Research OnLine

Digital Library


Welcome to the new

                 Research OnLine Digital Library.

Think of it as an OnLine catalog of thousands of books that are available FREE for you to use in your research. We now have cataloged and organized more than 33,000 volumes focusing on family history and Civil War research.

Over the past few years Google and others have placed thousands of volumes on line, but not provided a system to allow you to easily find and utilize the material. Our intent is to change that by:

  • Providing a logical hierarchical catalog of available materials
  • Linking to the "best" copy of each book on line
  • Providing the book in all of the needed formats - KINDLE, PDF, MOBI, EPUB, DJVU, HTML, XML, TXT, DOC - whatever evolves over time.
  • Providing useful summaries, book reviews, indexes, etc. to make research easier
  • Provide a forum for discussion of research materials
  • Clean up the "mess" left by the scanning and OCRing of the various books
  • It's a big project with lofty goals. We encourage you to jump right in and help:
  • Suggest a new title
  • Help build the catalog of resources
  • Edit existing titles
  • Tell your friends.
  • Our PREMIUM library contains several thousand additional titles including more than 1,000 in copyright regimental histories, sets of books not available elsewhere on line, indexes, amd genealogical records to aid in your research.

    The Research OnLine Premium Digital Library
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    Just $35 per year