Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 53

You didn't tell me the name of your hometown, so it's a little hard to give you the best advice possible. I'm guessing that you are from a smaller town since you're having problems finding things. My best advice for you right now would be for you to come in to the library and talk with a librarian at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. He or she can help you determine which database(s) might have information on your town and can also direct you to printed resources that will be useful. For example, we have an extensive collection of Pennsylvania town and county histories in our Special Collections department. However, most of those materials are not online. We also have several newspaper databases that are not part of EBSCOHost. The Newsbank database, in particular, carries many regional papers. You can find it by going to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library), clicking on "Articles and More" and then on "All Databases - Alphabetical". Then select "Newsbank" from the alphabetic list. I hope this helps, but I don't have enough information to direct you to the best sources. Stop by the Reference Desk and a librarian can help you.

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