Cook Memorial Library provides subscription access to several research databases for its members. All but Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from your home computer.

Use your 14-digit library card number to login to the online resources listed below. Tip: Find this number under the barcode on your library card. Enter all 14 digits with no spaces.

A take-home brochure with web addresses and login information can be picked up at the library. Training for using these resources is available at the library. Contact us to request assistance.

Note: for kid-friendly research tools, see our kids’ page homework help links.

Looking for EbscoHost or Explora? As of June 30, 2021, the New Hampshire State Library no longer provides access to this research tool for New Hampshire libraries and their patrons.


Britannica: Online encyclopedia with levels for kids, teens, and adult researchers. Includes articles, images, and videos. (Use your library card number to login.)


NoveList Plus: Find reading recommendations for all ages, series lists, and more. Great for learning about popular books and topics. Includes fiction, nonfiction and audiobook recommendations and reviews.

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. No login required!

Genealogy Research - In Library Use Only

Ancestry Library: Well-known genealogy resource is available to use from home by logging in to your library account. Once you are logged in, a link to Ancestry will show up near the top of the page.


HeritageQuest Online: Search genealogy records from home, including census.

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