Reference & Research
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
Federal Depository Library Program basic collection
Federated search engine that searches across a number of commercial databases.
The Ohio Web Library Sources page (second link) allows you to browse for specific sources for more focused searching.
Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? NoveList Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more: all sorts of lists, readalikes, and genre guides. NoveList Plus also provides different appeal factors for books to help you find reads that you will enjoy.
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). 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.
A collection of ebooks available via the web on a range of topics.
KnowItNow24x7 is the place on the Web where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy your general curiosity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Includes readers'-advisory service ReadThisNow and homework help site HomeworkNow.
Available to Ohio residents. Enter your zip code to get started.
An online encyclopedia for younger students. Includes a dictionary and a section on maps.
The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia.
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
This database includes academic journals going back as far as 1975, and further in some cases. Journals cover a wide range of academic disciplines.