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Cleveland News Index
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 to date
Finding Aid Repository - OhioLINK
Search finding aids across Ohio to locate archival materials and collections.
Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints (1796-1850)
Bibliography of books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio from 1796 through 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
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.
Dates of coverage: 1989 to date
Plain Dealer (1845-1991) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Searchable full text access and scans of the Cleveland newspaper from April 07, 1845 to May 31, 1991
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Resource contains images
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
Online encyclopedia of key people, places, and events in Cleveland history; a project of Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society

News & Analysis

Access Newspaper Archive Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scanned newspapers from small- and medium-sized towns across the US with some international coverage. 
Index to Lorain County News, Oberlin Weekly News, and Oberlin News (1860-1940)
Searchable citations of historical 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 (1874-2012) Some full text available
Oberlin College student newspaper.
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