Databases and Resources

Research Databases | Includes tips on how to do online research and a list of databases (mostly open-access) to use for your research. It also includes non-Plumas/Sierra County based newspaper archives.

Newspapers | Includes links to current Plumas and Sierra newspapers, complimentary access to The NY Times, and links to various archives of Plumas and Sierra County-based newspapers.

Genealogy and Family History | Includes tips on how to do basic genealogy research as well as links to databases and other sites to do family research. (This is mostly focused on Plumas/Sierra County-based research.)

Legal Resources | The Library cannot offer legal help, but we can provide links to trustworthy CA legal resources to help you do your own legal research.

Learning Resources | Provides links to various learning resources, including academic courses, other courses (such as basic computer instruction), a list of sites and resources to learn coding, create digital art, and specifically to create video games, resources for learning languages online, and resources for writing help.

Brainfuse | Includes the link to HelpNow, which provides one-to-one live tutoring for all grades and subjects, and to JobNow/VetNow, which provides help to job seekers, veterans, and their families.

Driver Ed Program | A new program that provides the CA Driver's Handbook and various practice tests of increasing difficulty for cars, motorcycles, and your Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Local and State Links | Provides links to several local and state organizations for community members.

Financial Information | Provides some links and information about general finances, college aid financial resources, and financial information and scam warnings about COVID-19.


We also have kid-specific suggestions under the Library Kids Page page and literacy-based suggestions under the Literacy page. Information about our collection (physical and electronic) are under the Our Collections page.