Hamilton-Wenham Electronic Resources

These electronic resources have been purchased by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. If you are using them from home you will need either a password (which can be obtained by calling the Reference Desk at 978-468-5577, ext. 19) or your Hamilton-Wenham Public Library library card number (located on the back of your library card). If you have any questions regarding these resources, please call the library at 978-468-5577, ext. 19.

For Auto Maintenance and Repair:

Chilton LibraryOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Choose year, make, and model to get the specific information you need for auto maintenance and repair.

For Book Information:

Booklist Online: Remote access (Your 14-digit library card number can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Booklist Online: In library access
The online version of the magazine. Read book reviews, look at award lists, create your own profile to get recommendations.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Start your research immediately with nearly 800 nonfiction eBooks across a wide range of topics in Arts, Biography, Business, Education, the Environment, General Reference, History, Law, and much much more.

OCLC® WorldCatOnline access in the library, and Remote access.
Over 46 million bibliographic records–representing 400 languages–and holdings information vital for collection development, cataloging, authority control, and retrospective conversion services.

Salem PressOnline access in the library, and Remote access.  Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.
Not just information about Salem!  These are online versions of print reference resources from the publishing company Salem Press.  The resources most relevant to Book Information are:

For Business and Finance:

Morningstar Investment Research CenterOnline access in the library.
Morningstar Investment Research CenterRemote access.
Morningstar supplies data and analysis on over 41,000 investments, along with analyst reports and ratings, market coverage and industry reports, and articles and videos on investing and personal finance.

If you use Morningstar…you may be interested in Investing for the Long Run, available at no charge as a PDF or in print form.

For Career Development:

Cypress ResumeOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
An online resume builder for creating professional-quality resumes. Create a resume or reference sheet on the fly, OR, create an account to be able to save and return to resumes and references.

Testing & Education Reference Center with Career ModuleOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Use the Career Tools to prep for tests as an Accounting, Firefighting, Nursing, Teaching, and much more. You will need to register with the site to see your test scores and progress.

For Education and Personal Development:

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Start your research immediately with nearly 800 nonfiction eBooks across a wide range of topics in Arts, Biography, Business, Education, the Environment, General Reference, History, Law, and much much more.

Universal Class Remote access. Create an account by using your Hamilton-Wenham library card number and email address.
Hamilton-Wenham patrons can register for online classes taught by dedicated instructors, at no charge, through our subscription to UniversalClass™. Classes cover a wide range! Browse the sidebar for specific classes under any given area of study.

Testing & Education Reference Center with Career ModuleOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Use the High School, College Prep, and Graduate School Tools practice for exams and tests, such as the SAT, GRE, GED and more. There are also practice tests for the TOEFL, TOEIC and U.S. Citizenship under International Tools. You will need to register with the site to see your test scores and progress.

For Genealogy:

HeritageQuest OnlineOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Includes the U.S. Census, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension Records, Freedman’s Bank Records.

Ancestry Library EditionOnline access in the library. This link will only work on our public library computers or via our library’s wireless internet.
Includes the U.S. Census, U.S. Data Collection, UK & Ireland Collection, and Immigration Collection.

American Ancestors (formerly New England Ancestors)Online access in the library. This link will only work on our public library computers or via our library’s wireless internet.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s new web site reflects its expanding national collection and resources. This collection of resources features over 110 million names, gleaned from church records, newspapers and periodicals, city and town directories, court records, census, tax, and voter lists, diaries and journals, land records, military records, published genealogies and biographies and more.

For Geography:

World Geography by ABC-CLIOOnline access in the library, and Remote access. Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.
Includes country overviews, maps & flags, facts & figures, history, culture, biographies, news reports and much more!!

Global Road WarriorRemote access. (Your 14-digit library card number can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
Includes country overviews, detailed maps, travel information, financial information, security, and much more.

Nations of the WorldOnline access in the library, and Remote access.
This comprehensive Political, Economic & Business Handbook profiles every nation and self-governing territory around the world.

Profiles of MassachusettsOnline access in the library, and Remote access.
See at-a-glance physical characteristics of towns and cities throughout Massachusetts, or open the profiles for individual towns, cities, and counties for detailed information about their weather, population, and more.

For History:

Salem PressOnline access in the library, and Remote access.  Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.
Not just information about Salem!  These are online versions of print reference resources from the publishing company Salem Press.  The resources most relevant to History are:

For Languages:

Rocket LanguagesRemote access. Use your Hamilton-Wenham library card number to create an account.
This language learning program offers downloadable or streaming usage, hours of interactive instruction, grammar and culture lessons, grammar exercises, self-tests, and interactive audio tracks for more in twelve different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, and Spanish. There are also three different programs for people learning English.

For Medical Information:

Salem PressOnline access in the library, and Remote access.  Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.
Not just information about Salem!  These are online versions of print reference resources from the publishing company Salem Press.  The resources most relevant to Medical Information are:

For Science and Technology:

Journals of the American Physical SocietyOnline access in the library. This link will only work on our public library computers or via our library’s wireless internet.
This collection of journals contains letters and review articles within the science of physics, and includes the following publications (links will only work in the library):

Physical Review Letters (PRL): brief important papers, all topics in physics
Physical Review A: atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Physical Review B: condensed matter and materials physics
Physical Review C: nuclear physics
Physical Review D: particles, fields, gravitation and cosmology
Physical Review E: statistical, nonlinear, biological, and soft matter physics
Reviews of Modern Physics: in-depth articles, all topics in physics
Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams
Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA): archive of APS journals back to 1893

Grzimek’s Animal Life EncyclopediaOnline access in the library, and Remote access. (Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)
This digital counterpart of our seventeen-volume print encyclopedia provides detailed information about families and species across the animal kingdom.

Safari Books OnlineOnline access in the library.
Safari Books OnlineRemote access. (Your 14-digit library card number can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.)

Safari Books Online is an on-demand, digital library that provides access to thousands of technology books by major IT (information technology) publishers, with coverage for the current and past two full calendar years.

Salem PressOnline access in the library, and Remote access.  Remote access will require your 14-digit library card number, which can be found on the back of your Hamilton-Wenham library card.
Not just information about Salem!  These are online versions of print reference resources from the publishing company Salem Press.  The resources most relevant to Science and Technology are:

Don’t forget our other invaluable electronic resources. Just click on Online Electronic Resources for access.

Please call the Reference Librarian with any questions you may have regarding these resources.