Research Databases

Cincinnati Public Library

Connect to our Public Library for expansive resources. Get homework help whenever needed through KnowItNow24/7 or Homework Help Now; access advanced research options, download e-books and music, and reserve books using your Public Library Card.

Discovery Education

Educational videos on thousands of topics with links to supporting texts and articles; emphasis on STEM (science/technology/engineering/math).


Articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers are indexed, most in full text, from children’s magazines to professional research.


A continuation of our print collection in e-book format, which includes: Drama for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students and Short Stores for Students. Research biographies, interpretations, theme and plot development and critical essays on thousands of literary works.

Learning Express Library

Offers personal test taking practice for a variety of standardized tests, including various Advanced Placement tests.

Literature Online

Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement your library’s print collections. Poetry, drama and fiction are included.

World Book Encyclopedia Advanced

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

To access these databases you will need your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number).


Experience the culture of more than 200 countries in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, and in-depth information on 25 categories. Or tour the US states in reports filled with facts, symbols, timelines and more.

Literature Resource Center

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from every age and literary discipline.


Looking for a good novel? Use this database to locate reading suggestions, award winners, best sellers, book discussion guides, and feature articles about books and reading.

Opposing Viewpoints ResourceCenter

Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.