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Full text coverage of Maine newspapers including the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald, plus selected coverage of other regional sources. State of Maine funded.

Includes abstracts & citations for Portland and Maine periodicals compiled by Portland Public Library Portland Room staff.  Covers local newspapers plus other publications such as Down East, MaineBiz, Portland Monthly, and the Portland Phoenix.

Maine's Statewide Catalog (MaineCat) combines and links library collections across Maine including college, university, public and special libraries. A built-in requesting and transaction management system allows users to make their own online interlibrary loan requests.

Online language learning software for Spanish (Latin American) and French. Create an account to measure progress, save your place and sync your devices.

Literature from medical, osteopathic, physical therapy, and chiropractic journals, with emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Covers methods such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and joint manipulation.

MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library provides every resident of Maine with free online access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference books. 

Provides full text for over 440 general interest and current events magazines. Funding provided by State of Maine funded.

Provides full text for nearly 1,850 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and more. State of Maine funded.

Provides reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.

Provides reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.

Online access to The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases, and includes online CME. App


MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences.  State of Maine funded.

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. More than 16 million records from 5,200+ journals are indexed; abstracts are included for about 79% of the records.

A biomedical database  containing millions of citations  from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, and more. Free from the US National Library of Medicine. PubMed Tutorials.

Consumer and professional health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

MedOne Education launches with the popular Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, the review and reference collection trusted by students and professionals worldwide for more than 40 years.

Magna’s 20-Minute Mentors are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules.

Complete text of Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged.  State of Maine funded.

Evidence-based  clinical reference for management of medications, diseases, and toxicology,  plus lab test and patient education information. Includes Red Book Online, Trissel's IV Compatibility, Neofax, and more. App

Provides full text for 80 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students. State of Maine funded.

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. 

Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.


The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association, consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore and includes coverage from 1963 to the present.

The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.


Evidence-based resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary and integrative therapies. Includes health and wellness database, comparative effectiveness, interactions checker, and more. 

National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. NCBI Tutorials.

A comprehensive neonatal and pediatric drug information resource. Provides evidence-based drug information, dosing calculators, and enteral formula nutritional information for the neonatal and pediatric populations. 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993 offers full page and article images with searchable full text. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Full text of the national newspaper of record for the last three years. State of Maine funded.

Full text of the national newspaper of record from 1851.

Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis®—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents

Provides information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures. Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments - from around the world are systematically identified, described and appraised for quality. Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) in UK.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Contains links to a wealth of health information.


National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers the world's largest biomedical library,  including a vast collection of print and electronic information resources. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training.

A massive, ongoing project to catalog and index Canadian and American women's diaries and correspondence through history and to digitize and index over 1,000 volumes of published and unpublished material.


NoveList provides enhanced subject access to over 100,000 fiction titles. With NoveList, you can: Find fiction titles based on a favorite author, title, or description. Browse lists based on genre or awards. Search by subject heading, reviews and publishers. Read and use feature articles, book discussion guides, and book talks. State of Maine funded.

Adds a non-fiction option to Novelist K-8. Included are recommendations for more than 60,000 fiction and 17,000 nonfiction titles; curriculum-driven material designed to help integrate reading across subject areas in the classroom; recommended Reads reading lists; BookTalks; and Curricular Connection articles on a wide variety of topics, issues and reading levels. State of Maine funded.

Adds a non-fiction option to Novelist. Included are all fiction content from the database Novelist and non-fiction titles for high school students to adults. It has Book Discussion Guides with questions and answers and suggestions for further reading; book cover images and first chapter excerpts; feature articles, and book talks. Covers fiction and nonfiction series. State of Maine funded.

With a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL and over 10 million articles, this collection's current and authoritative content will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Provides full-text access to a hundred nursing journals for nursing students and researchers. State of Maine funded.

A point-of-care reference tool providing full-text clinical evidence and knowledge on diseases and conditions, skills and procedures, drug information, patient education,  and practice guidelines. App

Focuses on worldwide technical literature of the marine and brackish-water environment, marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. State of Maine funded. 

Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. It is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 3000+ open access journals, with links to full text at publisher sites.

A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. It features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, court-case overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

An osteopathic medicine digital library created by a partnership between Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and VTLS, Inc.  Builds on OSTMED, a bibliographic index to the literature of osteopathic medicine.

OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence)--OTseeker contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.

 Access and search the content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference including  the Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Contains subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations,  image links and images .


Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a historical dictionary, so is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. The OED includes present-day meanings but also the history of individual words, and of the language.


Oxford Medicine Online is an interconnected collection of over 500 online medical resources which cover every stage in a medical career. Our aim is to ensure that the site delivers the highest quality Oxford content whilst meeting the requirements of the busy student, doctor, or health professional working in a digital world.

Provides access to FDA approved drug information to include drug interactions, side effects, recommended dosages, contraindications, and more.  Free site but you must register to use it.