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History

Databases

African-American Experience in Ohio: This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them.

Encyclopedia of American History Digital Collection: The Lexis-Nexis Serial Set digital collection spanning the years 1789 to 1969 is available by remote access to all State Library of Ohio card holders. If you do not have a State Library of Ohio card, there is an online patron registration form here.

Explore Ohio: The largest source of everything Ohio! Find Ohio-focused websites by category or by county.

Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases: Provides a collection of databases from the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center. Includes: Civil War Documents, Death Certificates Index, Fundamental Documents, Historical Organizations, African American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920, Primary Resources for Teachers, and Newspaper Index.

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia: Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history.

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook: Discover 26,000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that document Ohio's past from prehistory through the present.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922): The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 1922) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Large scale street plans including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867-1970. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood as it was. Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.

Websites

Centuries of Citizenship: From the National Constitution Center, a Constitutional timeline highlighting some of the key dates and events of constitutional history.

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention: Documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The Holocaust Collection: Search over one million Holocaust-related records - including millions of names and 26,000 photos from the National Archives and US Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Hall Museum: Explore American History with activities, exhibits, lessons, historic documents and artifacts.

Picturing America: Uses art as a catalyst for the study of America -- the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation's fabric. Includes online annotated images arranged by time period and themes (such as freedom and equality, democracy, and creativity).

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