Research Databases

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Explore our extensive collection of databases to help with your research, trace your family roots, and everything in between. 

An NPL library card is required to access many of our databases.

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Featured Databases

Our most popular resources.

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webButton-AWNAcceda Noticias

Acceda a más de 90 fuentes de noticias en español de las principales ciudades de Estados Unidos y del mundo. (Access more than 90 Spanish-language news sources from major cities in the United States and around the world.)

webButton-AWNAccess World News (Newsbank)

Access international, national, regional, and local news sources from 140 Countries and all 50 states.

Ancestry-LogoAncestry Library Edition (In-library use only)

Browse 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including records from the US Census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; passenger lists, and more! 



Business and residential information ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

consumer reports logoConsumer Reports

Consumer Reports Monthly and Consumer Reports Buyers Guide provides ratings and reviews for thousands of products and services to help consumers save money and make better buying decisions.

ebsco-consumer-health-complete logoEBSCO's Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) offers the latest medical research with an easy-to-use interface that highlights content sources like evidence-based reports, fact sheets, and journals.

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EBSCO'S Salud en Español

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

explora-logo Explora 

Explora offers reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.

Explora Primary

Elementary school students can use Explora Primary to search for information for their research at their own reading levels.

Explora Students

Middle and high school students can use Explora Student to search for articles, essays, primary source documents, videos, and encyclopedia entries on their research topics. Thousands of images, including photographs, maps, and flags, are available, and so are citations for articles, in many different formats. Searching by reading level is also available.

fdlp-emblem-logo-text-color  Federal Depository Core Collection

In 1971, the Nashua Public Library became a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. As a federal depository, the library's mission is to provide free and ready access to government publications to the general public. This guide will help you access the vast array of Federal government resources available in our library and online.


gale directory library logoGale Directory Library

An online collection of 23 premier directories providing information on companies, publishers, associations, and more—giving access to sources that are unavailable or difficult to find on the internet.

gvrlGale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Online reference books on topics like business, biography, education, the environment, history, law, medicine, and more.


GovInfo is free U.S. Government information for all. A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch, GovInfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Heritage_Quest HeritageQuest Online®

With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

investor's business daily logoInvestor's Business Daily (In-library access only)

Provides information about stocks, funds and markets with daily data tables and investment tools.

gale literature criticism onlineLiterature Criticism Online

Gale Literature Criticism is the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. The ten Gale series that comprise Gale Literature Criticism represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works in all areas of literature.

morningstar-logoMorningstar Investment Research Center

Offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds, and 300 exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get brief information on many major companies. Accessible in the library or from home with your library card. 

logoNashua Historical Newspapers

Large archive of historical local newspapers. Includes: 

  • Nashua Telegraph (1901-1952)
  • Nashua Daily Telegraph (1869-1904)
  • L'Impartial (1898-1964)
  • The Telegraph (2018-2020)

webButton-AHNNew Hampshire Newspapers

Full-text articles from newspapers around the state. Coverage varies by publication.

Explore your family history and discover key historical events with, one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

NoveList PlusNoveList Plus 

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.

novelist-k-8-plus-buttonNoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database of books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources.

webButton-AHNThe Telegraph and Union Leader Collection

Search more than 30 years of New Hampshire history with The Telegraph and Union Leader Collection. The Telegraph coverage includes 1998 through today and the Union Leader coverage is from 1989 through today, including full-text, web-only content, and full-color image edition.

transparent language onlineTransparent Language Online

Learn 110+ languages anytime, anywhere, on any device — with unlimited simultaneous usage.

universal class logoUniversal Class

Offers over 600 free online, self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development courses.

Value-Line-logoValue Line Investment Survey Online

Value Line is a critically acclaimed resource that provides timely information on stocks, mutual funds, special situations, options and convertibles. Investors can search the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and learn how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives.

*Please log out of Value Line when you're done using it. Access is limited to three users at a time.


WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Search billions of items from libraries worldwide. While most items won't be in the Nashua Public Library's collection, many can be obtained for you through Interlibrary Loan.