Databases

Database Information

The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases on a wide variety of topics. This page is a list of our databases in alphabetical order. Each database has a brief description along with which company provides it and a letter indicating who has access to the database and where they can access it.

Access Key:
H = Available at Home – L = Library Use Only – D = Danvers Residents Only – N = NOBLE Libraries Only

Click here for a list of databases by subject

Databases Alphabetically

ABCDEFGHI – J – KLMNOPRS – T – UVW – X – Y – Z

 

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Academic OneFile – Is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. By Gale. H

Academic Search Elite – Full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. More than 100 journals have PDF images back to 1985. By EBSCO. H

Agriculture Collection – With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. By Gale. H

Ancestry.com – Instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research including 4 billion names in over 3,400 databases; includes records from the United States census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more. how to use L

AtoZ databases – Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends & relatives and much more. AtoZ databases en Español. H, D

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Biography In ContextAn engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. By Gale. H

Historical Boston Globe, 1872-1979 – Digital archive with access to the full content of the historical Boston Globe. You may search and view article & full page images, page through issues and search using a variety of methods. H

Boston Globe 1980 to current H

Boston Public Library ecards – Visit the Boston Public Library website to apply for an ecard for immediate home access to over 140 BPL databases.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Public Library Edition – Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers “adult” and “kids” interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books. En Espanol Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Business Economics and Theory – With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research. By Gale. H

Business Index ASAP – Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals with full text and images By Gale. H

Business Source Premier – Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Includes all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. By EBSCO. H

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Chilton Library – Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People H, D

Communications and Mass Media Collection – From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more. By Gale. H

Consumer Reports – uses its rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. By EBSCO. H

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select – More than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more. By Gale. H

Criminal Justice Collection – Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals. By Gale. H

Culinary Arts Collection – The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. By Gale. H

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Danvers Herald – 8/4/2005 to current: Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Danvers Herald. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections. H

Diversity Studies Collection – This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals. By Gale. H

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EBSCO eBook Collection – Search and view the full text of eBooks. By EBSCO. H

Ebrary Public Library Complete – A growing collection of nearly 21,000 full-text e-books from leading publishers such as Random House, Penguin, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Taylor & Francis in multiple subject areas for schools & studying, career development, fiction, practical life skills, arts & leisure, and more. H, D

Educator’s Reference Complete – Full text periodicals for teachers and school administrators. By Gale. H

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection – A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. By Gale. H

ERIC – Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. By EBSCO. H

Expanded Academic ASAP – Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers (many with full text and images!) across all academic disciplines. By Gale. H

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Fine Arts and Music Collection – With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. By Gale. H

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. By EBSCO. H

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Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection – Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. By Gale. H

Gender Studies Collection – This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. By Gale. H

General Business File ASAP – Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. By Gale. H

General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. By Gale. H

General Science Collection – A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments. By Gale

Global Issues in Context – Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database. By Gale. H

GreenFILE – Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. By EBSCO. H

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Health Reference Center Academic – Integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals, consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, topical overviews, and reference books. By Gale. H

Health Source: Consumer Edition – Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. By EBSCO. H

Health Source: Nursing: Academic Edition – 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines along with abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. By EBSCO. H

Health and Wellness Resource CenterProvides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. By Gale. H

Heritage Quest – Includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files.
How to use
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Home Improvement Collection – Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more. By INTFOTRAC. H

Home Improvement Reference Center Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. Maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, home & garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects and much more. By EBSCO. H This Database Will Be Discontinued As Of July 1

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection – With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more. By INTFOTRAC. H

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Information Science and Library Issues Collection – This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers – from the research specialist to the information architect – will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. By Gale. H

Insurance and Liability Collection – Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. By Gale. H

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Kids InfoBits [ K – Gr.5] – Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. By Gale. H

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LearningExpressLibrary – A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons succeed on academic or licensing tests.H, D

Literature Resource Center – Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available. By Gale. H

Lynda.com – Lynda offers easy to access educational videos on business, computer programming, web development and much more. Courses are taught by industry experts. This is a great resource for those who want to pick up some extra skills or brush up on some old ones. By Linkedin. H

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Magill’s Medical Guide 6th ed. – An authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers. By Salem Press

Massachusetts Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory – Guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices. H

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries – The mission of the Trial Court Law Library System is to provide timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

MasterFILE Premier – Magazine and newspaper articles, full text reference books, primary source documents and images. By EBSCO. H

MEDLINE – Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more created by the National Library of Medicine. By EBSCO. H

Middle Search Plus – Full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags. By EBSCO. H

Military and Intelligence Database – Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. By Gale. H

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New England Historic Genealogical Society Resources L

The New York Times – Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985). By Gale. H

Newspaper Source – Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. By EBSCO. H

NOBLE H, D

NoveList K-8 – The features of NoveList directed towards children’s and young adult books. By EBSCO. H

NoveList Plus – The perfect tool for finding fabulous fiction and non-fiction: reviews, read-a-likes and more. By EBSCO. H

Nursing and Allied Health Collection – All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. By Gale. H

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OverDrive – Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for a wide variety of mobile devices. H, N

OCLC WorldCat – Cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 57,000 libraries, making it the world’s largest, most complete, and most consulted library catalog. H

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf – We have added fifteen reference titles created from Oxford’s award-winning print scholarly reference sets. These e-reference resources are fully searchable with remote access available anytime, anywhere.When using these resources from home, you will be asked for your library card number and last name.

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Pop Culture Collection – It’s all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. By Gale. H

Powersearch – Use this link to search multiple Gale databases. By Gale. H

Primary Search – Full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. Full text information dates as far back as 1990 and are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). by EBSCO. H

Professional Development Collection – Highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. By EBSCO. H

Pronunciator – Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! H, D

Psychology Collection – This set explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops — and diminishes — over time. Your library’s users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. By Gale. H

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Regional Business News – This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info. By EBSCO. H

Religion and Philosophy Collection – Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. By Gale. H

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Salem Press

Decades:

  • The Seventies
  • The Eighties

Great Events from History:

  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • 20th Century, 1971-2000
  • GLBT Events

Great Lives from History:

  • Middle Ages
  • Milestone Documents:
  • American History
  • World History

Science In ContextIs an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. By Gale. H

Small Business Collection – Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals. By Gale. H

Small Business Reference Center – Great source for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Includes local business news, how-to videos, start up kits and much more. EBSCO. H, D

Student Edition – Designed for high-school students, database accesses a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. By Gale. H

Super Search – Use this link to search multiple Ebsco databases. By EBSCO. H

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US History Collection – This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. H

U.S. History In ContextAn engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. By Gale. H

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Virtual Reference Collection – Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. By Gale. H

Vocations and Careers Collection – Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. By Gale. H

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War and Terrorism Collection – A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science. By Gale. H

Weiss Street Financial Ratings

  • Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies
  • Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds
  • Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance – Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits
  • By Greyhouse H, D

World History Collection – As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. By Gale. H

World History In ContextIs an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. By Gale. H

 

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