Recommended Books Available at the State Library

Recommended Electronic Resources

The following databases include information resources about Military/Veterans. Many electronic resources are only available to state of Ohio employees.

EBSCO Databases

A collection of comprehensive databases ranging from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)

OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is the first place Ohio’s college students and researchers go to find the latest journal articles. It contains over 24 million full-text articles in 10,000 journals from large publishers to small presses. In 2012, patrons downloaded over 1.5 million full-text articles in OhioLINK’s collection.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It contains full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias including the American Medical Association


SocINDEX with Full Text is a full-text research database covering sociology and related disciplines. It features hundreds of full-text journals and millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus.

Recommended eBooks and Journals


The following websites include resources and information from federal and state government departments and agencies, and federal and state government partners.

Ohio Adjutant General's Department

The Ohio Adjutant General's Department website has news, information about the Ohio Army National Guard and Ohio Air National Guard. The website provides access to information about the Family Readiness Program, community support, State Partnership Program, employment, scholarships, and the history of Ohio National Guard.

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

The mission of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services is to provide opportunities and resources for our veteran community through advocacy, collaboration and partnerships.

Ohio Means Jobs for Veterans

If you’re transitioning to civilian life or you have previously separated from service, Ohio offers many benefits designed to assist you and your family.

Check out the Ohio Means Jobs Career Information Center for quick access to information on how Ohio is working to provide you credit for your military training and experience.

U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense website is a resource for information about the work of the department and information and resources on the branches of military. The website provides an overview of the department's priorities, leadership, statistics, and people serving in our forces and what they do. Topics such as military history, service seals, locations, museums, and biographies are enhanced with images, videos, photos, and graphics.

U.S. Army Families

The strength of our nation is our Army. The strength of our Army is our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers is in our families. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force behind the force.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The website provides access to all VA benefits and health care services. There is a bright red button at the top of the page that links to the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans can sign in with their My HealtheVet, DS Logon, or account to track their claims, refill your prescriptions, and more.