A&E’s Biography Channel
Read biographies, watch interviews, and video clips at Biography.com.
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920
This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio’s African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the word of the people that lived them.
American and English Literature Collections
Full-text database that covers such topics as 20th century English poetry and early American fiction.
The electronic editions of valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
Ancestry Library Edition
Over 1,500 databases for family history research. The Global Search option searches all of the databases (over 100 million genealogical records) simultaneously.
Art and Architecture Database
This resource contains more than 93,000 digital images, from the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) as well as contributions from OhioLINK institutions. Some AMICO images are accompanied by audio or video files, such as an audio tour.
Auto Repair Reference Center (EbscoHost)
Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database covers more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present.
Based on the Book
‘Based on the Book’ is a compilation of over 1,200 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures.
BigCharts is a comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.
Biography Reference Bank
Collection of biographical articles from a variety of sources.
Business Source Premier (from EbscoHost)
Full text business articles, research, and news updated daily from EBSCOhost.
Center for Disease Control
CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University
A database for children’s picture books created at Miami University that recently was named an international “best site” for elementary teachers. It’s also excellent for parents and would be a good resource for anyone wanting to find a special book
CIA World FactBook
US government profiles of countries and territories around the world.
Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Cummins Photo Collection
Easy access to Lane’s extensive collection of Cummins Photographs from the mid-19th to early 20th century.
Early World of Learning
The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.
The place to go to learn just about anything there is to know about the Buckeye State.
A good starting point for the student assignment “What happened on my birthday?” Coverage of news events from January 1980 to the present, along with overview materials, primary source documents, photographs, maps, biographies, and country profiles.
Facts on File Science Online
Facts On File is one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials for the school and library market.
Genealogy databases from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Search such lists as Legal Records, Family Histories, Military Records, Birth and Death Records, and much more.
Foundation Directory Online (available from with Hamilton Lane Library only)
Information on nonprofits, grant makers and their giving interests.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (available from with Hamilton Lane Library only)
Database with public charity programs that help fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grant seekers.
Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of Ohio-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.). Legal definition and attorney directories are also available.
General Research Databases (EbscoHost)
Over 1,500 full text periodicals and the abstracts and indexes to 3,100 more periodicals. Periodical coverage extends from general reference and business to health and multi-cultural and more.
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.
HeritageQuest Online & trade; combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.
The History Channel is a cable television station offering programming related to historical events and people.
How Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance for all levels of job seekers from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, users can easily create professional targeted resumes, master interviewing techniques, improve work related skills and prepare for occupation-related exams. In addition, it helps job seekers plan, tailor, and track multiple job searches at the same time while providing expert advice and tips each step of the way. The end result is the most efficient and effective job search possible.
LearningExpressLibrary.com is the leading source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. We provide immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score.
Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.
Find places. Get maps, driving directions, and gas prices. View satellite maps and aerial photos.
MasterFILE Premier Image Collection
This resource contains more than 107,000 digital images, maps & flags.
The National Library of Medicine’s authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals.
Designed to help you make better investment decisions. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together.
News, links, mission schedules, and NASA for kids.
Holds the records of the United States Federal government.
National Institute of Health
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
Health and wellness information from the faculty of the Universities of Cincinnati, Ohio State and Case Western Reserve.
Ohio Battle Flags: Fight for the Colors
Online access to one of the most significant and popular Ohio Historical Society collections, the Ohio Battle Flag Collection. There are more than five hundred flags in the collection, the majority of which are from the Civil War.
Ohio Death Certificate Index
Searchable database that spans the years 1913-1944 and holds approximately 2 million records.
Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases
Several different databases, some indexed and other full text, including Ohio Civil War Documents, the Ohio Online Death Certificate Index, and the Ohio Newspaper Index.
Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
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 Online
Ohio History, an online-only publication, currently publishes two issues per year and features peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and announcements of interest to Ohio’s historical community.
An online scrapbook of Ohio history containing 26,000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that document Ohio’s past from prehistory through the present.
Ohio Military Rosters
Search the full text of the roster from the Adjutant General records. Ohio furnished 1,759 Officers and 24,521 enlisted men for the War of 1812.
1997-present news articles covering social, political, economic, environmental, and health events and issues of local and statewide importance to the people of Ohio. From more than 70 daily and weekly Ohio newspapers.
Ohio Legal Services
Information on common legal situations written in user-friendly language, with an advanced search tool and legal dictionary. Also includes links to federal, state, and local offices for legal forms and further assistance.
Onelook Dictionary Search
Look up a word or term in an Internet dictionary or glossary. Free search access to a frequently updated database of words, terms, names, and acronyms.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works containing well over 60,000 pages into a single cross-searchable resource.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and citiies. These maps were digitized from microfilm copies by Chadwyck-Healey, a Bell & Howell Information and Learning company. The searchable database is a joint project of OPLIN and OhioLINK.
Visit ScienceDaily to read breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, and technology.
[Electronic search tool designed for children]
Young researchers can find great information on topics like animals, history, health, science, and what’s in the news.
Small Engine Repa
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) is a full text database accessible intended for patrons seeking reference and instructional information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair. SERRC contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/).
Search the Social Security Death Index.
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.
Student Research Center
Student Research Center brings together the best homework resources in the EBSCO collection: TOPICsearch, Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra, Vocational & Career Collection, Newspaper Source, and Health Source Consumer.
The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
What’s Next Database
The What’s Next database helps you search series fiction.
Wireless Help Page
Lane Library’s wireless access help page.