Digital Reference & Research Databases

Chilton Auto Repair Database

Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and a labor-estimating tool to help you determine your next step.

Consumer Reports

A quick and authoritative source for items on the market.

Ohio Web Library

A large collection of databases including articles from magazines and journals, genealogy resources, guides, reference and encyclopedias. Includes access to articles form Consumer Reports and other popular magazines and journals.


Looking to find your next good read? Look no further. NoveList is the standard-bearer for digital reader's advisory.

Morningstar Investment Center

Investing research is made easy with Morningstar's interactive research tool.

Local History Digital Library

Search the growing collections of Wadsworth Public Library's digital local history database.

Ohio Memory Project

Explore the digitized historical collections of other Ohio public libraries.

Ohio History Connection Databases

Learn more about the great state of Ohio through the digital resources of the Ohio History Connection.

Salem Press (accessible only within the Library)

Dig deeper into the 1950's - 1970's or explore the lives of America's great inventors.

U.S. Supreme Court Database

The archives of the United States Supreme Court, made digital.

Oxford Research Excyclopedias

Peer-reviewed essays by world-class experts on subjects readers can understand in half an hour of reading or less.

Very Short Introductions

Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Small Business Reference Source

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. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition (accessible only within the Library)

Visit the Library and dig deep into your family heritage.

Heritage Quest

Begin your own heritage quest, here at the Library or from the comfort of your own home.

Ohio Death Certificate Index

Search the State of Ohio death certificate index.

Ohio Obituary Index

A growing index of Obituaries, supplied by librarians throughout the state and curated by the R. B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum.

Fold3: Military Records

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

African American Heritage

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.

Interactive Online Learning


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Source

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.

Home Improvement Reference Source

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Ohio Means Jobs

Prepare for college entrance and professional exams, build a resume, practice interviewing skills, and build a comprehensive, personalized career plan with Ohio Means Jobs.


CultureGrams is your source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries of the world. Beyond the facts and figures, find an insider's perspective on the history, daily life, and customs. Also covers US states and Canadian provinces.

Web Links

The mother lode of government information, brought to you by the State of Ohio.

Ohio State University Extension

Green thumbs to green hands, the Ohio State Extension provides a wealth of information that can help you maximize your yields and beautify your ornamentals while minimizing your impact on the environment.

Project Gutenberg Free eBooks

A treasure trove of free e-books from the public domain made possible by the non-profit Internet Archive.

Ohio Revised Code

Keyword searchable access to the Ohio Revised Code.

Tax Forms, Local

Local tax information from the Regional Income Tax Authority.

Tax Forms, Ohio

Ohio tax information, including forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

Tax Forms, Federal

Federal tax information, including forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

The Crime Victims Rights Toolkit serves as a self-help resource for crime victims. The Toolkit is designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. If a crime victim is having difficulty exercising his or her rights, he or she may contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center immediately to request assistance.

The Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Judicial System

This online resource gives you up-to-date information on cases handled through the Supreme Court of Ohio. This resource also provides a comprehensive list of attorneys, grant opportunities, an online law library, and much more.