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History & Biography

  • Biography Reference Bank
    Combined to bring in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography, World Authors series, plus other Wilson biographical resources with the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts. Biography Reference Bank draws from articles from over 550,000 individuals and features articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries.

  • Ohio Historical Society Database
    Use this online portal to search several collections within the Ohio Historical Society Archives Collection. Full text resources include African American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920, Civil War, Fundamental Documents, Military Rosters, and more. Additional online tools are available to help locate documents within the archives.

  • Ohio Historical Society Journal
    Ohio History was established in June 1887 as the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. For more than one hundred years, the journal has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on topics spanning the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of our region. Search through over 53,000 pages of scanned text spanning from 1887 to 2004.

  • Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
    Check out this project bringing together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
    The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and cities. These maps were digitized from microfilm copies by Chadwyck-Healey, a Bell & Howell Information and Learning company.