Databases & Online Resources
The library offers access to databases and online resources on a wide variety of subjects. Some resources are licensed for use in Wyoming or Campbell County libraries only and require a password if you are not accessing them from within a library. To use these resources from home, provide your library card and PIN when they are requested.
Choose an audience level (children, young adult, or the Reference Center for high school and adult researchers) and then search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. Switch to Britannica Academic for college level or browse the country comparisons and statistics.
Explore learning materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features – all at the appropriate grade level. Includes resources for PreK-2 (Fundamentals), PreK-5 (Elementary), Grades 6-8 (Compton’s), and Grades 9-12.
Culturegrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
An extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps. Cadastral (property and land-ownership) maps, antique world maps, city directories, and illustrations allow genealogists, historians, and researchers to track the residential genealogy of families and locations across time.
A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material covering 14 centuries of history from ancient to modern times. Resources include newspapers and journal articles, rare books, video clips, diaries, letters, dynamic maps, photos and more. Study units guide users through broad historical topics.
National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)
The complete archive of National Geographic magazine – every page of every issue from 1888 to the present – along with a searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
View Sanborn fire insurance maps for U.S. cities and towns from 1867 – 1970. These documents are invaluable primary resource material for historical and genealogical research.
This interactive database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the complexities underlying the challenges facing the nation and individual states. Available to Campbell County library cardholders. Have your library card number and PIN handy for access outside the library.
World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Available to Campbell County library cardholders. Have your library card number and PIN handy for access outside the library.
Discover the history behind place names in Wyoming.