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.

Plumas County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the content of the websites provided and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from using the website or the information contained therein. The presence of any link to articles, websites, or documents does not imply an endorsement by the Library or County.