Note: On resources provided by EBSCO, If you see a prompt to sign in, enter your library card barcode number.


Search the online catalog of the Salem Public Library, all NOBLE libraries or broaden your search to include other Massachusetts libraries. To request an item online from another library, you will need to log into your account .

Online Resources

Check out our new video tutorials available by clicking on the orange “Help Tutorials” tab that will appear to the right.

Residents of Northeast Massachusetts have access to high-quality local, state, and regionally funded databases of full-text periodicals, health and business resources, biographical and literary databases. Select a database from one or more of the categories below. When prompted, input your 14-digit public library patron barcode (on your library card) and begin searching.

Academic Research


  • Chilton (Use password: patriot): Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model.

Chilton video tutorial

Business Research

  • Business Source Premier : includes company and industry profiles, country reports, and market research reports.
  • Morningstar Online (Salem residency required for remote access): in depth information and ratings on mutual funds. Online access is restricted to one user at a time; therefore, if you receive an ‘Access Denied’ message, please try again. This replaces the print edition of Morningstar. MorningStar video tutorial
  • Gale Business OneFile: provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
  • Gale Economics & Theory: full-text articles from peer-reviewed economics journals, newspapers, trade publications and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.


  • Hoopla Kids Mode: access ebook, audio, and video content for kids.
  • Libby/Overdrive: ebooks, audiobooks and more for kids of all ages.
  • PebbleGo : reading, activities, and more for children in K-2.

Computer Help

  • Computer Skills Center: video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.  Salem residency required.
  • Niche Academy: a collection of videos to learn about computer programs and more.

E-books and Audiobooks

  • Hoopla : Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
  • Overdrive : online catalog of downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks. Overdrive video tutorial

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General Research

  • American Graphics Institute (available in library only) : a digital book collection that provides access to books, video tutorials, and lesson files for learning digital design software, office applications, and web coding skills.
  • Consumer Reports: a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed choices about products, services, and safety.
  • EBSCOHost : collection of databases including resources for health, business, newspapers and professional development to search individually or all at once.
  • Environmental Studies and Policy: articles and resources on the environment.
  • Environmental Studies:
  • Gender Studies: articles and resources on gender studies.
  • General OneFile : a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
  • Global Issues: general information about issues around the world.
  • Science (ProQuest): articles and resources for students interested in science.
  • Science (Gale Interactive):

Health & Medical

History & Current Events

Hobbies and Interests

Jobs and Careers


Languages (Salem residency required for remote access)



  • Boston Globe : access directly to Boston Globe articles.
  • Newspaper Source : articles from more than 200 regional, national, and international papers.
  • New York Times : access directly to New York Times articles.

Readers Advisory

  • Literature Resource Center: From the Mass. Bs. of Lib. Comm. & Mass Library System with state funds and federal IMLS funds.
  • NextReads : a monthly e-mail newsletter service which will send you great book suggestions by email.
  • NoveList : allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest.
  • Booklist Reader : a new library patron-facing magazine, featuring diverse readers’ advisory recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages. Booklist Reader features books that are currently available in libraries. Each month, Booklist Reader is filled with high-interest lists that showcase books patrons can read and check out now. Booklist Reader is available in print and online and is always free for library patrons!

Student Research

Test Prep (Salem residency required for remote access)