Research Databases

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Unless specified, all databases are accessible to those in Ohio or with a library card from any Ohio public library.

Research Categories

Research Databases

18th Century Collections Online (CPL Cardholders)

19th Century British Library Newspapers (CPL Cardholders)

19th Century U.S. Newspapers (CPL Cardholders)

Academic Search Premier

African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947 (CPL Cardholders)

African American Heritage

Akron Beacon Journal (CPL Cardholders)

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOhost)

America: History & Life (CPL Cardholders)

America’s News Magazines (CPL Cardholders)

American and English Full Text Literature Collections

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society (CPL Cardholders)

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography (CPL Cardholders)

Ancestry Library Edition (Only Accessible inside CLEVNET libraries and CPL branch libraries)

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (CPL Cardholders)

Archives Unbound: General (CPL Cardholders)

Beanstack (CPL Cardholders)

Biography Reference Bank (formerly Biographies Plus Illustrated)

Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League (CPL Cardholders)

Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, 1970-1980 (CPL Cardholders)

Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad (CPL Cardholders)

Book Review Digest Plus (CPL Cardholders)

Book Review Digest Retrospective (1905-1982) (CPL Cardholders)

Business Insights (CPL Cardholders)

Business Leader Profiles for Students (CPL Cardholders)

Business Source Premier

Call and Post (CPL Cardholders)

Charleston Advisor (CPL Cardholders)

Cleveland Necrology File and Cleveland News Index

Chilton Library

Computer Source

Conference Board Business Knowledge Resource (CPL Cardholders)

Congressional Publications (CPL Cardholders)

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)

Consumer Reports (CLEVNET Cardholders)

Dictionary of Literary Biography (CPL Cardholders)

Digital Learn

EBSCOhost Databases (All)

EBSCOhost eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary) (CPL Cardholders)

Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2015 (CPL Cardholders)

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos


Essay and General Literature Index (CPL Cardholders)

Ethnic NewsWatch (CPL Cardholders)

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 (CPL Cardholders)


FamilySearch (Only accessible at CPL Main Library )

FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC (CPL Cardholders)

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 (CPL Cardholders)

Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress (CPL Cardholders)

Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2010 (CPL Cardholders)



Foundation Directory Online Professional (Only accessible at CPL Main Library )

Freegal Music Downloads (CPL Cardholders)

Gale Courses (CPL Cardholders)

Gale Reference Ebooks (previously Gale Virtual Reference Center) (CPL Cardholders)

Gale Legal Forms (CLEVNET Cardholders)

Genealogy Connect (CPL Cardholders)

General Science Full Text (CPL Cardholders)

GreenFILE (CPL Cardholders)

Guidestar Pro Plus (Only accessible at CPL Main Library )

Hannah Capitol Connection (CPL Cardholders)

Healthy NEO (Cleveland & NE Ohio Data Source)

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

HeritageQuest Online

Historical Abstracts (CPL Cardholders)

HistoryMakers Digital Archive (CPL Cardholders)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center


James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi (CPL Cardholders)

JSTOR : Journal Storage Project (CPL Cardholders)

Kids InfoBits

Kompass (CPL Cardholders)

Liberation Movement in Africa and African America (CPL Cardholders)

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (CPL Cardholders)

Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda)

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Literature Criticism Online (CPL Cardholders)

Mango Languages (CPL Cardholders)

MAS Ultra – School Edition

MasterFILE Premier


Mergent Archives (includes Corporate Manuals and D&B Million Dollar Directory) (CPL Cardholders)

Mergent Intellect (formerly D&B: Million Dollar Database) (CPL Cardholders)

Mergent Market Atlas (CPL Cardholders)

Mergent Online (CPL Cardholders)

Middle Search Plus

Morningstar Investment Research Center (CLEVNET Cardholders)

National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE) (CPL Cardholders)

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 (CPL Cardholders)

Naxos Music Library (CPL Cardholders)


New York Times Historical (1851-2018) (CPL Cardholders)

New York Times Online (Temporary Access) (CPL Cardholders)

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost)

Novelist K-8 Plus (CLEVNET Cardholders)

Novelist Plus (CLEVNET Cardholders)


OverDrive (CPL Cardholders)

Oxford Art Online (CPL Cardholders)

Oxford English Dictionary (CPL Cardholders)

Oxford Music Online (CPL Cardholders)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement (CPL Cardholders)

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (CPL Cardholders)

Plain Dealer (1991- present) (CPL Cardholders)

Plain Dealer Historical (1845-1991) (CPL Cardholders)

Plain Dealer (2019 – present) (CPL Cardholders)

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Professional Development Collection

Proquest Black Studies (CPL Cardholders)

Project Muse (CPL Cardholders)

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Reader’s Guide Retrospective (1890-1982) (CPL Cardholders)

Regional Business News

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Republic of New Afrika: Independence, Reparations, and Citizenship (CPL Cardholders)

Rosetta Stone (CPL Cardholders)

S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage (CPL Cardholders)

SAMS Technical Publishing (CPL Cardholders)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Ohio

Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Ship Index (CPL Cardholders)

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (CPL Cardholders)

Small Business Reference Center

Sociological Collection

Something About the Author (CPL Cardholders)

Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party (CPL Cardholders)

SRDS by Kantar Media (CPL Cardholders)

Statistical Insight (CPL Cardholders)

The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2010 (CPL Cardholders)


Tumblebook Library (CPL Cardholders) (CPL Cardholders)

UN (United Nations) i-Library (CPL Cardholders)

United Way: 211

USA Today (CPL Cardholders)

Very Short Introductions

Vocational and Career Collection

Wall Street Journal (CPL Cardholders)

We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961 (CPL Cardholders)

Weiss Financial Ratings (CPL Cardholders)

World Book Advanced

World Book Kids

World Book Student

WorldCat Discovery (CPL Cardholders)