Memorial Hall Library

Articles & Databases

The Internet is a great source of information, but sometimes it just doesn't have the quality information you need. Memorial Hall Library provides access to quality "paid" databases that provide articles and information that just aren't available on the "free" Internet. All you need is your Memorial Hall Library card to access all of the below resources. If you have a library card from other Massachusetts public libraries you will be able to access some of these resources, but not all.

If you need help accessing the below resources just contact the Information Services Desk at 978-623-8401 x32

databases displayed alphabetically

 
Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

This article database includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
American Ancestors

American Ancestors

(library use only)

The databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society with over 110 million names.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library

(library use only)

Search for your ancestors, check U.S. Census Records, Birth/Marriage/Death records, and more. Ancestry Library is the largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy learning materials.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
AtoZDatabases

AtoZdatabases

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching. This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

Subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Biography in Context

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information on more than 700,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Birds of North America Online

Birds of North America Online

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada. Specific topics covered include: distribution, migration, habitat, breeding, conservation and management. Also included in the species account are photos, sounds and in most cases, videos displaying some type of behavior.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
BookFlix

BookFlix

Build a love of reading and learning with paired fiction and nonfiction. For grades preK-3. Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage young readers:

  • 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs build background knowledge and introduce content-area learning.
  • Spanish language versions of 20 pairs offer first language support.
  • Read-along option for both fiction and nonfiction develops listening and reading comprehension.
  • Interactive educational games assess learning.
  • Author biographies introduce children to favorite writers.
  • Educator resources, including lesson plans and activities, support teachers, librarians, and parents.
Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Books & Authors

Books & Authors

Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alikes, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Boston Consumers' Checkbook

Boston Consumers' Checkbook

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Boston Consumers' Checkbook lists ratings of local businesses including auto repair shops, doctors and dentists, plumbers, contractors and dog care facilities.

Subjects: Consumer back to top
The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Complete full-text content of local, regional, national and international developments. Coverage of community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, people in the community, and much more. Paid advertisements, syndicated columns excluded. 

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top

Business Insights: Essentials

Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Subjects: Business back to top
Career Transitions

Career Transitions

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

A comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience and what's in demand, and find schools and education/training programs.

Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market.

Subjects: Job hunting back to top

ChiltonLibrary

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

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 supplies a solution for the "do-it-yourselfer" that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

Subjects: Consumer back to top
Seal of the Town of Andover

Code of the Town of Andover, MA

Contains the Charter and related legislation and the general and permanent By-Laws of the Town of Andover, Massachusetts.

Subjects: Legal back to top
Computer Skills Center

Computer Skills Center

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Includes Popular Software Tutorials such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Subjects: Job hunting, Technology back to top
Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips from ConsumerReports.org.

Subjects: Consumer, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism

An extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors.

11,000+ critical essays on contemporary authors, including biographical/critical introduction, list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes.

Resumes need to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resume's gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements is designed to do exactly that.

Subjects: Job hunting back to top
Educator's Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete

Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators and librarians. Content included in the database is almost entirely full-text, with the majority of the titles also covered in the ERIC database.

This database covers education topics such as:

  • multiple levels from preschool to college
  • technology
  • bilingual education
  • health education
  • testing
  • administration
  • funding
  • policy
Subjects: Education, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Britannica Library

Encyclopædia Britannica

A comprehensive reference resource with components for students and adults. A dictionary, a thesaurus, multimedia, and primary source materials are included.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Fold3

Fold3

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Includes the following titles:

  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, 1st Ed.
  • Biology, 1st Edition
  • Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States
  • Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World
  • Contemporary Fashion, 2nd Edition
  • Contemporary Novelists, 7th Edition
  • Contemporary Poets, 7th Edition
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 1st Edition
  • Business Leader Profiles for Students
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 1st Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2nd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2nd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Small Business
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History
  • International Directory of Film & Filmmakers, 4th Edition
  • World of Earth Science, 1st Edition
  • Encyclopedia of Espionage; Intelligence and Security
  • Encyclopedia of Population Fashion; Costume; and Culture: Clothing;
  • Headwear; Body Decorations; and Footwear through the Ages
  • Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Genealogy Connect includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can have 24/7 access to them online. Memorial Hall Library's subscription to Genealogy Connect concentrates on three areas of genealogical research: Colonial & Revoluationary, Immigration, and Native American.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top

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.

Subjects: Business, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
General Reference Center

General Reference Center

Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Features a wide variety of general interest and business magazines and periodicals including:

  • Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service Newspaper articles
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Children's magazines
  • More than 20 reference books
  • More than 4,500 titles including 3,500 in full text
Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

The Global Road Warrior is a database for students, travelers, businesspeople or anyone interested in world cultures, providing current information on 175 countries.

Each country listing includes key facts about the people, economy, work week, holidays, money, foreign exchange, climate, immunization, entry and departure, internal travel information, country map, accommodations, and more. It also includes a cultural "crib sheet" on greetings and courtesies, business meetings, attire and socializing.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
GreenFile

GreenFile

Full text articles focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Includes the full text and images of forty nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.

Subjects: Health, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Census data, family records, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, etc.

All documents include original page images.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top

InfoTrac Junior

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for middle school and junior high students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9–12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Whether you're looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

With Job & Career Accelerator you can:

  • explore over 1,100 occupations
  • search millions of jobs and internships
  • create professional resumes & cover letters
  • master interviewing skills and techniques
  • improve workplace skills
Subjects: Job hunting back to top

Kids InfoBits

Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.

Includes SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, GMAT, Military, Civil Service, School Skills, TOEFL, Citizenship, Job/Career Skills, and more. 

Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top
Legal Forms Library
(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Thousands of official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Subjects: Business, Consumer, Legal, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Literature Resource Center

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.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Massachusetts History Online

Massachusetts History Online

Articles that directly relate to Massachusetts - historical events, people, places, and more.

Combining selections from their vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. Containing data from a range of publications, Massachusetts History Online provides a targeted resource for information relating to the study of Massachusetts History.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Online

Morningstar Online provides information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Memorial Hall Library's subscription provides for two simultaneous users.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top
Muzzy Online

MUZZY Online

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

MUZZY Online offers interactive learning games and vocabulary lessons for children interested in learning any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Portuguese and Italian.

Subjects: Languages back to top
The New York Times

New York Times

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995)

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top
NoveList Guide to Fiction

NoveList Guide to Fiction

A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.

Includes pre-made reader advisory lists divided into several categories, "read-alike" lists, prepared book discussion guides, and teaching materials for educators. Searchable by title, author, keyword, plot description and series name. Search results can be limited by reading and age level.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students features disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, full-text journals, and core encyclopedia texts.

Subjects: Health, Job hunting, Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
OCLC WorldCat

OCLC FirstSearch

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Offers more than 258 million bibliographic records via WorldCat with a list of owning libraries.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Pronunciator

Pronunciator

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Pronunciator helps you learn any of 80 languages using your computer or mobile device. Features include:

  • self-paced exercises in vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, pronunciation and virtual conversation
  • learning through movie scenes and song lyrics
  • culture and business insights as well as workplace-specific exercises
  • offline learning through downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks
  • ESL instruction for speakers of 50 non-English languages
Subjects: Languages back to top
Research in Context

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more. The material covers core subjects including literature, science, social studies and history.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Safari Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Safari Books Online is an on-demand, digital library that provides access to thousands of technology books by major IT publishers.

This subscription gives access to titles published during the last two full calendar years, plus titles that are published during the current calendar year. Publishers include:

  • Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Adobe Press
  • Cisco Press
  • IBM Redbooks
  • Microsoft Press
  • New Riders
  • Peachpit Press
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • Que
  • Sams
Subjects: Books/Literature, Technology back to top
Science in Context

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

The resource 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.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology back to top
Something About the Author Online

Something About the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images — all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Includes online practice tests and courses in:

  • High School

    • Advanced Placement
    • GED
    • SSAT
  • Graduate
    • GRE
    • GMAT
    • LSAT
    • MCAT
    • MAT
  • College
    • ACT
    • CLEP
    • DSST
    • PSAT
    • SAT
    • SAT Subject Tests
  • International
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
    • U.S. Citizenship
  • Career
    • Accountant/Auditor Exams
    • American Foreign Service Officer
    • ASE Automotive / Medium/Heavy Truck / Collision Repair/Refinish
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Cosmetology
    • Firefighter Exam
    • Law Enforcement Exams
    • Medical/Nursing Exams (including NCLEX)
    • Military (including ASVAB and AFOQT)
    • Postal
    • Real Estate
    • Social Work
    • Teaching (PRAXIS I)
    • Treasury Enforcement Agent
Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top
TumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Value Line

Value Line

(available at home to Andover library cardholders)

Current and historical reviews, price and earnings projections, and analyst commentaries on approximately 1,700 of the most actively traded stocks, in over 90 industries.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top
Vocations & Careers Collections

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Subjects: Job hunting back to top

databases displayed by category

Biography/Genealogy

American Ancestors

American Ancestors

(library use only)

The databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society with over 110 million names.

Available only within Memorial Hall Library.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library

(library use only)

Search for your ancestors, check U.S. Census Records, Birth/Marriage/Death records, and more. Ancestry Library is the largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy learning materials.

Available only within Memorial Hall Library.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Biography in Context

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information on more than 700,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Fold3

Fold3

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can have 24/7 access to them online. Memorial Hall Library's subscription to Genealogy Connect concentrates on three areas of genealogical research: Colonial & Revoluationary, Immigration, and Native American.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top
Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest

Census data, family records, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, etc.

All documents include original page images.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Biography/Genealogy back to top

Books/Literature

BookFlix

BookFlix

Build a love of reading and learning with paired fiction and nonfiction. For grades preK-3. Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage young readers:

  • 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs build background knowledge and introduce content-area learning.
  • Spanish language versions of 20 pairs offer first language support.
  • Read-along option for both fiction and nonfiction develops listening and reading comprehension.
  • Interactive educational games assess learning.
  • Author biographies introduce children to favorite writers.
  • Educator resources, including lesson plans and activities, support teachers, librarians, and parents.
Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Books & Authors

Books & Authors

Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alikes, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism

An extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors.

11,000+ critical essays on contemporary authors, including biographical/critical introduction, list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Literature Resource Center

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.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
NoveList Guide to Fiction

NoveList Guide to Fiction

A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.

Includes pre-made reader advisory lists divided into several categories, "read-alike" lists, prepared book discussion guides, and teaching materials for educators. Searchable by title, author, keyword, plot description and series name. Search results can be limited by reading and age level.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
OCLC WorldCat

OCLC FirstSearch

Offers more than 258 million bibliographic records via WorldCat with a list of owning libraries.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
Safari Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Books Online is an on-demand, digital library that provides access to thousands of technology books by major IT publishers.

This subscription gives access to titles published during the last two full calendar years, plus titles that are published during the current calendar year. Publishers include:

  • Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Adobe Press
  • Cisco Press
  • IBM Redbooks
  • Microsoft Press
  • New Riders
  • Peachpit Press
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • Que
  • Sams

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Books/Literature, Technology back to top
Something About the Author Online

Something About the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images — all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top
TumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Subjects: Books/Literature back to top

Business

AtoZDatabases

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching. This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Business Insights: Essentials

Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Subjects: Business back to top

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.

Subjects: Business, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Legal Forms Library

Thousands of official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer, Legal, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Online

Morningstar Online provides information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Memorial Hall Library's subscription provides for two simultaneous users.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top
Value Line

Value Line

Current and historical reviews, price and earnings projections, and analyst commentaries on approximately 1,700 of the most actively traded stocks, in over 90 industries.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top

Consumer

Boston Consumers' Checkbook

Boston Consumers' Checkbook

Boston Consumers' Checkbook lists ratings of local businesses including auto repair shops, doctors and dentists, plumbers, contractors and dog care facilities.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Consumer back to top

ChiltonLibrary

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 supplies a solution for the "do-it-yourselfer" that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Consumer back to top
Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online

1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips from ConsumerReports.org.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Consumer, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Legal Forms Library

Thousands of official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer, Legal, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Online

Morningstar Online provides information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Memorial Hall Library's subscription provides for two simultaneous users.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top
Value Line

Value Line

Current and historical reviews, price and earnings projections, and analyst commentaries on approximately 1,700 of the most actively traded stocks, in over 90 industries.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer back to top

Education

Educator's Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete

Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators and librarians. Content included in the database is almost entirely full-text, with the majority of the titles also covered in the ERIC database.

This database covers education topics such as:

  • multiple levels from preschool to college
  • technology
  • bilingual education
  • health education
  • testing
  • administration
  • funding
  • policy
Subjects: Education, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.

Includes SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, GMAT, Military, Civil Service, School Skills, TOEFL, Citizenship, Job/Career Skills, and more. 

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top
Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Includes online practice tests and courses in:

  • High School

    • Advanced Placement
    • GED
    • SSAT
  • Graduate
    • GRE
    • GMAT
    • LSAT
    • MCAT
    • MAT
  • College
    • ACT
    • CLEP
    • DSST
    • PSAT
    • SAT
    • SAT Subject Tests
  • International
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
    • U.S. Citizenship
  • Career
    • Accountant/Auditor Exams
    • American Foreign Service Officer
    • ASE Automotive / Medium/Heavy Truck / Collision Repair/Refinish
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Cosmetology
    • Firefighter Exam
    • Law Enforcement Exams
    • Medical/Nursing Exams (including NCLEX)
    • Military (including ASVAB and AFOQT)
    • Postal
    • Real Estate
    • Social Work
    • Teaching (PRAXIS I)
    • Treasury Enforcement Agent

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top

Health

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Includes the full text and images of forty nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.

Subjects: Health, Magazines/Newspapers back to top

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students features disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, full-text journals, and core encyclopedia texts.

Subjects: Health, Job hunting, Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Job hunting

Career Transitions

Career Transitions

A comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience and what's in demand, and find schools and education/training programs.

Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Job hunting back to top
Computer Skills Center

Computer Skills Center

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Includes Popular Software Tutorials such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Job hunting, Technology back to top
Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume

Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes.

Resumes need to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resume's gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements is designed to do exactly that.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Job hunting back to top
Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator

Whether you're looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

With Job & Career Accelerator you can:

  • explore over 1,100 occupations
  • search millions of jobs and internships
  • create professional resumes & cover letters
  • master interviewing skills and techniques
  • improve workplace skills

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Job hunting back to top

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students features disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, full-text journals, and core encyclopedia texts.

Subjects: Health, Job hunting, Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Vocations & Careers Collections

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Subjects: Job hunting back to top

Languages

Muzzy Online

MUZZY Online

MUZZY Online offers interactive learning games and vocabulary lessons for children interested in learning any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Portuguese and Italian.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Languages back to top
Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Pronunciator helps you learn any of 80 languages using your computer or mobile device. Features include:

  • self-paced exercises in vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, pronunciation and virtual conversation
  • learning through movie scenes and song lyrics
  • culture and business insights as well as workplace-specific exercises
  • offline learning through downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks
  • ESL instruction for speakers of 50 non-English languages

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Languages back to top
Seal of the Town of Andover

Code of the Town of Andover, MA

Contains the Charter and related legislation and the general and permanent By-Laws of the Town of Andover, Massachusetts.

Subjects: Legal back to top
Legal Forms Library

Thousands of official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer, Legal, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Magazines/Newspapers

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

This article database includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Complete full-text content of local, regional, national and international developments. Coverage of community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, people in the community, and much more. Paid advertisements, syndicated columns excluded. 

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online

1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips from ConsumerReports.org.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Consumer, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Educator's Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete

Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators and librarians. Content included in the database is almost entirely full-text, with the majority of the titles also covered in the ERIC database.

This database covers education topics such as:

  • multiple levels from preschool to college
  • technology
  • bilingual education
  • health education
  • testing
  • administration
  • funding
  • policy
Subjects: Education, Magazines/Newspapers back to top

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.

Subjects: Business, Magazines/Newspapers back to top
General Reference Center

General Reference Center

Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Features a wide variety of general interest and business magazines and periodicals including:

  • Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service Newspaper articles
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Children's magazines
  • More than 20 reference books
  • More than 4,500 titles including 3,500 in full text
Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
GreenFile

GreenFile

Full text articles focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top
Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Includes the full text and images of forty nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.

Subjects: Health, Magazines/Newspapers back to top

InfoTrac Junior

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for middle school and junior high students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9–12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Kids InfoBits

Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Massachusetts History Online

Massachusetts History Online

Articles that directly relate to Massachusetts - historical events, people, places, and more.

Combining selections from their vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. Containing data from a range of publications, Massachusetts History Online provides a targeted resource for information relating to the study of Massachusetts History.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
The New York Times

New York Times

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995)

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers back to top

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students features disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, full-text journals, and core encyclopedia texts.

Subjects: Health, Job hunting, Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Research in Context

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more. The material covers core subjects including literature, science, social studies and history.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Science in Context

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

The resource 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.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology back to top

Reference/Encyclopedias

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

This article database includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
AtoZDatabases

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching. This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Birds of North America Online

Birds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada. Specific topics covered include: distribution, migration, habitat, breeding, conservation and management. Also included in the species account are photos, sounds and in most cases, videos displaying some type of behavior.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Britannica Library

Encyclopædia Britannica

A comprehensive reference resource with components for students and adults. A dictionary, a thesaurus, multimedia, and primary source materials are included.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Includes the following titles:

  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, 1st Ed.
  • Biology, 1st Edition
  • Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States
  • Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World
  • Contemporary Fashion, 2nd Edition
  • Contemporary Novelists, 7th Edition
  • Contemporary Poets, 7th Edition
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 1st Edition
  • Business Leader Profiles for Students
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 1st Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2nd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2nd Edition
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Small Business
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History
  • International Directory of Film & Filmmakers, 4th Edition
  • World of Earth Science, 1st Edition
  • Encyclopedia of Espionage; Intelligence and Security
  • Encyclopedia of Population Fashion; Costume; and Culture: Clothing;
  • Headwear; Body Decorations; and Footwear through the Ages
  • Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
General Reference Center

General Reference Center

Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Features a wide variety of general interest and business magazines and periodicals including:

  • Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service Newspaper articles
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Children's magazines
  • More than 20 reference books
  • More than 4,500 titles including 3,500 in full text
Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior is a database for students, travelers, businesspeople or anyone interested in world cultures, providing current information on 175 countries.

Each country listing includes key facts about the people, economy, work week, holidays, money, foreign exchange, climate, immunization, entry and departure, internal travel information, country map, accommodations, and more. It also includes a cultural "crib sheet" on greetings and courtesies, business meetings, attire and socializing.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

InfoTrac Junior

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for middle school and junior high students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student

Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9–12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Kids InfoBits

Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Legal Forms Library

Thousands of official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Business, Consumer, Legal, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Massachusetts History Online

Massachusetts History Online

Articles that directly relate to Massachusetts - historical events, people, places, and more.

Combining selections from their vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. Containing data from a range of publications, Massachusetts History Online provides a targeted resource for information relating to the study of Massachusetts History.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students features disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, full-text journals, and core encyclopedia texts.

Subjects: Health, Job hunting, Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Research in Context

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more. The material covers core subjects including literature, science, social studies and history.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias back to top
Science in Context

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

The resource 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.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology back to top

Technology

Computer Skills Center

Computer Skills Center

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Includes Popular Software Tutorials such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Job hunting, Technology back to top
Safari Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Books Online is an on-demand, digital library that provides access to thousands of technology books by major IT publishers.

This subscription gives access to titles published during the last two full calendar years, plus titles that are published during the current calendar year. Publishers include:

  • Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Adobe Press
  • Cisco Press
  • IBM Redbooks
  • Microsoft Press
  • New Riders
  • Peachpit Press
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • Que
  • Sams

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Books/Literature, Technology back to top
Science in Context

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

The resource 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.

Subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology back to top

Test prep

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.

Includes SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, GMAT, Military, Civil Service, School Skills, TOEFL, Citizenship, Job/Career Skills, and more. 

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top
Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Includes online practice tests and courses in:

  • High School

    • Advanced Placement
    • GED
    • SSAT
  • Graduate
    • GRE
    • GMAT
    • LSAT
    • MCAT
    • MAT
  • College
    • ACT
    • CLEP
    • DSST
    • PSAT
    • SAT
    • SAT Subject Tests
  • International
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
    • U.S. Citizenship
  • Career
    • Accountant/Auditor Exams
    • American Foreign Service Officer
    • ASE Automotive / Medium/Heavy Truck / Collision Repair/Refinish
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Cosmetology
    • Firefighter Exam
    • Law Enforcement Exams
    • Medical/Nursing Exams (including NCLEX)
    • Military (including ASVAB and AFOQT)
    • Postal
    • Real Estate
    • Social Work
    • Teaching (PRAXIS I)
    • Treasury Enforcement Agent

Available to Andover cardholders only.

Subjects: Education, Test prep back to top