How is a database different from a web search? Although databases are accessed through your Internet browser, they are very different from searching the web. Anyone can create a website and put information up online, which makes the accuracy of many websites questionable. In contrast, a database is a resource that the library purchases, and the information that you find there is published through reliable sources. The content is written, reviewed, edited and selected by field experts.
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.
Ancestry Library Online
This extensive collection of genealogical information includes the U.S. and U.K. censuses, passenger lists, and much more. It can only be accessed through the computers at the Library.
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Find local information about Washington Township (Long Valley) located in Morris County, NJ.
Local History Links & Information
WTPL's Digital History Project
Local Links and Resources
Family Roots & Shoots: Genealogy Interest Group
Roots & Shoots is a genealogy interest group that meets monthly at the library. Visit our library calendar to find the next meeting day and time.
Books on Genealogy
The Library has a large collection of books that can provide guidance and information on all aspects of genealogical research. Come to the library and browse the 929.1 sections in our circulating and reference collections, or go online to the Library Catalog and search on the subject genealogy. If you need any help, be sure to ask for a Reference Librarian (in person or by phone).
Ancestry Library Online
This extensive collection of genealogical information includes the U.S. and U.K. censuses, passenger lists, and much more. It can only be accessed through the computers AT the Library.
MyHeritage Library Edition
The MyHeritage Library Edition features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions. This database can be used at the library or at home.