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Online Reference Databases

Starting a homework project? Looking for ratings from Consumer Reports?  Starting on a family tree? Check out these databases for students, consumers, genealogists and travelers that your library has to offer!  Click on the database name below to begin your research. Not in the library? You can also use these databases from home! To access from home, please have your library card (14-digit barcode) and your PIN number ready.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us at 815-943-4671 or at harpgeneral@harvard-diggins.org.

A to Z the USA

A to Z : the USA

Find general information about the states and territories of the United States including tourist and travel highlights, history, business, and economic information.

A-Z: the USA is made available to Harvard Library patrons by a generous gift from the Harvard Rotary Club.

A to Z The World

A to Z: the World

Find general information about climate, business, government, history, and travel for 175 countries.

A-Z: the World is made available to Harvard Library patrons by a generous gift from the Harvard Rotary Club.

A to Z World Travel

A to Z: World Travel

Find data for more than 200 world cities, frequent travel and business destinations. Includes business, economic, travel, and tourist information as well as local history and news summaries.

A-Z: World Travel is made available to Harvard Library patrons by a generous gift from the Harvard Rotary Club.

Creative video workshops on creativebug

Introducing Creativebug! –online video craft classes now available

Please join us online with Creativebug, your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos.  Log in with your library card number and you’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily. Click here to get started!

Access to our new Creativebug subscription requires a Harvard Diggins Library card. Please take a picture of your craft projects made with this new resource and share them on our Facebook page!

Explora –Your first stop for your research project!

Harvard Diggins Library patrons now have access to Explora the EBSCO experience for your research needs. Using Explora, you can search and browse full text general reference publications, like Consumer Reports, dating back to 1984; view full-text reference books and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online–Discover your family history today!

Discover your family history today! Heritage Quest includes access to US Census data, city directories, Revolutionary War records, a large collection of family histories, and the PERSI genealogical index–billions of records ready to reveal your family history.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages–Deliciously simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages!

Mango Languages is a PhD-created, linguist-approved, language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Travelers and students alike will enjoy this colorful, educational language tool. You can also download the Mango app on your mobile device learn on-the-go! Your library card number is your ticket to this great resource.