The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com offers more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas including reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Full-text articles from thousands of scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Coverage includes most areas of academic study.
Gateway to two collections for scholars and researchers: "Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive," "Archives Unbound," and "The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper"
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.
Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Biographical materials include the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books, slave narratives, and Native American indexes.
The Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD) is part of the Cleveland Public Library. In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, OLBPD serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled of the Library of Congress, and administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail. OLBPD and the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program received the 2010 National Library Service Network Library of the Year Award.
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In cases of blindness, visual disability, or physical limitations, certifying authority is defined to include doctors of medicine; doctors of osteopathy; ophthalmologists; optometrists; registered nurses; therapists, professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public welfare agencies. In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress.
Playback equipment and special attachments are provided free to eligible persons on extended loan. If the equipment is not being used in conjunction with recorded reading material provided by the Library of Congress and its cooperating libraries it must be returned to the issuing agency.
Bibliographic database that cumulates citations to volumes 1–32 of the print edition of the Art Index (1929–1984). Articles from periodicals published throughout the world are cited in the database.
Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, and the arts.
Profiles, obituaries, images, and related full-text articles about thousands of individuals—both living and deceased.
Articles covering companies, industries, executives and from hundreds of local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals. Also includes access to America’s News Magazines.
Includes thousands of full-text articles from over 2,000 business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications, as well as company profiles, industry profiles and market research reports.
Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and a career certificate. Gain the skills you need to become college- and career-ready.
Adult residents who are at least 21-years-old, have successfully completed 8th grade and wish to earn their high school diploma. Minors should pursue their high school education through existing high school programs.
Program applicants must have a library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card from the library that is providing access to the COHS courses.
Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
The E-Journal Portal is a comprehensive list of full text journals that are available from our multiple electronic resource databases. Browse by title or search by subject category. Also includes our historical newspapers.
Includes current issues of The Cincinnati Business Courier and archives back to 1996. Also offers the Book of Lists.
Note: Access to this resource works best when using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
This database indexes patents issued to Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio inventors from 1814 through 1873. Each entry provides a link to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website. TIFF software is required to view a patent's full-size image.
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
Consumer Reports is an independent and nonprofit organization that provides product reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Access full-text articles (1991 to present) from Consumer Reports through EBSCO/MasterFile Premier.
Creativebug has more than 1,000 videos for all skill levels, taught by artists and experts. Learn how to complete a wide variety of arts and crafts projects, from figure drawing to furniture upholstery to felting.
Concise reports detailing the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Each report typically includes a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection. World Edition articles are aimed at high school users. Kids and States Editions are aimed at grade school users.
Nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
To provide greater access to our rare print materials, especially those of local significance, CHPL is constantly digitizing items and adding them to our Digital Library, thus making them more accessible to the community and to researchers worldwide.
Variety of full-text databases that range in scope from multidisciplinary resources to subject-specific databases. Resources include MasterFILE Premiere, Business Source Elite, Health Source Plus, etc.
Includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research; and reading level indicators to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content.
Collection of ten databases for students. These include biography collections (Sports Champions, Shapers of Society, etc.), Defining Moments in American History, special topic collections (World Mythology, Countries and Cultures of the World, etc.), and a general purpose encyclopedia.
Includes Cincinnati Archdiocese records, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) of material and journal records from the databases of over 8,000 genealogy and history societies, over 2 billion historical records from around the world, including US censuses from 1790, a large collection of Irish records, and US military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II. In addition, you’ll be able to explore millions of newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710.
Read current and back issues of magazines in your web browser.
Over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and U.S. Presidents; historical newspapers; naturalization documents; Matthew Brady Civil War photos; city directories; etc.
The industry standard to find funding for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Pinpoint prospective funders with four databases: Grantmakers, Recipients (other nonprofits), Grants (who gave the grant, who got the grant, how much it was for, and a description of the project), and 990s. Find local and regional grantmakers and grants by state, county, city, or metro area.
For one-on-one assistance requests with our Grants Resource Librarian, or to learn more about our free classes about the database, visit our Nonprofits Grants page.
Provides information for over 8,500 foundations and public charities that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
Thousands of always available eBooks.
Stream or download more than 18 million songs in 200+ genres, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.
One click access to four literary databases: Literature Criticism Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors.
Search scholarly and popular commentary gathered in these acclaimed series of literary criticism titles: Children’s Literature Review, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Find up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers from all time periods and disciplines. Products include: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Novels for Students, Poetry Criticism, and Shakespearean Criticism.
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Comprehensive, accurate, timely and balanced coverage of issues in and around Ohio's government and political systems. The daily Ohio Report provides coverage of every bill in the General Assembly and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches.
Use this database to access selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790–1930); thousands of family and local history books; and search a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
Features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images, and videos of popular home repair projects.
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building (including SAT prep), writing assistance, test prep help, FAFSA form assistance, expert chess coaching, and more from expert tutors.
Audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists.
The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) provides free library service to residents of Indiana who cannot use standard printed materials due to a visual or physical disability. Patrons may borrow braille books, digital audio books, large print books, audio magazines, and special playback equipment from the library; materials will be mailed directly to patrons homes using “free matter for the blind”. Braille and audio books are also available to download from BARD.
Provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through every step of the job search process--from career coaching to resume assistance to interview tips.
Use your library card to stream more than 3,000 free movies, documentaries, foreign and indie films, classic cinema, shorts, educational videos, and children’s programming. Special collections include Criterion Collection Films and The Great Courses.
The Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) provides free library service to people who cannot read traditional print because they have a visual, physical, or reading disability. Audio and Braille materials are sent to and from users by postage-free mail, or can be downloaded from the internet. A special Talking Book player is provided on loan. KTBL has been in operation since 1969 and is part of a national network of libraries administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a branch of the Library of Congress.
Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and read-along books available for download directly to your computer or mobile device.
An award-winning library of online courses, classes, trainings, and tutorials for users who want to learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal or professional goals. For the LinkedIn Learning app, use library code OH0049.
A full-text literary database that includes thousands of plot summaries and synopses, critical articles and essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, and full-text classic novels, short stories, and poems.
Access over 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials such as biographies, images, and more.
Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra – School Edition is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes over a million photos, maps and flags.
MasterFile Premier provides full-text information from thousands of general reference publications including magazines, reference books, primary source documents, and an extensive image collection of photographs, maps and flags.
Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of more than a century’s worth of global corporate and industry related documents. This collection contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries.
Mergent Online provides detailed information on all public companies, both U.S. and worldwide, including company financials, EDGAR reports, news articles, annual reports, and company history.
Designed for middle school students, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
Morningstar Investment Center provides a broad range of investment information to research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; to build and analyze an investment portfolio; and to learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
Brings every page and photograph from the official journal of the National Geographic Society to the user in a powerful, searchable platform.
National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.
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 and New York Times apps. Access is free but first-time users will need to create an account with the New York Times. See our NYT Group Pass webpage for detailed instructions on getting started as well as troubleshooting tips.
If you have an active “Group Pass” through the Library, please use your NYT credentials to sign in to the NYT app or directly through NYTimes.com
Full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: the Cincinnati Post (1882-2007), Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Dayton Daily News. Also includes access to Business NewsBank.
This fully searchable online archive captures local history in the late 19th and early 21st centuries articles from the Cincinnati Post.
Newsdex is an index of Cincinnati stories and events, as well as death notices and obituaries from our local newspapers. It’s a unique resource created and maintained by Library staff. Use it to find full article citations, including titles, dates, pages, and column numbers. In some cases, it will also note if an image accompanies the article. While not comprehensive, it’s a great starting point for research using our local newspapers. A library card with us is not necessary to use Newsdex.
Full-text searchable articles from a wide variety of historical Ohio newspapers covering Ohio history from 1793-2023. The collection includes more than 7+ million newspapers that allow users to search their ancestors by name and to narrow their results by year and location.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Provides access to over 1.8 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th Century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. that is of interest to both professional and general researchers.
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills.
Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
- Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
- Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
Geared towards young readers, NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction, with thousands of book reviews and features that allow you to search by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. The “Teacher Resources” tab has useful material for teachers and media specialists to help integrate reading across the curriculum and support young readers.
Looking for a good book? Wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource that includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book club resources, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, titles, series, plot, appeal, and genre.
Access O'Reilly's trusted online learning content and tools on the topics of technology, business, and more. Includes unlimited access to 50K+ titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), 30K+ hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics in a range of content formats tailored to all levels.
Capitol Connection allows users to follow bills as they make their way through the Ohio General Assembly. Included in the database are current and past state legislation, archived government documents, daily and weekly updates of statehouse news, and legislators’ email, committee assignments and voting history.
Opposing Viewpoints explores both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and immigration. Included in the database are viewpoints, infographics, images, video, audio, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.
The OED is the accepted authority on the English language. It is the quintessential guide to the meaning, the history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words traced through 3 million quotations from a wide range of English language sources including classical literature, cookbooks and film scripts.
Working with an international community of scholars from all fields of study, this database provides peer-reviewed articles and summaries on a wide range of subjects that are updated monthly. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics and are intended for students just beginning their studies to researchers needing background information.
Provides support as you create resumes, write cover letters, and apply for positions. Job search options and guidance for those seeking new career paths is also available.
Access free, full-length online practice exams for standardized test prep, research college and grad schools, and explore financial aid and scholarships. Career development features include test prep assistance for certification exams and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking. International tools help students prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC, and U.S. Citizenship tests with online resources like practice tests and eBooks.
Photographs and other material from the Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.
Points of View Reference Center covers over 400 topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. This resource includes over 1,900 essays from leading political magazines from across the political spectrum, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference materials. The database is a guide for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Primary Search provides full-text of more than 180,000 articles from 100 popular children’s magazines. In addition, the database includes easy to read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Primary Search has an image collection that contains more than 1.9 million relevant photographs, maps, and flags.
A highly specialized collection of more than 450 full-text journals and over 300 peer-reviewed titles designed to serve the needs of professional educators and education students.
Collection of databases that offer users access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2010 - present (3-month embargo).
The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - present (3-month embargo).
Full-text articles from the backfile of twenty newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Courier Journal, The Nashville Tennessean, the Toronto Star, and The Washington Post.
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Dayton Daily News.
Full-text articles from the backfile of the Indianapolis Star
Full-text and full-image articles from the complete backfile (1851–2014) of the New York Times. Digital reproductions include news stories, editorials, photographs, graphics, obituaries, legal notices, and advertisements.
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year 1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Nashville Tennessean.
Full-text articles from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Reference Solutions is a detailed listing of over 57 million U.S. businesses, over a million physicians and dentists and 161 million U.S. households. The business database can be searched by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. Search the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles database to find information on over 320 million U.S. consumers.
This collection provides more than 200 full-text journals and over 160 peer-reviewed journals and magazines for theology and philosophy research. Topics include world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.
Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities providing large scale street plans with building outlines, property boundaries, and building use that were produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company and drawn between 1882 and 1962.
Streaming versions of classic storybooks paired with related nonfiction titles.
Science Reference Center provides easy access to 90 full-text science magazines, more than 270 reference books and nearly 1,300 full text biographies on such topics as physical science, applied science, earth and space science, history of science, and life science. This database satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
This series provides essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world and from all time periods. Entries include critical and concise essays, citations, and biographical information that place the author’s work in a personal and historical context.
Signing Savvy is a complete online sign language resource that includes a sign language dictionary with thousands of videos, learning tools, and course materials to help you increase your vocabulary and improve your everyday American Sign Language skills.
The Small Business Reference Center provides full-text for many reference books and magazines that address topics such as how to create a business plan, operations management and sales and growing or rescuing an existing business. Business videos include interviews, “lessons learned” features, lectures and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business
This is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The perfect place to find the raw data funders want to see in well-written grant proposals.
Collection of statistical abstracts issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments.
Explore current events, social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular classroom topics. Features full-text articles from diverse sources such as government information, public opinion polls, periodicals, international newspapers, and book reviews.
Teach yourself over 100 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu with this personalized online language-learning system.
Treehouse "brings affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world." Courses (called "tracks") on a variety of advanced technology related topics – including coding, web design, and app creation – are available. Tracks are self-paced and progress can be tracked and saved over multiple checkouts. To register for Treehouse, you will need your library card number to complete the form below. You can apply for one online.
This curated collection of over 1,100 titles for grades K-6 include animated picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction books, educational games and puzzles, books in Spanish and French, playlists, and National Geographic videos.
Written by scholars, these in-depth, critical introductions in eBook format cover the lives and works of writers, the history of literary movements, and the development of literary genres. Content is coordinated with input from librarians and educators to include authors studied in high schools and colleges.
Learn something new today! Access over 500 online continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects, including: business, office skills, career training, homeschooling, entrepreneurship, self-help, crafts and hobbies, and health and medicine.
Provides concise introductions on a diverse range of subject areas, including ancient warfare, climate change, game theory, Islamic history, privacy, and racism.
Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.
Find stock information, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) options customized to your needs and budget, search for top-rated reputable banks based on hundreds of criteria, and learn more about managing your finances using powerful financial literacy tools.
Access an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, government websites, headline news, interactive maps, timelines, world newspapers, and much more!
Developed for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades, these educational videos, interactive games, narrated stories, and online activities can be integrated into the classroom curriculum or used for learning at home.
Easily search or browse for encyclopedia articles, information about important people and animals, pictures and videos, maps, and dictionary definitions. Hands-on activities, puzzles, and science experiments are also available.
Este recurso en Español para estudiantes de la escuela primaria incluye artículos, mapas, banderas, tablas y casillas de hechos, y enlaces a páginas de Internet en Español.
This Spanish resource for elementary school students includes articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes, and links to Spanish language websites.