Online Resources and Databases

Online Resources and Databases

The Stoneham Public Library offers its patrons a number of reference databases to assist them in their research need, including online biographies, magazines, and newspapers. Funding for these databases is provided by the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) to member libraries.

All of these databases can be accessed through computers at the Stoneham Public Library. Many of these databases are accessible from home. To connect from a computer outside the library, you will need a Stoneham library card.

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more! This database must be accessed at the library.

Cavendish Square Databases

Wonderful databases for home work help.

Consumer Reports Online

Freegal Music

Freegal is a music service that allows patrons to download or stream music for free. Patrons may download three songs per week and stream three hours per day. Performers range from Adele and Bruno Mars to Beethoven and Mozart. The service is available to Stoneham residents, but a library card is required

Learning Express Library

Comprehensive courses in math, reading, and writing; essay writing practice with instant scoring; resume writing and workplace skills enrichment; and more than 300 online practice tests for students and adults of all ages. All practice tests include instant score reports that help you target those skill areas that need the most attention. Complete answer explanations accompany each test question so that you understand why a particular answer is right or wrong.

Mango Language Database

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

ABC-Clio American History Database

Over 15,000 reference entries, a comprehensive range of primary and secondary sources, tools for teachers and librarians, and a link to an ABC-CLIO Schools editor who guides students in finding answers to their social studies questions.

Literary Reference Center

More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.


Includes MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, MEDLINE, Health Source – Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and Clinical Pharmacology

Massachusetts Statewide Databases

Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages
Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers
(including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia
Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and
World History,  newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12
resources and electronic reference books.

Morningstar Financial Database

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

Job and Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator is the industry’s most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired.

  Stoneham Sun 2006-present

Available at America’s News, which features  U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

 NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all age groups.  NoveList users can search by keyword, title, author and so much more.

Internet Links By Subject

Stoneham Library’s own list of links to provide easy access to some commonly requested topics such as genealogy, health information, and local areas of interest.


ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research! Offering a full-service platform, ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Our database selections and real-time access to more than 20 Million Businesses, 222 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Homeowners and Movers, make research easy and fast! ReferenceUSA’s quality information helps researchers, students and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, and saves them valuable time and money.

Salem Press Medical Databases.

Salem Press databases include information on cancer, astronomy, medical guides.

Contact a Reference Librarian

  • Call a Librarian:  Maureen Saltzman, Reference Librarian at (781) 438-1324
  • Email a Librarian:   Send us questions by email and receive a response within 48 hours.

Comments are closed.