 1867 to 1970 is used by genealogists, researchers and local historians to study the impact of new developments. Includes historic maps of more than 400 Ohio communities.
Science In Context
This curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost high school and college students’ achievement in the sciences, technology, math and history.
This comprehensive science resource for high school and college students includes fascinating illustrations and diagrams, sample experiments, educational videos and more.
Science Reference Center
Whether you need homework help or just want to learn more about science, this database covers it all: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, environmental science, life science and health and medicine. You can also learn about the history of science and the people and technology involved.
This fun, animated learning tool for primary school students makes it easy (and fun!) to learn about a wide variety of topics. Oh, and it includes lots of cool dinosaurs too.
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Learn American Sign Language! searchable resource features video lessons to help you learn how to sign.
wonder what makes people tick? Sociological Collection has the answers. Explore human tendencies, culture and social behaviors with this comprehensive resource.
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
NetAdvantage is a treasure trove of investment information, industry analysis and stock and bond data. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about budgeting, credit scores, college loans and refinancing.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States
Student Research Center
Ace your next test or term paper with the help of Student Research Center! This resource for high schoolers covers everything from art to English to math and beyond.
Explore all sides of today’s most important social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and controversies using this searchable current events resource.
Children’s animated, talking picture books. Learn your ABCs/123s through fun games and puzzles. Includes eBook titles for iPad and National Geographic videos & eAudios. Preschool-Grade 2
Help with school or just have fun with this digital collection, including read-along chapter books, nonfiction books, graphic novels, and National Geographic videos and eAudio books. Common Core Portal. Grades 3-6
This eBook collection of read-along chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos and eAudio can be read on any device with an Internet connection. No waiting! Common Core Portal. Grades 7-12
UniversalClass is your gateway to lifelong learning. This free premium resource offers more than 500 non-credit continuing education courses for job seekers and career changers. Also includes such areas of study as math, science, computers and technology, medicine, homeschooling and many more. First time users need to set up an account.
Vocational & Career Collection
This searchable online collection of more than 300 trade and industry publications includes Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and more.
World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced offers high school and college students easy access to hundreds of encyclopedia articles, historic documents, maps and newspapers. This resource gets an A+!
World Book Discover
Discover the world with this dynamic, interactive learning tool. Great for students of all ages, including struggling readers and ESOL students.
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
Easy-to-use tutorials, practice tests and eBooks will help you master core business skills, learn computer basics, prepare for the GED. This comprehensive resource includes job search and resume tools to help you maximize your job hunt.
World Book Early World of Learning
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This interactive learning tool for preschoolers and primary school students is designed to teach critical skills like number, shape and color recognition. Includes educational games and videos; and exercises that teach vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills.
World Book Kids
Primary school students will love this colorful, interactive resource loaded with educational videos, activities and games. Learning is fun!
World Book Student
Homework doesn’t have to be a drag. At least not when you have World Book Student on your side. This searchable resource for middle school students features loads of engaging videos, maps and sounds.
Use WorldCat to search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device. This free premium resource includes hundreds of popular titles, including: US Weekly, Newsweek, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Car and Driver, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living and many more! Zinio app is available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Blackberry Playbook.