Research Resources & Guides


Genealogy and family history resources including census, vital, military, and immigration resources.
**In-Library use only**

Heritage Hub

The premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research (1704-today).

AtoZ Databases

Look up people, businesses, and job and career resources. 

AtoZ Maps

Modern and historical world, regional, country, and state maps.






America's News

A searchable and browsable database of reliable news resources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

Black Life in America

This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. The content is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications and spans pre-Revolution America to today.

AtoZ the USA

An encyclopedia of the U.S. searchable by state. It includes information on each state's flora and fauna, demographics, economy, history, geography, and more.

AtoZ World Travel

World city travel guides that include information on each city's popular activities, climate and weather, food, language, transportation, and travel essentials.

AtoZ Food America

A collection of American food, recipes, and culture browsable by state, region, and ethnic group. There's even a recipe for Brunswick stew under Virginia's Soups section, but you'll have to be the judge of whether or not it's accurate!