Digital Resources

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.

AtoZ Food America™ provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical what did they eat articles, how to make food videos, and more. AtoZ Food America is the world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features content and information found nowhere else combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.

AtoZ World Food™ is the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.

AtoZ World Travel™ contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, health, security, language, maps, and lots more.

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.

Driving-Tests gives you access to online driver’s manuals and practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s licenses. All tests are based on current driver’s license manuals and are constantly updated to reflect changes to the manuals.

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.

Explora provides students articles, essays, videos, and primary source documents in many subject areas.

Explora Educator’s Edition offers teachers relevant lesson plans, support materials and professional development resources.

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.)

Fuel Economy is the official government source. It features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles, allows side-by-side vehicle comparison and offers fuel-saving tips. It also contains air pollution emissions information and safety ratings and provides links to car buying websites.
Fuel economy guides can be found here as well.

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.

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 (restricted by the vendor for library use only).

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.

Lingo LITE™ helps you learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word or term in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.

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.

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.)

Access to the New York Times Digital daily news is now available at home from any device. Find the international edition, historical articles from 1851 to present day, and articles from the daily Times sections. Also included are mini crossword puzzles, the New York Times Magazine and newsletters. Each time you log in, click “redeem” (code will be pre-populated). If you are already registered, enter your email and password or for first time users create an account.

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.

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.

Salem Press offers a variety of digital resources on American History, Science, and Health. Included are searchable encyclopedic texts on the solar system; psychology and mental health; American immigration; and each individual decade, from the 1920s to the 1990s, in America.

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 ratings and reports; analytical summary & index; guided selection & opinion; and market-driven supplements.