Research & Learn

Research Databases

As a library card holder, you can access most of our databases from home (Ancestry is available in-library use only) using your library card number and PIN/Password. Some databases are only available with a valid Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library card. Forgot your PIN/Password?

Research Databases By Topic: Sort: Z-A

Topic: Databases


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.


Merck Manual – Consumer Version

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.


Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.


Morningstar Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.


NEO CANDO Online Database

NEO CANDO is an information sharing network providing a comprehensive collection of demographic data describing the 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region. Data regarding population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime statistics are available.


New York Times Online Access

Full access to the New York Times is available at all of our library locations. To receive full access to the New York Times from home, click here. The redemption code allows unlimited access for 24 hours.

STEP 1. Get a remote access code from New York Times.

STEP 2. Create an account or log in.

Create an account with your email address, or log in with your email, Google, Facebook, or Apple account. You may also choose to log in without a password.

STEP 3. Receive the access confirmation from New York Times. This may be on-screen or emailed to you.

STEP 4. Log in at during the 24-hour free access period.

Please be advised that registering an email address with New York Times will opt you into receiving email marketing communications from New York TimesTo opt out of receiving mailings, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of these messages.


News-Herald, The (Willoughby)

Explore Lake County history through local news, events, and people with NewsHerald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages and full-text articles. The News-Herald Collection provides access to current newspaper issues as well as historical articles. Choose IMAGE format for current issue. Choose TEXT format to search current and archived issues with full-text articles. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.



Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning Ohio, including the daily News-Herald and The Plain Dealer. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Text Alerts