We are primarily an educational portal, covering virtually all subjects in more than a hundred languages. Our research engine is designed for schools, colleges, and universities, as well as individuals who want to learn more.
Our database includes links to a wide range of electronic resources, including books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, maps, patents, and inventions, to name only a few. These resources span all countries. Currently these resources total more than 52 million items, with more being added daily. Historically, these items cover the ancient past up until today, and we continue adding thousands of new resources emerging every month.
Our search engine, which is really a research engine, is being constantly refined to make research easier, faster, and more efficient.
We welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Our library was incorporated in the province of Ontario, Canada, in February of 1981. From 1984 to 2009 our print publications were purchased by thousands of researchers, as well as hundreds of libraries and institutions. To see these libraries and institutions please click here.
Our publications were published under our original name, The Genealogical Research Library Inc.
In December of 2014, our name was changed to Global Research Library Inc. to reflect our new mandate and mission.