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Welcome to the library guide for History 371! This guide will help you get started in your research. Click on any of the tabs above to get more information on library and web resources.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or for more in-depth research help!
Handout from Archives and Special Collections
Public Library Resources
Missoula Public Library subscribes to a variety of databases to assist you with research, genealogy, and much more. If you are outside of the building, you will need your Missoula Public library card number to log in.
Ancestry - Currently available from inside Missoula Public Library only
Search the world's largest online family history collection. With 4 billion records available, discovering your family's story is easier than ever.
A genealogy database to help you research your family history. Search census records, Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War records, books, articles and more.
If using Heritage Quest from outside Missoula Public Library, you will need to enter a library card number to log in.
An index of Missoulian articles dating back to 1978, archived here at the Missoula Public Library with the help of our wonderful volunteers.
Vital Record Index
An index to newspaper articles indicating a life event, such as births, deaths, etc., from Montana newspapers. For a full listing of the events indexed see the exact search screen in the database. This index currently contains records from the Missoulian and the Missoula Republic with records going back to the early 1890s. Coverage is incomplete with records being added on an ongoing basis. For more information contact the Reference Desk.
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