As a CLEVNET card holder, you can access high-quality databases of full-text periodicals from within your public library and from home. CLEVNET card holders also have access to databases provided by OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network). For your convenience, those databases are also included in this list.
In addition, some libraries offer additional resources. You will need a library card from the participating CLEVNET library to access their additional resources. These libraries include: Cleveland Public Library, Barberton Public Library, Bellevue Public Library, Euclid Public Library, Hudson Library & Historical Society, Medina County District Library, Ritter Public Library, and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
Explore these research categories:
Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center)
(The Gale Group) -- A database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Searchable by person, birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.
Biography Reference Bank (formerly Biographies Plus Illustrated)
(H. W. Wilson) -- More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.
Business Leader Profiles for Students
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet's career and works, written by an expert in the field.
View an alphabetical list of all CLEVNET databases.