Online Resources: General Research

Research a wide range of topics from consumer data and news to ancestry and more.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

In-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics from more than 3,000 publications. Study and compare specific trades and industries including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and more.

Access World News

Global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM, and more from a variety of news media.

Britannica Library

The Encyclopedia Britannica online, plus a dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, and more.

Consumer Reports

Independent and unbiased ratings, reviews, and research for nearly every type of product or service.


Concise, reliable, and current content about countries, cultures, and people around the world. Includes teaching activities and curriculum standards.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition

One of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 students. Students can search for research paper topics and educators can search for resources that correlate to state and national standards including Common Core.


Census records, cemetery records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Freedman’s bank and more.


Scholarly journals, reports, working papers, and popular newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.

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