Databases and online resources, when accessed by using a computer outside of the library, may require your 14-digit Union Public Library barcode number and pin.
Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary research-based source that includes more than 4,600 full-text journals, print and magazines, transcripts, images and searchable cited references since 1975.
African-American History Online
More than 500 years of African-American history and culture using videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.
American History Online
Spans America’s history through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.
American Indian History
More than 15,000 years of American Indian history and culture through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.
American Women’s History Online
Spans America’s women’s history through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.
Research your genealogy and that of others through census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. Genealogical and historical information from census, military, church, vital, court, land and probate records, passenger lists and more. Please note that this database is only available from inside the library.
Ancient & Medieval History Online
Explore world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with emphasis on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Islamic Empire, Europe, Asia, and the Americas through primary sources and videos, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.
Resource for studying literature through critical essays, author biographies, and character analysis.
Business Source Elite
Covers accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more through full-text coverage of top business, management and economics journals, in addition to periodicals and company profiles.
Covers current global information, including political, economic, investment, social, and environmental issues and perspectives.
Curriculum Resource Center
Library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school through junior college curriculum.
Data Axle: Reference Solutions
Data Axle provides detailed, current directory information on more than 57 million U.S. Businesses (plus 243 million historical U.S. businesses), 162 million U.S. residents, 1.2 million U.S. healthcare providers, 2.1 million Canadian businesses, and 11 million Canadian residents.
Digifind Digital Newspapers
Browse digitally scanned copies of back issues of the Union Leader, Union Register and Union County Local Source. All issues are keyword searchable. Please note that not all issues are available.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)
Indexed and full-text education literature and resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Explora Educator’s Edition
Professional development, lesson plans, curriculum standards, full-text articles, essays and primary source documents for educators and students. Translations are available in more than 30 languages.
Explora Primary Schools
Targeted to elementary school students and teachers, includes full-text of school magazines, encyclopedia entries, and more than a million images, maps, and flags.
Explora Secondary Schools
Targeted to students in grades 6-12, resources include magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and more.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Career advice on critical skills and education options, industry and profession articles, profiles of jobs and industries, internships and apprenticeships, and financial aid. Also includes education and career-planning timelines, career assessment, video interviews, sample resumes and cover letters, and more.
Stream 3 hours of ad-free music per day. Download and permanently keep up to 3 DRM-free songs every week! Enjoy their eclectic collection of curated playlists–and create your own lists to share with other Union Public Library users.
Covering all aspects of human impact to the environment through scholarly government and general interest websites. Content includes global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
Health Reference Center
Covers current health issues, major diseases and conditions, mental health treatments, procedures, and nutrition specific to gender and age through videos, illustrations and full-text research.
Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and comic books, 24/7 with your library card, using Hoopla. You can use the Hoopla app on your mobile device, available within the app store.
Kanopy offers instant access to 30,000+ films and TV shows. Watch award winning films, documentaries and foreign films. Kanopy also features The Great Courses and educational content for children including Sesame Street.
Online tutorials for elementary through adult students on everything from math to the path to citizenship, GED to college prep exams, career resources, computer and Internet basics, popular software tutorials, and specific career information.
Learning Express School Center
Online tutorials in a variety of subjects for students in grades K-12.
Legal Information Reference Center
Designed to assist the general public in legal matters with full text for many reference books and a large collection of legal forms. Subjects include business, financial planning, family, property, and real estate.
Libby provides eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines for reading online or downloading and is compatible with Amazon Kindle Black and White eReaders, including a number of other devices. You can use the Libby app on your mobile device, available within the app store.
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Access the Library’s vast online multimedia collections, which includes primary sources.
Literary Reference Center
Literature database including plot summaries, synopses, literary criticism and essays, author bios and more from literary journals, book reviews, and author interviews from antiquity to the present day.
Mango Languages and Little Pim
Online language learning resource offering over 60 foreign languages and over 17 English for speakers of other languages courses. Each lesson is self-paced and built for language learners of all levels. Little Pim offers language learning for children ages 0-6
Multidisciplinary database including full-text articles and journals, images, and general reference publications dating back to 1975.
Middle Search Plus
Full-text of popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and images.
Military & Government Collection
Collection of periodicals, academic journals and related content pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
Modern World History Online
Biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and more offering a comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas defining modern world history from the mid-15th century to the present.
New York Times
Understand the world. Navigate life. Access The New York Times here. The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps you make sense of this moment — and make everyday life better.
Looking for a good read? This easy to use readers’ advisory tool offers suggestions from hundreds of thousands of titles by genre, author, or recommendations based on your favorites.
Readers from preschool through middle school can find reading materials through this reader’s advisory database. Search by author, title, series, theme or topic.
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.
Points of View Reference Center
Covers multiple perspectives to help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills on subjects including citizens’ rights, people and society, global issues, and more. Points of View Reference Center also contains a Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate the database content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.
Database for elementary school research, including more than 70 popular magazines with reading dating back to 1990.
Amplia base de datos en español, incluyendo entradas de 49,000 enciclopedias y otra de fuentes. Comprehensive Spanish-language database, including 49,000 encyclopedia entries and other sources.
Regional Business News
Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, updated daily.
Salem History, Literature, and Science
Database includes literature, with critical insights on authors, fiction and nonfiction; history dating back to 476 c.e.; and science including applied science, principles of science, principles of business, the solar system and more.
Covers a broad range of core and current scientific disciplines through books and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, diagrams, experiments, and learning modules. Also includes a Curriculum Tools section for students containing guides on how to approach research papers and science fair projects, in addition to a section for educators on how to conduct classroom science experiments.
Small Business Reference Center
Full text of consumer small business reference books, and tools addressing small business topics including a help and advice section, details and samples on creating business plans, U.S. Tax Forms and more.
Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center providing indexes and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals, covering a variety of topics of interest to teachers.
The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of electronic children’s books. Animation, sound, music, and narration are added to existing picture books to produce an electronic book which you can read, or have read to you. The TumbleBook Library also includes chapter books in audiobook and e-book formats, multi-cultural topics, foreign language and bilingual books, puzzles, and games.
Tutor.com is an online tutoring company that provides tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career resources to students and adults in an online platform, through both live sessions (every day from 3pm to 10pm), drop-off reviews, and on-demand materials made accessible 24/7. Subjects include English, science, math, social studies, and grammar, in addition to career services such as resume review, job searching, and interview preparation. Tutor.com is also a powerful test preparation platform, offering help with a variety of exams ranging from the SAT to Citizenship.
U.S. Government Online
Provides official U.S. government information, programs, and services through federal, state, and local government websites for the public.
World Almanac for Kids Online
Students develop online research skills using age-appropriate multidisciplinary homework support with basic references, timelines, videos, maps, journals, current and historical sources.
World Book Online
Current general reference encyclopedia including global census and economic data, researched biographies, and much more. Also includes curriculum guides for educators.
World Geography and Culture Online
Country profiles with more than 40 subfields on geography, history, government, society, and culture, in addition to current statistics and at-a-glance information, news, maps, videos, illustrations, and images.