Related Database Links: History & Biography
Selected internet resources from the Library of Congress about African Americans in science and technology. Links to historical as well as current inventors, engineers, doctors and others. Also links to many professional organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers.
(The Gale Group) -- A database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Searchable by person, birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.
(H. W. Wilson) -- More 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.
A database of biographical information on more than 25,000 people from more than 60 volumes of 6 respected Gale Group sources such as Contemporary Black Biography, Notable Black American Men, Notable Black American Scientists, and Who`s Who among African Americans, with over 42,000 full text articles from nearly 300 magazines including American History, Essence, Jet, and U.S. News & World Report.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.
A searchable and constantly growing online archives of books, photographic images, and exhibits showcasing the Special Collections of the Cleveland State University Library as well as materials housed in other institutions, including a collection of photographs from the Shaker Library's Local History Collection (go to our collection's homepage: http://clevelandmemory.org/shakerheights and enter search terms or click on 'browse all photos').
(Cleveland Public Library) -- 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.
The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History is the online and updated version of the reference book compiled by David D. Van Tassel and John J. Grabowski. You may browse topics or search for a particular person or subject.
The library's Local History Collection, located in the Moreland Room on the first floor of the Main Library, is committed to preserving and making accessible archival material about the history of Shaker Heights and the development of the community.
This collection of searchable databases (many of which were created under the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center, a grant-funded project of OHS supported by the State Library of Ohio and OPLIN) includes: Online Documents, Online Research Tools, Online Services, and On-Location Services.
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio.
Shaker Library’s Local History Collection offers a guide to numerous tools and tips to help you research the history of your Shaker Heights home. Some resources are available within the Local History Collection, others are accessible online, and still other relevant materials can be found in local partner institutions.
A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768 pixel size. Use a city and street name or city and building`s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.
The Western Reserve Historical Society website provides information about exhibits and programming at its University Circle location as well as at Hale Farm and Village and other auxiliary sites. The website also offers online searching of its library and museum holdings.