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African American Studies Center
Includes 5 encyclopedias plus maps, charts, and photos. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

America's GenealogyBank
Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

American Ancestors In Main Library Only
Search more than 300 databases primarily covering New England (includes databases for other areas of the world.) This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Americas Obituaries
Now part of America's GenealogyBank. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Ancestry Library Edition In Library Only
A searchable database of more than 2 billion names. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Biography in Context
Contains more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from Gale reference sources. Content is complemented by full-text articles from hundreds of other sources. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. Includes capability to translate articles into 8 languages, citation tools, and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Biography Reference Bank
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased - updated monthly. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Heritage Quest
A Genealogy tool to trace family history that includes over 25,000 family and local histories as well as census’ from 1790-1930, and an index for genealogy and local history periodicals. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Literary Reference Center
Contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays of literary criticism; author biographies; literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; author interviews; and, classic novels. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Ohio Death Certificate Index
A searchable database of the Ohio Historical Society's Ohio Death Certificates from 1913 to 1944.

Scribner Writers Series
Provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context. This database provided by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Toledo Blade Obituary Index
From 1970 to Present

Twayne's Author Series
Provides in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived plus insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. This database provided by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the popular encyclopedia is great for general information and school projects. (Note: the Library's license for remote access is limited to personal use by Library patrons. Remote access by other institutions is not permitted.)This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.