Research Databases & e-Books

 ABC-CLIO History Databases & e-Books American History, United States at War, World Geography, Issues, World History-Modern, World History-Ancient.

  ABC-CLIO e-Reference Books Online   History Reference Online contains over 500 searchable e-Books.  American History, United States at War, World Geography, Issues, World History-Modern, World History-Ancient.

American/US History in Context Academic articles, videos, primary documents, and more on topics in U.S. history


Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism e-Book

Essays covering all aspects of addiction and substance abuse, including diseases or conditions, substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, organizations and foundations dedicated to treatment and prevention, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns related to substance abuse and treatment such as advertising and media influence, aging, ethnicity, and children and substance abuse.

Adolescent Health & Wellness e-Book

A comprehensive guide for those who want to learn more about the crucial development of adolescents from age 13 to 19. Adolescent Health & Wellness provides over 600 essays on the most important topics surrounding adolescent health.

Written by medical professionals, these easy-to-understand articles reach across nearly 20 categories of health-related issues important to teens.

iconAmerican History Database Center Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.


ammem American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience. American Memory offers primary source materials that chronicle historical events.

asmovementsAmerican Social Movements e-book Research the historical and contemporary aspects of more than 170 hotly contested issues confronting American society. This encyclopedia examines significant social movement in American history through the early twenty-first century. Leaders are portrayed in biographical sidebars, with a wealth of primary-source materials, 100 historical photos, and statistical tables.


atozA toZ the World A to Z the World is the world’s most thorough country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide. AtoZ the World consists of 175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.  To access this resource, you must a library created password OR your Wadleigh Library barcode.


Principals of Biology e-Book by Salem Press

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biology.


BBC –  The British Broadcasting Corporation is the world’s largest broadcast news organization and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.


 Career One Stop CenterCareerOneStop Logo Career One Stop provides national, state and local career information and labor market data using unique career tools, career reports, videos, a career resource library, and other innovative web-based tools.


CRDL Civil Rights Digital Library The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.

Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations e-Book

Provides essays on current topics including civil disobedience, social justice, nationalism & populism, violent demonstrations, and race relations.



cb_logo_2College Board This site contains information on the SAT, Colleges, Applying for College and Scholarships and Loans

ciaThe World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency  U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications.


chcConsumer Health Complete Database Log in to EBSCO and click on Consumer Health Complete.   Consumer Health Complete provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.


Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a database that can help you get a better idea of a certain subject and what sources are out there on similar subjects. It will also give a good idea of what keywords to use when starting to search for more sources.


DMV Driver’s Practice Tests (New Hampshire) was started in Sept. 2009, and since then we’ve helped over 10,000,000 people pass their written driver’s license test. We currently average 350,000 – 500,000 users on our site a month. A large majority of which teens looking to get the learners permit.


Department of Labor – Apprenticeships Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.  Find out about the different Apprenticeships available.

EBSCO DATABASES/Explora  (Resources for Students & Teachers) Find almost any article using the EBSCO search engine. Use EBSCO Databases to find everything from magazine and newspaper articles, videos to primary sources. Perfect for academic endeavors.


EBSCO Teacher Professional Resources (Resources for Teachers)

Educational full-text articles and e-Books for teachers, paraprofessionals and specialists filled with information on “evidence-based practices” in education that can assist you to enhance your professional practice and your students’ learning opportunities, engagement and outcomes. (email for pw)

  Encyclopedia of Climate Change, Second Edition
Provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change. It includes 551 essays and extensive back matter written specifically to provide students at high school and undergraduate levels with a comprehensive and convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including the debates and controversies, surrounding climate change.


Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 3rd Edition

From fossil fuels to renewable resources, pollution to sustainability, from Edward Albee to Howard Clinton Zahniser, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues is a four-volume roundup of environment-related curricular disciplines, including agriculture, history, sociology, energy, public policy, science, climatology, engineering, and business.

Ethics: Questions & Morality of Human Actions, 3rd Edition

Covers topics of recent interest in the twenty-first century, such as Heroic Medicine, Gender Identity, Wealth Inequality, LGBTQ Issues, and more. This encyclopedic work includes more than 1,000 essays organized by broad categories related to ethical issues.



Gale Resources: Biography, Gale Virtual Reference Libary, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, US & World History


gvrl Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

If you need help using this resource, watch a short tutorial

giicGlobal Issues In Context  Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search, Global Issues In Context not only focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation, it also prompts a close appraisal of targeted issues, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Syrian Civil War, Genetically Modified Foods, Internet Control, and Security, and Privacy Rights.  Updated daily with more than 660 geographically diverse full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals for a truly global view.

If you need help using this resource, watch a short tutorial



 google-scholar-logoGoogle Scholar Call it a search engine used for intellectual articles. Scholar lets you access thesis, articles, books, court opinions from knowledgeable publishers, qualified societies, universities, online stores and many other websites.


Great Events from History: LGBTQ e-Book

Chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. In the last ten years alone, the world has witnessed significant events that have broken down barriers, both socially and legally, making enormous strides to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

 Great Events from History: Human Rights, 2nd Edition

This new edition includes significant updates and a number of new articles that address human rights issues over the past 30 years and traces the path of civil liberties and natural rights through history, from ancient codes to modern movements through pivotal events that have directly affected people and their freedoms. Much has changed in the history of human rights, both in terms of human rights denial and human rights advances. This edition covers a rather wide range of human rights categories, including atrocities and war crimes, children’s rights, civil rights, health and medical rights, peace movements and organizations, reproductive freedom, voting rights, women’s rights, and worker’s rights.

Issues & Controversies 
Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.



khanKhan Academy

Short, topic-centered videos and interactive practice for math, science, economics and finance, arts and humanities, computing and test prep.

learn genetics  Learn Genetics  The Genetic Science Learning Center at The University of Utah is a nationally and internationally-recognized education program that translates science and health for non-experts. In addition to genetics, we address all areas of life science and health as well as other scientific fields.

lanic  Latin American Network Information Center.

LANIC’s mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region.

Learning Express Library

Practice standardized tests, tutorial courses, and resume and cover letter composition. Comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on academic or licensing tests such as the SAT, GED, GRE. Commercial Driver’s License Exam, U.S. Citizenship, and so much more. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

To use this database, you must first create a user account with your library card number as your Username.

imagesLicensed Certified & Registered Occupations in New Hampshire 2017 (pdf)


Literary Reference Center is designed to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature. Searches available by author or title. Help with source citation may also be found through this database. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library. You must use your Wadleigh Memorial Library card to access this database.  Tutorial available!

Literature In Context Select one of the titles listed from the Product drop-down list. Click Submit Products available for MHS: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, Death of a Salesman, The Great Gatsby, A Raisin in the Sun, A Separate Peace, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill A Mockingbird.


safariMilford High School Library Catalog Find a book in MHS Library.


americandocsMilestone Documents in American & World History e-Book Milestone Documents in American & World  History are primary source resources combining full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.



Naviance informs students about colleges of interest and is a K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation.



NewsBank Search this database containing newspaper articles from 30+ local, regional, and national newspapers. Search by paper, date, author, headline, and subject or just browse the special reports section.  Tutorial available !

  • The Concord Monitor Archives: 2002-present available via NewsBank: Local Newspapers
  • Nashua Telegraph Archives: 1998-present available via NewsBank: Local Newspapers
  • USA Today Archives: 1987-present available via NewsBank: Regional and National Newspapers
  • Union Leader & Sunday New Hampshire News Archives: 1989-present available via NewsBank: Local Newspapers


provides daily news for students that automatically gives each student the version of an article that’s just right for his or her reading ability using Lexile numbers. And an easier or harder version of each article is just a click away.


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nhdownloadableNew Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium Download new and popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks and audiobooks to your portable devices or home computer.   Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library. You must use your Wadleigh Memorial Library card to access this service.


Search for library materials in New Hampshire at the NH State Library  & Mrs. Palmer will order them for you  Interlibrary Loan.


Novelist graphicNoveList Click NoveList NoveList is a fiction database.It includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-a-likes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.


Occupational Outlook Handbook “The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training, and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.”



O*NET The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.


opposing-viewpointsOpposing Viewpoints – Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.  If you need help using this resource, click on this tutorial.

Pew Research Center  The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American “fact tank”, which is based in Washington, D.C.  providing information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.  A leader in distinguished journalism.  Poynter produces credible and evidence based content.


download (1)Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge.

Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg is a collection of free e-Books.



science-in-context Science In Context  Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science in Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.  If you need help using this resource, click on this tutorial.


society-for-publicScience News for Students (no login required)

Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators.

    Science Online  Presents a broad range of scientific through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. Information is accessible for someone at the beginner level through the expert and many experiments provide a recommended school grade range.

 SIRS Leading Issues Database Click SIRS Knowledge Source Magazine and newspaper articles pre-selected by subject experts; articles are of national and international importance.


  siaSocial Issues in America e-book

Social movements–United States–Encyclopedias Social problems–

United States–Encyclopedias SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services

POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare 


Early Childhood & Teaching Careers 

Teach Early Childhood is a complete resource helping future teachers plan and create their teaching career path.


Ted Ed: Lessons worth sharing


Treaties in the News (e-Book includes Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, International Agreement Reached on Iran’s Nuclear Program, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), North American Free Trade Agreement and Its Impact on Trade and Labor, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

military Today’s Military/Military Careers

The Today’s Military website is produced by the United States Department of Defense as a resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any one branch of the U.S. Military.


180212_408103339242373_2088176801_nUniversity of New Hampshire’s Writing Center

Connors Writing Center at The University of New Hampshire’s Writing Center has excellent handouts to help you with your writing and creating your work cited.


 Wadleigh Library   Milford, NH public library web site. Use your library card with pin # to access all of their online resources.



   WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Wolfram Alpha is a credible source for instant expert knowledge and computation, using algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you. This app is so much more than just having an encyclopedia in the palm of your hand, it really is like having someone who will look up what you are wondering about and interpret the available information.


World History In Context:

Academic articles, videos, case studies, and more on topics in world history