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Using the Online Collections Catalog

he catalog records for library, archives & museums collections are stored in separate databases

Searching the Ohio History Connection's online collections catalog.

The catalog records for library, archives and museums collections are stored in separate databases.

  • The Library and Newspapers database includes the majority of our books, serials, pamphlets, maps and newspapers. To limit your search to only newspapers, please add "npdb" to your search terms. For example, a search for "Cleveland npdb" will return newspapers with "Cleveland" in their title.
  • The Manuscripts, Audio/Visual, and State Archives database includes large portions of our State Archives, manuscript, and photograph collections, as well as additional archival materials.
  • The Museum Collections database features over 140,000 records from our archaeology, history, and natural history collections. More than 20,000 records include images.

For complete information about the Ohio History Connections holdings on a specific topic, we strongly recommend searching all three databases.

We are currently working on a new, user-friendly front page that will allow you to search across all collections at one time. We plan to implement this integrated search option sometime in 2015.


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