Resources

Databases

The databases listed below are available in the Henrietta Library and also by remote access. There are more databases available through the Monroe County Library system.

Ancestry.com

This is a powerful genealogical research tool with access to U.S. censuses, historical records, photographs, maps, and much more.  (There is no remote access available for this database.)

Heritage Quest

Another powerful genealogy database with access to U.S. censuses, genealogy periodicals, family history and local history books as well as Revolutionary War records and the Freedman’s Bank records.

CLIC-on-Health

Use CLIC-on-HEALTH for access to information and web sites that provide reliable, up-to-date, unbiased healthcare information. CLIC-on-Health is a collaboration of hospital, public, and school libraries in the Rochester, New York region.

General One File

This database is a comprehensive periodical resource with access to more than 11,000 titles backdated until 1980.

 

E-Books

The e-books listed below are available in the Henrietta Library and also by remote access using your library card.

Black Women in America, second edition

The second edition of Black Women in America, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, provides expanded coverage of the achievements and contributions of African American women.

Dictionary of American Family Names

The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.       

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape.

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

This scholarly work offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. The encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics.