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Whether you're looking for a free source for email marketing, job searching, mailing lists & sales leads, or people & business lookup, AtoZdatabases provides a quick and easy way to find the information you're looking for.
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)

American Graphics Institute Digital Books Collection
American Graphics Institute’s digital book collection provides access to books, video tutorials, and lesson files for learning digital design software, office applications, and web coding skills. Access is limited to patrons at the library.
"In-library" use only.  Instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research including 4 billion names in over 3,400 databases; includes records from the United States census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more.

Boston Globe

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources
Available to all Massachusetts residents, the Boston Public Library provides electronic resources that expand on what the Peabody Institute Library makes available. To access, you need a BPL library card which you can instantly obtain online.

Consumer Reports
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
The go-to resource for product reviews and consumer protection, including articles on health, public safety, and marketplace economics.

Click here to see a full list of topic-specific databases purchased from EBSCO, including access to newspapers, business resources, and literary criticism, and much more.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The iconic encyclopedia, now available online! Also features a "for Kids" version of the encyclopedia.

Full Text Finder
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
If you have a magazine, newspaper, or journal in mind and want to see if the library has it available in full text online, search its title in this resource and you’ll find what database it’s located in.  You can also use this resource to browse a list of our full-text resources by subject.

Click here to see a full list of topic-specific databases purchased from Gale/Infotrac, including access to Massachusetts history, current events, health and wellness resources, and much more.

Heritage Quest
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application

(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Hoopla offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access Files.

Massachusetts Driving Tests
Take practice written tests similar to the real RMV test online! This resource includes 11 car, 6 motorcycle and 3 CDL practice tests in addition to the complete handbooks for each.

(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the "Help & Education" tab to access the User's Guide and investor education resources. (Click here for remote use.)

Nuwav Legal Documents
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Nuwav Legal Documents, an online tool that helps you easily find and complete documents for your legal needs. Click here for in-library access.

Oxford islamic Studies Online
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.

(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
A citizenship prep course, available through Pronunciator language learning resource. Click here for access in Spanish.

(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Featuring over 80 languages, Pronunciator lets you learn a new language at your own pace.  Additional features include chatting live video chats to practice your language skills, an app for iOS or Android, and Citizenship resources.
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards), available Monday-Friday from 2-10pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-10pm, is a free service that provides students with homework & writing help from a tutor as well as job search, resume writing, or interview preparation from a career tutor.

Weiss Consumer Financial Guides
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
These guides will help you navigate through nine important areas of personal finance: insurance (automobile, homeowners, longer-term care, and term life), elder care choices, health (savings accounts, medicare prescription, and medicare supplement), and variable annuities.  Each 50-70 page guide (available as a PDF) offers a narrative about the subject, what you should look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with and so much more. Plus, each guide includes several helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid your decision-making process.

WorldCat (OCLC)
Cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 57,000 libraries, making it the world's largest, most complete, and most consulted library catalog.

Zinio for Libraries
(For Peabody residents with Peabody library cards)
Access free digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside or outside of the library.