Research Databases 

When the research just seems to be overwhelming and you don't know where to go for more information, always think of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Below, find a complete listing databases that anyone with a library card has access. And, find a few of our favorites that we think you will love.

If you have any questions about a database or need more information, call the Information Desk or email

Happy researching!


Ohio Web Library

Provided to T-SPL by the Ohio Public Library Information Network, the Ohio Web Library is one of the most comprehensive set of databases available. 

Subjects include books, art & literature; business & government; employment resources and adult learning; genealogy, health, history & biography; magazines & newspapers; reference & research; science and students & homework. 

Check out a Few of Our Favorites

Our librarians have compiled a list of a few that we think you will find very valuable. From science reference materials, to tutorials on how to learn a new language, to gaining access to Chilton's books, we've got it all - and it's free with just your library card. gives access to U.S. Census records, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, petitions for naturalization, passenger lists and more. Please keep in mind that you must be in the Library to access this database. 


EBSCO Host provides you access to many other databases in widely ranging topics. This database is perfect for research, including medication information, science reference center, scholarly journals, Points of View information and full texts of American and English literature. Patrons may also access Masterfile, which provides full text magazines; one of the most popular is Consumer Reports. 

Heritage Quest Online makes genealogy research much easier by providing access to census information, books, PERSI Archives, the Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank, Serial Sets and more.  

Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition is the world's largest online newspaper archive. This massive collection of more than seven million newspapers covers Ohio history from 1800 to 2017 and allows you to search for you ancestors by name and location.