Westlake's Own Databases

Westlake Porter Public Library is pleased to make available to you several high-value online reference resources. Many additional excellent resources are available to home users through the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). OPLIN's excellent OneSearch system allows simultaneous searches of multiple databases.

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Infotrac magazine index


ReferenceUSA Online business and residential directory.


Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. Click here to access the Cleveland Plain Dealer as well as other newspapers from across the country.

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Provides access to the online version of Salem Press's Magill's Medical Guide. Requires library card # for access.


Search interface searches two databases "Milestone Documents in American History" and "The 80s in America." Requires library card # for access.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center