Research Tools

Toledo and Ohio

Find Ohio history, historical photos, maps, articles, death certificates and a searchable database of Northwest Ohio clubs and organizations.

Community Information

A searchable database of Northwest Ohio organizations, clubs and groups. Provides location, contact person, phone number and basic information.

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Downtown Toledo Master Plan

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan focuses on developing market-based, catalytic solutions to build on current momentum downtown and identify future opportunities.

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Images in Time

A searchable collection of more than 151,000 local historical photos, most from Toledo and/or Ohio, from the Library's Local History & Genealogy Department.

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Local History Digital Collections

Through our Local History Department, we are pleased to partner with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive which includes collections featuring historical documents, maps and atlases, photographs and more!

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Ohio Death Certificate Index

Discover in an easily-searchable interface from the Ohio History Connection's Ohio Death Certificates from 1913 to 1944.

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Ohio Driver Practice Test

Getting ready for the Ohio Permit Test? Take six practice tests with 40 unique questions each in English and en Espanol!

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Ohio History Central Encyclopedia

An online encyclopedia that provides information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, history and evolution through time.

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Ohio Legal Services

Contains various legal documents, forms and other resources providing information about Ohio law and legal problems.

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Ohio Victims Rights

Understandable explanation of rights laws and best practices, and form letters empowering victims to exercise their rights.

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Ohio Web Library

Covering books, art, literature, business, employment, genealogy, government, health, history, magazines, newspapers and more purchased for Ohioans by Ohio libraries.

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Toledo Blade

Full text of local, award winning newspaper, featuring articles from 1997 through the present archived in a historical format.

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Toledo Blade Obituary Index

An index of the obituaries that appeared in the Toledo Blade from 1837 to present. Users can request a copy of an obituary.

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