Research

Call, write, email or visit with your reference questions.

Reference Questions

Call, write, email or visit with your reference questions:

  • Peterborough Town Library
  • 2 Concord St. Peterborough, NH 03458
  • (603) 924-8040

Please read our Research Policy for more information.


Online Resources

If you’re in the Library, you will be authenticated and able to log in automatically. Outside the library, most of these resources will require a username and password, which is the same login for your library account. Call the Library at 924-8040 or email Library@PeterboroughNH.gov for assistance.

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks New Hampshire Overdrive
Thousands of ebooks and audiobooks are available for download. The system is compatible with a wide variety of devices, including computers (Mac & PC), smartphones, and many tablets and ereaders. Check out the new Libby App for Overdrive.

Hoopla Digital
Movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows for your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.


Newspapers Peterborough Town Library Digital Archive

Includes the following newspapers that are fully indexed and searchable online.

Contoocook Transcript 1847-1959

Peterborough Messenger 1848-1860

Peterborough Transcript, 1849-1971

Monadnock Ledger Transcript, 2018

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
The full text of about 40 national and foreign papers, plus nearly 400 regional papers.


Journals and
Magazines
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
The full text of about 4,600 journals, most of them peer-reviewed.

MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)
The full text of about 1,700 periodicals, covering subjects of general interest.

Consumer Reports (EBSCO)

Browse the latest editions.


Medical Information Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. Medline plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.


For Students Explora for Students (EBSCO)
Easy-to-use search tool for young students provides content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.


Genealogy
and History
Ancestry Library (ProQuest)
A database offering billions of genealogical records from around the globe. (This resource works at the library only.)

Local History Collection

Check out our local history page for more information.


Legal Help NH Law Library
Your one-stop-shop for New Hampshire law, curated by state law librarians.


Reading
Suggestions, Award Winners, & Books by Theme, Genre & many more!
NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
A reader’s advisory service offering reviews of thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including audibooks.

NoveList Plus (K-8) (EBSCO)
A reader’s advisory service offering reviews of thousands of children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction.


Business Resources Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
The full text of more than 2,300 business journals, many of them peer-reviewed.

Lynda.com

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Skills includes things like Excel, Photoshop, WordPress, Agile, 2D/3D animation, audio engineering and way more!


Education
Resources
ERIC: The Education Resource Information Center (EBSCO)
Bibliographic records for many thousands of articles from education journals.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
The full text of more than 500 education journals, most of them peer-reviewed.

Transparent Languages

Easy to use learning module with over 90 languages! Works great with a mobile device. Great for all levels. Use on a desktop or download their easy to use app.

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