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Alphabetical list of Databases

Academic OneFile  
From Home or the Library

This comprehensive periodical resource contains full-text peer-reviewed content for over 10,000 manually indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts. 

Ancestry Library Edition
In Library Only
Online genealogical resource that offers a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format, including records of more than and 4 billion names in over 4,000 databases.  It includes census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Annals of America
From Home or the Library
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States . This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.  Includes 2,100 entries from 1493 to the present.  

From home or the Library
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Auto Repair Reference Center
From home or the library
This comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information includes do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All content has been created by ASE certified technicians. Provided by Thayer Public Library.

Biography In Context
From Home or the Library

Combines biographies from reference books with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. 

Books and Authors
From Home or the Library

Books & Authors offers new ways to explore  books, authors, genres and topics by combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists.  Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction easy and fun. 

Books in Print 
From Home   From the Library
Find books, movies, and audio books in this user-friendly database of over 5 million titles.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Boston Globe
From Home or the Library
Complete full-text content from 1980-present. Coverage of community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, people in the community, and much more. Paid advertisements and syndicated columns are not included. 

Britannica Learning Zone
From Home or the Library
Interactive learning  activities developmentally appropriate for children aged 4-7, focusing on maps and videos, games and learning materials, word and letter activities. Fundamental concepts include animals, colors, geography, numbers, shapes, sounds, time and more. 

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
From Home or the Library
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for everyone from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information. Includes four complete encyclopedias, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Quotations, a World Atlas, as well as The New York Times, BBC News, and SBS World News headlines from around the world. 

Britannica World Data Analyst
From Home or the Library
Easy access to printable country statistics including map, area, population, demographic and vital statistics, gross national product, and more.  Create your own tables and graphs comparing countries using the most recent statistics or historical statistics, which show changes in countries over time.  See how different countries compare on economic and population measure, or get information on significant geographic features such as highest mountains and largest deserts.

Business Essentials: Insights
From Home or the Library
Explore a fully integrated resource that brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. This comprehensive database provides accurate, up-to-date company and industry intelligence for thousands of firms.  It also provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more.  

Central Register 
From home or the library
The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Invitations to bid, lists of contractors picking up specifications on a weekly basis, and final awards of contracts are all published. Proposals and advertisements for the lease, sale or transfer of real property are published; as are lists of certified minority and women contractors and contractors who have been debarred from state work. 

Consumer Reports
From home or the library
Find product ratings and reviews and  in-depth advice, tips and trends. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow you to peruse the latest consumer news — whether you’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options, or searching for the latest recalls of baby products. Provided by Thayer Public Library.

CQ Researcher 
From Home or the Library
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day, with reports written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to a variety of subjects. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
From Home or the Library

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. Each entry also contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, and sources for further study.

eBook Collection from EBSCOhost
From Home or the Library
Choose from a wide range of eBooks covering a wide range of topics from the arts to the social sciences -- and everything in between. Access the full text of eBooks from your computer, or borrow titles for download  to most popular portable devices. 

Educator's Reference Complete
From Home or the Library

A mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.  Find educational specialties here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy. 

Expanded Academic ASAP (1980 - present)
From Home or the Library
Articles from more than 500 scholarly, trade and general interest publications, as well as references for The New York Times.  

Gale Virtual Reference Library 
From Home or the Library
A mix of more than 50 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science and travel. Travel titles are funded by Thayer Public Library. 

General BusinessFile ASAP
From Home or the Library
Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries. 

General OneFile
From Home or the Library
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Reference Center Gold
 (1980 - present)
From Home or the Library
Includes material from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other reference material. 

Global Issues In Context
From Home or the Library

Research international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Includes articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Also features multimedia results such as podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.  

Goods and Services Bulletin
From home or the library
Weekly publication contains solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities). State purchases of goods and procurements of certain services or consultants are published.  Notices advertising sole source procurements and the availability of surplus property are also published in the Bulletin.

From Home or the Library

overs all aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Health and Wellness Resource Center 
From Home or the Library
Access a collection of  medical reference materials including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. 

Health Reference Center
From Home or the Library
Full-text database that provides current and reliable personal health information as well as full-text nursing and allied health journals. 

Heritage Quest 
From Home   From the Library
Research your family tree with over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and other expanding collections. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

InfoTrac Junior Edition
From Home or the Library

This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with access to magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

From home or the Library
Jobview is an online job hunting resource from  that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Kids InfoBits  
From Home or the Library 
Search magazines & reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. This database is designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5. 

Literature Resource Center
From Home or the Library

This current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource includes critical, biographical and contextual materials on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.  Includes biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines, and more than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.  

Massachusetts History Online
From Home or the Library
This collection of full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers provides information on Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Massachusetts Digital Collections
From Home or the Library
Links to digital special collections from Massachusetts libraries that include local history monographs and pamphlets, a significant portion is manuscript material (personal and organizational papers), photographs, posters, ticket stubs, broadsides, etc. 

Massachusetts Special Collections Directory
From Home or the Library

A database of over 600 archive and manuscript collections in Massachusetts. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center
From Home  From the Library
Find investment research, including stock and fund analysis, reports, and tools, as well as company, investing, and financial news. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

New York Times
From Home or the Library  
Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- present.  

Nursing Resource Center
From Home or the Library
This resource brings together in one easy-to-use interface important titles such as the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, the Encyclopedia of Public Health, and more) with excellent, thorough nursing-specific texts such as Fundamentals of Nursing, Standards, and Practice, and Health Assessment and Physical Examination. It also includes journal results from top publications in the field and animated depictions of the human anatomy. The interface is designed to mirror how nurses and other caregivers treat their patients. Includes: disease and condition overviews, in-depth coverage of the nursing assessments for every anatomical system, corresponding interventions, explanations of diagnostic tests, drug monographs tailored to nurse’s information need and animations that bring anatomy to life.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
From Home or the Library

A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, as well as links to Websites.  

From Home or the Library
Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.  

From Home or the Library
Learn a foreign language the fun, easy way! Choose from sixty languages. Each language includes quick start lessons for travelers so you can learn essential words and phrases for your next trip. Continue your lessons when you’re on the go with downloadable MP3s and an app for your iPod, iPhone or iPad. You’ll be speaking another language in no time!

Salem Careers
From Home  From the Library
The Careers in... series includes career overviews and biographies of industry leaders that will be of interest to those with career aspirations in the depicted field.
Careers in Communications & Media 
Careers in Healthcare 
Careers in Hospitality & Tourism 
Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services

Salem Health
From Home  From the Library
Cancer --
Covers more than 800 topics of crucial interest to students, patients, caregivers, and others who have received a diagnosis or are associated with those who have cancer. 
Careers in Healthcare --
Examines 22  fields of study in healthcare such as: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Speech Pathology, Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training, Healthcare Information Management and more.  
Genetics & Inherited Conditions --
An A-Z encyclopedia offering non-specialist information about 460 topics in genetics, from the science behind this important field to diseases that can be passed down among generations.
Magill's Medical Guide, Seventh Edition --
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. 
Psychology & Mental Health --
A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of psychology and mental health. Provided by Thayer Public Library.

Salem History
From Home  From the Library
Includes full text of the following reference books:
50 States --
Provides basic information on individual states and the District of Columbia, including  key facts on population, geography, history as well as  brief state histories and timelines. 
Encyclopedia of American Immigration --
Covers the full breadth of American immigration history in alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles, including 70 articles on specific ethnic and national immigrant groups outlining each group's immigration history.
Decades --
Includes the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Great Athletes -- A comprehensive look at over 1,400 sports heroes and legends.
Great Events from History --
Includes Ancient World; Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century, 1901-1940; 20th Century, 1941-1970; 20th Century, 1971-2000; Modern Scandals; and GLBT Events.  
Great Lives from History -- 
Includes Notorious Lives and Inventors and Inventions.
Milestone Documents --
Includes African American History; American History; American Leaders and World History .
Musicians & Composers --
Biographical profiles of important figures in all  genres of music.
Weapons and Warfare
A historical view of the development of weapons and military tactics.
Provided by Thayer Public Library.
Salem Literature
From Home  From the Library

Provides access to the following titles on Salem Literature:
Critical Insights: Authors 
Jane Austen 
Gabriel García Márquez 
Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Ernest Hemingway 
Toni Morrison 
Critical Insights: Works 
Great Expectations 
The Great Gatsby,  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 
Tales of Poe 
Things Fall Apart 
To Kill a Mockingbird 
Critical Surveys -- Shakepeare's Sonnets
Introduction to Literary Context --
American Post-Modernist Novels
Provided by Thayer Public Library.

Salem Science
From Home  From the Library
Provides online access to the full text of the following titles:
Earth Science  -- This eight-volume set is comprised of four parts: Earth Materials and Resources; Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere; Earth's Surface and History; and Physics and Chemistry of the Earth.  Together they provide an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth's physical features and dynamic processes , as well as those of the solar system in which it resides.
The  Encyclopedia of Global Warming -- Find comprehensive coverage of the questions of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change.
Forensic Science
-- A comprehensive reference source on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. 
The Solar System -- Includes essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context.  
Provided by Thayer Public Library.

Science In Context
From Home or the Library
Find information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics from full-text magazines and academic journals.  Also includes , news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.  

Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
From Home or the Library
Find detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. This database offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly). Find user-friendly repair guides for small engines including ATVs, chain saws, generators, motorcycles, boats, walk-behind mowers, riding mowers, jet skis, snowmobiles, snow throwers and more.  Provided by Thayer Public Library.

Teacher Reference Center
From Home or the Library
Index includes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books that provide coverage on key education topics. Provided by EBSCO Publishing.

U.S. History In Context
From Home or the Library
Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 

World History in Context 
From Home or the Library

Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 

Zinio Magazines
From Home or the Library 
Choose from over 140 free downloadable magazines. Get digital access to popular magazines with your OCLN Library Card and enjoy unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. View them on your computer, tablet, smartphone or ereader.  Funded by the Old Colony Library Network.