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Do you have a question you need an answer for?  Whether you are writing for a school paper, building a family tree, or even looking for a job, at the library, your answer is only a few clicks or page turns away!  Don’t know where to start?  The Franklin County Public Library District has access to the following databases and sites that library patrons can use for free at each branch.  A clerk at the front desk will gladly help you.

Databases available for research from home

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Databases available for research at home with your library card

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Learn 60+ languages online and on-the-go.

Reference USA

Reference USA

The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel and more.

Newsbank

Provides full-text of many USA and international newspapers.

P4A Antiques Reference

Find info and auction prices for thousands of antiques.
To access from the library, click here.
To access remotely, click here and use the password:  franklin

World Book Online

World Book Online

Research tools, biographies, videos, current events, images, maps, and timelines.

Databases available for research at Brookville and Laurel Libraries

Ancestry

Ancestry

Discover your ancestors with the world’s largest family history website.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online

Find American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.