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Headspace

Headspace makes meditation and mindfulness techniques available online so more people can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. It's meditation made simple: your personal guide to mindfulness and a restful night's sleep - and St. Louis County Library cardholders get it for free. The next enrollment date is January 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. To enroll, go here and click the "Sign up for Headspace" button.

HeritageHub

Previously America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Historical Newspapers: U.S. Major Dailies [Proquest]

Full text coverage of several national daily newspapers. This database includes: Chicago Daily Tribune (1849-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), New York Times (1857-up to three years behind the current year of publication), Wall Street Journal (1889-2002), and Washington Post (1877-2003). This database provides coverage previously found in the Historical New York Times database.

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War 1 & 2

Features digitized southern plantation records from 1775-1915, documenting the far-reaching impacts of plantations on the nation. Plantation records include both business records and personal papers drawn from archives across the American South.  Also has a timeline feature, highlighting key events in the 1800s with quick links to documents relating to those events. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo provides a searchable database of 12.3 million names connected to land ownership maps covering the 29 public land states and Texas. The database also features a historical map collection. Available remotely.