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SURVEY of ONLINE RESOURCES
offered by LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
(with Links to Recommended Web Sites)
January 2012

Libraries Included in this survey are Everett Public Library, King County Library System, Seattle Public Library and Sno-Isle Library System.   LIBRARY ONLY indicates that the resource can be used ONLY within the library.    CARD REQUIRED indicates that the resource can be used at home by logging in with the card number issued by the institution.

Following the Survey of Online Resources is a list of links to websites suggested by the above libraries. This list should be used as a supplement to Miss Marge's URL Hit List (which is also part of the Special Projects collection and can be accessed at  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasigs/fhc/HITLIST.htm )

King County Library System, Seattle Public Library and Sno-Isle Library System have a policy of reciprocity; if you have a library card from one of the three systems, you can get a card from the other two systems. The Everett Public Library has a reciprocity agreement with King County Library System and with Seattle Public Library.  Contact the library or library system for which you want to have a card for details.



EVERETT PUBLIC LIBRARY
http://www.epls.org/

E-sources list
http://www.wpac.epls.org/polaris/search/misc/esources.aspx


  • Ancestry Library Edition  -  Coverage of the U.S. and the U.K.;  includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, record collections from Canada, other areas.      LIBRARY ONLY
  • Biography Resource Center  -  Information on more than 1.25 million people from all over the world and throughout history.  CARD REQUIRED
  • CultureGrams Online  -  Reference tools on world cultures, including maps, statistics and other information on 187 countries and the 50 U.S. States.  CARD REQUIRED
  • Heritage Quest Online  -  Census records from 1790 to 1930.  Includes over 25,000 family and local histories   CARD REQUIRED
  • OCLC -  Provides over 48 million catalog records for books, videos and other materials     each attached to a list of the member libraries that own the item.  LIBRARY ONLY
  • Proquest Discovery (Washington Newsstand)  -  Washington State newspapers search within the Proquest Discovery database site.  CARD REQUIRED
  • Proquest Discovery (ALL)  -  Indexes 3,600 magazines and journals;  many are full text; also offered are several national and Washington State newspapers.  CARD REQUIRED

KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
http://www.kcls.org/

Genealogy resources
http://www.kcls.org/databases/subject_categories.cfm#9


  • 19th Century US Newspapers  -  Full-text articles from a wide range of 19th century newspapers.   CARD REQUIRED
  • African American Experience  -  Encyclopedia articles, primary documents,  interviews and  journal articles exploring the African American experience.   CARD REQUIRED
  • America's Obituaries and Death Notices  -  Obituaries and death notices from US  newspapers.  CARD REQUIRED
  • American History Reference Collection  -  U S  history-themed reference books from the  Gale Virtual Reference Library.    CARD REQUIRED
  • American Indian History and Culture  -  Articles, biographies, images and primary source documents detailing the Native American experience.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Ancestry Library Edition  -  Coverage of the U.S. and the U.K.;  includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, record collections from Canada, other areas.   LIBRARY ONLY
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index  -  Citations from  biographical reference works.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Culturegrams  -  Articles, maps, photographs, biographies and recipes focusing on world  cultures.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Daily Life Through History  -  Articles, maps, charts, primary documents and teacher lesson  plans focusing on daily life in world cultures.   CARD REQUIRED
  • eLibrary  -  Articles, photos, maps, and transcripts from magazines, U.S. and foreign  newspapers, radio and television news programs, and reference books.   CARD  REQUIRED
  • Fashion and Costume Reference Collection  -  Fashion and costume-themed reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.   CARD REQUIRED
  • HeritageQuest  -  Census records from 1790 to 1930; PERSI Index,  genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials are included.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Historical Statistics of the United States  -  Statistics from over 1000 sources all with PDF and CSV export options.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Latino American Experience  -  Encyclopedia articles, primary documents, interviews and  journal articles exploring the Latino American experience.   CARD REQUIRED
  • New York Times Historical  Articles  -  From New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and New York Times (1857-2001). Viewing requires Adobe Acrobat.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Newspaper Archive  -  Full-text articles from a wide range of historical newspapers.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Sanborn Maps (Washington State)  -  Large scale maps of Washington cities and towns detailing street blocks and building numbers.   CARD REQUIRED
  • World History Reference Collection  -  World history-themed reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.    CARD REQUIRED
  • World Vital Records  -  Genealogical information from hundreds of databases.    CARD REQUIRED



SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
http://www.spl.org/

Genealogy Resources
 
http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/genealogy

History, Biography, Map Resources
http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/history-biography-and-maps

  • America's GenealogyBank  -  Search national historical newspapers,  books, pamphlets,  genealogies, obituaries and the complete American State Papers.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Ancestry Library Edition  -  Information, records including the U.S. and Canadian Census,  Washington State Death Index 1940-1996 and Social Security Death Index.  LIBRARY ONLY
  • AP Images  -  The Associated Press's history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to  the present.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index  -  Index to 700 biographical dictionaries.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Biography in Context  -  Information about people from throughout history, around the  world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Britannica Online Reference Center  -  Find authoritative articles on a broad range of  subjects.   CARD REQUIRED
  • CultureGrams  -  Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970  -  Detailed maps showing streets and building footprints for Seattle (1884-1951), other Puget Sound and US cities.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Encyclopedia Americana  -  In-depth articles within a broad range of subjects   CARD REQUIRED
  • HeritageQuest Online  -  Genealogy books and serials, from the early 1900's;  U.S. Federal  Census, 1790-1930. Digitized images are fully searchable and printable   CARD REQUIRED
  • New York Times Historical (1851 - 2007)  -  ProQuest database that includes the entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2006. Digital page and article images   CARD REQUIRED
  • Seattle Times Historical Archives (1900 - 1984)  -  Digitized,  searchable, printable, and  downloadable.  CARD REQUIRED

SNO-ISLE LIBRARY SYSTEM
http://www.sno-isle.org/

Genealogy Resources
http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=1246&cid=777

  • America's Obituaries and Death Notices  -  Obituaries, death notices from US newspapers.  Includes Seattle Times (from 1/6/85) and Everett Daily Herald (from 8/16/2005)   CARD REQUIRED
  • Ancestry Library Edition  -  Genealogical information and records.  LIBRARY ONLY
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index  -  Citations (not full text) to print material  containing biographical information   CARD REQUIRED
  • Biography in Context  -  Biographical information on people from throughout history, around  the world, and across all disciplines and subjects.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Biography Reference Center  -  Full-text narrative biographies searchable by name, occupation, gender, time period, etc.   CARD REQUIRED
  • HeritageQuest Online  -  Genealogical material including family histories, census records, genealogical serials, local histories, and primary sources in full image.   CARD  REQUIRED
  • New York Times Historical  - 1851 to 2007: Digital reproductions going back to the first  issue provide coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.   CARD  REQUIRED
  • Newspaper Source  -  Cover-to-cover full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international  newspapers.   CARD REQUIRED
  • ProQuest Research Library  -  Mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers with broad, inclusive coverage of a wide range of popular academic subjects.   CARD REQUIRED
  • U.S. History in Context  - : Full text documents, reference articles, journals covering US  history from pre-colonial times to the present.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Washington State Newsstand  -  Full text coverage of major newspapers including the daily  newspapers from Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane.   CARD REQUIRED
  • World History in Context  -  A complete overview of world history with full text documents covering civilization, cultural trends, religion, economics and war.   CARD  REQUIRED
  • World Vital Records  -  Search online genealogy sites for family information in a collection  of more than one billion names in more than 8,000 databases.   CARD REQUIRED
  • Worldwide Newspapers  -  World's leading newspapers in their original format before they  appear on newsstands;  includes instant translation into ten major languages.  CARD REQUIRED


LINKS to SITES RECOMMENDED by AREA LIBRARIES

Does not include sites listed in Miss Marge's URL Hit List
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasigs/fhc/HITLIST.htm


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