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Databases by Subject

  • Ancestry Library Edition - Resource to locate census records, military records and vital records ; available for in-library use on the wireless system or a library computer

Grant Seeking
  • Visit the Grant Research Page for more information about accessing these in-house only databases.
  • Foundation Directory Online - the premiere grant-seeking database on the web.  Funding sources in this directory are for nonprofit organizations.
  • Foundation Grants for Individuals - details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals
  • Philanthropy In/Sight - an online interactive mapping tool for grant-makers, advisors and anyone interested in philanthropy today


  • The Decades - Covers events, politics, science, music and more for the 1950s through the 1990s (Log in via the Salem History page)
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration - Essays cover laws, treaties, and immigrant and ethnic groups (Log in via the Salem History page)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - More than 50 full text books on law, medicine, sports, religion, science and, other subjects
  • Sanborn Maps - Large-scale maps of cities and towns in New Hampshire covering the years 1867 to 1970 (Please call the reference staff at 603-225-8670 and select option two to obtain the login information.)

Kids' Resources

  • Children's/Young Adult Resources (EBSCO) - Composed of Primary Search, for elementary grades; Middle Search for middle school students; and MAS Ultra for high school students.
  • Kids Search - Designed for children grades K-8, graphically oriented by subject.  Includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, magazines and newspapers, and an image collection.
  • Novelist K-8 - Helps kids find books by reading level and interests.  Contains booklists by age and topic, recommended titles, award winners, and teacher resources. 
  • Student Research Center - A graphically oriented resource for students in grades 6-12.
  • TumbleBook Library - Includes animated, talking picture books, Read-Alongs, videos, games, and resources for teachers and students.

Learning / Self-Help
  • Atomic Training - On-demand video training for hundreds of popular software applications.  *When accessing this database remotely, you will need to enter your library card number.
  • Consumer Health Complete - Full-text medical resources, including books, periodicals, and encyclopedias (Access provided by NHewLINK)
  • LearningExpress Library 3.0 - Practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, ASVAB, and more! (Please note: as of January 2014, this resource has been reorganized and updated with new content.  Users must create a new account to access the improved version).  Download the Quick Start Guide for a quick introduction.  For anyone wanting to log in to their pre-existing account, the older version will remain accessible through June 2014.)
  • Transparent Language - Interactive, self-study language activities for over 60 languages!  When registering for the first time from home, enter your barcode number.  Then create your own username and password.

Local Resources
Magazines, Journals & Newspapers
  • EbscoHost - Full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers (Access provided by NHewLINK)
  • NewsBank - Full-text articles from the Concord Monitor starting in October 2002. Also, online access to popular magazine titles, and Special Reports (international, multimedia coverage on a variety of hot topics and themes.  Watch a video tutorial about the Special Reports to get started.
  • Online Newsstand - Feature-length articles in many popular magazines (Click on a category to get started.)
  • Concord Monitor Indexes - Obituary index (1986 to present) and an index of local interest articles (1981 to 2008)

Readers' Resources
  • NoveList Plus - Resource for readers containing book reviews, discussion questions, and read-alikes - now including resources for nonfiction!  (Access provided by NHewLINK)
  • NoveList Select - Enhancements to the online catalog which provide recommended reading and series information.  The information displays on the individual record for most fiction, and many nonfiction titles.

Research & Reference
  • World Book Encyclopedia - Full-text of this encyclopedia, plus maps, photos, videos, and periodicals (Also contains 2,500 classic literature titles from around the world in e-book format.)  
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - More than 50 full-text books on law, medicine, sports, religion, science, and other subjects   
  • The Decades - Covers events, politics, science, music and more for the 1950s through the 1990s (Log in via the Salem History page)
NHewLINK is funded by the New Hampshire State Library.