Recommended Library Databases

The following library databases include information resources about job and career preparation and may require a patron card or OH|ID Workforce User ID. Some library digital resources are only available to state of Ohio employees.

Ohio Digital Library

A collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks, audiobooks, and popular magazines in a variety of formats available to download.

O’Reilly Online Learning (formerly Safari Books)

A premier on demand digital library providing over 30,000 technology, digital media and business books and videos online.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.


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A job search and application portal for job openings with State of Ohio agencies, boards, and commissions as well as the offices of state-wide elected officials.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers. Log in through your local public library for free access.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains detailed information on more than 550 U.S. occupations. Entries include job descriptions and requirements, pay, job outlook, and more.

Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Means Jobs is a free, one-stop shop for job seekers and employers. Online resources for job seekers include resume workshops, online career fairs, job listings, and more. Centers throughout the state provide in-person career counseling.

Ohio Means Jobs Assessments and Training

Access Learning Express for assessments, courses, and tutorials that can help you prepare for high school equivalency, college, or career tests; improve math, reading, and communication skills; master core business and computer skills; and more.

Workforce Training – Ohio Department of Education

The state’s network of Aspire programs and Ohio Technical Centers plays a vital role in the economic advancement of Ohio and its citizens by serving the state’s adult population—including non-traditional students who left high school early, high school graduates who need additional skills before enrolling in college, working adults who wish to pursue post-secondary credentials, and employers that want to invest in their workers through customized training.