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The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. offers more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas including reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Academic Search Premier
Full-text articles from thousands of scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Coverage includes most areas of academic study.
African American Archive Collection
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"
African American Heritage
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.
Ancestry Library Edition
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.
Art Retrospective
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.
Biography in Context
Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, and the arts.
Biography Reference Bank
Profiles, obituaries, images, and related full-text articles about thousands of individuals—both living and deceased.
Business NewsBank
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.
Business Source Premier
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 Transitions
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. New users will be asked to create a password when they first access Career Transitions using their valid library card and PIN.
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.
Cincinnati Business Courier
Includes current issues of The Cincinnati Business Courier and archives back to 1996. Also offers the Book of Lists.
Consumer Health Complete
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 (EBSCO/MasterFile Premier)
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.
Creative Bug
Learn how to complete a wide variety of arts & crafts projects, from figure drawing to furniture upholstery to felting. CreativeBug has over 1,000 videos for any skill level, taught by artists and experts .
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.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
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.
Ebook Central
Authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.
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, EBSCO Animals and Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia.
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.
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
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.
Gale Artemis Literary Sources
One click access to four literary databases: Literature Criticism Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
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.
Gongwer News Service
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.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images, and videos of popular home repair projects.
Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors.
Work with live, expert job coaches on every phase of the job search process--from career coaching to resume assistance to interview tips.
Kids InfoBits
A kid-friendly resource that helps grade-schoolers become comfortable researching. Among the many features designed to engage young learners, it includes InfoBits—fun facts available in hundreds of categories from history and geography to music and movies.
Literary Reference Center
Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories
Literature Criticism Online
Cross-search an acclaimed series of literary criticism titles: Children’s Literature Review, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from every age and literary discipline.
Access over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials like biographies and images.
Award-winning library of video tutorials for learners who want to gain specific software, technology, creative, or business skills.
MAS Ultra—School Edition
Full-text articles from over 500 popular general interest and current events publications. Also includes access to pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For high school students.
MasterFile Premier
Access full-text information from thousands of general reference publications covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also includes full-text reference book, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.
Mergent Archives
All Mergent (Moody's) Manuals published since 1909. The comprehensive library of documents includes company annual reports, prospectuses, industry reports and other company related documents in PDF image formats.
Mergent Online
Detailed information on all public companies, both U.S. and worldwide. Not only does it supply general company information but it also includes company financials, EDGAR reports, news articles, annual reports and a company history.
Middle Search Plus
Full-text articles from over 150 popular magazines. Also includes access to biographies, historical essays, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For middle school and junior high school students.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
National Geographic Magazine Archive (1888-1994)
Every page and photograph from the official journal of the National Geographic Society.
New York Times Online
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. 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 instructions on getting started.
Full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: the Cincinnati Post (1990-2007), Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Dayton Daily News. Also includes access to Business NewsBank.
NewsBank: Cincinnati Post (1882-1990)
This fully searchable online archive captures local history in the late 19th and 20th centuries articles from the Cincinnati Post.
Newspaper Archive
Full-text searchable articles from a wide variety of historical Ohio newspapers.
Newspaper Source
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.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Access over 28 million articles 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.
NoveList K-8 Plus
This database offers lots of ways for young readers to find great fiction titles, 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 lots of useful material for teachers and media specialists.
NoveList Plus
Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.
Ohio Capitol Connection
The full text of all House and Senate bills introduced or passed in the Ohio General Assembly from 1987 to the present can be searched and retrieved through the Ohio Capitol Connection. A table of contents provides a site overview. Other features include GovLinks, a descriptive list of government-oriented Web links; How Do I? , a list of frequently asked questions and answers; the Library, a documents database, and an extensive search capability.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Definitive source of information about the meaning, history, and pronunciation of the English language over the last millennium. Dictionary entries contain definitions, detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated with quotations from a wide range of English language sources.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. This resource 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 guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Primary Search
Full-text articles from more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research. Also includes access to American Heritage Children’s Dictionary and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.
Professional Development Collection
Highly specialized collection of more than 550 full-text education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Designed to serve the needs of professional educators.
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.
ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer Recent
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 - recent (3-month embargo).
ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The New York Times Recent
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 - recent (3-month embargo).
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full-text articles from the backfile of nineteen newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Courier Journal, The Nashville Tennessean, the Toronto Star, and The Washington Post.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Dayton Daily News (1898-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Dayton Daily News.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Indianapolis Star (1903-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of the Indianapolis Star
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times
Full-text and full-image articles for the complete backfile (1851–2009) of the New York Times. Digital reproductions include news stories, editorials, photographs, graphics, obituaries, legal notices, and advertisements.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-2009)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year 1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Nashville Tennessean.
ProQuest: Cincinnati Enquirer (1999-current)
Access full-text articles from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Electronic Journals
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.
Detailed information on over 24 million U.S. companies, organizations and agencies and white page listings for over 89 million U.S. households. Search the business database 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 262 million U.S. consumers.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Coverage of topics including world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political philosophy, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Hundreds of full-text journals and peer-reviewed titles.
Safari Books Online
Over 800 searchable, full-text versions of books covering a wide range of computer and information technology topics.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans—including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970
Science Reference Center
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
Scribner Writers Online
Original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.
Signing Savvy
Unique online resource and reference tool designed to help you increase your vocabulary or improve your everyday American Sign Language signing skills.
Small Business Reference Center
Up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Statistical Abstract of the World
Collection of statistical abstracts issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate, graduate, vocational schools, and executive education programs; online practice tests for preparatory exams (including college and military entrance exams and civil service exams); and PDF versions of respected college and career handbooks. Research career choices and build a high-quality resume to share with potential employers. Save your resume as a Word document or email it directly from the site.
Explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular classroom topics. Includes articles from international and regional newspapers and magazines, public opinion polls, book reviews, and government information.
Transparent Language Online
Teach yourself over 70 languages including Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Japanese with this personalized online language-learning system.
Twayne’s Authors Online
In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements
Universal Class
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.
Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from climate to consciousness, game theory to ancient warfare, and privacy to Islamic history.
Vocational and Career Collection
Full-text articles from over 400 trade and industry specific periodicals, including American Machinist, Advertising Age, Pediatric Nursing, Drugstore News, and Hotel & Motel Management.
World Book Early World of Learning
Narrated stories, interactive games, educational videos, leveled reading practice, and a visual interactive encyclopedia for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades.
World Book Online Reference Center
Access an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
Worldbook Kids
Search for articles, pictures, maps, and definitions. Hands-on actitivies, puzzles, and exercises for elementary school students and teachers are also available.
Worldbook Spanish / Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Este recurso en Español para estudiantes de la escuela elemental incluye artículos, mapas, banderas, tablas y casillas de hechos, y enlaces a páginas de Internet en Español. / This Spanish language resource for elementary school students includes articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes, and links to Spanish language websites.
Catalog of books and other materials (recordings, software, music scores, magazines, etc.) owned by libraries around the world. Millions of bibliographic records in over 400 languages. Visit our SearchOhio/OhioLINK webpage for details about borrowing items from another library system.
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