Research Resources

  • Obituaries

    Local News

    See our Local and Community Links page.



    How biased are your news sources? Why does that matter?

    Click below to access newspapers:

    Mon Valley Independent
    Mon Valley Independent

    Tube City Online (information, history and commentary)Tube City Online

  • History and People

    McKeesport Regional Heritage and History Center

    Located in Renzie Park, the center is a museum, meeting space and resource. Traveling exhibits and the ability to research old Daily News issues on microfilm are two additional highlights.

    McKeesport Heritage Center

    Ancestry is a great resource for genealogical (family tree) and local history research, including city directories. Normally available only with a paid subscription, you can access many features while in the library (with your library card) for FREE.

    Historic Pittsburgh

    Historic Pittsburgh has digitized maps, indexed city directories, images and film clips, census records, and more -- mainly for the City of Pittsburgh. It's the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.

    Heinz History Center

    The Senator John Heinz History Center consists of the History Center, Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Blockhouse, & Meadowcroft rock shelter. There are also archives available only by appointment.

  • Search the Internet

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    You can search for curated biographies, legal forms, encyclopedia-style information, and much more in library-supported databases.
    Find Articles, EIN Links

    PA Power Library
    PA Power Library has photos, articles, health and job resources, plus lists of books and movies in libraries throughout Pennsylvania.

    Find Articles, EIN Links
    Search by any subject, and it finds a list of sources. It tells you whether these facts came from a newspaper, magazine or something else. There are images in some sources. You can also tell the reading levels of the source articles. It also gives you the official citation to use if you are writing a paper for school.


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