Research Databases by Category

Almanacs, Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea
Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book’s intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.

World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced is a powerful multimedia reference tool, perfect for high school students, that integrates reference articles and primary source database in a single search.

World Book Kids
World Book Kids is the premier general reference web site developed especially for younger users.

World Book Student
Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.

Biography

Biography Reference Bank
Articles, most in full text, about more than a half-million people from around the world.

Business

Business Source Premier
The industry’s most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

Business Leader Profiles
Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

Gale Legal Forms
Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses—and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific.

Morningstar Investments
Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

Reference U.S.A.
Through our easy-to-use online software as a service platform, we provide library patrons access to extremely accurate and complete business and consumer data.

Regional Business News
Content for Regional Business News is provided by leading publishers in business news including The Washington Post, PR Newswire US and more.

Career

Learning Express Library Comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic and licensing tests. Create your own personalized and private account to track your progress.

Reference USA
ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons.

Consumer

AllData Online
ALLDATA Repair is the leading single source of manufacturers’ diagnostic, maintenance and repair information. OE data is available for more than 22,000 engine-specific vehicles from 1982 to present.

Consumer Reports
A nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews since 1936. We put over 4,000 products through rigorous testing each year.

Gale Legal Forms
Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses—and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific.

Morningstar Investments
Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

Cultural

Culture Grams In LibraryHome
CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.

Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea
Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book’s intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.

Rosetta Stone
Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone®, the world’s best language-learning software. Learn to speak a new language.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Ed. (in library only)
In addition to a vast resource of collections, we offer a comprehensive research experience combining our advanced search technology and image viewing of original documents on Ancestry.com.

Cleveland Necrology Files
The Cleveland Necrology File was produced from a microfilmed copy of an alphabetical card file containing local cemetery records and newspaper death notices gathered by the staff of the Cleveland Public Library.

Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories.

Ohio Death Certificates
Please note: Only Ohio death certificates from December 20 1908 through 1953 are available through this page.

Ohio Memory
Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties!

World Vital Records
Learn more about your family history and genealogy by searching through more than 5 billion records

Health and Medicine

Alt Health Watch
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete
Articles, videos, images, current events, fact sheets. Includes up-to-date medical and health information on many topics, from alternative medicine to daily health care.

Health and Medical Databases
If you`re looking for health or medical-related information or articles, check out this collection of databases from EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE
MEDLINE provides searchable citations and abstracts for the top health care journals.

NetWellness
NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty.

 

Literature

American & English Literature
The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print.

Books and Authors
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines.

Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8.

Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive database of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages and includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs.

Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection is the most beneficial and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
The Religion & Philosophy Collection offers indexing, abstracts, and full text for nearly 300 journals on such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, and many more.

Sociological Collection
This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection offers vocational and technical libraries top-quality resources covering a variety of relevant subjects.

News

Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal is a morning newspaper in Akron, Ohio, United States, and published by Black Press.

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source is an online resource that offers cover-to-cover full text for national, regional and international newspapers, as well as television and radio news

Plain Dealer E-Edition (In Library Only)
An online, In-Library Only editon of the Plain Dealer.

Ohio Resources

First Call for Help
United Way 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community helpline available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

NEO CANDO
NEO CANDO, Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing, is a free and publicly accessible social and economic data system of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, a research institute housed at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Ohio.gov

Ofiicial State of Ohio web site.

Ohio Connection Databases
Use these Ohio History Connection databases to search for information about people, places and events in Ohio.

Ohio Death Certificates
Please note: Only Ohio death certificates from December 20 1908 through 1953 are available through this page.

Ohio Memory
Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties!

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

On-Line Learning

Lynda.com
Learn a new skill online, on your time. 5,975 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.

Rosetta Stone
Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone®, the world’s best language-learning software. Learn to speak a new language.

Science and Nature

Birds of North America  In Library – Home
Birds of North America (BNA) is the most comprehensive reference for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the United States and Canada.

Computer Source
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources.

Student Resources

Kids Search
Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8 – powered by EBSCOhost.

LearningExpress Library 
LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success.

MAS Ultra School Edition 
MAS Ultra — School Edition for high school students, provides articles for almost 500 magazine titles, updated daily. It provides reference eBooks, biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8.

Rosetta Stone
Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone®, the world’s best language-learning software. Learn to speak a new language.

Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources.

Searchasaurus
Primary Search, designed specifically for the young researcher, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines.

Student Research Center
Through the Student Research Center, users can pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search.

World Book Kids
World Book Kids is the premier general reference web site developed especially for younger users.

World Book Student
Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.