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Online Databases

These databases are available from home or office except as noted otherwise. You will be asked to enter your ID (Merrimack Library card number) and Password/PIN. If you don’t have a password, you will be prompted to create one. . Click here if you don’t have a library card. Please contact the library reference department at 424-5021 if you have any questions regarding these databases.

Access Business News

This Web-based resource consolidates current and archived content from the complete, full-text electronic editions of approximately 200 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies and other news sources across North America.

American Ancestors

This product must be used on a library computer. A collection of databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society covering many types of American and New England and historical and genealogical records. This site combines the information formerly available at NewEnglandAncestors.org with a growing collection of genealogical information from other parts of the United States.
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American History Online

Overview essays, biographies, events, timelines, primary sources, images, videos, maps, charts and tables covering more than 500 years of American history.
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Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 215 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
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A to Z Maps Online

Thousands of royalty-free maps useful for students and travelers. Countries, states, geological, weather, political maps, and more, to print or download.
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Ancestry Library Edition

This product must be used on a library computer. A searchable genealogical database that includes US census, military records, immigration records, and many other sources for tracing your ancestors.


BiblioBoard Library is the platform patrons use to access all types digital content: books, articles, documents, audio, images and video. All content on BiblioBoard Library is offered for unlimited, multi-user access on all major web browsers and through native apps on devices (including iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus® and Galaxy Tab®). The content on BiblioBoard Library comes from traditional publishers, self-published authors and libraries' own content collections.

Biography in Context

Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. This database combines award-winning biographies and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
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Daily Life Through History

Explore the history and culture of everyday life in America and around the world from ancient times to the 21st century with this suite of social history products. Includes primary sources, timelines, images, maps, and links to other sites. Ideal for students working on papers or travelers reading up on their next destination.
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Search for full-text magazine articles and abstracts in magazines, newspapers and reference books. The information in this database can be accessed through a choice of interfaces, or gateways, depending on the user's ksills and the kind of information desired.
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Choose from any of these ways of searching EBSCOHost:

Primary Search for student research in the elementary grades.

Middle Search Plus for student research in the middle grades.

MAS Ultra - School Edition for student research in high school.

TOPICSearch for current events research.

Searchasaurus for younger children to develop research skills with an animated, dinosaur-themed interface.
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EBSCO Animals for in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Academic Search Premier for information in academic, peer-reviewed publications.

Professional Development Collection for specialized research in educational journals and reports.

ERIC the Educational Resource Information Center, an index for over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Consumer Health Complete comprehensive one-stop source for books, reports, pamphlets, diagrams, and videos on consumer health issues, including drugs and alternative therapies.
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Health Source - Consumer Edition for periodical articles on health and medical topics.

Business Source Premier for business-related research.

Regional Business News for information in regional business publications.

Global Road Warrior

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the countries of the world. Useful for business travelers, tourists, and students. Stop at this site before you travel.
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In addition to census records, includes an index to hundreds of historical and genealogical publications and family histories. This database is provided by the NH State Library.
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Issues & Controversies

A complete one-stop source for information on issues in the headlines. Access pro and con articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, discussion questions and activities. Perfect for debate preparation and essays.

Learning Express Library

Take free remedial courses for math and English. Polish your resume and cover letter. Take sample tests online including SATs, Police Officer, PRAXIS, etc. This product will time you, grade you and assist you in improving your test taking.
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Full text of The Telegraph,(Nashua, NH) 7/28/1998 to the present, The Union Leader/New Hampshire Daily News,(Manchester, NH) 1989 to the present, and The Concord Monitor, (Concord, NH) 10/2002 to present as well as America’s Newspapers, an easy-to search database of the electronic archives for over 1700 regional and national U.S. newspapers, and Access Business News, a full-text database of 230 national business publications. Period of available indexing varies by title, and paid ads are not included.
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A reader's advisory resource that now includes both fiction and non-fiction reader! Find new books and authors to read. With NoveList you can search by series, find similar authors to those you are familiar with and also search by reading levels.

NoveList K-8

A reader's advisory resource for the K-8 reader that now includes both fiction and non-fiction! Find new books and authors to read. With NoveList K-8 you can search by series, find similar authors to those you are familiar with and also search by reading levels.

Safari Books Online

Find the most current and up-to-date books on programming, consumer technology, personal and professional development and browse them online. 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.

Science Online

Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and definitions.
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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with extensive social media resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system available to library patrons.

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