American National Biography
Look here for biography, genealogy and senior citizen information...
The following links are premier databases and resources purchased by the Library or available to you through the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Please note that some premier databases require a library card to access from home.
This illustrated online edition of American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Also featured are more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references and links to select web sites. Click here for Home-Remote Access.Biography & Genealogy Master Index
One of the best places to begin a search for information about people. This online index covers current, readily available print reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective biographical works on individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.Biography Reference Bank This large biographical database provides profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries.DemographicsNow
Provides access to demographic data for all states that can generate maps and reports including information on consumer expenditures, population, income, race, housing, employment, and Mosaic cluster groups by various geographic breakdowns. The Business & People module provides a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool for information on over 23 million businesses and over 206 million people and 35 million households.Dictionary of Literary Biography
The digital version of the standard literary resource (comprised of three series) for biographical and critical material on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This is an invaluable source for tracing the work and reputation of an author.FamilySearch
A genealogy service provided by the LDS, for Ohio, this database includes Ohio Births & Christenings, 1821-1962; Ohio Deaths & Burials, 1854-1997; Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953; Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958; Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850; and Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950. Coverage is not just limited to Ohio; it is international in scope, with records from all U.S. states and many countries around the world. Click here for a description and guide to the new FamilySearch Website. Click here to access FamilySearch Website video tutorials.FGS FORUM
FGS [the Federation of Genealogical Societies] publishes FORUM, a quarterly electronic magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist. Features include:
•News about discoveries, record access and record preservation.
•Feature articles on a variety of subjects of interest to all genealogists.
•Indexing and publication projects in progress or completed.
•Genealogy 2.0, an excellent column by technology expert Randy Seaver.
•And much, much more!Fold3 (formerly Footnote) Combining original historical documents with social networking to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past, this database features documents, historical newspapers, naturalization information and much more. More than just an online repository for original documents, Fold3 supports a community of people who are passionate about history and genealogy. The online help section is very robust and provides many suggestions for making the most of your online visit.Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems. Titles of especial note in YPL's eBook colection are Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Authors.Heritage Quest
This is a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection.
Lincoln Library of Sports ChampionsOhio Death Certificate Index
This database provides over 700 fully illustrated biographical athlete entries—from baseball's Hank Aaron to distance runner Emil Zatopek—based on all 8 editions of The Lincoln Library of Sports Champions. Click here for Home-Remote Access
An online index to death certificates of persons who died in Ohio between 1913 and 1944. A useful resource for determining date of death and certificate number, from which a researcher can obtain a copy of the certificate itself that can provide further information.Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.Ohio Military Rosters - War of 1812
Search the full text of the roster from the Adjutant General records. Ohio furnished 1,759 Officers and 24,521 enlisted men for this war.Oxford Reference Online
This database brings together 100 Oxford language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.ReferenceUSABusiness, Health Care, Residential, Consumers/Lifestyles. This powerful source can quickly identify potential customers and contacts for over 12 million businesses. Search by specific geographic area, business type, sales volume or employee size. Click here for a ReferenceUSA tutorial.Something About the Author Online
The online version of the major reference work on prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Includes biographical, autobiographical and critical material with an abundance of personal photos.U.S. History In Context
A portal to hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Reference book content, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, links to vetted websites, timelines and chronologies are included. Click here to check out a guided tutorial.World History In Context
A portal database to the most significant people, events and topics in World History that includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Click here for a guided tutorial.WorldVitalRecords
International in scope and coverage, this database provides a wide range of records and resources for genealogy and family history to achieve its mission of using technology to connect families to their ancestors and to each other.