Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage

A database exclusively focused on African American family history research, with an emphasis on primary sources, including but not limited to: federal census records, draft and service records, free(d) and slave records, and church records. Provides exclusive access to Black Genesis, a state-by-state resource guide for African American genealogy, and AfriGeneas, a social networking website devoted to African American genealogy. From ProQuest. [User Guide & Hands-On Practice Exercises.] 

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Ancestry: Library Edition

The library edition of, this collection of thousands of databases and billions of indexed names contains census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from all over the world, with a particular emphasis on the United States and United Kingdom. From ProQuest. [Search TipsSample Searches, & Useful Charts & Forms.]

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Biography Reference Bank

A biographical database that offers full-text articles, images, and abstracts on more than 750,000 individuals, living and deceased. Sources include periodicals and biographical reference books. From EBSCOhost.

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Fold3: Library Edition

A collection of military records from, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of individuals who served. Why the name? It comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony, in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans. From OWL. [Beginner's User Guide.]

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Heritage Quest

A collection that provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. From ProQuest. [Tips & Tricks.]

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