Use these databases to find articles and other kinds of information on many different topics.
* Indicates your Manchester City Library card and PIN number are required to access the site.
- 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. From Facts on File.
- Ancestry Library Edition
*Important* Ancestry is available from inside the library buildings only. Come in to the libraries to search U.S Census information as well as birth, marriage, death, and U.S. Military Records; the U.S. Immigration Collection, the U.K. Census Collection and more.
- Auto Repair Center*
Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes approximately 26,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 150,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; approximately 70,000 technical service bulletins; recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; over 100,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications; maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide; Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership; maintenance; and much more.
Prepare for your driver's license test with one or more practice driving tests, including motorcycle and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) practice tests. Download copies of the State of New Hampshire's Driver's Manual as well. No library card required! Note: Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., and not associated with or endorsed by the NH Department of Motor Vehicles.
- EBSCO Publishing*
EBSCO is a set of databases containing general interest magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, health information, business information, online newspapers, reference texts, magazines for children, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and information for educators.
- Heritage Quest Genealogy Online*
This genealogy database provides: complete information from the US Federal Census Records from 1790-1930; information from more than 25,000 family and local history books; an index to many local history and genealogy periodicals published since 1800, and selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
- Issues & Controversies*
Provides current, in-depth, and objective information on contemporary issues. Coverage begins in 1995. From Facts on File.
- Literary Reference Center*
A full-text database that combines information about authors and works across literary disciplines and timeframes from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.
- New Hampshire Newpapers*
NewsBank carries issues of the New Hampshire Union Leader from January 1st, 1989 to today. Paid advertisements (including many obituaries) are not included.
- NoveList Plus* - now includes nonfiction!
NoveList allows fiction and nonfiction readers to use a favorite author, title, topic, or genre (for example mystery, science fiction, or horror) to learn about other books they will enjoy reading.
- NoveList K-8 Plus* - now includes nonfiction!
Novelist K-8 allows children in grades Kindergarten through 8 to identify fiction and nonfiction titles they will enjoy reading. This is a great database for children and parents to use together.
- Reference USA*
Reference USA contains information on U.S. businesses and households. It is especially useful for job searches, people starting businesses, and marketing professionals.
- Science Online*
Science Online provides a comprehensive, authoritative overview a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, illustrations,images, biographies, experiments, and activities.
- Transparent Language*
Study one of 80 different languages, including ESL, right on your PC, laptop or mobile device using Transparent Language. Practice all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition to online lessons, conversation practice and games you’ll be able to connect with fellow language learners in Transparent Language’s online communities.
Note: You'll need to provide a first name and e-mail address to Transparent Language to begin using this service.