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Perry County Public Library is happy to provide this list of resources and references that can aid in your research.

New Book Arrivals

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The Perry County Newspaper and Yearbook Digital Archive

The new “Perry County Newspaper & Yearbook Digital Archive” is live and available for everyone, anywhere to use. Consisting of as many Perry County newspapers and yearbooks from the late 1800s to 1977 (for newspapers) and 2015 (for yearbooks) as possible, these resources are now keyword searchable so information that took months to find now takes minutes. Search, crop, download, create PDFs, JPGs; the options are endless. To access this new resource, CLICK HERE.

This database and project was made possible through grants and gifts from the “Friends of the Perry County Public Library”, The Perry County Community Foundation, and the Tell City Historical Society.

Local Obituaries

Obituaries are a vital tool when tracing family history. Here are the local obituary indexes the library has available. Our Genealogy Department updates this resource frequently.

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Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest is a collection of resource materials for tracing family history. It includes sources like the federal census records, local and family histories, and an index to genealogical and local history periodicals.

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Browning Genealogy

Browning Genealogy is a database search tool that enables researchers to access a variety of public records documenting people and events in Evansville, Indiana, and surrounding counties in Southwestern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois and Western Kentucky.

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Libby by Overdive

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!

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Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy brings you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.

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Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen; your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform.

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Chilton Library Repair Database

With Chilton manuals, you can diagnose the problem and get detailed information with instructions, diagrams, videos, and pictures that are included, specifically to your vehicle.

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Gale Legal Forms

Gale offers a variety of resources for education, lifelong learning, and academic research. Whether you are looking for peer-reviewed articles; full-text magazines, newspapers, and eBooks; primary source documents; and videos or podcasts, Gale puts the right vetted content and tools at your fingertips!

Go to Gale Legal Forms

Reference Solutions

The premier source for information for reference and research offering accurate data on 81 businesses’ and 272 million consumers.

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Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone and EBSCO Information Services have combined to offer you Rosetta Stone Library Solution with 30 different languages available.

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Inspire Academic Databases

Lifelong learning library for Hoosiers, offering research, test & career prep, Indiana news & history, Databases A-Z, Rosetta Stone, and many more databases to explore.

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Salem Press

Salem Press and Grey House Publishing curating free access to explore current events through History, Science, Health, and Careers & Business.

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FOLD3 by Ancestry


Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. 

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The largest online newspaper archive, established in 2012. Used by millions for genealogy and family history, historical research, crime investigations, journalism, and entertainment. Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, national and local news articles, sports, advertisements, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle pages, comics, and more. 

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