Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Cleveland News and Necrology File

Cleveland News Index & Necrology File

Contains citations for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. NOT full text.

Cleveland Necrology File:
Contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. For necrology information after 1975, use the Cleveland News Index.

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Green CR Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more

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Driving Tests

The Euclid Public Library is announcing a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Grant Watch Time to apply.  The grant search engine that gets results.


GrantWatch is a premier grant listing directory and database that provides information about grants for nonprofits, registered charities, municipalities, and other organizations. This resource must be used inside the library. 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a 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.

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Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. As these resources evolve over time, so will the tutorials.

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Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Reference USA

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search white pages by name, location or phone number. 

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ReferencePoint Press

Access nearly 1,000 different nonfiction eBooks for grades 5-12. This collection is perfect for students working on reports and assignments -- the books are exact copies of the physical books published by ReferencePoint Press so they will meet teacher print resource requirements. Books can also be sorted by reading level for students who might need help with reading comprehension. This collection includes topics such as Sports, History, Careers, Animals, Biographies, Social Studies, and more!

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Ebsco religion and philosophy collection search box

Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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United Way First Call For Help

United Way: First Call For Help

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource

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Very Short Introductions Get ahead in a new subject quickly

Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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What's that snake?  A guide to the snakes of Ohio.

What Snake is It?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What tree is it? Identify by leave.  Identify by fruit.  Identify by Name

What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's the point?  Identifying flint artifacts

What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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World Book Online

World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Students

World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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(OCLC) -- The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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