Databases Listed Alphabetically

A&E’s Biography Channel Read biographies, watch interviews, and video clips at

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.

African American Heritage Collection of ancestry information and history.

American and English Literature Collections Full-text database that covers such topics as 20th century English poetry and early American fiction.

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.

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.

Big Charts 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 ( is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Chemistry Coach Allowing college students to master general and organic chemistry with in-depth study guides and practice exams.

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

Chilton Library (Auto Repair) Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

CIA World FactBook US government profiles of countries and territories around the world.

Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-2009) full-text, full image issues of The Cincinnati Enquirer 1841-2009, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.

Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports 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. Your Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information: 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

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.


Explora Primary Schools  A trustworthy environment for students in grades PreK through 5 to look up facts for class projects or fun, Explora for Primary Schools includes full-text articles from the most popular children’s magazines and eBook content from top children’s publishers as well as encyclopedia entries from Funk & Wagnalls. Lexile reading levels are included.

Explora Secondary Schools

Family Search 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.

Fold3 Discover your families military past with this database for the armed forces.

Foundation Directory Online (available from with Hamilton Lane Library only) Explore nonprofit foundation profiles, grant makers, grants received and more.

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 In Context – Child focused video, sports and informative content.

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 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 Ancestry information for those searching for information on their heritage.

History Channel The History Channel is a cable television station offering programming related to historical events and people.

Hobbies & Crafts Source Learning a new craft? This database gives helpful information about hundreds of craft types, giving you helpful information and overviews to get started.

Home Improvement Source Helpful information for many home improvement projects and jobs.

How Stuff Works HowStuffWorks explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.

Lane Seed Library was introduced in September of 2018 with a mission to connect local gardeners by fostering seed sharing while providing informational resources on seed saving and other gardening topics.

LinkedIn Learning has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal.

Literacy Reference Center provides you with abroad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across time and literary discipline.

LOTE4Kids is a database of digital books in World Languages, created for children to enjoy books and learn language through storytelling.

Mapquest 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.

Medline The National Library of Medicine’s authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary 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.

NASA News, links, mission schedules, and NASA for kids.

National Archives 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.

NetWellness Health and wellness information from the faculty of the Universities of Cincinnati, Ohio State and Case Western Reserve.

NewspaperARCHIVE National and international historical newspapers. Coverage includes 19th and 20th century newspapers in Hamilton up to 1977.

Newspaper Source

Northstar Digital Literacy will help you test your computer knowledge! Create an account to save your progress and use Northstar’s guided learning tutorials to boost your computer skills. Staff are available to help you create an account at all Lane Library locations.

Ohio Death Certificate Index Searchable database that spans the years 1913-1944 and holds approximately 2 million records.

Ohio History Connection 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 Memory 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 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 Research Encyclopedias Oxford Encyclopedias content for researchers and students.

Philanthropy In/Sight (available from with Hamilton Lane Library only) Mapping tool that allows private, non-governmental and nonprofit grant recipients to view grant giving trends.

Points of View Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues.

pressreader – Digital newsstand featuring 7000+ of the world’s most popular newspapers & magazines.

Today’s edition of the Hamilton Journal-News via

Project Gutenberg

Rand McNally Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning.

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.

Science Daily Visit ScienceDaily to read breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, and technology.

Science Reference Center provides easy access to full-text, science- oriented content appropriate for middle and high school students. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Small Business Source Information for small business owners and entrepreneurs including resources on taxes, trademarks, business filings and more.

TumbleBook Library 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.

Value Line Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

Very Short Introductions Experts author short introductions to complex topics and subjects, giving you a quick overview.

WebMD 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.

World Book

World Book Early World of Learning, part of the resources available through World Book, is an online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.

World Book Hispanica

World Book Kids is a general reference website developed especially for kids. The site offers simple search and browse navigation, easy to read articles with embedded multimedia, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging activities.

World Book Students includes the World Book Encyclopedia, the World Book Dictionary, and the World Book Atlas. It contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-­selected websites, correlations to state standards, and much more.

World Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book’s wealth of knowledgeable resources.