History & Genealogy

Start your history search here. Find biographical details, historical facts, and even info about your own ancestry. You can also explore various collections of historical information housed with Douglas County History Research Center — a free resource for researching people, places and events with ties to Douglas County.

Academic Search Premier

Full-text article database of scholarly and peer-reviewed journals covering a variety of subjects, including biology, chemistry, psychology and physics.

American History

More than 500 years of American political, military, social and cultural history.

AncestryPlus - Access is available only in a library

Comprehensive genealogy and local history resource using census, vital and immigration records, and more.

Ancient & Medieval History

The full scope of ancient world history, from prehistory through mid-15th century, including images and maps.

Biography in Context

Biographical entries from encyclopedias and journal articles about noteworthy world figures.


Targeted search levels for children, young adults, and an adult reference center. Current events and primary sources are included.


Illustrated resource featuring cultural and geographical information on provinces, states and world topics.

Educator Resources

Educator's Explora

Lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators.

High School Explora

Full-text articles from popular magazines and reference books, including categories organized by popular topics, for high schoolers.

History Resources: Facts on File

Research portal for American History, Modern World History, and Ancient & Medieval History.

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers


A collection of database resources with access to comprehensive information and thousands of full-text articles on educational, business, lifestyle and historical topics.

Middle School Explora

Full-text articles from popular magazines and reference books, including categories organized by popular topics, for middle schoolers.

Modern World History

Resource for world history, from the mid-15th century to the present.


Billions of historical documents, and millions of historical photos, for genealogical research, starting from the 16th century. Available from home.

Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A searchable database by topic or subject, including the arts, literature, business, history and medicine.

World Almanac for Kids

Grade-appropriate content on various subjects and topics, as well as resources for homework help and teacher support.

Worldwide Library Catalog

WorldCat Discovery Services

Catalog of books and other materials from libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world.