Research tools from the Ohio Web Library will set off your research on the right track!
Ohio Digital Library
Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and video provided by Overdrive. Resources available in multiple formats for tablets, phones, and computers.
A learning library with over 14,000 video training tutorials in the categories of: business Skills, computer software, safety, compliance, and finance.
ChiltonLibrary’s dynamic search engine helps users find specific procedures quickly and offers other benefits.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Offers 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.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home-improvement and repair projects.
African American Heritage
This collection was created to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Ancestry - Library Edition
U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. IN LIBRARY ONLY
Defiance County Veterans Directory
A collection of Defiance County veterans who served in local militias, state National Guard units, federal branches of service, active duty or reserve.
Ohio Obituary Index
An index of more than 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from more than 60 partner libraries.
Focuses on the many perspectives of healthcare and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Consumer health information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
History and Geography
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Search through more than 40,000 detailed historical maps of Ohio cities. These grayscale maps were drawn by Sanborn between 1882 and 1962.
Biography Reference Bank
Offers a breadth and depth of information you'll find in no other biography database. It covers more than 500,000 people and includes more than 36,000 images!
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, plus full-text reference books, biographies, documents, and an image collection.
World Book: Early World of Learning
An online resource for preschoolers and children in early primary. Developed with experts of early childhood education, designed for integration into the classroom curriculum.
Includes information on thousands of magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, source documents, images, videos, and more.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Educational product for today's young learners. Easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Explora Secondary Schools
Designed for grades 6-12, includes information on thousands of magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos...
Presentation app includes Arts, Literature, Notable People, Parts of the World, Science & Technology, Society & Culture, Sports, and World History
World Book Timelines
Designed for young readers, these richly illustrated books feature graphical timelines and curious facts following developments in communication, medicine, space research, and much more.
Focusing on late elementary school learning. This site include activities, games, projects, images, videos, and research vital to answering research questions.
A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective. Content is updated monthly. Includes maps, timelines, videos, images, and interactive activities.
World Book Advanced
Engage advanced students and adults with thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship.
Journal and Magazine Articles
Academic Search Premier
Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals. PDF backfiles are available for more than one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Business Source Premier
Journals and peer-reviewed titles covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias are comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of education journals, including peer-reviewed titles.
Small Business Reference Center
Full-text small business reference books, as well as tools to address topics, including business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
Vocational and Career Collection
Designed for high schools, community colleges, and the general public. This collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.
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
Language and Literature
Literary Reference Center
Full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.
Ohio History Connection's evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history.
What's That Snake?
Interactive guide to identify Ohio snakes. Guide includes information on appearance, lifestyle, and location.
Science and Technology
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Sociology information, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.