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 Events, Genealogy, General Databases, Language, Literature & Books, Music.


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).


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

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!

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.

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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Rocket Languages
Learn, speak and understand a new language, like a native, while cutting your study time dramatically

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Literature & Books

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.

Learning Express
Study and take sample tests. Includes ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, GED, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more.  Also courses in Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension, Resume and Interview Skills and Basic Skills Courses.

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.


Freegal Music Download
Millions of songs from over 28,000 labels.  Download 5 songs per week per patron.

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