Article Databases. Many libraries have online “databases” to point you to articles on Route 66 in magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers and more. Most are by library subscription only but are available free to you as a member of a library or when you are visiting a library on-site. Examples of good databases for Route 66 topics include: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Complete, America: History & Life, and Proquest Historical Newspapers. Each library’s subscriptions differ. Check your local library’s website or stop by or call a library about their databases.