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. 

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
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.
4CLS Research Center 4CLS provides access to a collection of high-quality, accurate, electronic resources.  Some of these databases are made possible through NOVELny, the New York Online Virtual Library, a public information network for New Yorkers.  Others are provided by the Four County Library System