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Online Databases and Newspapers

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AtoZ Food America is a single-source digital library reference that covers regional (6), state (50) and ethnic (35) cuisines for the entire country. The database also contains large-scale historical, ingredient and reference modules of great use to cooks, culinary students, and historians.

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AtoZ Maps Online is a collection of 60,000 royalty-free maps that students and library patrons can download and print. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps. Also included are visual glossaries, geography games, extensive flag images, and teaching tools.

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AtoZ the USA provides students, teachers and library patrons with an unmatched resource for understanding the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture and society. Knowledge of who we are, where we’ve come from and where we live are fundamental qualities of being informed American citizens. From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment.

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AtoZ World Culture is an online database of information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries. This database builds understanding about national, ethnic, and cultural diversity, preparing students to live in the global village of the 21st century. Enjoy a breadth and depth of content unmatched by any other resource.

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AtoZ World Food is the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.

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AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource containing 202 Travel Guides covering 75 topics for each of 202 world cities. Topics include travel essentials, security, neighborhoods, excursions, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more.


The Black Freedom Database features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. The  intention of the database is to support a wide range of students, independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

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Scholastic’s BookFlix pairs classic children’s picture books with a related nonfiction e-book. Plus puzzles, games and age-appropriate web links allow kids to further explore. Aimed at preschool to 3rd grade, it’s perfect for early or reluctant readers and as well as English language learners. All you need is your Hyannis Public Library CLAMS card.

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Britannica Online allows you to explore hundreds of thousands of fact-checked, objective articles, biographies, videos, and images from experts. It is an online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Cape Cod Times Database

The Cape Cod Times online database has current and past issues of Cape Cod’s daily newspaper. Readers can access both text and image-based files of each issue.

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Comics Plus® Children’s Library offers Hyannis Public Library card holders unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular publishers like ABDO, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM! Studios, Capstone, Cartoon Books, Cherry Lake, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics. Immedium, Kodansha, Lerner, Papercutz, Red Comet, Saturday AM, TOON Books, Yen Press. The database is intended for kids aged 5-14, and every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout. You can enjoy the same comics with your friends at the same time!


Consumer Reports publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. CR accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and as a nonprofit organization has no shareholders. It also publishes general and targeted product/service buying guides. Use this database to find articles and reviews on cars, appliances and more.

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GALE Research Databases offer faculty, researchers, students and adult learners open access to scholarly, peer-reviewed content they would not otherwise have access to. From full-text journal articles and newspapers to archives and eBooks, there is a resource to meet every need.

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Brainfuse’s HelpNow database provides live online tutoring for all learners. Patrons access real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Brainfuse tutors are trained to not provide answers, but to help users master a problem’s underlying academic concepts. Brainfuse offers tutoring and homework help services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.

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Hiveclass is a digital encyclopedia that features short-form videos to help kids learn fundamental skills in a wide variety of sports. The database comprises athlete-led instructional videos designed by top physical educators. Hiveclass transforms passive consumption of digital content into Active Screen Time. It encourages kids to play, run, jump and connect with other athletes while learning new techniques, mastering tricks and having fun.

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Brainfuse’s JobNow database provides live help for all stages of job hunting. Most online career tools provide “resume building” software or job-hunting strategies without one-to-one advice from a career coach. JobNow bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search.

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Mango Languages for libraries offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. Lessons involve a rich mix of listening and reading activities, so you can make sense of written and spoken contexts.

Newsbank Database

NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.


YALSA Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA’s awards and lists on their smartphone.