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Librarian-Approved Resources for History Research
Ancestry Library Edition
This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection. Access Ancestry Library Edition at any HMCPL location.
Chronicaling America Newspaper Database
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Search or browse nearly fifty million historical documents and photos, many of which have never been made available on the Internet before. This database can be accessed with your HMCPL library card!
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Here you can access the LOC's digital collection
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives is the nation's record-keeper. You'll find an abundance of primary and secondary sources on almost any subject that occurred in or was affiliated with the U.S.