The New Hampshire State Library provides all residents of NH with access to great databases, on a wide variety of topics for readers of all ages.
To access, just click the title of the database you are interested in. The best part about these databases is that you have access 24/7 from any computer. We can’t put our password up here for just anyone to use, so please get in touch with us if you are a cardholder. We will be happy to get you connected to these outstanding tools!
Here is a list of available databases:
Academic Search Premier – Full text for more than 3600 journals covering social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural sties, education, and more. Updated daily. Ages: adult.
Ancestry Library Edition – [IN LIBRARY USE ONLY] The staple source for researching your family history, Ancestry Library Edition contains thousands of databases and millions of records covering census data, vital records, passenger lists, maps, city directories and more.
Business Source Premier – Full text for over 1100 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, and more. Ages: young adult and up.
Health Source: Consumer Edition – Information on health topics including medical science, food science/nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Full text for nearly 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men’s Health. Ages: young adult and up.
MAS Ultra: School Edition – Full text for over 515 general interest and current event magazines. Ages: young adult and up.
MasterFile Premier – Full text for over 1900 periodicals covering nearly all subjects. Ages: young adult and up.
Middle Search Plus – Full text for over 145 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and junior high students. Ages: children and up.
Newspaper Source – Full text for regional U.S. Newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns as well as other sources. Ages: young adult and up.
NoveList Plus – Provides information and resources on over 100,000 fiction titles, including 75,000 reviews and 36,000 subject headings to help you find your next read. Ages: middle school and up.
NoveList Plus (K-8) – A version of NoveList Plus specifically targeted to children and young adults. It contains materials in the K-8 reading range, including picture books, “chapter” books, and YA titles. Ages: children and up.
Primary Search – Full text for 57 children’s magazines and over 100 children’s pamphlets, designed for elementary students. Ages: children and up.
Searchasaurus – A colorful and easy-to-use search tool for elementary and middle-school students. Ages: children and up.
TOPICsearch – Explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics used in classrooms. This current events database includes over 400,000 full-text articles selected by teachers and librarians from a wide variety of reference sources. Ages: children and up.