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: Newspapers & Journals

USA Today Collection from NewsBank

Daily digital edition access from 2006 to today and full-text content of USA Today from 1987 to the present. Choose text-only or the daily digital edition (format: Image).

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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).



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.


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.


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.


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.



This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.


Sociological Collection

This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


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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