Browse 22 Digital Resources with the subject of: General Research

Biography in Context : Over 435,000 biographies compiled from digitized reference sets.

Britannica Online : Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Updated every Monday. To access off the grounds, please create a Chronicle Account (this one step must be done when on the grounds). The account will then be accessible both on and off campus.

Ebsco Academic eBooks: The Ebsco Academic eBook Collection contains 120,000+ titles. This collection contains mostly academic with some general interest and reference titles. Click HERE to see how to download their eBooks to read on your iPad.

Ebsco Discovery Service: Search the majority of the library’s digital collections with one box, one click.

The Economist : Archive of The Economist from 1843 with a four-year-from-the-present-date rolling wall.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of hundreds of digitized reference titles including long-standing reference classics such as: The Encyclopedia of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, and Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.

  • Embedded within the GVRL is the long-standing Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors. Also included in GVRL is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.

Global Issues in Context: This eCollection contains global perspectives on issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Image Quest: A collection of 3 million images, all cleared for use in the educational setting. An Encyclopedia Britannica product. Includes historical images, maps, natural history, science and contemporary images.

LIFE Photo Archive: Millions of Life magazine photos from 1750 forward. Searchable by keyword or browse by time or topic.

National Geographic Archive: 125 years of National Geographic. Full-text and all images.

NBC Learn: Over 12,000 digitized newsreels from U.S. television news producer, NBC.  Coverage spans 1920’s to the present day.

NH Newspapers: Full-text of the Concord Monitor (2002-current) and the New Hampshire Union Leader (1989-current).

New York Times : The library provides access to the

  • To register, visit Use your email address to create an account.
  • After registering, access your account via or the NYTimes app (available via
  • Access includes unlimited access to current articles, everything from 1851-1922, and 5 articles per day published between 1923-1980.

Newspapers 1690 -2000: U.S. Historical Newspapers from 1690-2000. Includes newspapers from every U.S. state. Also includes text of 27 popular magazines such as: Essence, People Weekly, Time, Fortune, and Real Simple.

Newspapers Global: International and national newspapers, updated daily.

Novelist: Reading recommendations based on your likes. Find your next favorite book!

Open Library is a public domain eBook collection consisting of a wide amalgamation of out-of-copyright, in-copyright, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

Oxford English Dictionary: Full online version of the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Over 800 digitized scholarly books. Each volume focuses on a particular topic, and contains articles written by academic experts. Articles overview historical and contemporary research in the field as well as identifying areas for future research.

Smithsonian Magazine: A full-text, including all images, of Smithsonian Magazine (1970 – present) and Air & Space Magazine (1970 – present).

TERC Testing Resource: Contains a variety of practice exams and study guides in eBook form, notably for the SAT, SAT 2 and AP. View their overview video HERE.