Databases

Ancestry logo

Available to Central, City, Suburban | In Library Use Only

Provides access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes all available records from the United States Census (1790-1940); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. 

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Ancestry.com Guide

Available to Central, City

Direct, immediate, free access to National Archive records including more than 5 million military rec­ords, documents, and stories. Also includes over 74 million digitized documents and images, such as War of 1812 pension applications, stunning documentary photographs, and even original Civil War battle sketches. The Fold3 Training Center includes a link to ‘Finding Your Military Veterans’ a free video course from Ancestry Academy.

Learn More: http://proquest.libguides.com/Fold3

Heritage Quest logo

Available to Central, City

A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture, including a complete set of U.S. Federal Census [head of household] records from 1790-1930, a collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, and an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

Learn More: http://proquest.libguides.com/heritagequestonline


Available to Central, City, Suburban

A comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, national and international level. Titles include over 3,650 American newspapers, blogs, newswires, news magazines, journals, international special reports and videos. Jump to suggested trending topics or special collections like the Onondaga County Newspapers and the Post-Standard.   All papers are in full text or are fully searchable digital images. Customized email alerts can be set up to follow a particular topic or news event of interest.

Helpful How To Tutorials

Use Quick Links to Local Resources and Special Collections

Do a Basic Search

Set Up a Topic Email Alert

Cite an Article

Available to Central, City, Suburban

A searchable archive of digital images and full text from newspapers in these states;

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District Of Columbia
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Included in the collection is a searchable archive of Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward.


PDF icon General FAQs

Available to Central, City, Suburban

Coverage: 2008 – present (with a one-month lag time). The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to complete and recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable and results can be saved in My Research Account. 

Available to Central, City, Suburban

Coverage: 2008 – present (with a one-month lag time). The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to complete and recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable and results can be saved in My Research Account. 

Proquest Historical Newspapers logo

Available to Central, City

Full text coverage of the following newspapers:
  • Wall Street Journal (1889 - 2004)
  • NYTimes (1851 - 2018)
  • Washington Post (1877 - 2005)
  • LA Times (1881- 1997)
  • Chicago Tribune (1847 - 1998)
Reference Solutions logo

Available to Central, City, Suburban

A business and consumer research tool to use for quick lookups or creating customized lists. Includes listings for more than 14 million U.S. business, 4 million new businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, more than 800,000 U.S. physicians and dentists and 210 million U.S. residences. Profiles include contact and other directory information. Advanced search allows users to do reverse phone number lookups, search by yellow page heading, business SIC code, zip code, SMSA and more.

Tutorials

 

To Download the Mobile App: 

  1. On your mobile device, navigate to the App Store® (iOS) or Google Play™ (Android) application icon. 
  2. Search for Data Axle Reference Solutions application and download it on your mobile device. 
  3. Click the Data Axle Reference Solutions icon on your mobile device. 
  4. Enter your library’s 5-digit ZIP Code, and then click Find Library. 
  5. Select your library in the list. 

    iOS: Scroll to your library, and then click Done. 

    Android: Select a library from the list. 

  6. Enter your library card number, and then select Remember Me (optional). 
  7. Click Proceed. 

You are now logged into the application on your mobile device