Digital Resources and Databases



Shakespeare ePlays   NEW!   NEW!!   NEW!!!

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(Presented by Lerner Digital)  20 full text plays available ONLINE



Critical Survey of Shakespeare's Plays   NEW!   NEW!!   NEW!!!  

Contains a wide range of essays on the life and works of the most famous English playwright of all time!

(Snow Library card needed)




Consumer Reports ONLINE  

Consumer Reports online & Cars Best Deals

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Over 500 Online Contiuing Education Courses!  Continue your lifelong pursuit of knowledge – just a click away

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages : Learn 12 Languages online!  Chinese - French - German - Italian - Spanish - Portuguese - Russian - Japanese - Latin - Hebrew - Irish - Ancient Greek

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Transparent Language

New and improved Transparent Language Online System.   Available for learning  95+ languages,  plus ESL materials for native speakers of 26+ languages.  Mobile Apps also available!

(Snow Library card needed)



Freegal Music

Snow Library's subscription allows streaming of music PLUS free downloads to keep.  Stream up to 3 hours of music every day - Download 3 songs per week  - Create playlists!!  Mobile App available!

(Snow Library card needed)    (in library use only)

The world’s largest online family history resource — including historical records, photos, stories, family trees and a collaborative community of millions.



HeritageQuest Online   

Heritage Quest combines the best of ProQuest’s Genealogy & Local History Online. This site offers research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture, featuring United States Census records, family and local histories, and primary source material.



Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System  / MACRIS

A database which allows users to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth




This brand-new series provides valuable insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of nearly every nation around the globe.

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Defining Documents in American History: Immigration & Immigrant Communities (1650-2016)

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 A to Z the USA     NEW!   NEW!!   NEW!!! 

The most comprehensive database for U.S. information on the market today. With the option to explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories, AtoZ the USA provides in-depth access to a broad range of topics, including: Official State Animals & Plants,Historical Timelines,Modern & Antique,Downloadable Maps,National Symbols,State Symbols,Food & Recipes,Demographics,Culture & Society,Geography Learning Resources,Government & Politics.  All images and maps in AtoZ the USA are hi-resolution and can easily be downloaded or printed for royalty free use. (Snow Library card needed)




Offers a comprehensive view of U.S. political history through the lives and administrations of each President.  From George Washington to Barack Obama.   



A companion to American Presidents, Fourth Edition, this updated volume contains 45 comprehensive essays on every first lady, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. 

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Boston Globe      (Coverage: 1980 - current)


New York Times   (Coverage: 1985 - current)


Historical New York Times (1851 – 2008)

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Cape Cod Times      (CLAMS library card needed)

(11/1/1998 - Current)

The Cape Codder     (CLAMS library card needed)

(7/29/2005 - Current)

To view digitized versions of the Cape Codder newspaper from 1946 to 2001 go to the special collections tab on the Snow Library home page.

Business Databases

Barron’s Online  

(in library use only - ask at Reference Desk)

Barron’s online is the best way to get daily news features with additional commentary that analyzes stocks & markets


Investor's Business Daily


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Get the latest news all day on the Stock Market Today from Investor's Business Daily with top stocks, biggest gainers and losers and market direction analysis.


Morningstar Investment Research Center 

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Morningstar® Investment Research Center offers libraries real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.


Value Line Investment Survey 


Value Line Investment Survey serves as a comprehensive, multifaceted investment management solution used by both individual & professional investors to conduct basic research, formulate investment strategies, identify timely opportunities and make smart investment decisions.




Magill's Medical Guide Online

The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

(Library card needed)


SALEM HEALTH     (Library card needed)

Adolescent Health & Wellness

A comprehensive, accessible resource covering all aspects of Adolescent Health & Wellness, including Drugs & Addictions, Going Online, Sexual Health, Health Myths, Your Mind & Body, and so much more. 

Complementary Alternative Medicine

This comprehensive four-volume set covers all aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, both past and present, providing sound medical advice on a controversial and sometimes confusing field.

Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Covers all aspects of infectious diseases and their prevention, offering historical and technical background with a balanced discussion of discoveries, developments, and prognoses.

Psychology & Behavioral Health

Covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format.




Magill's Literary Annual  1977 - 2016

Provides ONLINE access to 38 years of past Annuals. That’s over 7,200 reviews and essays on three decades of the most important fiction and nonfiction.

(Library card needed)


Salem Literature Online

The most popular source for information on famous works of literature from classic to modern   (Library card needed)







SALEM SCIENCE      (Library card needed)


Essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context.


An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment.


Applied Science covers major fields and technologies in all areas, from agriculture to computers to engineering to medical to space sciences.






Defining Documents in American History

Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.  1492 - 1755  Exploration & Colonial America.   1754 – 1805 The American Revolution. 1803 – 1859  Manifest Destiny & The New Nation.  1860 – 1865  Civil War.  1914 -  1919  WWI.  1939 - 1946 WWII. 1945 – 1991 The Cold War.  1956 – 1975  The Vietnam War. 

Also :  Milestone Documents in American History

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Online reference allowing users to choose one or more periodical or e-book databases from the Gale Group list, and perform simultaneous cross-searching. Brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

(May require a Massachusetts library card)




PLEASE NOTE:  All entries with an open lock symbol are accessible!

A Dictionary of Creation Myths

A Dictionary of World Mythology

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Oxford Companion to American Literature

Oxford Companion to British History

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Oxford Companion to World War II

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

Oxford Reader's Companion to Conrad

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

Oxford Companion to Hardy