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
Legend= In-Library Use Only = Library Card Needed
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.
AmericanAncestors.org is a award winning and highly used genealogical website developed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Search 1.4 billion names from records around the world but the focus is mainly on the U.S and New England.
Allows access to NEHGS publications.
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.
Educate Station provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school. Content is created by a team of experienced classroom teachers and curriculum developers to inspire joyful learning and support kids, teachers, and parents.
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.
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.
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 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.
Wall Street Journal
Simply click to create your account and you can start using wsj.com immediately.
Your access will be available for the next 3 days, after which, click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.
A weekly newsletter that sends a list of the library’s most recent acquisitions to you directly in an email or RSS feed. With this information you can place a hold on any Wellesley Free Library book, DVD or CD.