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).

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 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.


Explore Ohio The place to go to learn just about anything there is to know about the Buckeye State.

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) 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 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 Reference Center 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 Reference Center 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.

Kids InfoBits – Child focused video, sports and informative content

Mango Languages Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

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 [Ohio only] Historical and genealogical information from various Ohio newspapers. Coverage includes coverage 19th and 20th century papers in Hamilton up to 1977.

New York Times Through the Library’s “Group Pass” account with the New York Times, Library cardholders can enjoy free and unlimited access to news stories, multimedia content, and special features on the New York Times website.

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.

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 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.

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 brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works containing well over 60,000 pages into a single cross-searchable resource.

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.

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.

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

SSDI Search the Social Security Death Index.

Transparent Languages Learn a new language or get resources to improve your skills and understanding of foreign languages.

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.

Unite Connect Ohio This website offers resources and contact information on a variety of social topics, including LGBTQ, Refugee, Racial Justice, and Advocacy.

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 Hispanica

World Book Kids