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Cleveland News Index
Cleveland News Index provides citations to local news stories, feature articles and reviews from: Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999; Cleveland Magazine (1983- ); Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990- ); Ohio Magazine (1990- ). Includes obituaries since 1976.

Dates of Coverage: 1983- present and 1990-present

Finding Aid Repository
Finding Aid Repository allows researchers to search finding aids across institutions to locate archival materials and primary sources across Ohio.Finding aids are descriptive tools that come in a variety of formats and levels of detail that describe the contents of archival or manuscript collections.

Lake Erie’s Yesterdays (digital photos) Resource contains images
A collection of historic photographs of northwestern Ohio, documenting the local history of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie’s western basin. These black and white images were produced by Sandusky, Ohio, commerical photographer Ernst Niebergall between 1909 and 1915.
Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints (1796-1850)
Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850 describes books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio, from the earliest in 1796 through 1850. The Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints has also compiled an Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions, 1796-1850 that includes 132,643 names of Ohio people, businesses and institutions.

Dates of Coverage: 1796-1850


Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions (1796-1850) Restricted Resource
Names of Ohio people, businesses and institutions in books, pamphlets and broadsides included items from the Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints. To date, the titles indexed are primarily school catalogues (over 37,000 student names), city directories, annual conventions, and many other individual titles.
Ohio Capitol Connection Restricted Resource
Ohio Capitol Connection provides information about current and past legislation of the Ohio General Assembly. Updated daily, it has the complete status and full text of bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. This database includes rosters of House and Senate members searchable by name or location, and addresses and biographies of the General Assembly members. While the database focuses on Ohio, information about the Federal government is also available.

Dates of coverage: 1989-current

Plain Dealer (1845-1991) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Searchable full text access to the Cleveland newspaper from April 07, 1845 to May 31, 1991.




Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Resource contains images
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn Maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

Dates of Coverage: 1867-1970.


Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
The online Encyclopedia of Cleveland History is a project of Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society

Journals

Ohio History


note: 1962-2004 issues
Ohio History


note: 2008-current issues

News & Analysis

Access Newspaper Archive Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scanned newspapers from small- and medium-sized towns across the US covering a broad geographic range. 
Index to Lorain County News, Oberlin Weekly News, and Oberlin News (1860-1940)
Citations to articles in local newspapers.

Dates of Coverage: 1860-1940

Index to the Oberlin Observer (1979-1998)
Citations to articles in the newsletter for Oberlin College faculty and staff.

Oberlin Evangelist (1838-1862) Some full text available
Oberlin College newspaper through which President Charles G. Finney expressed his theology.

Oberlin Review (1874-1911 & 1939-1979) Some full text available
Oberlin College student newspaper.

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