Recommended Books Available at the State Library
Recommended Library Databases
The following databases include information resources about History. Many electronic resources are only available to state of Ohio employees.
This robust bibliographic database focuses on the history and life of the United States and Canada. It is an important reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.
This bibliographic database covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century to the present. For more than 50 years, researchers have used this database to discover groundbreaking work.
HSUS is the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history; topics are placed in context by experts in the field. Users can view and download tables in multiple formats as well as create their own custom tables.
The Kent State Shootings Oral Histories project collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath.
The Ohio Memory Digital Collection is comprised of over 4,500 selections from libraries, museums, and historical societies from across the state. The collection traverses the full length of Ohio’s rich and influential history.
Oxford Reference spans twenty-five different subject areas and brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s dictionaries, companions, and encyclopedias.
Each type of congressional publication provides a unique window to the entire range of U.S. social, political, and economic history. Examine testimony, debate, research reports, and legislative history to gain a complete picture. Taken together, congressional publications present a unique documentary history of the U.S.
Sanborn Insurance Maps – Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.