Cleveland Public Library Expands Digital Resources for Users During Closure for COVID-19

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Genealogy Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Coverage focuses primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, although other areas are covered. Databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1930), vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage BooksSocial Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration CardsFederal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Databases are updated continuously as new information becomes available.

Newspaper Archive (Temporary access from home with CLEVNET card), one of the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.


Gale Cengage

To support librarians and educators as they navigate a rapid shift to virtual learning and across many communities, the physical closure of libraries, Gale has launched a COVID-19 resource center. Though this online hub is quickly evolving, you can immediately start using and sharing, for free:



Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service, is now available to patrons. Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly. Films can be streamed at no cost from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Kids Access – starting Monday, March 16th, and all access to Kanopy Kids content will be free for 30 days

More from TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all libraries until at least August 31. – K-6 math ebook database – Grades 7-12 ebook database – All-ages audiobook database – A huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd!


Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics specializing in science and health, is making all its research and data content on its COVID-19 Information Center available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and lifescience at the US. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, and other publicly funded repositories globally, such as the WHO COVID database, for as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing. This additional access allows researchers to use artificial intelligence to keep up with the rapidly growing body of literature and identify trends as countries around the world address this global health crisis.

New York Times Online

New York Times is providing free access to the most important news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak to help readers understand the pandemic.

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