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Database Apps

A comprehensive list of the apps associated with the databases in our library

Other Databases

These apps belong to a variety of other databases. They include things like genealogy, space, history, and health.


Explore who and where you came from through photos, stories, historical records, and so much more. Just take a name and we will help you to discover your family history anytime, anywhere with the top genealogy app, Ancestry®.

Why you’ll love to discover your family story using the Ancestry app:

  • View your family tree, search and add new family members, upload photos, and share stories - all with just a few taps
  • With a free trial or paid subscription easily access more than 27 billion records, photos, and more
  • The dynamic Discover feed lets you review, dismiss, and save your discoveries and hints for later
  • Combine with your DNA result to help you learn more about your roots and heritage.
  • Preserve your history with your own personalized family tree
  • Collaborate with friends and family - it couldn’t be easier
  • Our modern layout design makes it even easier for you to explore
  • Discover stories, photos, and records about your ancestors with Ancestry Hints®

Free Features:

  • Build a family tree
  • Search the 1940 U.S. Census record and access more than 1.1 billion of free records
  • Receive hints based on your tree
  • Upload your own family pictures
  • Receive messages from Ancestry members
  • See your ancestors' life story on a map

FamilySearch Family Tree makes it easy and convenient to discover and document your own branches of the world’s family tree while preserving family memories such as photos, written stories, and audio recordings.

Connect with your ancestors as you discover the important events and stories of their lives. As your heart turns to them, begin to collect and add your own favorite family memories to the tree for others to enjoy for generations to come. Share your family legacy with others in person or through popular social networks.

  • Browse your family branches, and see portraits of relatives you’ve never seen before.
  • Discover facts, documents, stories, photos, and recordings about your ancestors.
  • Easily add new life details, photos, stories, and audio recordings for your relatives.
  • Take your family tree with you wherever you go—the app works even without Internet access.
  • The app automatically syncs with, so you can pick up where you left off on any device.

Share family stories with your children at bedtime or in the car while traveling. Learn something new about your family origins while waiting in a line. Take the app to family gatherings, and capture stories you’ve never heard before. Ask your parents and grandparents to tell you about their lives and what they remember about their deceased relatives; then record their stories using the app. Use important moments of your history as teaching aids. Watch how stories of your ancestors’ hardships, endurance, and faith help you become a better person.

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Let a park ranger be your guide! The National Park Service App is the brand new official app for all 420+ national parks. Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and more. The app was created by National Park Service staff—people who know national parks—to help you make the most of your visit. With all of these parks and a brand new app, it will take some time to finish creating content for each park. If you don’t find what you’re looking for now, check back regularly as our rangers work to complete the experience for each of our parks.

Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV, podcasts and featured content with the NASA app.


  • Augmented reality feature with interactive 3D models
  • Augmented reality feature to find and view the International Space Station, other NASA missions in orbit around the Earth and the brightest stars in the sky.
  • View over 19,000 images (and growing everyday)
  • Watch live NASA TV
  • Read all the latest news & feature stories
  • Watch thousands of on-demand NASA Videos from around the agency, including 360° and 4K videos
  • Discover the latest NASA mission information
  • View upcoming sighting opportunities (visible passes for the ISS) and get notifications before they happen
  • Get notifications of significant NASA events and new images
  • Get the latest launch information
  • Display ISS and Earth orbiting satellite trackers
  • Listen to all the latest NASA podcasts
  • Listen to Third Rock internet streaming radio
  • Rate images and also check out which ones make the top rated lists
  • Select your own favorite images or missions and get quick access to them
  • Save images to your device and use them as wallpaper for your lock or home screen
  • Explore the featured content section and learn more about the solar system and beyond
  • Earth as Art image collection and interactive map
  • Get the latest tweets from around the agency
  • Easily share everything with your friends on social media
  • Get the latest tweets from around the agency
  • Widgets for NASA images and news that can be added to your Home Screen and Today View

DocsTeach is the app for learning with documents, from the U.S. National Archives. Students can enter a classroom code to access and complete activities assigned to them, or choose from a selection of learning activities by historical era.

The app works alongside the website, where educators can find or create primary source-based activities to share with students either on the website or on their iPads.

For Students:

  • Complete activities assigned by your teacher using the classroom code provided.
  • Or choose an era and challenge yourself with an activity.
  • Inspect and analyze digitized primary sources in high resolution.
  • Engage in activities that help you make sense of stories, events, and ideas of the past using historical documents from the holdings of the U.S. National Archives.

For Educators:

  • Create a classroom of engaging activities in your free account on the website, then share the classroom’s auto-generated code with your students to access on their iPads.
  • Include your favorite activities created by the National Archives or other educators.
  • Design your own activities to share using the custom activity-creation tools: Discussion Topic, Spotlight, Zoom/Crop, Compare and Contrast, White Out/Black Out, Finding a Sequence, Making Connections, Mapping History, Seeing the Big Picture, Weighing the Evidence, and Interpreting Data.
  • Learn more at
  • Register for a free account at

DocsTeach is the online tool for teaching with documents from the U.S. National Archives. It is a product of the National Archives education division and made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the support of Texas Instruments, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and Capital One.

This app brings forward tools needed to effectively utilize the extensive U.S. National Archives( NARA) repositories.
NARA houses our national treasures in repositories around the country. This equates to tens of millions of records on a variety of subjects. Locating needed materials is a common challenge to researchers.
Version 1.0.0 (initial release) provides first app based advanced search capability to the catalogued records.
Supporting materials include:

  • Record Groups organized by subject.
  • Resources at the specialized library located in each archive.
  • Access to official NARA twitter feed for latest closing information and news.
  • Materials provided facilitate preparation for in-processing at the archive and strong initial visit by providing:
  • Information on the documentation needed to be granted access to the archives.
  • Rules for handling documents.
  • Addresses and phone numbers of the Washington D.C. area locations.
  • Shuttle and accessibility information to the Archives I and Archives II locations.

Find the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on unemployment rates and employment by industry and occupation for states, metro areas, and counties. Search by area name, zip code, or use your GPS location, and drill down or up to get comparable data for different geographic levels.

Use this app as a starting point to understand employment and wage conditions in your local labor market. Compare your local labor market to other counties, metro areas, and states, and see how your state or county compares to national levels. Look at rates of change in employment or wages over the year. Compare local employment and wage levels for private businesses and government.

The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles for all ages and interests. Are you an animal fan? Learn amazing animal factoids in the Animal Lives series! Think space is pretty cool? Become an expert on black holes, alien planets, and more by reading books in the Explore the Universe series! Are comic books your thing? Journey on wild math and science adventures with characters from the Building Blocks series!

App features:

  • Easy navigation using basic touch commands
  • Highly illustrated reference titles, graphic novel-style nonfiction, and stories
  • Embedded multimedia, including videos, audio, and games
  • Automatic saving of highlights, notes, and bookmarks
  • Built-in search feature for fast look-up of a word or phrase

Have the latest health information at your fingertips with the official World Health Organization Information App. This app displays the latest news, events, features and breaking updates on outbreaks.

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

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