Online Databases

Databases

Ancestry Library (in Library access only)
Search genealogical and historical documents including Census, Social Security, Military, Schools, Church Histories, City Directories, immigration, and other records. Need help? Watch: How to use Ancestry Library Edition.

BrainFuse HelpNow (log in through your library account)
Free professional live tutoring, homework help, and more! Whether you are in grade school struggling with fractions, or a high school student struggling with physics, help is available. In addition to live tutoring, patrons have access to the writing lab, standardized practice tests such as the SAT, ACT, and HiSET, resume assistance, Microsoft Office training, and much, much more.
To access Brainfuse, first, log in to your library account with your card number and password. After you are logged in, click “Brainfuse HelpNow” on the list of electronic resources in the orange box.
Need help? Watch: HelpNow (libraries) https://youtu.be/HEg8Y_9iOTo and Adult Learning Center http://youtu.be/mEy6SwnwO80.

NoveList Plus  (log in through your library account)
Need help figuring out what book you might like to read next? Search Novelist by series, by author read-a-likes, award-winning books, genre (western, Christian fiction, historical novel), and lots more. A great tool to help readers like you find a book you will enjoy reading. Novelist provides a collection of fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages, a great resource for book discussion groups!
Need help? Watch: https://youtu.be/spOttrvq37U

Lakes Region History Online
Experience Laconia history through photographs and artifacts. 

MedlinePlus 
Find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. 

Merck Manual
Find a wide range of medical topics, including disorders, tests, diagnoses, and drugs.

Merck Veterinary Manual
Offers animal health information.


Helpful Websites

CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Also maps.

Duolingo
A language-learning and crowdsourced text translation resource. 

Congress.gov (formerly THOMAS)
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

NASA
Take a journey to Mars, experience the views from the International Space Station, explore the solar system & beyond. Don’t miss the unbelievable images, videos, and information on these topics and so much more!