Research

DATABASES FOR ADULT LEARNING

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS
OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers is a collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s.
NOTE: This resource is only available in the library.

EXPLORA
Full text for more than 2,200 periodicals including Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present.

NEWSBANK
Select local, regional, national U.S. newspapers and popular magazines.

NY TIMES
Enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device. Choose from English, Español or
中文.

REFERENCEUSA
New, current, closed and historical  business database, jobs/internships postings, healthcare physicians and dentist and U.S. consumer/lifestyle listings.

 

GENEALOGY RESOURCES

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool offering the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online.

 

FOLD3

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

 

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

 

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES GENEALOGY PAGE

OC Genealogy Events, Online Resources, Bibliography, Local Organizations, Tips and Obituaries.



 

OTHER RESOURCES 

CALISPHERE 
California history, told through photographs, newspaper clippings, political cartoons, art, and other cultural artifacts. Digital collections provided by libraries, archives and museums. 

 

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE

A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.