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?

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Topic: Business

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar focuses on basic digital literacy skills—such as using a mouse, searching on the internet, and using email—as well as advanced skills, like using Google Docs and searching for jobs online. Self-directed online learning provides individualized online instruction and practice. Learners can independently access original online content incorporating Northstar standards, instruction, and practice. When learners complete an assessment, they are automatically directed to the Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) content corresponding to what they still need to learn.


Plain Dealer Collection from Newsbank

The daily digital edition access from 2018 to today and full-text content of the award-winning newspaper The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1989 to the present. Choose text-only or the daily digital edition (format: image).


Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Directory information for 63 million U.S. businesses and 310 million individuals. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.


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.


Small Business Source

A collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, “lessons learned” features, lectures and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.


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.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offer highly interactive online courses in accounting, finance, design, health care, language and arts, law and legal, personal development, teaching, technology, writing, and more. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin monthly.


Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.


Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

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