Way Public Library provides access to many exclusive online resources for research. If you have questions about any of the databases listed below, please contact the Information Desk at 419-874-3135 extension 119.

Research Databases

Ohio Web Library
The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. The Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio.

Lynda.com 
Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Join today to get access to thousands of courses. For easiest use, start with the link above each visit.

Global Road Warrior
Get deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security for 175 countries. For easiest use, start with the link above each visit.

AtoZ Maps Online
Extensive maps covering areas by geographical region and other data (such as past empires, holy lands, and ecology). For easiest use, start with the link above each visit.

Local History and Genealogy Databases

Online Local Newspaper Archive
Way Library recently digitized its microfilm collection of newspapers and other miscellaneous local history material. This microfilm collection can now be accessed online and electronically searched.

Ohio Memory Photo Archive
In collaboration with the Ohio Historical Society, the library is in the process of scanning its photograph collection and placing them in a digital archive. This archive can be accessed through our web page by library users.

HeritageQuest (limited to in-library use only)
HeritageQuest is a source for finding out more about your family's history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank depositor records.

Ancestry Library (limited to in-library use only)
Powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world.  Available in-library only.