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Full-text searchable content of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas—more than 32 million pages of text. Bearing witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history: the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this resource features works by both well-known and lesser-known authors and includes a variety of research materials, from books and directories, bibles and sheet music, to sermons and pamphlets.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a database of over 1.7 million pages of primary source content (28 million full text articles) selected to provide a comprehensive resource covering the century in detail. The full-text issues come from 500 newspapers, representing urban and rural regions, across the U.S. The collection includes the Cleveland Daily Herald for the years 1835 to 1871, as well as selected issues from nine other Ohio newspapers from 1801 to 1880.
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
The Readex United Nations Index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. UN Documents concerning international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature. Peace and security, world hunger, human rights, economic development, the environment, and atomic energy. Searchable by subject, keyword, document type and date.
The National Negro Congress was established in 1936 to “secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence” and “to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people. This collection comprises of the voluminous working files of John P. Davis and successive executive secretaries of the National Negro Congress. Beginning with papers from 1933 that predate the formation of the National Negro Congress, the wide-ranging collection documents Davis’s involvement in the Negro Industrial League.
This database includes the complete content of the microfiche series “Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950,” a substantial compilation of biographical material on more than 30,000 African American individuals. Because this resource includes both famous and everyday persons, it is of interest to both historians and genealogists. Searchable by name, place of birth, date of birth, date of death, occupation, religion, gender, or source of information. Includes some illustrations and photographs.
ProQuest African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Full text access to all content from 1997-2016, 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.
This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.
This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
America: History and Life is the leading index of literature covering the history, culture and current affairs of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Begun in 1964, this database features indexing for 1,700 journals, as well as citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages. (For world history subjects, use theHistorical Abstracts database.)
(Chadwyck-Healey Ltd.) — A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.
American Book Prices Current is an annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Regions covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, the Netherlands, Australia and France.
This database contains the stories of American slaves as told by the former slaves themselves, in their own voices. Includes the complete content of more than 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1938 under the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration. Fully indexed & searchable by key word. Includes some sound files of the actual interviews. Also includes the full text of George Rawick’s From Sundown To Sunup: The Making of the Black Community (Greenwood, 1972), an excellent introduction to the collection.
Full text electronic editions of valuable national U.S. magazines–all in one easy-to-search database. Magazines include Newsweek, People, Time, Money, Entertainment Weekly, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, Essence, Baby Talk and many others that offer unique coverage of news, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and cultural activities. Most magazines include shortcut hyperlinks that connect to the most current editions and present material under organized headings.
Ancestry Library Edition (Temporarily Available for anyone who has a card to a public library in Ohio)
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 includeDaughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Databases are updated continuously as new information becomes available.
This database features full text, graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of data in scientific and technical articles, featuring high quality abstracts and indexing of over 750 periodicals as far back as 1983, over half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text of articles from over 180 journals as far back as 1997, covering subjects including Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Computer Databases & Software, Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Fire Prevention,Food Industry, Geology, Machinery, Oceanography, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Robotics, Space Science.
Full-text searchable collection of digital historical documents. The resource provides topically-focused collections of specialized primary sources that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.
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More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.
BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and over 200,000 DVD/video titles. Find music or videos featuring your favorite artists or performers with one-click searching. With new titles and reviews being added regularly, this database also features popularity ratings based on national sales, and focused limiters such as genre searching or MPG ratings searches. BIR Entertainment is a component ofBook Index with Reviews.
The National Negro Business League was a business organization founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900 by Booker T. Washington, with the support of Andrew Carnegie. The mission and main goal of the National Negro Business League was “to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro.” This resource includes the National Negro Business League’s correspondence and memoranda, itineraries, lists, form letters, reports, press releases, speeches, programs and enrollment forms.
Sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library, Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle consists of a wide range of materials, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, New York City, Baltimore, New Haven, San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland; intercepted correspondence; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence and more.
In Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement, a wealth of material from Ahmad’s personal archive – letters, speeches, financial records and more – are augmented with FBI files and other primary sources. The collection sheds light on 1960s radicalism, politics and culture, and provides an ideal foundation for coursework in African-American studies, radical studies, post-Colonial studies and social history.
A library classic for nearly 100 years, Book Review Digest has now become Book Review Digest Plus dramatically expanding its scope (from its former base of 109 periodicals) with entries drawn from over 8,000 periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews.
This database covers 300,000 books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt (up to 500 words), most have at least two, and many books have several review excerpts for a complete picture of how the book was received at the time it was published. Over 1.5 million book reviews are cited.
Business Insights: Essentials provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.
This is the industry’s most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
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.
A website which posts online all reviews of electronic resources which are published in the print version of TCA. Each electronic resource receives a composite score based on four elements: Content, Searchability, Pricing, and Contract Options. A narrative description of the product and its content; an examination of the resource’s strengths and weakness; and citations for other reviews of the product are provided. Note: Although the site may display an option for username/password, they are not necessary for using this resource.
The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file’s contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.
The Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-2014), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -2014). 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.
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include: maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle; step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move; vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting; wiring diagrams to help explain system operation; and close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Unbiased, nonprofit think tank helping leaders navigate management issues with over 1,700 business management reports. Find information on U.S. and International economic and labor indicators, including consumer confidence.
ProQuest Congressional Publications is a comprehensive online resource for Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research with access to the full-text of more than 211 years of Congressional information, including member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full-text of key regulatory and statutory resources. It also provides a link to legislative and public policy resources: Hearing transcripts and submitted testimony (1988-present); Committee reports (1989-present); Bills and Bill tracking reports (1989-present); Committee prints and Congressional documents (1995-present); Congressional Record (1985-present); Federal Register (1980-present); Current Code of Federal Regulations; Current U.S. Code; Public laws (1988-present); and National Journal and Congress Daily.
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
ConsumerReports.org serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres. Long published in print, the database version of Dictionary of Literary Biography offers instant searching of the entire series by a variety of search options including: author, title, subjects, birth and death dates, nationality, ethnicity, and gender. Also included are essays on publishing houses and literary topics.
The U.S. Serial Set, an ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress, captures every aspect of American life from the early 19th century onward, from farming, to westward expansion, scientific exploration, politics, international relations, business, and manufacturing. It includes Congressional reports; executive agency reports ordered to be printed by Congress, and legislative reports of Congress. It also provides:
*Web-based full text access to all the material located in the CIS U.S. Serial Set collection on microfiche.
*Over 325,000 documents.
*Coverage from 1789-1969, including the American State Papers, and all maps, illustrations, photos, and lithographs found within the U.S. Serial Set during that time period.
(Series SEMT)- Bibliographic service listing preprints and published proceedings in science, engineering, medicine, and technology, accessible by dates, locations, conference names, sponsors, series, editors, and publisher. Includes acquisitions information.
Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source: Consume Edition, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.
Additional downloadable e-content; the digital version of books, journals, and reference resources. Accessible 24 hours a days, seven days a week.
Since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive appraisal of global news every week. Because of its global perspective and economic and political analysis, it is highly regarded and heavily relied on by the world’s political and business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers. Researchers can compare economic trends across continents and centuries, cull cutting-edge ideas from the economic and political perspectives of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and conduct credible research on notable historical events.
Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book’s intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.
(Educational Resources Information Center) — Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.
This unique reference offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections; a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text database of minority, Native American and ethnic U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes more than 470,000 full-text articles from over 200 publications dating from 1985 to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes abstract/index (covering 1992-2004) and full text (covering 2005 to present) of Cleveland Call and Post and full text of the Cleveland Jewish News from 1995 to the present.
Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 supports research in religious studies, African studies, women’s studies, international affairs and anthropology. Letters that served as reports from the field describe the indigenous peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, cultural differences and mores, and the many problems and achievements of the work.
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.
FamilySearch International is one of the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Users can search records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. FamilySearch offers access to records through affiliate libraries, including new digital access to many of the records that are currently restricted from viewing at home. The extension of this service to your library will add exclusive access to approximately 25 percent of the 1.5+ million rolls of microfilms already converted to digital images.
A collection of FBI reports comprising the Bureau’s investigative and surveillance efforts primarily between 1961 and 1976. The collected materials include Forman’s involvement with the “Black Manifesto” and the Bureau’s “COINTELPRO” investigations into “Black Nationalist – Hate Groups / Internal Security,” which includes information on the activities of SNCC. Date range: 1961-1976.
Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 (CPL Cardholders)
Between the early 1920s and early 1980s, the Justice Department and its Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. Prominent among the targets of this sometimes coordinated, sometimes independent surveillance were aliens, members of various protest groups, Socialists, Communists, pacifists, militant labor unionists, ethnic or racial nationalists and outspoken opponents of the policies of the incumbent presidents. This resource includes the FBI files of two dozen prominent individuals and organizations, including the NAACP, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Thurgood Marshall, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black Panther Party of North Carolina, and many others.
Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress (CPL Cardholders)
This collection comprises the Legal Case and Communist Party files of the Civil Rights Congress, documenting the many issues and litigation in which the CRC was involved during its 10-year existence. These papers provide valuable insight on the activities of the Civil Rights Congress, most notably in cases involving civil rights and civil liberties issues, such as those of Willie McGee (Mississippi), Rosa Lee Ingram (Georgia), Paul Washington (Louisiana), Robert Wesley Wells (California), the Trenton Six (New Jersey), the Martinsville Seven (Virginia), and many others.
This fully searchable electronic edition of the Financial Times — one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world — offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2010. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Every item in this online archive has been subject or topic categorized to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles, making this comprehensive research tool highly valuable to anyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.
Fold3 provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the United States military from the Revolutionary War to the present.
This resource provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Professional provides four comprehensive databases: grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s. Professional’s interactive maps and chart show a foundation’s grants geographically — right down to the ZIP code — and by recipient type or primary subject with three levels of detail.
This is an online database of close to 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund: edducational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships; students and graduates of specific schools; arts and cultural support; awards, prizes, and grants by nomination; international applicants; employees/families of employees at specific companies; research and professional support; and, general welfare and special needs.
Gale Courses features numerous FREE instructor-led courses on virtually every topic — from writing, web design, parenting, photography, accounting, programming, and hundreds more. Focusing on skill and professional development, all Gale Courses are created by expert instructors, ensuring that each course is comprehensive, clear and engaging.
Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in easy to understand language.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of general reference.
Genealogy Connect is a resource for genealogy instruction and research. It includes keyword-searchable content from more than 550 genealogical reference works and “how-to” guides published by Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company. The user interface enables instant translation into 38 languages, seamless cross-searching across collections, multi-page viewing (to recreate a book experience), and the ability to print, save, e-mail, and share articles.
This database features full text, plus the graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of scientific information. A full range of topics are covered, including anthropology, astronomy, biology, computers, earth sciences, medicine and health. Other media such as graphs, charts, diagrams, and high resolution photos and illustrations are included.
Freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
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.
Health Data Matters contributes to a robust health data ecosystem that enables individuals and organizations committed to health improvement in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to consistently utilize local evidence and create health data applications to enhance health equity and improve the lives of all residents.
This full-text database contains full-text content from over 80 magazines, over 100 reference books, thousands of reports, and current health pamphlets. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers a wide variety of subjects including information on specific diseases, fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health, and more.
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874).
Historical Abstracts is the leading index of literature covering world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for the period 1450 to the present. Begun in 1955, Historical Abstracts features more than 700,000 concise abstracts and citations to journal articles (many with links to full-text), books and dissertations on a diverse range of world history subjects. Each year the compilers of this database add more than 20,000 new abstracts and citations after screening more than 1,700 journal titles published worldwide for articles, books and dissertations of interest to historians. (For U.S. and Canadian history, use the America: History and Life database).
Unique scholarly and educational resources for exploring African American history and culture. Large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present. Rather than focus on one particular part of a person’s life or a single subject, such as a career or participation in the civil rights movement, the interviews are life oral histories covering the person’s entire span of memories as well as his or her own family’s oral history. Interviews were first conducted in 1993, and continue to the present.
Discovered detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Includes full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books, more than 720 videos and more 10,000 recipes.
Discover detailed, user-friendly “how-to” textbooks, magazines and videos covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Topics covered include maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing, and wood projects
When James Meredith sought to legally become the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, the duty of upholding the federal law allowing him to do so fell upon the Justice Department and the FBI. Meredith launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America and the iconic institution, Ole Miss. This resource contains extensive FBI documentation on Meredith’s battle to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 and white political and social backlash.
JSTOR is a large digital archive of scholarly journals. This site provides convenient full-text access to journals in the following fields: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology.
Kids InfoBits covers a broad range of elementary school topics in one accessible resource. It includes books, magazines, news, videos, and even images and graphs are indexed and searchable.
Kompass is a business-to-business database that contains over 10.5 million company listings in 64 countries and over 12 million executive contacts, many including direct emails. Use more than 60 search criteria to target specific markets locally or globally.
Militant Black nationalism and pan-Africanism influenced and paralleled African America’s interest in Africa. Africa’s entrance into the international arena and American Cold War politics helped fuel the Civil Rights and the Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The Black Liberation Movement supported and extended the influence of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) within the African-American community. This resource consists of a wide range of primary source materials, such as FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Cleveland, NYC, Baltimore, New Haven, and Detroit and many others.
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (CPL Cardholders)
Reflecting the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, this database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. This invaluable resource delivers full text articles cover to cover from over a hundred select publications. PDF page images of the full text articles bring researchers charts, graphs, photos, and other valuable graphical information. Providing enhanced access to your periodical collection, this database also steers users to valuable information on the Web with hotlinks to sites mentioned in articles.
This database is used by Library of Congress cataloging staff in their daily classification activities. It provides access to the most up-to-date version of the LCC database. Browse through a classification schedule or search the schedules by captions, index terms, or even keywords. Search the database of Library of Congress subject authority records and find correlations between subject headings and classification numbers or vice-versa, as reflected in bibliographic records.
This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of thousands of poems and short stories, literary journals, and respected literary reference works including Masterplots, Masterplots II, and the Salem Press Critical Surveys series.
Literature Criticism Online is the most extensive compilation of literary criticism available. It is comprised of the complete contents of 10 individual, award-winning Gale series that represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Included are centuries of the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals: tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. The following series are included in this database: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children’s Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author.
Lynda.com, a Linkedin company, provides thousands of free online video tutorials taught by expert instructors. From web and mobile app development to business and marketing or design and photography, Lynda.com can help you reach your personal and professional goals.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.
(U.S. National Library of Medicine) — The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.
Mergent Archives provides access to an indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents covering more than 100 countries. The extensive collection of corporate annual reports dates to the early 1900’s. The full-text of the Mergent/Moody’s Corporate and Municipal Manuals, going back as far as 1909, are also included. Information for a company may include History, Subsidiaries, Officers, Directors, Long-term debt, Capital stock, Income statements, Balance sheets and more.
(Previously Moody’s FIS Online)With the utility of FIS Online, Mergent/Moody’s provides in-depth analysis, financial data and histories, and filings of U.S. and International public companies,bond and dividend information. Access to a fully searchable database of more than 10,000 NYSE, AMEX, and Nasdaq exchange companies, including all real-time (and archived to 1993) EDGAR (SEC) filings.
Mergent Intellect (formerly D&B: Million Dollar Database) (CPL Cardholders)
Use this database to obtain marketing leads and company profiles for over 70 million companies in the United States; contact information on over 210 million North American Consumers; Demographics by zip code, MSA or industry; and a Job Search which includes over 20 million employers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.
As the official journal of the nonprofit National Geographic Society, National Geographic magazine built its reputation delivering high-quality photojournalism, cartography and in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, and technology. Search the vivid photographs and historic articles as well as engaging videos and detailed maps.
Naxos Music Library offers catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Genres include Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, and Nostalgia music.
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.
The New York Times (1851-2016) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Newspaper Archive (Temporary access from home with CLEVNET card)
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, 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.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.
Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.
Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they’ll enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.
This web site gives individuals access to career planning, job searching, and creating a resume. Find information on in-demand careers, career fairs, workshops, scholarships, and employment programs for skills training. Take online occupational and academic online assessment practice tests to achieve your goals. Visit the Individual with Disability, Veteran, and K-12 student portals for career and employment assistance.
Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study.
The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record.
With over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars, Grove Music Online (GMO) is the authoritative resource for music research with an ongoing mission to chart the diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe.
Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, Oxford University Press is developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
The collection consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka’s involvement in the politics in Newark, N.J. and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, the Black Women’s United Front. Later materials document Baraka’s increasing involvement in Marxism.
Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.
Historical Plain Dealer offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Issues run from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991. Search by keyword, name, date, date ranges, article type and issue.
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
This database provides price and background information on antiques and collectibles dating back to 1998. Data is based on regional auctions throughout the United States, and can be searched by keyword, category type, sale date range, data sources and price range with over 60 million images, and articles for researchers and collectors alike.
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
Provides full-text access to more than 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles.Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.
Search more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines; many of the articles are peer-reviewed. Find articles by keyword, subject heading, publication, dates, journal, author, article title, ISSN, article type, and more. This database provides full text coverage of Wilson Library Bulletin, including PDF page images.
Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
The Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was a social movement organization that proposed three objectives. First of these objectives was the creation of an independent Black-majority country composed of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina and the Black-majority counties adjacent to this area in Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida. Second, they demanded $400 billion in reparations for the injustices suffered by African Americans during the slavery and segregation periods. Third, they demanded a referendum of all African Americans in order to decide what should be done with their citizenry. This collection consists of a range of primary source documents, including newspapers, leaflets, books, pamphlets and more.
Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers online language learning lessons using their immersion method. This resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. The Rosetta Stone mobile app is also available to help you learn wherever you are. Click here for instructions.
Industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter. Stock price history charts and executive biographies also provided. Screening tools to find companies and create lists from a global universe of over 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies.
SAMS contains original technical manuals for a wide range of consumer products back to 1946. Use it for instructions and illustrations in repairing specific brands and models of radios, VCRs, cameras, clocks, etc.
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.
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
Sesame Street eBooks is an online collection of picture books featuring kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters. The collection includes read-along books, audiobooks, animated books and interactive books, all designed around Sesame Street’s early childhood curriculum.
With over 3 million ship entries, Shipindex.org guides you to the ship you are researching. Once the ship is found, the database shows you which books, magazines, and web sites your ship is mentioned.
A unique achievement in the field of historic archives, this resource consists of millions of cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries documenting the African slave trade. Content is divided into these broad categories: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, and the Age of Emancipation.
A comprehensive database that covers aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. .
This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Something About the Author presents information on tens of thousands of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. Included are the complete contents of two long-published print series: Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Biographical sketches include personal data, career, awards and honors, writings, adaptations, additional sources and more–searchable by keyword, full text, named author, and illustration caption. Specially commissioned autobiography essays and an abundance of personal photos provide an entertaining and informative first-person perspective of the lives and careers of their subjects.
Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party (CPL Cardholders)
This collection contains the correspondence of both Esther Cooper and James E. Jackson, James Jackson’s lectures, research notebooks, speeches, and writings (published and unpublished), subject files, correspondence, internal documents and printed ephemera pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress and the periodical Freedomways. James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson, African American communists and civil rights activists, are best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48).
This online version of the popular SRDS publications includes Business Media Advertising Source,™ Consumer Media Advertising Source,™ Newspaper Advertising Source® and TV and Cable Source.® The database provides comprehensive planning data on U.S. print magazines, newspapers, direct marketing lists, websites and broadcast and cable advertising opportunities.
Statistical Insight provides access to statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. The database consists of three components: 1) the Base Edition table collection, which includes over 30,000 individually indexed statistical tables with major statistical compilations issued by Federal agencies, the states, and IGOS; 2) theResearch Edition table collection, which integrates over 100,000 additional indexed tables designed for advance research and includes data for geographic areas and industries from government and private-sector sources; 3) the Statistical Abstract and Index modules, which provide access to three CIS indexes: American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS).
Offers the latest college and graduate entrance exams, as well as in-depth information on colleges, universities, vocational schools, tuition assistance, and career exploration. Includes online practice exams for college, graduate school, the military, or trade school, and careers such as medical assisting, cosmetology, and auto or truck repair. A selection of available tests includes: ACT, American Foreign Service Officer, AP, ASVAB, Civil Service, CLEP, Clerical, DSST, EMT, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, MCAT, Military Flight Aptitude, NCLEX-PN, Officer Candidate, Postal, SAT, State Trooper, and TOEFL.
As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2010 provides 225 years on both the research database and newspaper database. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.
Transparent Languages is a language-learning platform with over 100 languages, and an extensive English-language collection for those learning English as a second language. The platform works on virtually any Internet-connected device or computer and is optimized for touchscreen use on tablets.
Books come to life through animation, narration, sounds and music. Tumblebook Library is a collection of electronic picture books for children, which are sure to entertain and evoke a love of reading.
Oxford’s Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides incisive and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.
An authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.
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.
Full text coverage from 02/01/2002 to present. Provides comprehensive coverage of news from all 50 states. Contains four sections on news, money, sports, and life. USA Today was founded in 1982 with the goal of providing a national newspaper in the U.S. market, where generally only a single local newspaper and/or a metropolitan daily’s state/regional edition was available.
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
The Wall Street Journal offers in-depth coverage of national and international news with a strong business and financial perspective. Full text of articles covering 1984 to present.
To test President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to civil rights, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) proposed a Journey of Reconciliation. The “Freedom Ride” had an interracial group boarding buses destined for the South. At rest stops, whites would go into blacks-only areas and vice versa. “I think all of us were prepared for as much violence as could be thrown at us,” said CORE director James Farmer. “We were prepared for the possibility of death.” This resource includes surveillance reports, chronologies, witness statements and more.
Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It also contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.
Intended for grades K-8, World Book Kids is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger students to the world of online learning. Searching is simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps and activities tied to national curriculum standards.
World Book Encyclopedia articles form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.
(OCLC) — The world’s most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world’s libraries.