Research

Local History and Genealogy
The Local History and Genealogy Department is located on the second floor of Broome County Public Library. They have a variety of resources to help with your research.  Click here to find out what is available online and in their print collection.

Online Databases
An online database is a searchable collection of electronic records and data, which, in this case, can be used to find articles and other information from magazines, journals, and newspapers. These databases are free to our patrons because we pay an annual fee to make them available.  The databases will include both full-text articles (meaning the article in its entirety) and abstracts (meaning a short summary of the article with journal name and issue information). You may restrict your search to just full text if you wish.  You may need to enter your library barcode for authentication. 

*Additional online databases are available from Four County Library System (4CLS).  You will need to enter your library barcode. 

** Databases are made possible through NOVELny, the New York Online Virtual Library, a public information network for New Yorkers.

DATABASE DESCRIPTION
Ancestry Plus The leading resource for pursuing family history research. Access is available to Census records and many other resources. CAN ONLY BE USED IN THE LIBRARY
* Flipster A one-stop-shop for Digital Magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or tablet.
*Transparent Language Online Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.
**Merck Manuals Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion healthcare professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.
**InfoTrac Newsstand Full-text newspapers, including the New York Times from 1995- and more than 1000 major US regional, national, and local newspapers (33 from New York State).
**National Newspaper Index Contains indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
**New York State Newspapers A database of 33 major newspapers published in the State of New York: the Albany Times Union, New York Times, Newsday, Buffalo News, Post-Standard (Syracuse), Watertown Daily Times, Times Herald-Record (Middletown) and others.
**New York Online Virtual Electronic Library A wide variety of resources − books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more are available to New York State residents.  Resources cover many topics such as business, health, and current events.