Databases A - Z
Ask a Librarian
Log in to your library account (or as a guest) and ask for research help.
Use this search to find anything about books and authors. Use it to find reviews, recommendations, and read-a-likes.
Academic Search Premier (mobile)
This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study and includes peer-reviewed full-text articles as well as indexed and abstracted articles, and searchable cited references.
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
Provides in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990. Includes full-text for many peer-reviewed journals.
American and English Literature
These literature collections are electronic books of American and English literature--poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible.
Ancestry Library Edition [In Library Use Only]
This resource, powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. This resource can only be accessed from within the library from our public computers.
Determine the value of antiques, collectibles, and fine art with the images and pricing information provided from leading auction houses.
Business Source Premier (mobile)
All disciplines of business are covered in this resource, which includes full-text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Find Company and Industry Profiles, as well as Country and Market Research Reports.
Chilton Library (mobile)
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Computer Source (mobile)
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.
Consumer Health Complete (mobile)
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
This resource is the website of popular Consumer Reports magazine. With it, you can find consumer product information, including reviews, ratings, and safety information based on impartial testing. Digital full-text of the actual magazine is also available.
Dictionary of Literary Biography (mobile)
This resource provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Take practice tests to prepare for the Ohio BMV permit test, written driver's license test, and the senior citizens refresher test. Includes practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's licenses.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a beginning-level Spanish World Book encyclopedia site, with thousands of articles, illustrations, and maps, and an easy-to-use, bilingual interface.
The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
Explora Public Libraries
Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly search interface, which includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research; and reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
Explora Primary School
This version of Explora is designed specifically for Primary School (K-5) students and teachers.
Explora Secondary School
This version of Explora is designed specifically for Secondary School (6-12) students and teachers.
This site lists Ohio resources and is the perfect starting place to learn about anything in or about the Buckeye State, from recreation to jobs and business resources and a whole lot more.
FamilySearch is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records, and collaborating with others who share this vision.
A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica is a Spanish-language World Book encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.
Provides consumer information on many health topics including medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health; access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (mobile)
Provides scholarly full text journals as well as indexing and abstracts focusing on many medical disciplines with coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong.
Includes Census records (1790-1930), book and article searches, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank.
Find "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.
New! Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
New! Legal Forms - Ohio
Users can choose Ohio specific, professionally drafted, specialized documents in many legal subject areas including: bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.
This is a free resource to access jobs and opportunities. You do not have to have a LinkedIn account in order to utilize this resource. However, if you do have a profile, LinkedIn helps you quickly identify alumni & personal connections in each job posting, know if a company has a history of hiring people like you, and find out who you will work with if you get the job. This is a great resource for those seeking their first job.
Literary Reference Center (mobile)
This resource consists of full-text literary journals, literary reference works, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full-text of thousands of poems and short stories.
Literature Criticism Online (mobile)
This database provides easy access to multiple popular literary criticism series, including Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, covering authors who lived from 1800 through 2009. Citations are provided for all entries.
Over 4,000 courses in business, technology and creative skills, including professional development, web development, marketing, coding and software skills, audio recording and editing, photography, video, app development, and more to help you achieve personal and professional goals.
This website, a service the National Library of Medicine, provides informaton to answer health related questions.
One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources, the Merck Manuals provide current medical information for a wide cross-section of users, including consumers, medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students.
New York Times Online [In the Library] or [From Home]
Unlimited access to nytimes.com. Registering for a free New York Times account is required for full access. You will need to either log in to an existing account or create a new account as a first time user.
Newspaper Source (mobile)
Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Ohio Government Information and Services
The official State of Ohio government site is full of resources for citizens and businesses.
Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.
Ohio History Connection
This website provides access to numerous Ohio history resources.
Ohio Means Jobs
Assess your skills, search for jobs, post your resume. The Assessment and Training portion of this site includes practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Click the training icon, then choose to or .
These resources replace LearningExpress Library, Job & Career Accelerator, and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success.
A digital collection of Ohio historical artifacts.
Ohio Obituary Index
An index to 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.
Ohioline (OSU Extension Office)
The Ohio State University Extension Office provides a wealth of information covering subjects such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H and youth.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covering today’s hottest social issues Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more.
Reference content in humanities, social sciences, and science.
Points of View Reference Center (mobile)
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Primary Search (mobile)
Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70, popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (mobile)
This database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (mobile)
Track down older magazine articles with this database, which indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 through 1982. Article citations can be used to obtain a copy of the article. Fill out the Periodical Article Request Information of our Interlibrary Loan form to submit a request.
This includes addresses, phone numbers, toll free numbers, Web site URLs, financial information, median household income, median home value, and more.
Religion and Philosophy Collection (mobile)
This database covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Sanborn Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Use these maps to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, to study the growth of towns and cities, and to study the impact of new developments.
Science Reference Center (mobile)
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
Sociological Collection (mobile)
Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
New! Transparent Language
Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.
What Tree Is It?
Use this resource to identify and learn about common Ohio trees. By only knowing one part of a tree (leaf, fruit, etc.), you can follow the samples given until you can identify your tree.
What's That Snake?
This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Learn about Ohio snakes or use the program to identify one you have seen.
What's the Point?
This resource is designed to help users identify flint artifacts, which are some of the most enduring legacies of prehistoric peoples.
World Book Academic
College level reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
World Book Early World of Learning
Interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades are included in this resource.
World Book Kids
Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.