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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

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Academic OneFile

Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images

Academic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1995.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias

American Ancestors

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

Ancestry Library

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

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias

Biography in Context

Biographies with full text magazine articles, images, and hand-picked web site links. Includes material from Contemporary Authors.

Biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Includes over one million thumbnail biographies from the Complete Marquis Who's Who, the Who's Who of African Americans, and 250 full-text periodicals.

subjects: Biography/Genealogy

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.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

BookFlix

Build a love of reading and learning with paired fiction and nonfiction. For grades preK-3.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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.

Can be browsed by title, author, genres, character, subject, location and time period.

subjects: Books/Literature

Boston Consumer Checkbook

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Business, Consumer

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

Business Insights Essentials

Full-text business and management topics.

Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Business

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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

Consumer Reports Online

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

Cypress Resume

Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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: Business

Educator's Reference Complete

Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators and librarians.

This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. 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 multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers

Encyclopædia Britannica

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

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

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

GreenFile

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

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.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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: Languages, Reference/Encyclopedias

Health Reference Center Academic

Full-text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.

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

Heritage Quest

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

All documents include original page images.

subjects: Biography/Genealogy

InfoTrac Junior

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

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.

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.

LearningExpress Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias

Legal Forms Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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

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

New York Times

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

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

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.

OCLC FirstSearch

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Books/Literature

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

Popular Software Tutorials

Interactive tutorials for software from Adobe, Corel, and Microsoft.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Technology

Rocket Languages

Learn the following languages on your own terms and in your own time: Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, and English for Spanish Speakers.

Available to Andover cardholders only. Attention new users! Enter your library card number without spaces.

Each Language Learning Program includes:

  • Downloadable or streaming usage (you choose)
  • Over 62 hours interactive instruction
  • 17 grammar & culture lessons (learn not only how to speak but local etiquette)
  • Over 340 grammar exercises
  • Over 17 interactive audio tracks
  • 1,200 words in in the software-based word building MegaWords game
  • Native Speakers available for conversation practice

subjects: Languages

Safari Business Books Online

Users can browse more than 2,500 business titles online just as they would books in print. Each title contains a complete table of contents with chapter links for easy page-to-page browsing. All charts, graphs, and other images are included just as originally published.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Publishers include:

  • Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Alpha Books
  • Amacom
  • Crisp Learning
  • idea Group
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • Que
  • Sams Publishing
  • Wharton School of Publishing

subjects: Books/Literature, Business

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

subjects: Books/Literature, Technology

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 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.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias,Technology

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

TrueFlix

TrueFlix leverages the content of 47 "True Books" to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st-century skills through the inquiry process. The entire True Book series, which covers subjects in social studies and science, is supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

For beginning researchers, the Project Idea includes a project goal with ideas or questions on how to kickstart research, perfect for a class activity or homework assignment.

Every TrueFlix topic is accompanied by a lesson plan with teaching activities that are tied to the specific content of that TrueFlix topic. Every lesson plan includes a discussion of the TrueFlix video and a review of vocabulary words used in the TrueFlix flipbook. Each also provides a small-group activity based on the flipbook and a project idea.

subjects: Books/Literature

TumblerBookLibrary

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

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.

subjects: Business, Consumer

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

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databases displayed by category

Biography/Genealogy

American Ancestors

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

Ancestry Library

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

Biography in Context

Biographies with full text magazine articles, images, and hand-picked web site links. Includes material from Contemporary Authors.

Biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Includes over one million thumbnail biographies from the Complete Marquis Who's Who, the Who's Who of African Americans, and 250 full-text periodicals.

subjects: Biography/Genealogy

Heritage Quest

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

All documents include original page images.

subjects: Biography/Genealogy

Books/Literature

BookFlix

Build a love of reading and learning with paired fiction and nonfiction. For grades preK-3.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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.

Can be browsed by title, author, genres, character, subject, location and time period.

subjects: Books/Literature

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

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

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

OCLC FirstSearch

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Books/Literature

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

TrueFlix

TrueFlix leverages the content of 47 "True Books" to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st-century skills through the inquiry process. The entire True Book series, which covers subjects in social studies and science, is supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

For beginning researchers, the Project Idea includes a project goal with ideas or questions on how to kickstart research, perfect for a class activity or homework assignment.

Every TrueFlix topic is accompanied by a lesson plan with teaching activities that are tied to the specific content of that TrueFlix topic. Every lesson plan includes a discussion of the TrueFlix video and a review of vocabulary words used in the TrueFlix flipbook. Each also provides a small-group activity based on the flipbook and a project idea.

subjects: Books/Literature

Business

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias

Boston Consumer Checkbook

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Business, Consumer

Business Insights Essentials

Full-text business and management topics.

Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Business

Cypress Resume

Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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: Business

Legal Forms Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

Safari Business Books Online

Users can browse more than 2,500 business titles online just as they would books in print. Each title contains a complete table of contents with chapter links for easy page-to-page browsing. All charts, graphs, and other images are included just as originally published.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Publishers include:

  • Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Alpha Books
  • Amacom
  • Crisp Learning
  • idea Group
  • Prentice Hall PTR
  • Que
  • Sams Publishing
  • Wharton School of Publishing

subjects: Books/Literature, Business

TumblerBookLibrary

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

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.

subjects: Business, Consumer

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Consumer

Boston Consumer Checkbook

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Business, Consumer

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

Consumer Reports Online

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

Legal Forms Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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.

subjects: Business, Consumer

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Health

Health Reference Center Academic

Full-text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.

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

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.

Languages

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.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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: Languages, Reference/Encyclopedias

Rocket Languages

Learn the following languages on your own terms and in your own time: Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, and English for Spanish Speakers.

Available to Andover cardholders only. Attention new users! Enter your library card number without spaces.

Each Language Learning Program includes:

  • Downloadable or streaming usage (you choose)
  • Over 62 hours interactive instruction
  • 17 grammar & culture lessons (learn not only how to speak but local etiquette)
  • Over 340 grammar exercises
  • Over 17 interactive audio tracks
  • 1,200 words in in the software-based word building MegaWords game
  • Native Speakers available for conversation practice

subjects: Languages

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

Magazines/Newspapers

Academic OneFile

Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images

Academic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1995.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias

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

Business Insights Essentials

Full-text business and management topics.

Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Business

Consumer Reports Online

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

Educator's Reference Complete (formerly Professional Collection)

Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators and librarians.

This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. 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 multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers

GreenFile

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

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

Health Reference Center Academic

Full-text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.

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

¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)

(en Español) The first reference database to provide indexing, full text, and images of the most popular Hispanic magazines.

Also includes full text pamphlets on a variety of topics, such as health care.

subjects: Languages, Magazines/Newspapers

InfoTrac Junior

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

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.

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.

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

New York Times

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

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.

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

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 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.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Reference/Encyclopedias

Academic OneFile

Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images

Academic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1995.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and contact information for 220 million residents. It also includes a component for job searching.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

This database can be used to find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

subjects: Business, Reference/Encyclopedias

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.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

Encyclopædia Britannica

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

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

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

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.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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: Languages, Reference/Encyclopedias

InfoTrac Junior

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

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.

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.

LearningExpress Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

subjects: Reference/Encyclopedias

Legal Forms Library

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

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

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

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.

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

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 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.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology

Vocation and Careers Collection

A collection of career guides and highly specialized industry journals

Technology

Popular Software Tutorials

Interactive tutorials for software from Adobe, Corel, and Microsoft.

Available at home to Andover cardholders only.

subjects: Technology

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

subjects: Books/Literature, Technology

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 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.

subjects: Magazines/Newspapers, Reference/Encyclopedias, Technology

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