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Research Tools A to Z

Access to some databases is restricted for use only within the Library. Those databases will be listed with a note (In-Library Use Only).



  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Hundreds of job descriptions, including education requirements and salary information. 

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    • Ohio Administrative Code

      The rules adopted by the agencies of the state of Ohio. State agencies adopt rules to carry out the policies and intent of laws passed by the General Assembly. The rules are collected and published in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC or AC).

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      • Ohio Building Code

        The Ohio Building Code online.

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        • Ohio Death Certificate Index

          A searchable database of selected Ohio Public Records including death certificates.

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          • Ohio Genealogical Society

            The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States with links to a great variety of helpful research sites. 

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            • Ohio Historical Society Digital Resources

              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.

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              • Ohio History Central

                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.

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                • Ohio Legal Help

                  Ohio Legal Help seeks to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans by removing barriers to the law so that they can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to local legal and community resources. Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

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                  • Ohio Means Jobs

                    A free website that connects employers and Ohio job-seekers. This site also provides access to the practice tests, courses, tutorials, and ebooks from LearningExpress Library, Job & Career Accelerator, and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success.

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                    • Ohio Revised Code

                      The general laws of the state of Ohio. The Revised Code is organized into 31 general titles broken into chapters dealing with individual topics of law. The chapters are divided into sections which contain the text of individual statutes. The laws are collected and published in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC or RC).

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                      • Ohio Web Library

                        These online research resources are provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

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                        • Oxford Research Encyclopedias

                          With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, they are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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