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Hidden Library Gems (FYS 199L) - Fall 2016: Hidden Library Gems

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

  • Library edition of the popular online genealogical site
  • Includes records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, etc.
  • Provides censuses, vital records, immigration records, military records, etc.

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

  • Provides access to about 178,000 topographic maps dating from 1884 to 2006
  • Overlays historical maps with current maps

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

  • Includes information on hundreds of occupations
  • For each occupation, OOH describes the nature of the work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook

American Factfinder

American Factfinder

  • Major of source of population, housing, and economic data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Allows you to find data for areas as small as a neighborhood to as large as the U.S. as a whole