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Ancestry.com (ProQuest)
Contains census, immigration, military, birth, marriage & death records. This resource is only available within the library.
Audience: High School & Above


Courier-Journal (ProQuest)
Contains full-text articles from Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 2008 to the current year. (For CJ coverage from 1830-2000, please use the Courier-Journal Historical database. For coverage from 2000-2008, use US Newsstream.)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Courier-Journal Historical (ProQuest)
Searchable collection of articles published in Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 1830 to 2000.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Contains census records, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's bank records, and citations for genealogy books and journals.
Audience: High School & Above


Nashville Tennessean Historical (ProQuest)
The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922). This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Audience: High School & Above


New York Times (ProQuest)
Contains newspaper articles on a comprehensive range of topics.
Audience: Middle School & Above


Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 (ProQuest)
Provides electronic access to large-scale historical maps of more than 130 Kentucky towns and cities.
Audience: Middle School & Above


US Newsstream (ProQuest)
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.
Audience: Middle School & Above


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