Nevada-Related Library Databases

The University Libraries offer online databases on the subject of the state of Nevada.

Landscape of a desert highway with a blue road sign that says "Welcome to Nevada, The Silver State"

Nevada-Related Library Databases

The University Libraries offer online databases on the subject of the state of Nevada.

Landscape of a desert highway with a blue road sign that says "Welcome to Nevada, The Silver State"

Nevada Day is around the corner, and what is the best way to celebrate Nevada Day? Discovering the Libraries’ Nevada-related resources, of course! The Libraries’ Nevada online resources can help you find information, on whether you are looking for the history and culture of Nevada, demographics, and even points of interest. 

A black and white logo of the 1955 republished Insurance Maps of Reno, Nevada from the New York Sanborn Map Company.
A republished 1918 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map cover sheet from Reno [Washoe Co.], Nevada. More content available through the Libraries Sanborn Map: Nevada Collection.

Check out our favorite Nevada-related databases

  • Nevada Historical Census: This resource lists Nevada residents recorded in the U.S. Census for the years 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. Records can be searched for based on location, family & relationships, nationality & citizenship, and more.
  • Nevada Law Library: Keep up with Nevada’s laws and browse Supreme Court Cases, Legislative Bills, Revised Statutes, the Constitution, and much more.
  • Online Nevada Encyclopedia: This online open-access encyclopedia includes a variety of information related to Nevada history, culture, points of interest, and wildlife.
  • Sanborn Maps: Nevada Collections: Sanborn maps are large-scale fire insurance maps from 1867-1970 that provide information about the history, growth, and development of cities, towns, and neighborhoods in Nevada. 

University of Nevada, Reno library users can access these resources and several other related databases on the library’s database A-Z list. Need further help on specific subjects that are Nevada-related? Get in touch with a subject librarian who can assist with your research and information needs!

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