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Articles from Magazines and Newspapers

Akron Beacon
Journal Collection
Explore Akron history through local news, events and people with the Akron Beacon Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues back to 1984 with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
America’s News Search over 3,500 American newspapers, including over 100 from Ohio, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1989-current), the Akron Beacon Journal (1984-current), the Columbus Dispatch (1985-current), and dozens of smaller print and online newspapers.  A great resource for local research!
Academic Search Premier
from EBSCOhost
ASP_logo1The world’s largest academic database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Updated daily.
MasterFILE Premier
from EBSCOhost
logo_masterfile_premierFull text articles from nearly 1,800 business, health, news, and hobby magazines, including Consumer Reports, Health, Time, and many more. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.
Newspaper Source
from EBSCOhost
newspaper_source_webButton_200x100Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Record-Courier Collection Search and read Record-Courier articles from 2012 to the most current issue, or browse full-color images of the daily newspaper from 2017 to today’s issue.
Download, email, or print articles to keep or share, and set up alerts to receive an email when a name, event, or topic appears in print.
More EBSCOhost Databases
by Subject

EBSCOFind these additional databases: Alt Health Watch, Computer Source, ERIC, Health Source, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.

Arts & Literature

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
by EBSCOhost
This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Literary Reference Center
from EBSCOhost
Literary Reference CenterFull text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
NoveListPlus novplus200NoveList Plus is a great way to find reading recommendations, with book reviews, articles, lists and more.  KFL cardholders can access NoveList from home; enter your library card when prompted for a Patron ID.

Business, Law, & Employment Resources

AtoZ Databases AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.
Gale Legal Forms Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of fill-in state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.
Business Source Premier bspremier200This is the industry’s most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. Updated daily.
LinkedIn Learning
for Library
LinkedIn Learning for Library offer thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Take a class to learn a particular skill or follow a Learning Path for an in depth exploration of a field. A LinkedIn account is not required.  When accessing LILL anyway except through the link on this page, for instance from the app, you will be asked to enter Your Custom Invitation Link, which is
Northstar for Libraries Assessments in these fourteen digital skills areas are available to measure proficiency and identify skill gaps.  In addition, Northstar’s self-directed online learning provides individualized online instruction and practice.
Regional Business News
from EBSCOhost

regbusnewsThis database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Small Business
Reference Center
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
Vocational & Career
vocational_career_collection_button_150x75Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil
worldbookAll the information of World Book in a searchable database, geared for all ages, in Spanish
Oxford Research
Oxford University Press works with international communities of scholars across all fields of study to develop current, comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

World Book Advanced
worldbookIn a world of digital news, Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The In the Headlines live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum.
World Book Early Learning earlylearningThe Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

World Book Kids
An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Encourage self-direction with our visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuests, and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for elementary-aged students.

World Book Student
A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. World Book’s beloved encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources.
World Book Timelines Dive in to history with this unique, interactive view! Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generate timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

Genealogy, History, and Biography

African American Heritage African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research, 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 Online


AncestryLogo-Square-150x149Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Coverage focuses primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, although other areas are covered. Databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1930), vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Databases are updated continuously as new information becomes available.
Biography Reference Bank biorefbankMore than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.
Fold3 Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
HeritageHub Search for U.S. obituaries and death notices from 1704 to the present, from more than 6,800 newspapers, magazines, and web sources.  This database also includes the full Social Security Death Index.  Create folders to save information or print or email it.
Heritage Quest HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s, including birth, baptism, marriage, death, military, census, and immigration and naturalization records; cemetery indexes; Social Security Death Index, a map and photo collection, and more.


Consumer Health Complete Consumer_Health_Complete_button_200x100Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
MedlinePlus medlineThe National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.
NetWellness nwlogoIncludes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, The People’s Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.
Northeast Ohio
Health Resources
A guide designed by the NEOMED library in conjunction with partners for anyone who is interested in learning more about their own health.  Find online resources, including from local agencies, for personal use and self-education.

Homework Helpers

Early World of Learning Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.
Explora Public Libraries explora_web_button_100x50A trustworthy environment for students and educators to look up facts for class projects or homework.
Primary Search
(Grades K-6)
Primary Search LogoContaining full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.  All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace.  This database provides thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.
Middle Search
(Grades 4-10)

middlesearchplus_button_200x100This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Points of View
Reference Center
points_of_viewPoints of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Very Short Introductions
Oxford’s Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given topic.


Chilton Library Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs including maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle; Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move; and vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
Labor Estimating Tool.
Home Improvement
Reference Center
Provides full text access to reference books, magazines, images, and videos to help with maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, plumbing, outdoor improvements and more.
Science Reference Center ScienceRefCenterTopics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

The Ohio Web Library databases are funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.