Research Databases

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.  Use these maps to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, to study the growth of towns and cities, and to study the impact of new developments.

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Science Reference Center

Covers topics including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Sociological Collection

Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

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