Research Databases

Research Databases

Online Resources

Genealogy & Local History


Explore Our Databases For Your Next Project. Library Edition Library Edition provides researchers access to birth, baptism and christening, census, court, death, divorce, immigration, marriage, and military records, as well as research compiled by other users. Provided by Proquest.


FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. It strives to create and link the best and most valuable research resources and provides access to billions of records from around the word.  Requires a free account to use.

Newspaper Archive

For eye-witness accounts of history being made, search Newspaper Archive’s unique collection. You’ll see images of newspapers just as they appeared when first printed, including not only news stories, but also advertising, cartoons, editorials, photographs, and more.  Newspaper Archive includes access to many of Boone County’s newspapers.

Remotely accessible with library card number; remote access also requires registering a free account. Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.  

Remotely accessible with library card number. is a powerful tool for genealogists and historians. A database for locating original landowners in the United States, the First Landowners Project allows users to view information about landowners and legal descriptions of land in a geographic context.

Chilton Automotive Library

Chilton Automotive Library gives people access to free information on vehicle maintenance and repairs. Simply click the link and enter your library card number to get started.

Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms gives people access to free legal forms. Click the link and enter your card number to get started!


Indiana INSPIRE gives Indiana residents access to journal articles, academic resources, news, and more.