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Online Research Databases

The Internet is a popular source for information, but it frequently does not provide the quality of information you need. The Falmouth Public Library provides access to high quality databases that contain articles and information that are not available on the "free" Internet.

The following databases are provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Library System, and the Falmouth Public Library.

All you need is your Falmouth Public Library CLAMS card to log into all the resources listed below. If you have a card from another Massachusetts public library, you will be able to access most of these databases.

If you need help logging into any of the resources listed below, please call the Reference Desk at 508-457-2555, ext-6.

General Databases Genealogy Databases Newspaper Databases Gale Databases

General Databases



AUTO REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER

Repair and wiring diagrams. Illustrated repair instructions for U.S. and foreign cars from 1945-2007. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.

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BOOKLETTERS

Author profiles. Book reviews. Sample new titles with "Chapter a Day." Sign up for free email newsletters on new fiction and nonfiction.

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BOOKS IN PRINT

Information on books and A-V available for purchase from publishing companies; includes some reviews. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.

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CONSUMER REPORTS

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ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - Online Public Library Edition - Adults

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ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - Online School Edition (Elementary through High School)

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BRITANNICA LEARNING ZONE

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BRITANNICA SPANISH REFERENCE CENTER

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BRITANNICA WORLD DATA ANALYST - Current & historical statistics

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eSEQUELS

A Reader's Guide to Novels in Series

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LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY and JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of their Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want -- at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Job & Career Acceleratorâ„¢ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.

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MANGO LANGUAGES

The easiest way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango's online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. There are currently 57 foreign language courses offered to patrons of Falmouth Public Library -- including Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish. The library also offers 17 ESL courses, including English for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers, for Cantonese and Mandarin Speakers, and also for Russian speakers. Mango also includes four religious and scholarly languages for English speakers, which include Latin, Greek (Koine), Greek (Ancient), and Biblical Hebrew. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.

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NOVELIST PLUS

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.

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SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER

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Genealogy Databases

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION

More than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including U.S. Census, military, court, land & probate records; vital and church records, directories, passenger lists and more. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.

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HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE

Index to genealogy periodicals. U.S. Census 1790-1930. Includes sources from Revolutionary War era. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.

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AMERICAN ANCESTORS

Database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). America's oldest genealogical society. For over 150 years, NEHGS has helped researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.

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Newspaper Databases

BOSTON GLOBE

Full-text coverage from 1980.

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CAPE COD TIMES

(11/1/1998 - present) Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Cape Cod Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

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NEW YORK TIMES

(1980 - present) Full-text coverage from the US newspaper of record. Coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.

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HISTORICAL NEW YORK TIMES

(9/18/1851 - 2008) Full page and article facsimiles. Digital reproduction of each page, including advertisements. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.

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Gale Databases

FULL SUITE OF GALE DATABASES

This option allows 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.

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