Resource List by Subject

Business and Finance

The premier job search, reference, and mailing list database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Business Source Premier
Journals covering business, management, economics, and more.

Financial Ratings Series
Find ratings of the financial strength of over 21,000 banks, credit unions, and insurance companies so you can make informed decisions about which of them to do business with. (Available in library only; ask Reference staff for password assistance.)
Up-to-date financial news, research and analysis.

Reference USA (Replaced by AtoZ on December 1st)
A directory of U.S. business information (including contact names and estimated sales), residential telephone numbers and addresses, and U.S and Canadian high-tech companies (CorpTech): allows custom searching to create lists of businesses by type of product, location, and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center outside library
Morningstar Investment Research Center in library
Provides information about stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds as well as data on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Also contains calculators and other tools for optimizing your portfolio.

S&P’s Outlook Online (available in library only; ask Reference staff for password assistance)
Standard & Poor’s research service for individual investors, features exclusive investment strategies, penetrating market insights, S&P’s highly-regarded stock and fund research and tools, and comprehensive investment education.

Gale Directory Library
This collection includes: Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual and Market Share Reporter.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. It is updated daily.

Value Line Investment Survey Online
This service provides unbiased stock reports and ratings. It includes recent price, Value Line Ranks, and other key performance indicators, as well as analysis of stocks, industries, the US economy, and the markets. Please be sure to log out of Value Line when you are done, so that others may use this resource. Three users may be logged in at a time.


Academic Search Premier
Full text for more than 4,500 journals, of which more than 3,700 are peer-reviewed.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition within library
Britannica Online Public Library Edition outside library
Reference information for all grade levels, from pre-kindergarten through university. Includes a world atlas, timelines, video and audio clips, a student center that offers help on research papers, book reviews, and magazine articles.

Biography in Context
Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that you have access to the very latest information.

Chilton Library Online
Photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

A current and comprehensive source of information, along with news, analysis, maps, data and statistics on all of the 192 countries of the world.

Daily Life Through History
Learn about daily life throughout history and across many world cultures. Organized by time period, region and topic, Daily Life is a great resource for students from middle school all the way through college.

Search for magazines, journal and newspaper articles, many with full-text.

Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
Contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online reference books on topics such as business, biography, education, the environment, history, law, medicine, and more. Search or browse the books and do your research right in your browser.

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

A fun way for elementary school students to find information from encyclopedias, magazine articles, and reference books.

MAS Ultra – High School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,783 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full text back files (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Masterfile Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications and magazines with full text information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated daily.

Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. This database also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration. This information helps you analyze and organize data for research, writing assignments, debates, and presentations. It includes pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, articles, tables, graphs, podcasts, and more. Teachers can search the material by national and state curriculum standards, grade, and discipline.

Physics Information from the American Physical Society (available in library only)
A database of Physics periodicals published by the American Physical Society.

Primary Search
Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

A fun way for young elementary school students to find information from encyclopedias, magazine articles, and reference books

Student Research Center (EBSCO)
Resources selected with the needs of students in mind. Uses an intuitive interface that allows students to easily identify the types of resources provided (secondary, primary, newspaper, etc.).

Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Universal Class
Offers over 500 free online, self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development courses.

OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. Most are not held by Nashua Public Library, but many can be obtained through Inter-library loan

Government Information

fdlpNashua Public Library has been a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents since 1971. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.


Health and Medicine

Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. This database provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. You can browse such books as The AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia, The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book and others.

Consumer Health Complete in Spanish (Salud en Espanol)
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

Health Source Consumer Edition
A rich collection of consumer health information about many topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.


Literature Criticism Online
Full text of articles from these major literary criticism series:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Children’s Literature Review

Search by keyword, or browse by author, title of the work, or topic.

Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center addresses all facets of literary study in one highly searchable interface. Its extensive reference material includes: biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual information on authors and their works.

Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is a language learning system that is personalized to allow you to track your progress and refresh your memory about items you may have forgotten. Transparent Language Online also has courses for native speakers of other languages who want to learn to speak English.

NoveList Plus
Looking for a good book? Enter fiction, non-fiction, or audiobook titles, authors, or topics you like, and NoveList Plus will recommend others that you’ll enjoy.

Novelist K-8 Plus
A collection of fiction and non-fiction titles in which readers can find read-alikes, authors, titles, and booklists geared to younger readers.

Local History and Genealogy

Nashua Library Historical Photographs
The library owns a collection of historical photographs of Nashua from the 19th and early 20th century. View the photos online here. For more information, please inquire at the reference desk or call (603) 589-4611.

Ancestry Library Edition (available in library only)
Search genealogical and historical documents including Census, Social Security, immigration, and other records. Also contains message boards, free newspapers and research assistance. Learn how to use this database more effectively by signing up for the library’s free Genealogy computer class.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy resource with census data, family records, local histories, and article index. Learn how to use this database more effectively by signing up the library’s free Genealogy computer class.


Newspaper Archive (available in library only) is a gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online dating as far back as the 1700s. Use the archive to view, save and print full-page newspapers from around the world.

Newspaper Source
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Proquest News
Full text articles from more than 1300 U.S. local, regional, national, and international newspapers, news blogs and other sources. Includes full coverage of major newspapers like the Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post from as early as 1980

Nashua Telegraph Historical
The Nashua Telegraph/Nashua Daily Telegraph, with issues from March 1869 to February 1952. This archive contains scanned, full-page images of the Telegraph in PDF format. Full text, including images and classifieds, news, obituaries, editorials, and ads.

Nashua Telegraph Online
Find full-text articles from the Nashua Telegraph, from July 28th, 1998 to the current issue.