Use our collection of databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects. If you’re connecting from home, work, or school you will need a valid library card and PIN, unless otherwise stated in the database description.
Ancestry.com (in library access only)
This database gives you direct access to the Ancestry Library at ancestry.com. Here you can explore census collections, vital records, military records, photos and maps, plus much more. It’s time to explore your heritage and ancestry.com is the place to start.
This database is the premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding relatives, and much more, this database gives you complete access to every business and every household in the U.S.
A to Z World Travel
AtoZ World Travel is the most detailed travel resource for business and leisure travelers for more than 200 world cities. You instantly have access to a world travel guide which gives you city guides with city and regional maps, transportation info, attractions and nightlife, and language guides, plus much more.
Biography in Context (in library access only)
Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography. The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports high-school curricula and university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives.
To gain access outside of the library use ID “ncpl.” The Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Consumer Health Complete
This database offers full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
To gain access outside of the library use ID: ncanton and password: password.
Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). With an easy to use search interface you have access to all types of resources for your research needs.
Global Road Warrior (in library access)
This database provides reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. Global Road Warrior gives information about a country’s demographics, climate, embassies, holidays and festivals, music, religion, and even photo galleries.
Use username and password: 2124505 to access model policies and forms for Ohio employers, the Ohio Human Resources Manual and a Guide to FMLA and ADA. This database includes HRsimple Basic which gives you access to all types of Human Resource information such as the regulation of group health plans and employee personnel files.
KnowItNow24x7, is the place on the Web where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy their general curiosity and day, any time.
Legal Forms Library
Legal Forms Library has thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General Forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. To gain access outside of the library use ID “ncpl”.
Literary Reference Center
The Literary Reference Center has the full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works; containing plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.
Literature Resource Center (in library access only)
This database provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. All the resources needed to complete a fantastic paper for school.
NetWellness provides consumer health information provided by University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information. You can find help on numerous topics: evaluating online health information, finding low-cost and free medical care, non-English websites, and resources for Ohioans, finding low-cost dental care, non-English websites, and reference library.
The New York Times (in library access)
The New York Times – (offsite access) Use this link while at the library to set up a Pass that can be used outside of the library to gain full access to the New York Times online. A free NYTimes.com account is required to claim a Pass.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Ohio Web Library
Research resources available to all Ohio residents.
PAQ (Position Analysis Questionnaire) Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Is a software database of job descriptions and job titles. This can be downloaded in the Library or from home.
Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
This searchable database offers large-scale maps in electronic format. The maps can be magnified and zoomed in and layered which is helpful for all types of researchers including local historians.
Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
The World Book Web database is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.
Voter Information (Ohio)
Check your voter registration and/or find your voting precinct and polling location.
Databases for Children
A collection of databases for children provided by the North Canton Public Library.