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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 Indian History Online
Offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section has a tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. 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.

Antiques Research
Reference source for antiques, collectibles and fine arts; includes photos, descriptions, and prices provided from sales records from US auction houses. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

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.

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.

Historic Map Works
Over 1.4 million high-resolution, full color historic maps covering five centuries. The core of the collection consists of land ownership maps illustrating the geographic and developmental history of the United States including over 800,000 property maps of the United States since the late 1700's to the present day; over 100,000 antiquarian maps covering the world from the 15th to 19th centuries; and tens of thousands of related listings, images, business ads, and statistics from city directories, atlases, bird’s eye views, and more. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Historical Newspapers
Online resource for complete historical editions of The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor (1908 - 1999), Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1989), Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1995), and Washington Post (1877 - 1996). This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

History Reference Center
Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and over 150 leading history periodicals. In addition there are nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Images in Time
A searchable collection of more then 80,000 local historical photos from the collection of the library's Local History & Genealogy Department.

Marquis Who's Who on the Web
1 million biographies on leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Biographical data includes birth and death information, family history, education/degrees, career history, creative works, awards, and achievements. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

New York Times (1980 to Current)
This is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

New York Times Historical (1851 to 2009)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

NewsStand (Proquest)
Search full-text historical newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Full-text access to the New York Times (historical and current) plus various Ohio newspapers including recent issues of the Toledo Blade, Dayton Daily News, Lima News, and Toledo Business Journal. Also includes selected international newspapers, blogs, wire feeds, trade journals and magazines. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
An online encyclopedia that provides information about Ohio's history and evolution.

Ohio Military Rosters for the War of 1812
A full-text list of the official military roster that allows for searching the 1,759 officers and 24,521 enlisted men from Ohio that participated in this war.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Includes more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays; over 5,000 topic overviews; more than 300 primary source documents; biographies of social activists and reformers; court-case overviews; 5 million periodical articles; statistical tables, charts and graphs; nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search; plus, thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Points of View Reference Center
Covers many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics and enhances the ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic. Includes over 1,300 essays; leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum; newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts; primary source documents; and, reference books. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Toledo Blade Obituary Index
From 1970 to Present

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.