Databases: By Subject: Ohio Information



Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is a research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles  into more than 30 languages.

Ohio BMV Practice Tests

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s BMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. The program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life. 

Profiles of Ohio

Detailed demographic and statistical data on 1300 populated places in Ohio, including information on physical characteristics, population, income, employment, housing, and crime.


Discover Ohio

Find out where to go, what to do, and the travel tools to get there with the Ohio Department of Tourism’s official website.

Ohio Historical Society

This website offers information about the collections and activities at many historical sites, in addition to educational resources and an online catalog to “help people connect with Ohio’s past in order to understand the present and create a better future.”

Ohio History Central

This online encyclopedia, created by the Ohio Historical Society, features information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, native animals, and American Indian populations.

Ohio Memory

Search or browse digital versions of over 70,000 primary sources from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums which “document Ohio’s past from prehistory to present.”


Use this site, provided by the Ohio State University Extension office, to find hundreds of fact sheets, bulletins, and other educational materials covering a wide array of subjects – like agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H, and youth.

State of Ohio, official government website

Use this official government website to find government services and information for residents, businesses, visitors, and state employees, as well as to contact any Ohio government agency.

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