History Databases

Ancestry - Library Edition


Ancestry Library Edition delivers over 4 billion records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone - whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian - inside the more than 4,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

And, with ongoing updates and new content always being added, you'll keep coming back to discover more.

Colorado Historic Newspapers
Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 690,000 digitized pages, representing 199+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923. The database includes thousands of articles, graphics, letters to the editor and advertisements.

Colorado Virtual Library
Colorado Histories from the Colorado Virtual Library

Colorado Histories from the Colorado Virtual Library has amassed a collection of some 50 biographies of famous Coloradans, many enriched by beautiful archival images from the Denver Public Library. Over time, they will add more bios, sketches of historical events, maps, oral histories, videos, and more.  

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center features more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers as well as more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of video.

Access Research In Context for Garfield County Libraries patrons
Research in Context

Created for middle school students, Research In Context supports engaged learning by bringing together the best and most relevant digital content into one modern and student-friendly. RIC covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues, and includes nearly 300 topic pages and overviews written explicitly for middle school students. Research In Context uses cross-disciplinary, authoritative content to bridge the gap between elementary resources and more advanced high school databases.

World Book Online
World Book

Access all of our World Book databases including:

  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Student
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Timelines
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Kids
World Book Kids

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

World Book Kids features:
* A variety of simple search and browse navigation options
* Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia
* Engaging images, illustrations, videos, maps, and animations
* More than 50 challenging games across five subject areas
* A tool for exploring and comparing animals and places
* An Important People feature to help students search and browse through thousands of biographies
* A collection of age-appropriate science projects and activities
* An atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags
* Teacher resources