Databases and Online Resources


With a valid Ashland Public Library card, you have free access to, which is a collection of thousands of online video tutorials covering a broad spectrum of topics. Learn about various software, management skills, marketing, photography - the list goes on and on! Use this instruction sheet if you're logging on from a desktop computer or laptop, and this one for mobile devices


Ohio Web LibraryOhio Web Library

With your valid Ashland Public Library Card, you have freeaccess to the Ohio Web Library – a collection of over 40 online databases and online sources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers from Ohio and the nation, 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.

Using your library card number, your PIN and Internet access, you can access these databases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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NewsBank: Archived Ashland Times-Gazette Newspapers

New to the library in late 2018 is digital access to the Ashland Times-Gazette, spanning 2006 up to the present date. (Note that from January 1, 2006 through present, the database contains text-only versions of the Ashland Times-Gazette articles; full images of the entire newspaper are available from December 1, 2018 to present date.) 

Go to NewsBank



NuWav Legal Documents
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1. Search for the document specific to your situation.
2. Answer the questions in the web input form.
3. Review and print your document.
Topics include Contracts, Landlord-Tenant, Divorce, Power of Attorney, Wills, Probate, Bankruptcy and more.   A glossary is provided to help with legal terminology.  An Ashland Public Library Card is required to access this site. 

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Cypress ResumeCypress Resume Builder

Want to build a great looking resume or cover letter but not sure how? Cypress Resume is a great tool to get you started. Start by logging in with your library card and then set up an account using an email address and a password. Cypress Resume will ask you a series of questions and items to fill in for your resume.

Once all the information has been added and you are satisfied with it, Cypress Resume will then give you several options for building your resume. You can save it as a .pdf file or a .doc file. As long as you create an account, you will then be able to go back and edit your resume any time you need to for up to a year. Cypress will also give you an option of saving it onto your computer or USB thumb drive. 

Connect to Cypress Resume Builder


Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest has a lot of great information available to our library members for free. A valid Ashland Public Library Card is required in order to access this site. Once logged in, you can do a search for your relatives in the online database for the US Census, search books, and other sources. 

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Learning to drive? Needing to retake the driver's license exam? Visit, and get connected to 3 driver's ed handbooks, 12 written practice car tests, 9 written practice motorcycle tests, 12 written practice CDL tests, and FAQs about obtaining an Ohio driver's license. All for free; no registration or sign-up required.



A drug prevention resource for parents, mentors, and peers with information, tips, and materials to begin the conversation with youth about the dangers of drug abuse. StartTalking! also has links to support organizations in the "Partner Organizations" section of "About Us."


Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit 

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, a nonprofit organization, has developed a Free Online Victims Rights Research Toolkit. This new toolkit is the best resource to help Ohio and federal crime victims understand and exercise their legal rights. In the Toolkit, you'll find nearly everything victims need to know about their rights from the time of first report to a hospital or police through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post release control.
The Toolkit provides victims with information and tools to protect and enforce their rights, such as:

- Ohio and federal crime victims' rights laws (explaining them in layman's terms with links to the Ohio    Revised Code),
- best practices, and
- form letters to help victims exercise their rights (yes, sometimes victims have to request their rights).

Connect to the Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit here

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