People Resources

(Los recursos para hispanohablantes se enumeran en una página separada.)

FVRL Resources

Ancestry Library

Starting January 1, 2022, Ancestry is available only at the library.
Learn about your ancestors. Search over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, including the US Census and school yearbooks, to find records and digitized documents.

HeritageQuest

Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1940 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

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Find U.S. white pages and yellow pages, as well as demographic details and heat maps for U.S. and Canadian businesses. Get the most out of Reference USA by visiting their Learning Center.

Gale eBooks

Search full-text reference eBooks on a variety of topics or read entire travel guidebooks without leaving your computer. No limits, holds, or waiting!

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Discover your family's military past. Find service records, casualties, and memorials from wars since the American Revolution. Search sources also include U.S. Federal Census records, Dawes enrollment cards, homestead records, naturalizations, and international military records.

World Book eBooks

Access highly illustrated eBooks for kids in many curriculum areas. Always available to read in your browser—no holds or waiting! Subjects include biography, crafts, cultures, dinosaurs, environment, health, history, mythology, nature, space, and technology.

Biography (Gale in Context)

Search for people in articles and books, based on personal facts such as name, birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, and gender.

Gale Literature

Find everything you need to research the world of literature: biographies, bibliographies, critical analyses, essays, poems, primary sources, and more for authors both historical and current. Resources include: Gale Literature: Something About the AuthorGale Literature: Dictionary of Literary BiographyGale Literature Resource Center, and Gale Literature: LitFinder.

Librarian Tips

Tip: look at general knowledge resources

Looking for something a little broader in scope with less detailed information? Try a general knowledge resource.