Research Resources

Gale (Infotrac) Indexes
  • Magazine and Newspaper Indexes (many with full text available)
  • Biographies
  • Chilton's Car Repair 
  • Student Research
  • Health Information
  • Small Business Help and more
  • World's largest language-learning service
  • 75 languages and 3,750 available courses
  • Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches and simulated conversations
  • For both beginners and advanced learners, kids to adults
  • Includes interactive ESL for 50 non-English languages
MUZZY Language Courses
  • MUZZY is an award-winning, multimedia language program
  • Designed for beginning level foreign language and English (ESL) learning
  • Currently offers 8 world language options for all ages
  • Premier reference and marking database
  • 30 million business profiles
  • 220 million residents
  • Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities and finding friends and relatives
  • High School homework help and test prep.
Teen Health and Wellness
  • Study and self-help tools created for teens
  • Some topics covered: diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity and family life.
LearningExpress Library
  • Online practice tests including the GRE, AP, SAT, employment exams, etc.

Genealogy Research Resources

Heritage Quest Online 

  • Genealogy and historical research databases including records from the U.S. Census, Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank Records Collection and U.S. Congressional Serial Set.   Access from any computer or device.
  • A free public genealogy service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Access from any computer or device.

 The following databases are only accessible from Pleasanton Library computers.  You will need your library card number.

Ancestry Library

  • Databases for genealogical and historical research including the U.S. Census, vital and church records, immigration & travel, military, schools, city directories, tax, probate, and more.  Access from a Pleasanton Library computer.


  • Genealogy databases from the New England Historic Genealogy Society with over 110 million names.