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.
Full-text databases. Includes Rosetta Stone language learning with 30 different languages and Explora for elementary and secondary school students, which provides reliable information on thousands of topics including geography, math, biographies, science, social studies and more. Other subjects covered in EBSCOhost include general reference, magazine and newspapers, literature, genealogy, languages, legal information, business, education, health, student resources, and more. You may also search in any of these language interfaces:
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
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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.