Databases A to Z
Welcome to the Wellesley Free Library’s Database collections page.
Unless indicated as “In Library Use Only,” these resources are available from any internet connection. Most databases will require you to enter your Minuteman Library card number for access outside the library.
*For a few databases, home access is available only to Wellesley residents.
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Databases by Subject
Databases A to Z
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A to Z databases
AtoZdatabases is a job search, reference & mailing list database. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.
AAII (American Association of Individual Investors)
AAII is a nonprofit organization that arms individual investors with the education and tools they need to build wealth. From stock investing to financial planning and retirement funding.
Ancestry Library–Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.
The Ancestry Library consists of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and more.
Boston Consumers’ Checkbook
Independent, nonprofit, no-advertising ratings of local auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners … and much more … plus in-depth articles with advice from CHECKBOOK’s award-winning magazine.
1000+ online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques for adults and children presented by inspiring artists, designers, and crafters. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.
Environmental Issues (Encyclopedia of)
Topics include endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change and more.
Financial Ratings Series Online
Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century.
Use hoopla to borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. No waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.
Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 60 different language courses and ESL instruction.
Learn how to use all of our library’s online resources such as Overdrive, Hoopla, Financial Ratings Online, Mango, Consumer Reports, etc., and many social media platforms such as FaceBook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Find new and similar fiction authors and titles. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly.
NYTimes.com Home Access
Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com at home by creating your account with your email address and choosing a password, then redeeming an access code by clicking the link above. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day.
Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools. Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.
Salem Press Online
Includes a wealth of titles on literature, history, science and health. Great for homework help and research papers, some popular series include critical insights on well-known authors and their works, great events in history, principles of science and medical guides.
Value Line Research Center
Stock and industry lookup, custom company reports, model and custom user portfolios, stock recaps, market review and PDF reports. *Only 3 simultaneous users are allowed, including in-library and remote users.
Value of a Dollar 1860-2014; Fifth edition
The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014 includes pricing of items along with facts about average salaries and incomes. Currency conversion charts appear at the end of each chapter.
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