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Research Resources

Find information in our online resources.  Each database is free for Dover Library patrons.  Some of the databases require an account name and password which DPL patrons can obtain by visiting or calling the library (516-6050).

 
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AncestryIn Library use only

Ancestry Library Edition contains billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Collections are available for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, military records, and multimedia files.

Biography in ContextAsk for password

This database currently contains biographical entries for hundreds of thousands of notable and historical persons from around the world.

ChiltonLibraryAsk for password

This car repair database provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks. Searching ChiltonLibrary.com is easy. Select the year, make and model of the desired car from the provided pull-down menus. From there, select from the subject/category menus until you arrive at the repair/service/maintenance procedure needed.

Dover City Directories Online 1830 - 1898None

These Dover City Directories are fully key word searchable--name, street, profession--you name it. This is great resource for genealogists and historians.

Driving-Tests None

Specific to New Hampshire.  Includes 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 commercial driver's license practice tests, 3 online drivers' manuals (car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's license), and an FAQ section with DMV-related questions and answers.

Ebscohost DatabasesDover Public Library Card

Ebscohost offers an array of online resources for all ages.

Heritage Quest OnlineAsk for account and password

This genealogical database provides access to the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, and a collection of 25,000 word searchable family and local history books.

Learning ExpressDover Public Library Card

 This interactive online database features more than 300 practice tests based on official school and career exams, including ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Sales, Agent & Broker Exams, among others. New users will be prompted to enter an email address and to choose a password.

Legal Forms LibraryAsk for password

This database provides a wide selection of legal, business and personal forms  for  New Hampshire. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, and forms for bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant law.

MangoDover Public Library Card

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Russian and more.

See Step by Step Instructions

MasterFile PremierDover Public Library Card

This magazine index provides full text for over 1,890 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.

Morningstar Investment Research CenterDover Public Library Card

Morningstar Investment Research Center is an interactive investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It combines cutting-edge technology with Morningstar's investment know-how to give your patrons a one-stop investment site. Designed specifically for libraries, it provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools, and investment education.

NoveList PlusDover Public Library Card

NoveList helps to answer the question "What should I read next?" Use it to find new fiction and nonfiction books based on books you've already read or on topics in which you're interested. If you are new to NoveList you may want to take advantage of "Step-by-Step NoveList Training", which can be accessed from a link on the left side of the main page.

NY Times DigitalAsk for Password

The Library now provides free access to the New York Times online!  For in-Library access go to NYTimes.com, and create an account (or login to an existing account you have)--once logged in you have unlimited access to the New York Times.  For home access, please ask for the password at the circulation desk.

Obituary IndexNone

This database indexes obituaries published in the Foster's Daily Democrat from 1928 to present. The library has the Foster's Daily Democrat on microfilm for access to the full obituary. The Dover Public Library charges a $50.00 non-refundable fee for historical and genealogical research, or $10 per obituary, provided to non DPL card holders. For more information on genealogical research click here.

Sanborn MapsAsk for account and password

This link provides access to Digital Sanborn Fire insurance maps for the state of New Hampshire. The maps provide information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers

Topic SearchDover Public Library Card

A full text resource for students exploring social, political and economic issues, current events, scientific discoveries and more. TOPICsearch can be used as both a reference resource and as a tool that assists in beginning the research process.