Local Resources

    Premium Resources

    • Akron Beacon Journal  

      Full text coverage of the newspaper from 02/27/1997 to present is available in this database.

    • Regional Business News  

      Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

    • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  

      Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Used by local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

    Other Resources

    • Cleveland News Index  

      The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

    • Evolution of Ohio  

      Information about the eleven major territories in Ohio such as economic patterns, population trends, migratory patterns, and historical information.

    • Explore Ohio  

      Links to information about Ohio arts, business, education, history, government, travel, attractions, jobs, science, sports, and much more.

    • NEO CANDO Online Database  

      Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing allows users to access data for the entire 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region to explore aspects of the area such as population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime.

    • Ohio History Central  

      Online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory, and history.