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African American Heritage
A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  NOTE: Access outside of the library requires a library card.
American Press collection
Access text and digitized copies - coverage for the text edition includes issues from 2002 through the current year, while the digital edition starts with the year 2022. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. A library card is required for remote access. NOTE: Current issues of the Southwest Daily News can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues.
American Press ePaper
Read current/weekly issues & archives - choose daily or archive, then tap/click Log In.
Jan. 2022: Currently migrating its archived issues into a new system, so there are missing issues.
An online repository for more than 1.4 billion searchable names from America and beyond. Although our name says New England, we provide expertise and research across American family history.
Ancestry Library Edition
Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. NOTE: This is a lite version of
Fold3 Library Edition
Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. NOTE: Access outside of the library requires a library card.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704 – today. NOTE: Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. Each source will list available dates, location, type, format, and language. NOTE: Access outside of the library requires a library card.
Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. NOTE: Access outside of the library requires a library card.
Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases.
Find historical and genealogical information for Louisiana. 
Newsbank - complete collection
Keep up with hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, America's News, Southwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate Collection, The Advocate Collection, Times-Picayune Collection, USA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access.
Browse millions of pages of historical newspapers from 1,000+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. NOTE: The library's subscription covers up to year 1922. Powered by™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest. NOTE: Access outside the library requires a library card.
Southwest Daily News - text archives
Access text archives dating back to 2001. For current issues, use the American Press collection. Choose the image format. See specific paper near the end of the American Press paper. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
USA Today Collection
Explore USA history through local news, events and people with USA TODAY Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also, available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Browse this biographical index from all time periods and geographic locations. NOTE: Access outside of the library requires a library card.

NOTE: The American Press is migrating archived issues which means that there are missing issues in the ePaper option. The Sunday and Monday papers are no longer being printed. 

ALTERNATIVE: For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, use the American Press Collection resource.

Update: August 24, 2023