Explore Local History
Cleveland Digital Library (Local)
A digital collection of texts, maps, and images, as well as access tools for digital and non-digital works, all concerning the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio. Supported and maintained by Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library.

Cleveland Heights Historical Society (Local)
Dedicated to promoting the diverse character and traditions of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Enjoy photographs, stories, and historical accounts.

Cleveland Memory Project (Local)
A vast photo archive, a virtual reading room, a photographic reproduction service, and a showcase for our collections. Here serious researchers and casual browsers will find thousands of historical photographs, as well as a growing collection of ebooks documenting the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio, its industries and its people. All this in a searchable database, updated daily and delivered via an award-winning interface. Explore Cleveland history through images and words.

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Local)
The World Wide Web edition of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography is sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society. The site is maintained by Digital Media Services at CWRU. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography are available in hardback editions, and can be purchased at the Western Reserve Historical Society, the CWRU Bookstore, and other select bookstores.

Ohio Memory Project (Local)
The mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook.

The Buckeye Chronicles (Local)
The Buckeye Chronicles, presented by The Lakewood Historical Society, explores the regional cultural landscape with vignettes of Ohio history–its people and places. This site is hosted by the Lakewood Public Library.

Tremont History Project (Local)
A community-based project in which students at Cleveland State University study Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood through oral histories. The project represents a collaboration between the department of history at CSU, Tremont West Community Development Corporation, and the Ohio Canal Corridor.

Western Reserve Historical Society (Local)
In 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society was founded to preserve and present the history of all of the people of northeast Ohio. Today, it is the largest privately supported regional historical society in the nation.

Women in History (Local)
“Living Vignettes of Women from the Past” is a website highlighting prominent national and local women of significance. Lakewood Public Library provides this online resource that spans over 300 years of historic women and their accomplishments.

Amazing Seniors
Benjamin Rose — Myth Busters (Local)
American culture tends to view senior citizens inaccurately. The Benjamin Rose Institute produces several profiles of seniors who shatter the stereotypes related to older adults. View the latest profile or look at the many articles of past entries beginning from 1999.

ClevelandSeniors.com — People (Local)
The lives of Cleveland Seniors have produced so many interesting stories. Read about some of these fascinating people. Share your memories of Cleveland, chat with Pat on a variety of topics, and explore the goings-on of local and national personalities.

Newsnet5 – Successful Aging Initiative (Local)
The Cleveland Foundation’s Successful Aging Initiative will support and promote the assets and positive aspects of aging. Enjoy articles and stories related to this initiative and hosted on the Newschannel 5′s web site.

The GoldenArk Publishing Company (Local)
GoldenArk is a not-for-profit publishing company that produces short e-books and which works cooperatively with authors by allowing them to assist in the publishing process. Hosted by Judson Retirement Community of Cleveland, Ohio.

United Way Services of Greater Cleveland Success Stories (Local)
Read profiles of local seniors from the Senior Success Vision Council’s “Success Stories”. Also use the links at the top of the page to learn about the exciting initiatives to improve the qualtity of life for older adults in our area.

The Internet is not just a passing fad and it’s not just for the young!
It’s a great way to pursue information and communicate with your
family, friends and neighbors. You will find information, both local
and global, about health, living, money, recreation and more. One goal
of North Coast SeniorsConnect is to promote computer use and training
opportunities for the growing number of older persons accessing the
Internet. This web site was developed with this in mind.
SeniorsConnect.org is an excellent first stop on the information super
highway.

Please keep in mind at all times that staff at the Cleveland Public
Library are dedicated to helping you access information and connect to
the tools and services that can enrich your lives.

INFORMATION – links to the web’s best resources chosen and annotated by information experts

Annotated guide to key web sites
Major subject groupings
Searchable links
Access to public databases, such as Benefits check up and Ohio’s Long-term Care Consumers Guide
Contact info for local sites

GUIDANCE – Find help and local services in a variety of ways

Multiple means of accessing assistance
Live telephone or e-mail interface with library staff
Chat room environment via KnowItNow24x7.net
Access to United Way’s First Call For Help

WISDOM – Reflect on our community’s past and share your story

Special “Reflect & Connect” section
Interactive opportunity for seniors to submit live historical accounts
Selections from CPL’s Photograph Collection

COMMUNITY – Connect with people and events in and around Cleveland

Free e-mail accounts
Electronic bulletin boards
Chat rooms
Training opportunities