eLibrary: Research and genealogy

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African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 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 Logo

Ancestry-Library Edition provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. *Can only be used on a computer within the library.

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The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file’s contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions - Founded as ReferenceUSA, Data Axle Reference Solutions is directory information for 17 million businesses and 320 million consumers. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location, or phone number.

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EBSCOhost - Search thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos and maps on millions of topics.

Explora Primary Schools Logo

Explora Primary Schools - A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary Schools - Grades 6-12: A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

FamilySearch Logo

FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to discover and make family connections. LPLS is a Family Search Affiliate Library. Access to digital genealogical collections that are otherwise not available outside the library is available on public computers or bring your own device to one of our branches. Non-affiliate records are available from home and on WiFi. 

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Fold3 - The Web’s Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. Historic war records. Documents & photos.

HeritageHub Logo

HeritageHub - Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900's, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Heritage Quest Logo

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Ohio Obituary Index

Ohio Obituary Index - Brought to you by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, it is an index to over 3,700,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 65 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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Ohio Web Library Research Databases is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias – With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

United Way: First Call for Help Logo

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.

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WorldCat - 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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