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Lynnfield Public Library
  • Need Help? Ask a Librarian!

    Our courteous and professional reference staff will be happy to find a book or article, research a topic, or answer a nagging question.

    Please contact us by:
    Phone, 781.334.5411
    email, lfd@noblenet.org
    or in person at the Reference Desk
  • About the Databases

    The Library offers access to many specialized online resources that you can access remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your home, school, or office.

    These research tools are funded through the Library, the NOBLE network and the state’s regional library system, and many of them are only available to library card holders.

    Click on the links below, and when asked, type in your 14-digit library card number. If you don’t have a library card, stop by the Circulation Desk at the Library. (If you are in the library on one of our computers, you do not need to type in your library card number to access these databases.)

    If you are unable to access any of the following databases, and are not a Lynnfield resident, go to NOBLE Reference Databases.

General & Scholarly Research

Massachusetts Statewide Databases (Gale) : Find the Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books - research for all ages!
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EBSCO Databases : Access general and scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics.
EBSCO also contains full text access to Consumer Reports: just type 'consumer reports' in the publication search box.
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*New* Weiss Ratings: Financial Ratings Series provides financial strength ratings, planning tools, and consumer guides covering Insurance, Medigap, Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds, and Stocks.
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Genealogy Research

Search America's GenealogyBank to find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports.
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If you're in the library don't forget to check out Ancestry Library Edition, an unparalleled genealogy collection with over 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases. If you have your own laptop you may access the database using this LINK (link will only work when you are connected to our WiFi network, please see a Reference Librarian for help).

Learn a Skill

*New* Provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from award-winning music and artistic professionals - without the high cost of private lessons.
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Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning platform and is 100% free with 16 languages available, and growing!
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Looking for Old News

Find full text articles from the Boston Globe from 1980 to the present.
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Find full text articles from the New York Times from 1985 to the present.
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Health & Medical Reference

Use Magill's Medical Guide online to find up to date health and medical information.
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Book & Literary Research

*NEW

Hoopla is a digital media service, through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles, from six different formats including eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. There are no hold lists - everyone can access everything all the time! (limit 6 titles per month)
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eSequels

Find popular series fiction by title, author, or characters. Find the correct order of hundreds of series!
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Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is a powerful Reader's Advisory database - to find read-a-likes for authors, titles, and series.
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Novelist K-8 Plus

Specifically for younger readers, this database helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers c
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Use OCLC Worldcat to track down an obscure title, and then contact us so we can order it for you - requests through OCLC WorldCat may only be placed by library staff. We have gotten books from Louisiana to Alaska to Colorado for our patrons!
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