Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
CLEVNET Research Databases

CLEVNET Research Databases

As a CLEVNET card holder, you can access high-quality databases of full-text periodicals from within your public library and from home. CLEVNET card holders also have access to databases provided by OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network). For your convenience, those databases are also included in this list. You will need a valid CLEVNET library card and your PIN/Password to access these electronic resources. Forgot your PIN/Password?

As a citizen of the state of Ohio you have access to many other databases at, which are provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) which is an independent agency within the State Library of Ohio. Learn more about OPLIN at

If you are a preK-12 student in Ohio you also have access to databases purchased by INFOhio, Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library.  Those are available at

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Find and Ohio Public Library Tool

Use this tool to find an Ohio public library 

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Take up a  new hobby or learn a new craft! 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Find ways to improve your home

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Northstar digital literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now! 

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Expansive resources for theology and philosophy research

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What Tree is it?

Identify a tree by leaf, fruit or name! 

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What's That Snake?

A guide to the snakes in Ohio

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World Book Kids

Allow our youth to explore! 

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World Book Online

Early world of learning

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World Book Timelines

Explore history in timelines 

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