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Free Resources

Use this guide to find and access free and accessible resources for research.

Finding Other County Resources

To locate other county resources, outside of Sarasota County, try searching for government entities or state-based organizations. A good place to begin can be your county's official website. Oftentimes, affiliated institutions are listed here and can include public records, historical resources, and other quick facts.

Below are some suggestions to use while searching. Not every county will offer the same resources, but laws and other public records are accessible. 

  • [County Name] Public Library
  • [County Name] Local Museums
  • [County Name] Public Records 
  • [County Name] History Archives

Government Resources


Museums and Archives