Research

Databases by Topic: A list of databases by subject, available to library patrons through Clinton Essex Franklin Library System. Subjects include General, Newspapers, Science,  Literature, and more.

HeritageQuest: A genealogical and historical database with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Newspaper Source Plus: (PPL patrons only) A database with access to hundreds of daily newspapers. Not all are available full text, but many are. (Available to Plattsburgh Public patrons only due to licensing restrictions)

Mergent Investors Edge: A Business and Investing database made possible with Tillson Trust Funds.

New York State Newspapers: Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.

Hot Topics: Research guides compiled by Clinton Essex Franklin Library System librarians. Topics include career resources, genealogy, recovering from addiction, surviving winter, and more.

Library of Congress: The largest library in the world, with many online exhibits and collections, including:

Congress.gov: The official website for federal legislation information including schedules, current and past legislation,  and member and committee information.

Digital Public Library of America: Provides access to digitized materials from libraries, archives, and museums from around the country.

OWL at Purdue Online Research and Citation Guides: Shows how to cite in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

NYS Historic Newspapers: A free site with over 6 million digitized pages of New York state newspapers. Search or browse by location, newspaper, keywords, and dates.

New York Heritage: A free research portal to over 170 digital collections of historic, scholarly, and cultural materials from New York institutions.

City of Plattsburgh Calendar: Find out what’s going on in Plattsburgh.

Emergency Housing & Community Services: A directory of housing services, utility assistance programs, and emergency hotlines from the Clinton County Housing Coalition.

NPR: National Public Radio has 2 local affiliates:

  • NCPR North Country Public Radio
  • VPR Vermont Public Radio