Nashua Public Library Databases (Alphabetical List)
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Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, of which more than 3,700 are peer-reviewed. PDF backfiles to 1975 or earlier are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Access Science contains the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology as well as videos, animations, and photos, articles from Science News, and print and video biographies of scientists.
Tutors are available from 4 pm to 11 pm to help you prepare for the GED or
the citizenship test and learn Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Tutors can
also help you with math, science, social studies, writing, Spanish, and English.
Spanish-speaking tutors are available.
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Search genealogical and historical documents including Census, Social Security, immigration, and other records.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.
Biography in Context
This database combines biographies from several authoritative reference sources as well as full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
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. The database includes the complete text of four encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Britannica, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Compton’s by Britannica®, and Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. It also contains Merriam Webster dictionaries, Gateway to the Classics, Discover America, Important People, and Big Events, a world atlas, timelines, video and audio clips, a student center that offers help on research papers, book reviews, and magazine articles.
Indexing (1984-present) and full text (1990-present) for journals covering
business, management, economics, and more.
Byki Online Library Edition
(see Transparent Language Online)
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.
Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Provides
content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine
to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Covers such topics as
aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics,
men's and women's health, and children's health. 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.
A current and comprehensive source of socio-demographic, cultural, historical,
economic, political, environmental and corporate information, along with
news, analysis, maps, data and statistics on all of the 192 countries
of the world.
Life Through History
Learn about daily life throughout history and
across many world cultures. Organized by time period, region and topic,
Daily Life Online combines information from numerous reference works,
monographs, and primary documents and 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 Directory Library
This collection includes: Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual
and Market Share Reporter.
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. Its collection of scholarly, government
and general-interest titles includes content on global warming,
green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy,
recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts
for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text
for more than 4,700 records.
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
HelpNow!TM for Homework
Free homework help for all ages. Tutors are available
from 4 pm to 11 pm to help you with math, science, social studies,
writing, Spanish, and English. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.
Any time of day, you can take practice tests, study flashcards, hold
a study group online, and create and share movie-like notes and ideas.
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.
Stream independent films to your computer or handheld device. Search IndieFlix by genre, viewing age level, film festival, and country of production. The dashboard feature allows you to create a viewing profile, list recently watched films, and select future viewing choices for your queue.
Investors.com (Available in library only; ask Reference staff for password assistance.)
Up-to-date financial news, research and analysis.
Chat online from 4 pm to 11 pm with experts about improving your resume and building your interviewing skills. Use resume templates, get job search tips, and take a career assessment.
fun way for elementary school students to find information from encyclopedias,
magazine articles, and reference books.
Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s
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
A comprehensive online literary site, Literature Resource Center addresses
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.
MAS Ultra - High School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full
text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. This database also
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
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. Covering virtually every
subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500
full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full
text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps
and flags. This database is updated daily.
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 (Lexiles). 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.
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.
Nashua Telegraph Online
Find full-text articles from the Nashua Telegraph, from July 28th, 1998 to the current issue. These articles include news, obituaries, editorials, announcements, and sports.
New Hampshire Legal Forms from Legal Forms Library
These forms help you to create accurate, reliable legal documents. They are the same legal forms that lawyers use. Using them is not a substitute for hiring a lawyer, but can minimize legal costs for simple transactions and help you prepare for your first lawyer visit.
Newspaper Archive (available in library only)
Access.NewspaperArchive.com is a gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online. Containing tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages dating as far back as the 1700s, the archive is an excellent source of primary source documents. Use the archive to view, save and print full-page newspapers from around the world.
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.
A wonderful reader's advisory service, Novelist provides a list of fiction titles in which readers can find read-alikes, authors, titles, and booklists. If you enjoy a particular author, what other authors might you like? A great resource for book discussion groups, as well. For younger readers, try Novelist K-8.
A collection of fiction titles in which readers can find read-alikes, authors, titles, and booklists geared to younger readers.
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
in library only)
A database of Physics periodicals published by the American Physical Society.
of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide an understanding
of the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and college
students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments,
writing position papers, and to develop critical thinking skills.
This database also includes thousands
of magazine and newspapers articles, news transcripts,
primary source documents, and images for further background
information on the controversial subjects.
Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles helps you to identify, research, and price art, antiques, and collectibles. It's an up-to-date, easy-to-use tool — whether you are a professional art appraiser or a budding collector.
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.
Development Collection for Educators
This database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520
high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed
titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Full text articles from more than 1300 U.S. local,
regional, national, and international newspapers, news blogs, newswires,
trade journals, and a small number of scholarly journals. Includes
full coverage (except advertising) of the Boston Globe from 1/1/1980
to the present, the New York Times from 6/1/1980 to the present,
the Washington Post 1/1/1987 to the present, the Concord Monitor
from 1/1/2004 to the present, and the Union Leader from 1/7/2010
to the present.
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.
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.
A fun way for young elementary school students to find information from encyclopedias,
magazine articles, and reference books.
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.
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.).
Testing and Education Reference Center
This database contains practice tests and courses, eBooks with study material and practice tests, information on accredited schools, scholarship search, a resume builder with brainstorming phrases to get you started, and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
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.
Transparent Language Online is a language learning system that uses flashcards
to teach you foreign language words or phrases. Many languages have additional
learning tools such as an essential skills course, language reference
information, and blogs written in the language. Transparent Language Online
also has courses for native speakers of other languages who want to learn
to speak English. It's personalized to allow you to track your progress and
refresh your memory about items you may have forgotten.
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. When major market events occur, Value Line posts supplementary reports. 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.
OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. Most
are not held by Nashua Public Library, but many can be obtained through