Biography & Genealogy

ancestrylibrary    Ancestry Library Edition
In Library Use Only
Proquest: One of the most important genealogical sources available today.  (SMTH)

Biography reference  bank   Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
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Ebsco: The Wilson Biography Reference Bank offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.  

credo     Credo Reference
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Credo: Credo Reference, formerly XRefer, is a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 240 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference is the ideal place to start any research. (

fold3    Fold3
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Ebsco: Formerly known as Footnote. Search Historical Documents and more. Fold3 is a great tool for Genealogists and those doing genealogy searches. (

heritagequest    HeritageQuest Online
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Proquest: U.S. federal census records 1790-1930 plus searchable family histories.  (

gale litrc   Literature Resource Center
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Gale: Includes information about authors and their works and is intended for high school students, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.  (

historical newspaper   New York Times Historical (1851-2008)
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Proquest: The entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2008. (

gale sata   Something About the Author
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Gale: Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.  (

SHNab    Suffolk Historic Newspapers
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A centralized, searchable collection of Suffolk's newspaper heritage selected to cover nearly 100 years of Suffolk County history. Plans of twenty-eight other county newspapers will be added, providing coverage going back as far as 1791. (

wvr   World Vital Records
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Provides affordable genealogy databases and family history networking tools to a worldwide audience.  (

Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!