RESOURCES AND DATABASES
Online Databases for fun, your interests and research


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The library subscribes to the following databases which are available at the library or online to patrons with a West Newbury Library card.

Jump To A Research Topic:
Consumer, Current and Historic Events, Genealogy, General Databases, Language, Literature & Books, Music.


Consumer

Consumer Reports Online
Your favorite consumer information magazine online in the library or from your home.  Login using your library card number.

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Current Events

Access Military, Government & Defense
Current and archived coverage of news, issues, strategies, careers, training, equipment, law and more.


America's News
Current and archived coverage in full-text from all over the U.S.  Includes Newburyport Daily News and the Eagle Tribune 



America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A collection of over 22 million recent records, updated daily. It incorporates 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present).

Available in Library and from home with library card. Selected America's Historical Newspapers contains news articles from 1,077 Sources and 51 States and Territories


Genealogy

Ancestry Library
Available in library only. Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. It has unparalleled coverage of the United Staes and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

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Heritage Quest
Beginning and professional genealogists can use this powerful online resource to trace family histories and American culture.


General Databases

CultureGrams
Detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries, a kid's-eye  view of daily life in countries around the world, explore all the States in colorful, engaging reports, and tour all of Canada's provinces and territories. Videos, flags, graphs, interviews, photos, and slideshows make this a very interactive database! You can access this from home with your library card!


EBSCO
EBSCOHost Research Databases are searchable databases including, Greenfile (Environmental Issues), Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Teacher Reference Center and their eBook Collection.


Encyclopaedia Britannica
Numerous research tools, dictionary and thesaurus, timelines and includes kids and high school versions. Provided by Mass Library System and Mass Board of Library Commissioners


InfoTrac - Gale Databases
Access reference, periodical and primary source information.  Gale has the ability  to access more than 20,000 publications and more than 150 million documents. Provided by the Mass Library System and Mass Board of Library Commissioners.
 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
The premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Language


Mango Languages and Little Pim
A fast and convenient solution for your language learning needs.  Available in over 35 languages and 10 languages for kids ages 0 - 6.
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pronunciator - Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.
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Literature & Books

eSequels
An online guide to series fiction. Want to know which book is next in the series or the newest by your favorite author? eSequels lists the novels in the correct reading order.


Legal Forms Library
Find the most current legal forms for divorce, bankruptcy, wills and estates, real estate, and more.

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Novelist and Literary Reference Center
Everything about books, authors, read alikes, including critiques and citation help.

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Safari Online Books
Safari Tech Books Online provides access to the electronic versions of a broad range of computer and technical books from leading publishers.
Music

Freegal Music Download

•    13 Million+ songs /40,000+ Music Videos
•    40,000 labels
•    Over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more…
•    Over 600,000 popular artists including Adele, Alicia Keys, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Céline Dion, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley, Harry Styles, Hozier, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Johnny Cash, John Legend, Leonard Cohen, London Symphony Orchestra, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Pitbull, Pink Floyd, Sara Bareilles, Santana, Usher, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, Zayn and many more…
•    Music from over 100 different countries

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