You can find a list of resources and tools to assist you in your research below.  You can access our collections for a full list of research databases, books and more available through State Library of Ohio.

Current Research & Topic Alerts

Want to be notified when articles of interest are posted? Or receive table of contents for your favorite journals as soon as they are available? Contact a librarian to learn how you can set up this service. This service is provided for state employees only.


Topic Guides to Library Resources

A topic guide is a great tool for finding specific information on the web and within a library. It provides enough basic resources to get started and builds efficiencies into future searches. The guide typically includes suggested search terms, book titles with call numbers and websites.

 Topic Guides to Library Resources


How To Use Our Databases/Electronic Resources

Not sure how to access our electronic resources? We have a variety of instructional guides available to help you access and use our electronic collection.

databases/ELECTRONIC Resources GUIDES

Job, Career and Test Prep Materials

No matter who you are, has something for you. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides online career exploration and skills training through OhioMeansJobs.

The Assessment and Training Center includes much of the content that was previously available through LearningExpress Library.  Available modules include the following:

  • School Center
  • OMJ Core Assessments
  • Master Business Skills
  • Improve Your Computer Skills
  • Prepare for Your GED Test
  • College Test Preparation
  • Career Test preparation
  • Adult Learning Resources

ACCESS ohiomeansjobs

Click here to access OhioMeansJobs brochures and How-To guides.