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Virtual Reference Desk: Cleveland Area Resources

(For information on Cleveland's neighborhoods, see Neighborhood Links)

General Resources

  • City of Cleveland: Official site provides information about the government, economic development, education, and attractions.
  • Cleveland+ / Team NEO : Northeast Ohio's regional marketing campaign. Has 3 major divisions:
    • Work Here: This includes sections on career advancement, major industries, and listings of professional and workforce development organizations.
    • Live Here: Includes cultural, educational and regional resources.
    • Learn Here: Includes links to arts and culture (Cleveland Museum of Art, Karamu House, etc.), entertainment, family fun, and sports and recreation.
  • A regional news, event and communication portal for Greater Cleveland. It includes news from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Sun Newspapers. Also has special features such as Essential Cleveland, which allows you to see Plain Dealer recommendations on restaurants and things to do in Cleveland.
  • Cleveland Quick Facts ( Provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
  • This is Cleveland: Cuyahoga County's convention and visitors bureau.

Cleveland State University Resources


Libraries and local library resources

  • Cleveland Public Library: 28 branch libraries.
    • Newspaper Articles: Some may require a CPL card and pin number or are accessible on site only. Access databases with local news in full text i.e., Plain Dealer, Newsbank - Ohio Newspapers and the Call and Post.
  • Cuyahoga Public Library: 27 branches serving 47 communities.
    • Research Resources: Some may require a CCPL card and pin number or are accessible on site only. CCPL has subscriptions to full text resources for the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Jewish News and the historical Cleveland Call & Post. Limit the resources by clicking on the tabs.
  • OPLIN Find a Library - Cuyahoga County

News and Media

For full text access to Cleveland newspapers see Libraries and Library Resources above.

Other Local Resources