Recommended Books Available at the State Library

Recommended Library Databases

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language provides online, research-based learning programs for more than 100 languages, including English for speakers of other languages.

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.

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.

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.

Ohio Adjutant General's Department

The Ohio Adjutant General's Department website has news and 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 history of the 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 help you leverage your military training and experience.

United States Army: Families

This website provides information and resources to support soldiers and their families.

United States Department of Defense

The DOD is the nation's largest employer. Their website provides an overview of the department's priorities, leadership, statistics, and people. Topics such as military history, locations, museums, and biographies are enhanced with images, videos, photos, and graphics.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The website provides access to all VA benefits and healthcare services. A red button at the top of the page links to the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans can sign in with their My HealtheVet, DS Logon, or account to track their claims, refill prescriptions, and more.