Cook Memorial Library provides subscription access to several research and learning 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 bookmark 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 periodical literature research tool for New Hampshire libraries and their patrons. Going forward, library staff will gladly work to locate journal and magazine articles for you. Email [email protected] to ask.


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

America’s News from NewsBank: Read current issues of national and regional newspapers online, search for articles by topic, or browse new as well as archived editions. Includes New Hampshire Sunday News, Keene Sentinel, Concord Monitor, and more New Hampshire newspapers, plus newspapers from all 50 states, and current articles from over 300 national news sources. Also included is article access for 45 magazines, including The Atlantic, Newsweek, New Republic, The National Review, and Smithsonian.

Find instructions on how to get started with America’s News.

This resource was funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program.

Mango Languages: A personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best.

Find instructions on how to get started with Mango Languages.

This resource was funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program.


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 at the library only.


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

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