Click on the name of a database to go to it. All databases are available both in and outside of the library except as noted; if you're outside the library, all databases require a library card number except as noted.
In addition to searching the databases individually, you can use the Ohio Web Library to search all the statewide information databases using a single interface. Note: This does not search the databases which are provided by Cuyahoga Falls Library, which are indicated below with a small library logo to the right of the title.
Akron Beacon Journal
Read articles from the Akron Beacon Journal (1984-present) online.
America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
Obituaries and death notices from over 1000 American newspapers area valuable resource for genealogical research provided by NewsBank. Search by name, date range, or text such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members, or other personal information.
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. This 4-min. Flash video provides instructions for basic searching. Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Provides full text for over 515 general interest and current events magazines from EBSCOhost. It provides full text from over 515 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for nearly 1,850 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,810 periodicals. Full text backfiles go back to January 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go back as January 1984. Includes a dictionary and image collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
NewsBank (Ohio's Newspapers)
NewsBank's Ohio Newspapers contains access to an electronic back file of some of Ohio's major daily newspapers including The Toledo Blade, The Cincinnati Post, The Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Provides selected full text for 159 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times (for a total of 194 full text newspapers and other sources). Some sources are available in cover-to-cover full text. Indexing for four national newspapers is also included. Check the source list on EBSCOhost for details.
Find magazine articles specifically for elementary school students using Primary Search from EBSCOhost. Go to Searchasaurus and look at the Encyclopedia of Animals. It's outstanding!
Searchasaurus from EBSCOhost is a magazine and newspaper index just for kids! It uses cartoons and simplified searching to help kids find information.