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.

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.

Global Road Warrior

Plan your next trip using this powerful global database of travel destinations.

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.

Consumer Reports

A quick and authoritative source for items on the market.


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

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.

A to Z World Food

A to Z World Food & Recipes is an encyclopedia showcasing the native cuisine of 175 countries worldwide. Classic recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, desserts and beverages are featured. Each recipe includes a description of the dish, a list of ingredients with U.S. and metric measurements, and easy-to-follow instructions for preparation. Many recipes also feature suggestions for variations on traditional dishes.

Oxford Research Excyclopedias

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

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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 Center

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

LearningExpress Library

Sharpen your computer skills, prepare for a college entrance or professional exam, learn how to master the art of interviewing. To register: Click Register and create a personal account by confirming the instituion of Wadsworth Public Library, provide your name and email address, and create a password. These are required fields. The email address will become your username and will also be used for password reset, if needed. Once registered, your account will be permanently associated with the Wadsworth Public Library. When returning, simply enter your username and password in the "Sign in to Your Account" section in the lower right corner of the landing page. This service will be discontinued September 1, 2020.

Pronunciator Language Learning

Start your language journey by selecting from the 80 languages available through Pronunciator. Whether you are a new to the language or need a quick refresher before a vacation, Pronunciator will open doors to a new world of language.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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 Center

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.

Transparent Languages

The software and technology created by the Department of Defense experts and used to make learning a language easier, faster, and more enjoyable for everyone. Users must first sign up while in the Library. Once completing initial sign up, patrons can use anywhere on any device. has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

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.

Web Links

The mother load 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. Note, the City of Wadsworth is switching to the Regional Income Tax Authority. This link will change in the future accordingly.

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.