History and Biography Resources

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals - both living and deceased. Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, plus thousands of profiles licensed from other respected publishers; updated monthly.

Large scale street plans - including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use. Produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970. Content is useful for local history and genealogy research. Access from home available.


Global Road Warrior from World Trade Press is a country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. In of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. Useful tor research on information related to culture, business, travel, and local living. Information updated with world events. Access from home with your library card.

AtoZ the USA from World Trade Press contains more than 115 nationally focused articles and 115 articles on the same subjects for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. Access from home with your library card.

AtoZ Maps Online from World Trade Press is a collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use the more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. Access from home with your library card.