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 from the 1850s-1923.

Remotely accessible with library card number; remote access also requires registering a free account.

Proquest Historical Newspapers (Indiana)

Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With 6 leading titles (including the Indianapolis Star), ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ Indiana collection is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.

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.


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

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!