History & Genealogy

A to Z Maps Online

The world’s largest collection of royalty-free, downloadable maps for schools. Students, teachers, and administrators can use our more than 60,000 maps in school reports, lesson plans, and personal research projects.

African American History

Thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.


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Fold3 Library Edition

Powered by Ancestry, this resource offers a premier collection of nearly 500 million military records from the U.S. and around the world.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence

Includes scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually.

Heritage Quest

A collection of digitized material that puts family research in an historical, social and cultural context.

Infobase Access Video On Demand

Find an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos from around the world : from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more. 

Proquest African American Heritage

This genealogy resource focuses exclusively on resources devoted to African American family history research.

Proquest Historical Newspapers: The Austin American-Statesman

The AustinAmericanStatesman (Historical) includes searchable articles from Austin, Texas, newspapers for the years 1871-1980.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Valuable tools for learning about the history, growth and development of Texas cities.