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Records Search – Franklin County Municipal Court

Records Search – Franklin County Municipal Court

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses.

Researching House History in Columbus

Get the tools you need to learn your home’s history.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.

Science Reference Center

Full-text articles from science magazines, journals and reference books, with a vast collection of images.

Small Business Administration

Learn about loans from the Small Business Administration and get the forms you need to…

Small Business Reference Center

Offers tools to address many small business topics, including books, videos and help with business…

Social Services

Connect to social services and resources.

State Library of Ohio

Special census records, military rosters, and other documents related to the state of Ohio.

The Columbus Region

Managed by Columbus2020, this resource provides industry and demographic information specific to the Columbus area…

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Find articles, 2002 to present, from suburban Columbus newspapers.

Directory of American manufacturing companies and their products.

Transparent Language Online

Language-learning platform offering instruction on over 100 different languages.


Strengthen reading skills and build knowledge in history, social studies and science with this dynamic…

TumbleBook Library

Animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll…

US Newsstream

Full text access to key national and regional newspapers, such as The New York Times,…

USGenWeb Project

Links to genealogical websites for every state, including Ohio, and most U.S. counties.

Value Line Research Center

Investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies, including expert analysis, performance ratings and historical…

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these introductions written by authors who are experts…

Video ETA

Find out when a movie or TV show will be released in the theaters or…

World Book Advanced

Includes encyclopedia, multimedia, eBook and primary source databases via a single search.

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