Research Guides & Book Indices

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Thomas Balch Library Pathfinders are designed to introduce users to a selection of the library’s materials relating to a specific research topic. Materials identified span the variety of library’s holding and include reference works, monographs, journals, and special collections materials, such as manuscripts, visual collections, and oral histories. For additional resources, researchers are encouraged to consult the library’s online catalog, which it shares with the Loudoun County Public Libraries, Collection Guides for Archives and Manuscripts, and onsite indices to visual collections, maps, and newspapers. 


Book Indices

Some popular books in the collection of Thomas Balch Library were published or produced without indices or tables of contents, limiting their usefulness. Volunteers and staff have created indices of select items to facilitate research.