Online Databases

Online Databases

The Stoneham Public Library offers its patrons a number of reference databases to assist them in their research needs, 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 also accessible from home. To connect from a computer outside the library, you will need a Stoneham Public 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.  (Available from home through Dec 2021).

Consumer Reports Online

Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting.


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

Fold3 by Ancestry

Fold3™ Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. Fold3 is invaluable for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers and battle reenactors. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans.

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla digital is a streaming service with books, videos, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and comics.

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-12resources and electronic reference books.

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 much more.


There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available for reading. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions, formerly Reference USA, is the leading provider in business and consumer research! Offering a full-service platform, Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. The 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! Reference Services 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, and medical guides.

The Stoneham Independent (1874-2020)


Stoneham Yearbooks


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.


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.