Online Research

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
ALLDATA Repair is the leading single source of manufacturers' diagnostic, maintenance and repair information for more than 22,000 engine-specific vehicles from 1982 to present.
Trace your genealogy using a wide variety of historical records. You must be in the library to access this database.
With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food is the world's largest collection of international recipes and global food culture.
Authorcheck makes it easy to track your favorite author and receive email notifications as soon as the library receives a new title.
Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for the latest information about COVID-19 and other health and safety threats.
Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.
Explora Primary Schools is a trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.
Explora Secondary Schools is a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students in grades 6-12 to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
Visit the Federal Student Aid website to learn about financial aid options and apply online for federal grants, work-study, and loans for college.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and provides free access to 4+ billion names from all over the world.
Find a Grave is the best place on the internet to look for burial and other final disposition information for family, friends and famous people.
Fold3 is 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.
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational…
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Search HeritageQuest Online for census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Search Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center for "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.
Visit IRS.gov to download tax forms, do your taxes for free, get your refund status, get your tax record, and make a payment.
View maps and photographs; read letters, diaries and newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings; and watch historic films all online.
Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, the MAS Ultra – School Edition database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
Netwellness provides information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, and University of Cincinnati.
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the library.
The Ohio Department of Health’s website offers a range of public health information, tools, and resources. Learn about health-related programs and access relevant data, statistics, and forms.
Find information on employment and training assistance, unemployment benefits, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support.
The Ohio Department of Taxation website offers a variety of resources including information about the Ohio individual and school district income tax and printable tax forms.
Access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from your local library. Best-selling authors, new releases, classics and crowd-pleasers––your local public library’s digital collection has it all!
Discover Ohio’s museums and historic sites as well as exhibits, events and projects. Explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and blog posts about the topics you enjoy most.
Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools, and connections to local legal and community resources to help Ohioans resolve their legal issues.
The Ohio Means Jobs website helps employers find great employees, provides resources to help job seekers find great careers, and provides resources for students to plan for their futures.
Explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day.
The Ohio Obituary Index contains over 3,700,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.
Visit VoteOhio.gov to register to vote online, find information about voter eligibility and residency requirements, learn about voting options, and view information about individual…
The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.
Oxford University Press provides new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and science.
Designed for professional educators, Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
Reference Solutions is an online tool to give library patrons and business owners access to data on over 17 million businesses and 320 million consumers.
At Scholastic Teachables you will find worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more!
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
Find your next favorite book! Select your favorites categories and receive emails to learn about the newest books in those categories that have been added to the library’s collection.
This online exhibit is about 25 of the most extreme and unusual weather that Ohioans have seen in the past 200 years.
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business…
The State Library of Ohio manages a unique collection of library materials which may be borrowed by the public, including print and digital state and federal government documents.
Learn to speak a new language with the help of Transparent Language Online. Over 100 foreign language courses and an ESL component for more than 25 first languages are available.
Union Test Prep is dedicated to helping you prepare for and pass the tests that stand in the way of advancing your career.
Browsing Very Short Introductions is an excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.
What Tree Is It? is an Ohio tree identification guide that provides detailed information about trees found throughout Ohio. Search by name, leaf, or fruit.
What’s That Snake? is a guide to the snakes of Ohio and includes information about 30 species and subspecies.
What’s the Point? is designed to help users identify flint artifacts. Search for artifacts by type or culture.
Early Learning by World Book is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.
The World Book Kids online encyclopedia features thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps that enrich thousands of easy-to-read articles developed for elementary students.
World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. Access thousand of images, articles and primary source documents.
This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary.
World Book Student includes thousands of articles, learning resources, and research tools to meet the research needs of middle school students.