Digital Research & Reference Tools
These tools are reliable reference and research sources for the community's use.
Genealogy & Local History
Use Ancestry to discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry.
HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
The Atlantic Public Library began digitizing its microfilm newspaper collection with Newspaper Archive. There are a limited number of years available at this time. Be patient with this database and experiment with your searches! Please contact Cass County Genealogical Society if you would like to view the newspaper on microfilm.
Hobbies & Special Interest
Chilton's Auto Repair Library is here! Chilton's provides all kinds of information for the car enthusiast and general car owner. From maintenance schedules to how-tos, you'll be surprised by what you can find. American automobiles only.
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world with A to Z World Food. It's a movable feast in a digital cookbook. Search for recipes from 174 countries or search by ingredient or style. Immediate access from inside the library; call to get username and password if using from outside the library.
The world is full of awe-inspiring places, and A to Z World Travel can help you find them. This database is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, discover all the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders. Immediate access from inside the library; call to get username and password if using from outside the library.
Need some new ideas for reading? NoveList Plus is a Reader's Advisory service where you can find lists for "If you like...", series, authors, award winners, etc! Do you need to lead a book discussion? This may be your answer!
Books and Authors is a new resource for finding your next great book. It will help you find series titles, biographical information about authors, and even spot read-a-likes. There are many options to search or browse for book suggestions...and then check our catalog to see if it's available locally.
Reference & Periodicals
Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images, audio files, and videos.
Gale digital resources has a little something for everyone. Looking for culinary information? Working on a research project? Tracking investments? Following current events? Check out all that Gale has up-to-date information on almost any topic you may need.