June 7, 2022: Attention researchers! If you're used to searching EBSCO's Explora, Business Source Premier, or Consumer Health Complete, we have some sad news. Starting in July the library will no longer provide access to any of these EBSCO search or research tools, either in-house or remotely. They just don’t get enough use for us to justify their rising costs. We explored resources from several other vendors, but ultimately decided not to renew or subscribe to anything different for the time being.
Use these online resources to find articles and other kinds of information on different topics.
Manchester City Library card and PIN number required unless otherwise stated.
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!
- Ancestry Library Edition
For use within the library only. 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.
- 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.
- MedLine Plus
MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- MedLine Plus en Español
MedlinePlus es un servicio informativo de salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Es producido por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos (NLM, por sus siglas en inglés), la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo y parte de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud de EE. UU. (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés).
- 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.
Newspapers & Magazines
- 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.
- Chronicling America
Includes over 20 million pages of U.S. newspapers from 1777-1963. Created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress. (no login required)
Readers' Advisory, or Help Me Choose My Next Book!
- NoveList Plus
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
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.
Unlimited access to thousands of fine art and hand-crafting classes. Find endless creative inspiration with new classes released every day. Download hundreds of patterns, templates, and recipes. Share comments and upload project images to our galleries. Join thousands of fellow makers on a creative journey. Projects for all skill levels!
Note: You will need to provide your name and email address to Creativebug in order to use this service.
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.