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.
- 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.
The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive 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!
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 1790-1940; 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.
- 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.
- RBdigital Magazine Value Collection (formerly Zinio for Libraries)*
RBdigital Magazine Value Collection, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
Note: You will need to create an RBdigital account before logging in to the service. Your account will include your library card number, an e-mail address, and a password of your choosing. This password is separate from the password/PIN you use to log in to your library account in our catalog.
- Transparent Language*
Study one of 100 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 will need to provide a first name and e-mail address to Transparent Language to begin using this service.