Information Databases

Abbot Library has many specialized online databases you can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you have access to the Internet. Funded through the library and the state library system, you can access all of these research tools that are only available on our website to residents of Marblehead who are card holders of Abbot Library. Click on the links below, and when asked, input your Marblehead library card number (do not include spaces between numbers).

Ancestry Library Edition has U.S. and U.K. Census images and indexes, the Social Security Death Index, World War I draft registration cards, Civil War service records, immigration records and many more sources for genealogical research. Available only on Abbot Public Library computers.

Audiobooks or Ebooks from Overdrive download to play on your PC or portable device (Smart Phone, MP3 player, IPod, etc.) or e-book reader (eg. Kindle, Sony and Nook). Step by step instructions are provided in the “Help” section.

Biography in Context
Find full-text biographical information on over half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region.

Consumer Reports
Find ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice from the test experts who have been publishing their results for decades. You’ll also find tips and trends in articles written by Consumer Reports unbiased experts.

Cypress Resume Builder is an effective tool for resume creation. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, the resume builder helps you create a professional resume in a short amount of time.

EBSCO has 17 databases to find articles in over 17,000 magazines, newspapers and journals online. Or find maps, photos, transcripts and more. Databases are MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Elite, Primary (school) Search, Middle (school) Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, Professional Development Collection, ERIC, Health Source-Consumer Edition, MEDLINE, Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition, Clinical Pharmacology, History Resource Center, and Science Resource Center.

Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America lets you search for historic information about events in America during the decades 1950 through and including the 1990’s. Published by Salem Press of Pasadena, CA, publishers of reference books and online databases. (Abbot Library also has the print version of these volumes.)

Gale has 30 databases to find full-text articles and other information about biographies, business, literature and the arts, health, sports, social sciences, the humanities, science, technology and more. Includes databases for kids. These databases are funded by the State of Massachusetts.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of over a hundred reference titles in a variety of subject areas such as business and careers, education, fashion, food, film & television, geography, history, law & government, literature, medicine, philosophy, psychology, religion, science & technology and sociology. Titles for young people as well as for adults are included.

Heritage Quest Genealogy Research is a collection of digitized images and indexes that provide genealogists, historians and other researchers a huge array of materials for exploring family and local history Also, come into the Library for free use of another genealogy database called Ancestry.com (restricted by the vendor for library use only).

Kids Search is kid friendly. Find articles from magazines for elementary school students and teachers.

Learning Express Practice Tests has interactive skill-building practice tests and courses based on official exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, LSAT, TOEFL, Real Estate Agent or Broker exam, U.S. Citizenship, Police & Firefighter exams and many more.

Literary Reference Center gives users a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MANGO Languages
Learn a new language! Mango offers lessons in 44 languages, including English.

Massachusetts History Online has articles about Massachusetts history from a selection of Massachusetts and national journals continually updated. Articles are available back to 1980.

Milestone Documents in American History has over 130 iconic documents from the Revolutionary era to the twenty-first century. (Abbot Library also has the print version of this information.)

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Find trusted analysis of stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and markets. (This database replaces the Morningstar Mutual Funds print version which is no longer being published. The library’s license is for ‘one user at a time,’ just as was the case with the print version. If the database is in use, please try again at a later time.)

New York Times
Find articles from the New York Times going back to 1985. Included are articles from the New York Times Book Review and New York Times Magazine.

NoveList K-8 is for kids K-8, parents, school and children’s librarians and anyone interested in children’s literature. In addition to recommended books, NoveList K-8 provides lists of award winning books, book discussion guides, author read-alikes, book talks and more.

NoveList Plus helps you find books similar to the ones you especially enjoy, whether you’re matching an author or describing a plot or looking for award winning fiction and non-fiction.

Points of View Reference Center gives students multiple sides of a current issue. Each of 250 topics, has an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Price It!
Antiques & Collectibles find out an item’s current realistic market value through aggregated data from the WorthopediaTM, eBay, TIAS.com and dozens of brick-and-mortar auction houses.

Reference USA provides listings for 24 million U.S. business locations and 262 million consumers. Search businesses by name, location, industry and size; search consumers by location, estimated income, interests and shopping habits. Ideal for marketers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, consumers, researchers, students, news media, law firms for patent research, and corporate market research.

Value Line’s Investment Survey online includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as TimelinessTM and SafetyTM Ranks of company stocks. Research features include:
1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies; full industry reports; unbiased rating
and reports; analytical summary & ndex; guided selection & opinion; and market-driven supplements.