Online research resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

Forms specific to Ohio, as well as multi-state forms across the most popular legal areas.



Health & Medicine

  • Web MD

  • Medline Plus

  • DrugRehab.com  General information about addictions & resources for those seeking help

  • SleepHelp.org  Sleep resources & mattress reviews.

  • Magill's Medical Guide  An up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as general readers, including patients and caregivers.

  • Relink.org  Links to local addiction recovery and re-entry resources.  Counseling, housing, employment, and more.


History, Geography, & Culture

  • CIA World Factbook  Almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

  • Nation Master  Country statistics in a wide variety of categories.

  • Clash of Steel  Searchable database of military engagements throughout history.

  • On-This-Day  Daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history, music history, and quote of the day.

  • This Day In History  Daily historical facts from history.com.

  • This Day In Music  Daily facts from the music world including deaths, births, chart positions, and more.

  • Global Road WarriorIn Library Use | At Home Use )  A massive database of constantly updated information and graphics for 175 countries of the world.



  • Transparent Languages Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages. 

  • Duolingo



  • Ohio Legal Help A nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system by providing plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

  • Sports Reference  Statistics for professional baseball, football, basketball, and hockey as well as college basketball and football.


Research & Writing

  • ProCon.org  Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, etc.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals  An online directory of open access peer-reviewed journals.

  • Purdue Online Writing Lab  Writing resources and instructional material.  Includes guides to APA, MLA, & Chicago Manual writing styles.

  • WorldCat.org  A global catalog of library collections.


Science & Technology

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