Ohio Information Databases

Akron Beacon Journal    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Full text access to all content from 1997-2010, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising. Founded in 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.


Call and Post    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full-text searching of all issues of the Cleveland Call and Post published between 1934 and 1991. (An index to issues from 1992 to 2004 and full text for issues from 2005 to present is available in the Ethnic Newswatch database.) Cleveland’s longtime African American newspaper, the Call & Post was formed in 1927 by the merger of the Call and the Post. The paper’s rise to prominence began in 1932 with the arrival of William O. Walker (1896-1981), who became its publisher within a few years. A strong local voice for racial equality, the paper has long urged participation in politics and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance.


Cincinnati Post    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full text access to all content from 4/1/1990 – 12/31/2007, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


Cleveland News Index    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

(Cleveland Public Library) — The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.


NEO CANDO is an information sharing network providing a comprehensive collection of demographic data describing the 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region. Data regarding population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime statistics are available.


This is your “one-site stop” for comprehensive Ohio legislative and governmental information. Features include status of bills, updated daily, text of amendments, legislative analyses, and fiscal impact statements, text of opinions as well including useful links to government information throughout Ohio and the United States which is updated regularly.


This collection of searchable databases (many of which were created under the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center, a grant-funded project of OHS supported by the State Library of Ohio and OPLIN) includes: Online Documents, Online Research Tools, Online Services, and On-location Services.


Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768 pixel size.Use a city and street name or city and building’s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.


Toledo Blade    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full text access to all content from 1996 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services’ First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its “Reference” database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource.