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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a large scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database, with more than 7,400 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,500 scholarly, popular, trade, and special interest serials, and a total of more than 12,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more. Updated daily.


AccessScience provides online access to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (over 8,500 articles); research updates; the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms; the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography; and the latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos. Content includes 15,000 illustrations and graphics; bibliographies; contributions by more than 5,000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners; and science questions answered in a weekly Q&A.


Index to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library and co-operating institutions. Includes journal articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of agricultural topics. 1979-1985 international in scope. 1985+ focuses on U.S. related publications.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

The AHFS Consumer Medication Information (AHFS) database is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. It is written in lay language for consumers. AHFS, which stands for American Hospital Formulary Service®, is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.

American FactFinder - US Census

American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information. The Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. Among other surveys it provides information from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.

Ancestry Library for use within public libraries

Ancestry® Library Edition is a history and genealogy resource that includes more than 7,000 databases with billions of historical records on individuals, families, and places. Sources include censuses, vital records (birth, death, marriage), immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Countries for which data is available include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, and many more.

Note: Some sources and some functionality available via a personal subscription to AncestryPlus are not available in the Ancestry Library Edition. Publisher permissions allow in-building use of Ancestry at Maine public libraries that have registered for access, as well as authenticated access for Maine college and university libraries via their web sites.

Libraries with access to Ancestry


Annals of American History

Over 2,100 original full-text source documents on United States history from 1493 to the present. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, poems, interviews, and editorials from more than 1,500 authors.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Index to journal articles, conference papers, books, monographs, theses, technical reports, and non-conventional literature covering all aspects of marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. International in scope. Updated quarterly.


Ben"s Guide to US Government for Kids

Ben"s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Designed for doctors, research scientist, students, clinical specialists and managers, this medical database provides over 100 full text journals, including full text for many peer-reviewed publications.

Britannica Online Academic Edition

With access to four encyclopedias-Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia- Britannica Online is a site for all ages. Users can locate information quickly by using Boolean operators; browsing A-Z; or typing in words, phrases, or questions to receive a list of relevance-ranked articles with related links.

Britannica Online Learning Zone (PreK-2)

Britannica Learning Zone is an activity-centered learning environment with content and exercises appropriate for young learners in grades PreK-2. An interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders teach concepts that children are curious about, such as geography, numbers, time, sounds, and much more. Teacher tools let instructors review and produce reports on student progress.

Britannica Online Mobile

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Includes four complete encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Britannica, Compton"s, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise. Merriam-Webster"s Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and Dictionary of Quotations are also here. There are also timelines, an atlas, and links to web sites chosen by the editors.

Britannica Online School Edition (K-12)

Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. Online learning materials developed by teachers and curriculum experts, as well as a dictionary, thesaurus, Internet guide, and atlas.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials provides a variety of information on companies, including investment opportunities; parent-subsidiary relationships; market share; brands; product trends; industry analysis; company comparisons by industry; and more. Full-text sources indexed include investment research/brokerage, market research, SWOT, and industry reports; periodicals; company profiles and histories; industry profiles; and corporate chronologies.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete indexes and abstracts more than 4,800 scholarly, trade, popular, and special interest serials in the fields of business and industry. More than half of the publications are peer-reviewed, and approximately 3,700 provide full text. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more. Updated daily.


Collection of National Copyright Laws


EBSCOHost Database Collection

Search within all EBSCO databases.

EBSCOhost Ebook Collection

The EBSCO Ebook Collection includes 7,885 e-books (4,480 titles purchased from Netlibrary and 3,405 Project Gutenberg titles). The collection is accessible to all Maine citizens. Click the links below to browse lists of e-book titles available through the license for the State of Maine.
4,480 Netlibrary titles
3,405 Project Gutenberg public domain titles

EBSCOHost Mobile

The new EBSCOhost Mobile application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality right in the palm of your hand.


Economic literature including accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics.

Enciclopedia Universal en Español Online

Enciclopedia Universal en Español contains over 47,000 articles, 8,300 photos and images, as well as over 390 maps and 500 tables, making it the most detailed and comprehensive online encyclopedia in the Spanish language. Enciclopedia Universal en Español is perfect for native Spanish speakers, bi-lingual students and students learning Spanish. Enciclopedia Juvenil, linked from the page for the Enciclopedia Universal en Español, includes a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, Spanish-language videos, and Spanish learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

English-Spanish Library and Information Studies Dictionary

English-Spanish resource for library information professionals includes a dictionary and glossary.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains full text for more than 400 journals, including many of the most-used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. It also has full text for more than 100 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, and more.

ERIC - Education

Indexes and abstracts journal articles and documents on education research and practice, from 1966 to the present. Updated monthly.


Forest Science

Forest Science Database indexes and abstracts international and domestic forest, wood science, and agroforestry research articles, books, and conferences, with content from 1939 to present. It is an ideal source for foresters, scientists, environmental consultants, policy makers and others actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. Updated weekly.

FSTA: Food Science & Technology Abstracts

Over 500,000 references covering food science, food technology and human nutrition including basic food science and toxicology.
Licensed Number of Users*: 4

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.


Gale Literary Sources

Includes: Twayne"s Authors Series - Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Scribner"s Writers Series.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer"s Series includes signed essays and literary genres. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors.


Produced by the American Geological Institute covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates in journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Geology of North America is covered from 1785 to the present, and geology of the world is covered from 1933 to the present.

GeoRef In Process

GeoRef In Process contains records that are in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. The majority of the records originate from non-English language literature that was not necessarily published recently. GeoRef In Process does NOT contain the most current records. When the GeoRef indexers complete the editing and indexing of an In Process record, then the record will appear in the next GeoRef monthly update. In Process records may lack a few fields or contain minimal data in some fields. All areas of geoscience are covered, and it is recommended that you select both the GeoRef and GeoRef In Process to perform the most comprehensive search.

GeoRef Preview Database

This database contains new, unedited references that are being prepared for addition to the GeoRef database, one of the premier geological literature databases. A keyword search can be performed on all fields at once, or you may choose to search directly on titles, authors, dates, or source information. There are no abstracts. Once a record has been added to GeoRef, the record is purged from this database. Updated weekly.

Global Reference Center

Britannica"s Global Reference Center provides comprehensive online content in a variety of global languages, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, and Spanish. It also includes Enciclopedia Juvenil, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and learning materials for younger learners.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Within it you can search across many academic disciplines and sources including articles, theses, books, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


GreenFILE provides information on all aspects of human impact to the environment, including such subjects as global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments.


Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health topics including the medical sciences, psychology, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, health care law and general health.

Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 540 scholarly full text journals and abstracts and indexing for over 570 journals.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 960 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and more than 140 hobby profiles, this database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft.


Kids Search

Kids Search is EBSCO"s interface designed for younger students. It provides an easy-to-use, graphically appealing interface to search Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and EBSCO Animals. Academic Search Premier and ERIC are also available through the Teacher Resources link.


LearningExpress Library

Funded by the Maine State Library"s BTOP grant and available to Maine public library patrons, LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You"ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. In addition, you will find interactive popular software tutorials/courses that are video-based and allow you to learn at your own pace. (Note: These courses require Adobe Flash Player 8.0.)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Covers subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings, with coverage dating back to the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 34,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 179,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 670,000 book reviews, more than 73,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,000 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.


Maine Memory Network

The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 200 organizations from across Maine.

Maine Newsstand

Index to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers. Database includes coverage of the Bangor Daily News (12/3/92-present), the Kennebec Journal (Augusta) (6/11/93-present), the Portland Press Herald (10/30/95-present), Lewiston Sun Journal (2006-present) and the Central Maine Morning Sentinel (Waterville) (8/12/93-present). Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included. Updated daily.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed for high school and junior college libraries, searchable full text of articles, book reviews, pamphlets, abstracts, charts, tables and historical documents.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Updated daily.


National Library of Medicine index to more than 3,600 journals covering all areas of clinical and experimental medicine, nursing, dentistry and health administration. Updated weekly.

Merriam-Webster"s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online

Includes definitions for over 470,000 words and 140,000 word etymologies. Search options allow users to search for definitions, spellings, rhymes,rhymes, homophones, and authors quoted.

Middle Search Plus

Designed to assist middle and junior high school students in learning how to research current events.

Military & Government Collection

Search over 600 military titles, government periodicals, trade publications and newsweeklies for topics concerning all branches of the military. Full text is available for more than a third of the periodicals indexed. Over 240 pamphlets are also included.



Nature is an international, interdisciplinary weekly journal of science. It publishes peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, and other factors. Nature also provides interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public. Online sections include news & comment, research, careers & jobs, and audio & video. The MARVEL! statewide subscription for Maine libraries includes access from January 1997 to present. Note: Some libraries in Maine may have subscription access to additional years via their own website, catalog, or e-journal listing.

Newspapers (Proquest)

Provides the full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).

NoveList K-8 Plus

Adds a non-fiction option to Novelist K-8. Included are recommendations for more than 60,000 fiction and 17,000 nonfiction titles; curriculum-driven material designed to help integrate reading across subject areas in the classroom; recommended Reads reading lists; BookTalks; and Curricular Connection articles on a wide variety of topics, issues and reading levels.

NoveList Plus

Adds a non-fiction option to Novelist. Included are all fiction content from the database Novelist and non-fiction titles for high school students to adults. It has Book Discussion Guides with questions and answers and suggestions for further reading; book cover images and first chapter excerpts; feature articles, and BookTalks. Covers fiction and nonfiction series.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Basic

Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers, this database provides full text for 100 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.


Oceanic Abstracts

Oceanic Abstracts is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The database focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.


Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Primary Search

Gathers information on a wide range of general topics for elementary schools and children"s reading rooms. Includes a searchable full text of articles, reports and special issues from over 50 of the most popular K-12 magazines. Includes searchable full text for over 100 pamphlet, essential documents in American History and the CIA Fact Book (and maps), The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids.

Proquest Mobile

ProQuest Newspapers

Provides the full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).


Regional Business News

A collection of news information from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. This resource contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.


Scribner Writers Series

Scribner Writer"s Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres.

Searchasaurus for Kids

Easy-to-use, colorful interface for young kids. Databases include Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, and EBSCO Animals.

Student Research Center

Student Research Center is EBSCO"s interface designed for students. It provides students with an easy-to-use, graphically appealing interface they can use to search Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra School Edition, Columbia Encyclopedia, Health Sources -- Consumer Edition, and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.


Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Administration, and Teacher Education.

THOMAS: Legislative Information

THOMAS, a service of the Library of Congress, makes federal legislative information freely available to the public. It includes Bills, Resolutions, activity in Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties, and Government Resources.

Twayne"s Author Series

Offers critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.


Value Line Investment Survey for public libraries

Provides independent investment information, analyzing over 1,700 stocks. The Rating & Reports section details the history, current status, and projected performance of individual stocks. Covers the current three months; updated weekly on Friday afternoon. Note, many of Value Line"s products are listed on their site, but not accessible under this license.
Licensed Number of Users*: 6

Value Line Research Center for academic libraries

Value Line Research Center to publications cover stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Online titles include: The Value Line Investment Survey, Standard Edition; The Value Line Investment Survey, Small and Mid-Cap Edition; The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey; The Value Line Daily Options Survey; The Value Line Special Situations Service; The Value Line Convertibles Survey; and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Updated daily. Note, many of Value Line"s products are listed on their site, but not accessible under this license.
Licensed Number of Users*: 6


Wall Street Journal

Indexing to and full text coverage of the nation"s leading business daily from 1984.

Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide

Includes over 345,000 citations to information on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, theses and dissertations, and government reports. Updated quarterly.

Windows on Maine

Windows on Maine is a searchable database of video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, from Maine collections, made freely available via broadband and wireless connections. It features multimedia resources including selections from Fogler Library’s Special Collections and the Maine Folk Life Center at the University of Maine, Northeast Historic Film, the Maine State Archives, the Maine Historical; Society, and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

World Data Analyst Online

World Data Analyst offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. One create tables, charts, export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching, and also link to country articles in Encyclopedia Britannica. is a free version of the OCLC online union catalog. It contains millions of bibliographic records cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide for materials including books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, and videos. identifies the closest member libraries that own an item, based on one"s zip code, province, state, or country entry. Updated daily

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