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Arts and Music

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. 

How-to instructions and creative ideas for crafters, collectors, foodies and fans.

Books & Writing

A book-related search engine from the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Includes full text of works of American and English prose, drama and poetry.

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works.

Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? NoveList Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more!

Business & Finance

Research companies, industries, and countries, including market research information.

Important financial literacy tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing.

Foundation Directory Online Professional by Candid is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers. Formerly grouped under Foundation Center.

Foundation Grants to Individuals by Candid offers information on almost 10,000 funders that provide scholarships, grants, and other types of funding to students, artists, and researchers. 

An inside look at company salaries, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.

GuideStar, Candid's premier nonprofit research tool, plays an important role in supporting nonprofits in your community. 

Research companies, funds, markets and more.

Access to Ohio state agencies.

Ohioline is an information resource produced by Ohio State University Extension.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

A database of articles from regional business journals, newspapers and newswires.

Industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter.

Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books. Small Business Source contains hundreds of full-text reference books and full-text magazines.

Stock portfolio management and investment research.

Careers & Training

This Driver Education program contains the following Ohio-specific information: 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL (Commercial Driver's License) practice test, 3 online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ BMV-related questions.

The Education Resources Information Center database.

An inside look at company salaries, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.

Formerly Lynda.com. More than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics.

Northstar Digital Literacy is aimed at helping adults acquire the technology skills they need in today’s workplace.

A site for employers and job seekers in the state of Ohio.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books. Small Business Source contains hundreds of full-text reference books and full-text magazines.

Genealogy

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 

A genealogical database that includes U.S. Census data, special collections, as well as charts and forms to organize your research.

Find digitized versions of original historical and genealogical documents and share what you find via social networking! 

Explore genealogical records from 1704 to today.

A research tool for genealogy.

Government & Law

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

This Driver Education program contains the following Ohio-specific information: 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL (Commercial Driver's License) practice test, 3 online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ BMV-related questions.

A federal government website that helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own.

Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

Ohio law consists of the Ohio Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code.

Need legal information, forms or a lawyer? Find help here!

Access to Ohio state agencies.

Health & Medicine

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

Full-text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition— coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.

The National Library of Medicine website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions.

Provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities.

The National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends.

Browse health information in multiple languages arranged by language or by health topic.

One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.

Find information on animal health topics from a trusted source of information on medicine.

History & Biography

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 

A genealogical database that includes U.S. Census data, special collections, as well as charts and forms to organize your research.

This database from H.W. Wilson provides biographical information from ancient times to the present.

This resource features expertly selected open primary source documents, including historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. 

Find digitized versions of original historical and genealogical documents and share what you find via social networking! 

Ohio History Central is maintained by the Ohio History Connection as a reference source for and about the people of Ohio.

Large street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. between 1867 and 1970.

A website created by the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the Ohio Historical Society to provide a guide for identifying flint artifacts, in addition to historical information about Ohio's ancient peoples.

Languages and Culture

A book-related search engine from the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

Provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities.

Little Pim is an award-winning language-learning solution for children from Mango Languages.

Mango is a personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best.

Browse health information in multiple languages arranged by language or by health topic.

Newspapers and Magazines

This database includes academic journals going back as far as 1975, and further in some cases. Journals cover a wide range of academic disciplines.

Explore Cleveland history through local news, events and people with the Cleveland Plain Dealer Collection.

Flipster provides instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format!

How-to instructions and creative ideas for crafters, collectors, foodies and fans.

Your source for “how-to” information on a variety of do-it-yourself home improvement and repair projects.

Contains extensive reference resources on a range of disciplines, going back to 1975.

This database includes full-text of 35 national and international newspapers in addition to nearly 400 regional newspapers.

Electronic versions of The Plain Dealer newspaper are available via NewsBank for access in-library and from home using your library card number and PIN.

Ohio

Explore Cleveland history through local news, events and people with the Cleveland Plain Dealer Collection.

Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

Ohio History Central is maintained by the Ohio History Connection as a reference source for and about the people of Ohio.

Ohio law consists of the Ohio Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code.

Need legal information, forms or a lawyer? Find help here!

A site for employers and job seekers in the state of Ohio.

Access to Ohio state agencies.

Electronic versions of The Plain Dealer newspaper are available via NewsBank for access in-library and from home using your library card number and PIN.

Large street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. between 1867 and 1970.

Have you ever found a leaf or fruit and wondered what kind of tree it came from? The What Tree Is It? website will help you come up with the answers.

Accurately identifying snakes found in the wild is an important task. What's that Snake? makes snake identification much easier.

A website created by the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the Ohio Historical Society to provide a guide for identifying flint artifacts, in addition to historical information about Ohio's ancient peoples.

Reading Recommendations

Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? NoveList Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more!

Reference and Research

A book-related search engine from the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

This database includes academic journals going back as far as 1975, and further in some cases. Journals cover a wide range of academic disciplines.

Includes full text of works of American and English prose, drama and poetry.

The American Physical Society (APS) provides free online access to all APS journals in U.S. public libraries and high schools. Among the journals available are Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

A collection of non-fiction eBooks from EBSCOhost available via the web on a range of topics.

The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly interface to selected EBSCO information databases that provides not only a simple search box but easy-to-browse categories.

Explore genealogical records from 1704 to today.

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works.

Contains extensive reference resources on a range of disciplines, going back to 1975.

Long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.

Provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

Intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

An online encyclopedia for younger students.

The online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.

Science & Nature

The American Physical Society (APS) provides free online access to all APS journals in U.S. public libraries and high schools. Among the journals available are Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

The National Library of Medicine website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions.

Find information on animal health topics from a trusted source of information on medicine.

Ohio History Central is maintained by the Ohio History Connection as a reference source for and about the people of Ohio.

Ohioline is an information resource produced by Ohio State University Extension.

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.

Have you ever found a leaf or fruit and wondered what kind of tree it came from? The What Tree Is It? website will help you come up with the answers.

Accurately identifying snakes found in the wild is an important task. What's that Snake? makes snake identification much easier.

Students & Homework

This resource features expertly selected open primary source documents, including historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. 

The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly interface to selected EBSCO information databases that provides not only a simple search box but easy-to-browse categories.

Fun and gamified coding lessons for kids! Fiero Code is a self-paced learn-to-code software program for kids ages 8-18.

Little Pim is an award-winning language-learning solution for children from Mango Languages.

Provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints.

Intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

An online encyclopedia for younger students.

The online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.

Technology & DIY

Automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as many new vehicles.

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. 

Fun and gamified coding lessons for kids! Fiero Code is a self-paced learn-to-code software program for kids ages 8-18.

A federal government website that helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own.

Your source for “how-to” information on a variety of do-it-yourself home improvement and repair projects.

Formerly Lynda.com. More than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics.

Northstar Digital Literacy is aimed at helping adults acquire the technology skills they need in today’s workplace.

eBooks & Audiobooks

With ComicsPlus, children, teens and adults have unlimited access to thousands of digital comic books, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers with a WPPL library card.

A collection of non-fiction eBooks from EBSCOhost available via the web on a range of topics.

Flipster provides instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format!