Research & Homework

Research Databases
Use our collection of databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books.
Sites by Subject
Thousands of websites that have been carefully evaluated by subject specialists on our staff.
Cincinnati and the Tristate
Comprehensive directory of websites about the Greater Cincinnati area.
Government Resources
Locate government information with websites that have been selected and reviewed by our librarians.
Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors. If you haven’t used the service before, please read through the Homework HelpNow FAQs.
The William Hueneke Homework Center
Hamilton County primary and secondary students can receive homework assistance—in person, by phone, email, and the Internet—in an environment conducive to study and learning. The William Hueneke Homework Center is located in the Main Library.
Homework Help – Branch Programs
The Library provides free homework help to students K-8 at a number of branch libraries.
KnowItNow24x7
Use this online reference service to chat with a librarian. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about KnowItNow.
Newsdex
Our index to local newspaper articles. The Kenton County Library maintains a similar index for local stories in Northern Kentucky newspapers.
Veterans History Project
Access a database of recorded interviews of local veterans, documentary materials (photographs, diaries, letters, etc.), and streaming videos of selected interviews.
Access Cincinnati Initiative
Search our catalog for a growing number of records for area Web sites and locally significant documents available over the Web.
Cincinnati Inventors Database
Index of patents issued to Cincinnati and Hamilton County Ohio Inventors from 1814 through 1873.