eLibrary – By Subject

eLibrary Information

The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases on a wide variety of topics. This page is a list of our databases organized by subject. Each database has a brief description along with which company or organization provides it and a letter code 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. O = Authoritative Open Access Databases.

Click here for an alphabetical list of databases

Subject List


  • 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

Auto Repair

  • Chilton’s Online Auto Repair – ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. You are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Tutorial. Gale. H, D

Biography Resources

  • Gale Biography in Context – Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Indexes all print volumes of the series. By Gale. H

Business Resources

  • AtoZdatabasesPremier Job Search, Reference and Mailing List/Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents and 2.3 million jobs. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, resume templates, finding friends & relatives and much more. H, D
  • 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. Try the Enhanced Business Searching Interface. H
  • General Business File ASAP – Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. By Gale. H
  • 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. By EBSCO. 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
  • 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


  • AtoZdatabasesPremier Job Search, Reference and Mailing List Database including 2.3 million jobs, 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, resume templates, finding friends & relatives and much more. H, D
  • Universal Class New! – 500+ online courses on just about anything ranging from cake decorating to accounting & bookkeeping. Accredited CEUs for professional development. First Time Users Need To Set Up An Account. By Overdrive. H, D
  • LearningExpressLibrary – A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons succeed on academic or licensing tests. Tutorial. By Learning Express. H, D
  • 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
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) – Enhance Your Skills With Online Business, Design & Tech Courses. Sign Up Today! Get Access to Expert-Led, Online Tutorials to Help You Advance In Your Career. Expert Led Training. Unlimited Learning. Custom Playlists. By LinkedIn. H, D
  • Peterson’s Career Prep – Learn about careers, receive personalized recommendations, create resumes, search for jobs and schools, and get career advice. Tutorial. By Gale. H

Consumer Resources

  • Consumer Reports – Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. They use their 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. Tutorial. By EBSCO. H, D
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative HealthConsumer health-focused medical and drug encyclopedias, magazines, videos and more. By Gale. H
  • 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


  • U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts – QuickFacts give the public access to the Census Bureau’s population data in an easy to read format. Use this database for anything from finding the population of your town to the median income of a particular region. by United States Census Bureau. O
  • The World Fact Book This is the encyclopedia of data compiled on foreign nations by the Central Intelligence Agency. Each country gets its own entry which includes information like population, geography, resources, ethnic make up and more. A great resource for businesses and students doing assignments. By United States Central Intelligence Agency. O
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics – This database allows users to compare data between nations and regions on important issues like literacy, research and development, and more. By United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. O


  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) – Search and view the full text of eBooks. By EBSCO. H
  • OverDrive Download ebook, audiobooks and magazines to a wide variety of mobile devices H, N
  • Hoopla – Your source for streaming ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music and graphic novles. By Hoopla. H, D

En Espanol



  • Agriculture Collection – 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
  • 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
  • GreenFILE – This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. By EBSCO. H
  • Endangered Species – This is a database of both threatened and endangered species that can be searched by animal or location. Each an encyclopedia entry for each species and habitat information is provided as well. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. O
  • EPA Index – This is an A to Z index of information on hundreds of topics relating to ecology, green technology, natural resources and environmental health. Official EPA reports and government regulations and recommendations are also included. Environmental Protection Agency. O

For Students

  • Academic OneFile – the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. 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
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Middle School Edition . H
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica High School Edition. H
  • Expanded Academic ASAP – Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers (many with full text and images!) across all academic disciplines. By Gale. H
  • Global Issues in Context- Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what’s happening in the world today and why. By Gale
  • Gale 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. Gale. H
  • Kanopy Watch documentaries, art house films and indie films. Watch up to 10 movies a month with a Danvers library card. By Kanopy. D, H
  • LearningExpress Library A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons succeed on academic or licensing tests. Tests are grouped by topics. The most popular are listed below. Tutorial. By Learning Express. H, D
  • Kids InfoBits [ K – Gr.5] – Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. By Gale. 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
  • 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
  • Science in Context – Comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework. By Gale. H

For Teachers

  • Educator’s Reference Complete -Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college covering technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy. 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
  • 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


  • Ancestry.comAncestry.comAVAILABLE AT HOME THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2021! All you need to access it from home is your Danvers library card and pin. 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. Tutorial (Home Access) By ProQuest. D
  • 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. H, D

General Resources

  • General OneFile – One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. By Gale. H
  • MasterFILE Premier – Magazine and newspaper articles, full text reference books, primary source documents and images. By EBSCO. H

Health Resources

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative HealthConsumer health-focused medical and drug encyclopedias, magazines, videos and more. By Gale. H
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection – All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. By Gale. H

History Resources

  • Salem Press eBooksDecades:The Seventies; The Eighties, Great Events from History:Ancient World, Middle Ages20th Century, 1971-2000; GLBT Events, Great Lives from History:Middle AgesMilestone Documents:American History, World History
  • U.S. History in Context – Primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections, including key titles from Macmillan, Scribner and other world-class sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. By Gale. H
  • World History in ContextCovers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner. By Gale. H


  • Creativebug New! – Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. By Creativebug.com. H, D
  • Culinary Arts CollectionThe 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
  • 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
  • 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 Gale. H
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure CollectionPerfect for the student, handy for the traveler. 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 Gale. H

Language Learning

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


  • Access to law journal articles, Federal Register, treaties, Statutes at Large and US Supreme Court Opinions from Hein Online is available in the library courtesy of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries.Please see a Reference Librarian for access.
  • Criminal Justice Collection – Access to more than 700 journals covering law enforcement, case law, family law, forensics, government security, social psychology and more. By Gale. H


  • MasterFILE Premier – Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. By EBSCO. H

Massachusetts Resources


  • Boston Globe – 1980 to current. Tutorial. By PROQUEST. H
  • 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. Tutorial. By PROQUEST. H
  • Danvers Herald – 8/4/2005 to 5/31/2019: 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. By NewsBank. H, D
  • Herald Citizen (Danvers and Beverly) – 6/6/2019 to Current: The Herald Citizen takes up where the Danvers Herald left off. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more. By NewsBankH, D
  • New York Times – Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- searchable as a standalone
    file (also included in Academic OneFile and General OneFile). TutorialBy Gale. H
  • Newspaper Source – Selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. It also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. By EBSCO. H

Readers and Literature Resources

  • 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
  • Literature Resource CenterLiterary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, overviews or 75,000 frequently studied works, and over 30,000 poems, short stories and plays. By Gale. H
  • NoveList K-8 – The features of NoveList directed towards children’s and young adult books. By EBCSO. H
  • NoveList Plus – The perfect tool for finding fabulous fiction and non-fiction: reviews, read-a-likes and more. NoveList Tutorial. By EBSCO. H
  • 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


  • 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. H
  • Science In ContextContextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Reference content, 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
  • Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Macaulay Library at Cornell University has compiled a huge collection of bird songs, images and videos. It is easily searchable for the birders and students everywhere. By Cornell University’s Macaulay Library. O
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day – NASA highlights some pretty amazing high quality comic images in this database. Its also searchable by by topic and images include information on the image as well as important astronomical information. By NASA. O

Social Sciences

  • Communications and Mass Media Collection – This collection provides current and accurate information 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
  • Criminal Justice Collection – Access to more than 700 journals covering law enforcement, case law, family law, forensics, government security, social psychology and more. By Gale. 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
  • 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
  • Information Science and Library Issues Collection – Information professionals and other knowledge workers 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
  • Psychology Collection – 300 full-text periodicals cover all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. By Gale. H
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection – Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. By Gale. H

Super Search/BPL Resources

  • Powersearch – Use this link to search across databases. By Gale. H
  • Super Search – Use this link to search multiple databases. By EBSCO. H
  • BPL ecards Visit the Boston Public Library website to apply for an ecard for immediate home access to over 140 BPL databases.

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