Research

All Databases (alphabetical list)

To log in to any of our databases from home, you will need your library card number (barcode) and your 4-digit pin number.


Academic Search Premier

Your source for full text files and abstracts found in primary source documents, books, magazines, and newspapers. Perfect for any high school report or research project. Search by subject, title, author, and much more. Provided by New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLINK. Tutorial available!

 


American AncestorsAmerican Ancestors (In Library Access Only)

American Ancestors (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) offers secure online databases which contain all of the Society’s New England and New York content, features, articles, and resources, as well as weekly updates and databases in a variety of regional and ethnic specialties, such as sources for mid-Atlantic, Irish, and African American research. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.


American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.


America’s Genealogy Bank

Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Search using names, date of birth (estimated or exact), date of death (estimated or exact), last known residence, and social security number. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index. Also, it includes access to full-text issues of the local Farmer’s Cabinet from 1802-1879. This database now has access to America’s Obituaries (1977-current).  Provided by a gift from the Arthur L. Keyes Memorial Trust.


America’s News Magazines

A collection of magazine article archives from over twenty-five publications, ranging from Time to Sports Illustrated to Popular Science to Entertainment Weekly and many more. Search by magazine, date, author, headline, and subject.

 


Ancestry Library Online (In Library Access Only)

Provides instant access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary-source document images and a variety of genealogical research features including 450 million census records from the U.S. Federal Census between the years 1790 and 1930. In addition, AncestryPlus includes immigration, vital, military, court, church and ethnic records; city directories; genealogical societies; Social Security Death Index; Periodical Source Index; family history library; and much more. Search using names or location. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.


AtoZ logoAtoZdatabases

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


AtoZtheworldAtoZ the World

AtoZ the World is the world’s most thorough country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide. AtoZ the World consists of 175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.


explora_web_button_200x100Explora for Kids (EBSCO)

Explora is a research tool that enables a quick search of articles, essays, and primary source documents including journals, abstracts, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, biographies, and historical essays.

• Browse categories organized by popular topic.
• 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
• Over 1 million relevant photos, images, and maps.

You can search for current events, educational, environmental, social, political and economic issues, health, medical, and scientific discoveries, along with other popular topics and have access to U.S. and international newspapers, and full-text television and radio news transcripts.


explora_web_button_200x100Explora for Public Libraries (EBSCO)

Explora is a research tool that enables a quick search of articles, essays, and primary source documents including journals, abstracts, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, biographies, and historical essays.

• Browse categories organized by popular topic.
• 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
• Over 1 million relevant photos, images, and maps.

You can search for current events, educational, environmental, social, political and economic issues, health, medical, and scientific discoveries, along with other popular topics and have access to U.S. and international newspapers, and full-text television and radio news transcripts.


Heritage QuestHeritage Quest Online

With over 24,000 books, the complete U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI™), Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other collections, HeritageQuest Online provides access to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. Search using name, location, gender, or race. This collection of research materials helps in tracing family history and studying American culture. Provided by New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLINK.


Issues & ControversiesIssues & Controversies

Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Provided by GMILCS.


Learning Express LibraryLearning Express Library

Practice standardized tests, tutorial courses, and resume and cover letter composition. Comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on academic or licensing tests such as the SAT, GED, GRE. Commercial Driver’s License Exam, U.S. Citizenship, and so much more. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

To use this database, you must first create a user account with your library card number as your Username.


LISTALibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Indexes more than 600 journals; plus 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. Great for the Library and Information professional and student alike. Provided by New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLINK.


Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center

Designed to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature. Searches available by author or title. Help with source citation may also be found through this database. Provided by GMILCS.

 


Morningstar Investment Research Center

Get comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and financial markets. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

 


NewsBankNewsBank

Search this database containing newspaper articles from 30+ local, regional, and national newspapers. Search by paper, date, author, headline, and subject or just browse the special reports section. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library. Tutorial available !

 


digitalarchiveslogoNewspapers

Search full text or browse local newspapers.  This digitization project was partially funded by the Arthur L. Keyes Memorial Trust and a generous grant from the Milford Area Seniors.

  • Farmer’s Cabinet (Nov 1802 – June 1900)
  • Milford Enterprise (Dec 1873 – Dec 1886)
  • Milford Daily Pointer (July 1894 – July 1909)
  • Milford Cabinet (July 1900 – Dec 1924)

 


NH Driver’s Test

This database includes 6 practice permit tests to get you ready for your trip to the DMV, as well all the information you need about getting your driver’s license.

 


novelistplusNoveList Plus

A reader’s advisory service that provides information and resources on over 100,000 titles, 75,000 full-text reviews, and more than 36,000 subject headings to help locate the best in fiction and nonfiction. Search by author, title, series, or plot to find summaries, reviews, recommended reading levels and even links to related works.  Provided by New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLINK.


NoveList K-8NoveList (K-8) Plus

A reader’s advisory service that specifically targets children and young adults. It contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. Search by author, title, series, or plot to find summaries, reviews, recommended reading levels and even links to related works. Provided by New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLINK.


 

Science OnlineScience Online

Presents a broad range of scientific through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. Information is accessible for someone at the beginner level through the expert and many experiments provide a recommended school grade range. Provided by GMILCS.


Transparent Language OnlineTransparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with extensive social media resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system available to library patrons. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

To use this database, first create a free user account, following the instructions after you click on the “Sign Up Now” button (under the “Log In” button).