This week's challenge: Online databases at your public library. Search your library’s web site and see if your card grants you access to online databases. Libraries (even small ones) often have wonderful online tools including genealogy databases, historical newspapers and more! Take some time and play with these little perks that come with a library card. You just may get some help in your own genealogy research and gain some free research tools to boot. If you don’t know how to access online library databases or you’re not sure if your branch has them, ask a librarian for guidance. If you have a blog, discuss which databases (if any) to which your library subscribes.
I never would've thought to look at the databases my library subscribes too if it were not for this challenge! But this challenge was there, and I did look. And boy, did I find some useful things. I haven't been able to search them yet, because for most you need to be at the library to access them, but they hold promise. The databeses that were interesting to me:
Several newspaper and documentation databases.
Leidse letteren database (Literature from Leiden and surroundings)
Leidse Canon (Local history)
Especially the newspaper and documentation databases could come in handy.