Online Resources

Your library card enables you to access extensive online research tools.

All databases are available at the Amesbury Public Library. Most may be accessed remotely from home.

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ABCMouse.com

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ABCmouse.com's curriculum helps young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. 

Categories: Kids & Teens

America's News

America's News

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Find information on topics from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Daily News of Newburyport, Eagle-Tribune, Boston Herald, & USA Today. via NewsBank.
Categories: News & Magazines

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Amesbury Annual Reports

Browse or search through Annual Reports for the Town of Amesbury from the years 1868-2012. 
Categories: Genealogy & Local History

Amesbury Digital Newspapers

Amesbury Digitized Historical Newspapers

Includes 

  • Annual Reports for the Town of Amesbury 1868-2012
  • Valuations List 1825-1892
  • Town Work Valuations List 1893-1918
  • Villager 1849-1883
  • Amesbury and Salisbury Villager 1883-1891
  • Town Records 1642
  • Weekly News 1881-1884
  • Amesbury News 1849-1979

Amesbury Digitized Historical Newspapers Tutorial (PDF)

Categories: Genealogy & Local History, News & Magazines 

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Amesbury Eats

Explore information about food in Amesbury, such as menus, photographs and more. 
Categories: Genealogy & Local History

Amesbury High School Year Books

Amesbury High School Yearbooks

Browse and/or search through any AHS yearbook from the years 1924-2010.  
Categories: Genealogy & Local History 

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Ancestry

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Research your family tree with access over 6 billion genealogical and historical records. (In-library use only)  
Categories: Genealogy & Local History 

AuthorAlerts

Author Alerts

Get alerts when your favorite author has a new title coming out – sign up for Author Alerts!  

Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure

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Boston Globe

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Search for articles from the Boston Globe 1980 – present. via ProQuest.  
Categories: News & Magazines 

Boston Herald

Boston Herald

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Read and search for articles from the Boston Herald 1991-present. via NewsBank.
Categories: News & Magazines 

ComicsPlus

Comics Plus

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Read comics, graphic novels, and manga online without a waitlist on Comics Plus and Comics Plus Children’s Library. App allows for offline reading.
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure

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Comics Plus Children’s Library

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Read comics, graphic novels, and manga for kids online without a waitlist. App allows for offline reading.
Categories: Entertainment, Kids & Teens 

EBSCO Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports (EBSCO)

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Reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services. New and back issues of the magazine online and in our physical collection. 
Categories: Health & Consumer, News & Magazines 

Gale Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile)

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Explore topical articles from major cooking and nutrition magazines, searchable by subject or publication. via Gale. 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure, News & Magazines 

Gale Elementary

Elementary (Gale In Context)

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Learn about music, science, animals, plants and more with this visual collection for kids. via Gale. 
Categories: Kids & Teens 

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Encyclopedia Britannica

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Reference resources, an atlas, timelines, videos, primary sources, and the Kids’ multi-media encyclopedia. 
Categories: Academic Research, Kids & Teens 

Gale Fine Arts

Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)

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Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students. via Gale.  
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure 

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Fold3

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Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. You can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. 
Categories: Genealogy & Local History 

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freegal music+

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Stream and download DRM-free music. Over 100 genres from more than 50 record labels. 
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure

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Gale OneFile Databases

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Provides access to encyclopedias, scholarly journals and articles, newspapers, magazines, recipes, genealogical records, and more! To search general resources, enter what you’re looking for and click “Search”. Or scroll down and click for specific subjects and resources, such as health, business, literature, and many more. 
Categories: Academic Research, Careers 

Gale Gardening

Gardening & Horticulture (Gale OneFile)

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Search articles on gardening and horticulture by subject or publication. via Gale. 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure 

Gov-Info

GovInfo

Official publications from all three branches of the federal government.  Includes information on the president and congress, bills, US laws, and links to federal register and US Code.
Categories: Health & Consumer, Legal 

EBSCO Greenfile

GreenFILE (EBSCO)

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Learn about human impact to the environment from this collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 
Categories: Academic Research 

Gale Health Medicine

Health and Medicine Reference (Gale OneFile)

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Discover professional-focused periodicals and reference content for research in health studies. via Gale. 
Categories: Academic Research, Careers

Gale Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness (Gale)

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Find consumer health-focused medical and drug encyclopedias, news articles, magazines, radio segments, and videos. via Gale.
Categories: Health & Consumer 

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HelpSteps

A free web and app- based tool to search for health and social services in Massachusetts. HelpSteps is designed to cater to users’ needs by location, language, services, nearest bus routes and much more. Expanded in 2019, the database now includes 11,000 medical and social agencies.
Categories: Health & Consumer 

HeritageHub

HeritageHub

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Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. via NewsBank.
Categories: Genealogy & Local History 

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HeritageQuest

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Access genealogical sources and research aids including city directories, family and local histories, U.S. Census records, and military records from the Revolutionary War and other conflicts. All documents include original page images. via ProQuest. 
Categories: Genealogy & Local History 

Gale High School

High School (Gale OneFile)

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Research art, government, health, science, pop culture, and more. For middle and high schoolers. via Gale. 
Categories: Kids & Teens 

Gale Home Improvement

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

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Full-text articles on home improvement from hobbyists and professionals. Covers topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, and zoning requirements. via Gale. 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure 

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Kidspeak

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More from Transparent Language Online! Interactive language learning including puzzles, activities, and songs for children ages 6 and up. 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens, Learn a Language  

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LearningExpress Library

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Offers preparation and practice for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, and real estate, among others. It also offers preparation and practice for academic exams such as the ACT and SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. 
Categories: Careers, Kids & Teens 

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LegalForms (Gale)

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Create accurate, reliable legal documents easily. Includes Massachusetts-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many forms and documents are fillable available in Word and Adobe format. 
Categories: Legal 

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Libby

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Stream and download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines from OverDrive. You can also use the Libby app on your mobile devices. For help, start with Libby Help
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens 

EBSCO Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

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Teacher Reference Center, GreenFile, and EBSCO Research databases. via EBSCO. 
Categories: Academic Research 

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Little Pim

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More from Mango Languages! Interactive language learning for ages 0-6 in ten languages. 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens, Learn a Language  

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Mango Languages

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Learn everyday conversations at your own pace, at home or in the library. Over 40 foreign languages currently available as well as many and ESL courses. Mango also has an app you can download and use on the go! 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure, Learn a Language 

MassLINKS

MassLINKS Adult Education Online Academy

Free online adult education GED and HiSET preparation classes and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.
Categories: Careers, Learn a Language

Gale Middle School

Middle School (Gale In Context)

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Research art, science, government, health and more. For middle schoolers. via Gale. 
Categories: Kids & Teens 

Gale New York Times

New York Times Article Archive (Gale OneFile)

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Read articles from The New York Times, 1985-present. via Gale. 
Categories: News & Magazines 

Gale News

News (Gale OneFile) 

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Read articles from world, US national, and US state/local news sources, including national sources like the New York Times. via Gale. 
Categories: News & Magazines 

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Information on climate, weather, and oceanic and atmospheric research. Also includes education resources for students & teachers.

Categories: Academic Research, Health & Consumer, Kids & Teens

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NoveList Plus

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Trying to decide what to read next? NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus offer book reviews, author read-alikes, lists of award-winning books, title lists for many authors, book discussion guides, and genre lists, via EBSCO. 
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

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For youths K-8 and their caregivers and educators, find book reviews, author read-alikes, lists of award-winning books, and genre lists, via EBSCO. 
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens 

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NuWav

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Create custom legal documents quickly and easily. With NuWav, you can handle most common legal issues with no assistance whatsoever; including divorce, bills of sale, leases, tenant/landlord agreements, medical documents, and much, much more. 
Categories: Legal 

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

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Research sides of political and socially debated subjects. For middle and high schoolers. via Gale. 
Categories: Kids & Teens 

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OverDrive Magazines

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Read hundreds of popular magazines with no wait.  
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, News & Magazines 

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Pebble Go

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Social Studies and Biographies for K – 2nd grade with easy picture navigation and simple text. 
Categories: Kids & Teens 

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Peterson’s Career Prep

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Tools and learning modules for creating resumes, selecting a career, and finding a college. via Gale.
Categories: Careers, Kids & Teens 

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Peterson’s Test Prep

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Provides practice tests and test strategy information for anyone preparing for standardized test such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE. via Gale.
Categories: Careers, Kids & Teens 

Gale Popular Magazines

Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)

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Full-text articles from popular magazines like Backpacker, Entertainment Weekly, and more. via Gale.  
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, News & Magazines 

ProQuest Science Database

Science Database

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Academic journals, articles, and abstracts for students studying the applied and general sciences, via ProQuest. 
Categories: Academic Research 

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Transparent Language for Libraries

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For language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. Courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, including American Sign Language (ASL). 
Categories: Hobbies & Leisure, Learn a Language  

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

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eBooks for kids (picture and chapter)! Read alouds, read-alongs, and more. 
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure, Kids & Teens 

USAGov

USAGov

Locate and understand government benefits, programs and information.

Categories: Health & Consumer, Legal 

Gale Vocation Careers

Vocation & Careers (Gale OneFile)

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Career guides and specialized industry journals for researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. via Gale. 
Categories: Careers, Kids & Teens 

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Wowbrary

See what's new to our collections every week. Includes weekly email alerts option.
Categories: Entertainment, Hobbies & Leisure