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Alphabetical List of Databases and Web Sites

Academic Search Premier   
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. Search here for more scholarly resources.

All Science Fair Projects

Find ideas for elementary, middle, and high school leve science projects. Search by topic.

APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago Citation Styles

Citation guidelines for research papers.

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.

Business Source Premier 
Indexing (1984-present) and full text (1990-present) for journals covering business, management, economics, and more.

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.

CliffsNotes

Use Literature Notes to get information about the life and background of an author in addition to book summaries and character descriptions.

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.

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.

CountryWatch

Get information about a country's government, economy, trade, environment, population, current events, geography, and business.

Daily 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.

EBSCO  
Search for magazines, journal and newspaper articles going back to 1975, many with with full-text. It also has photos, maps, and primary source documents.

EyeWitness to History 

History from the Ancient World to present.

Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

Use this encyclopediato find out about any person, place or event you want to learn more about.

GreenFILE
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.

Health Source Consumer Edition

This database has information on health topics like medicine, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general 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.

How Stuff Works

Unlock the mystery about how things work. Find explanations for things related to science, home, health, money, travel, and people.

JobNowTM  
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

Library of Congress: American Memory

"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."

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

Use this database for your English homework and projects. It has information about authors' lives and about the books they've written. This is the place to search for literary criticism.

MAS Ultra - High School Edition  
Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full text of more than 500 popular, high school magazines back to 1975. Also provides full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Premier

Use this database to find articles going back as far as 1975, as well as pamphlets, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents. MasterFILE Premier also contains photos, maps, and flags.

MedlinePlus

Search over 650 health topics from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Middle Search Plus  
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. This database also contains primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

Morningstar Investment Research Center from outside of library

Morningstar Investment Research Center from computers in library
Get information about stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Try out calculators and other tools that show you the best way to invest your money.

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.

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.

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.

NoveList Plus  
Looking for a good book? Enter fiction or nonfiction titles, authors, or topics you like, and NoveList Plus will recommend others that you’ll enjoy. You can even search by “appeal,” for example, if you like an author who writes action-packed novels, you can find others who write similar stories. For younger readers, try NoveList K-8 Plus .

Novelist K-8 Plus   
A collection of fiction titles and nonfiction 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.

Proquest News  
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 from 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.

Reference USA  

Directory of U.S. business information (including contact names and estimated sales), 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.

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.

Shakespeare Resource Center

Find biographical information about Shakespeare and his works as well as background and historical information about the Globe Theatre and Elizabethan London.

Student Research Center (EBSCO)

This database is designed especially for middle and high school students. It has articles, pamphlets, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents.

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.

TOPICSearch

Find information about a current events topic, and it can also give you ideas if you're having trouble picking a current events topic to research.

Transparent Language Online
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.

US Supreme Court Decisions Issued Between 1937-1975 (full text)
Search for US Supreme Court Decisions by case name or keyword.