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Arts and Music

AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone. Providing 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical "What Did They Eat?" articles, How To food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features food, recipes, and research combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.

CreativeBug offers self-paced video classes covering all aspects of creative arts and crafts! Teach yourself something new, or enhance art and craft skills with ideas for new projects, as well as daily practice classes and suggestions. You're More Creative Than You Think!

Long reads, cover stories, interviews and more from The New York Times Magazine. Full text coverage: Jan 5, 1997 - present 

Business and Employment

Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Whether you’re looking to find the best deal on a new appliance or researching top-recommended cars, ConsumerReports.org can help you make the best choice for your time and money. Covering a variety of categories such as electronics, home and garden, babies and kids and more, ConsumerReports.org contains ratings and reviews for thousands of products from shoppers and experts, money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.

Design a professional resume in three easy steps!

Library Elite is the most extensive research tier of Value Line, granting access to a vault of investment research, data, expert analysis, and unbiased commentary with a time-tested and performance-proven Ranking System. This equity package monitors more than 3,000 companies that account for more than 95% of the value of all stocks traded on United States exchanges with market values ranging from less than $1 billion to well over $2 trillion across 100 industries.

The Wall Street Journal was founded in July 1889. Ever since, the Journal has led the way in chronicling the rise of industries in America and around the world.

Full text coverage: Jan 2, 1984 - present. 

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks!

CloudLibrary is a service provided by the GMILCS consortium (originally funded with a Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Grant). There is no monthly limit for borrowing, but you may only have six (6) items checked out at a time. Items are not always available, so you may need to place a hold (we purchase digital copies which are checked out and returned by one patron at a time).

Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. With your up to date Nesmith Library card, you will be able to download or stream books, audios, music, and movies to your smartphone or other device, or, to your computer.

Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines. OverDrive access is provided by the library's membership in New Hampshire Downloadable Books.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Ancestery Library Edition cannot be accessed from home. It is in-library use only.

HeritageQuest Online provides a comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history resources. This database makes it convenient to explore billions of American and international genealogical records dating back to the 1700s — including unique primary sources, family and local histories, research guides, interactive census maps and more.

Health

AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone. Providing 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical "What Did They Eat?" articles, How To food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features food, recipes, and research combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.

Homework Help

Learn about 175 countries: their culture, customs, food, religion, language, maps, points of interest --- even recipes and crossword puzzles!

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

Languages and Culture

AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone. Providing 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical "What Did They Eat?" articles, How To food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features food, recipes, and research combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.

Learn about 175 countries: their culture, customs, food, religion, language, maps, points of interest --- even recipes and crossword puzzles!

Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

Library Documents and Policies

Use our Niche Academy Tutorials to learn to use our digital resources, as well as tech tools you can use across the web! View the tutorials for other resources on this page to help you get the most out of your library card!

Lifelong Learning

CreativeBug offers self-paced video classes covering all aspects of creative arts and crafts! Teach yourself something new, or enhance art and craft skills with ideas for new projects, as well as daily practice classes and suggestions. You're More Creative Than You Think!

A combined effort between the DOE and the EPA to promote fuel economy and the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles. This is a free, governement provided website.

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

Use our Niche Academy Tutorials to learn to use our digital resources, as well as tech tools you can use across the web! View the tutorials for other resources on this page to help you get the most out of your library card!

Local History

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Ancestery Library Edition cannot be accessed from home. It is in-library use only.

The Boston Globe is New England’s largest news organization and a 27-time Pulitzer Prize winning news source featuring premium local and national content daily. Over the course of its 150-year history, the Globe has served our region as a trusted source of news, analysis, and insight.

Full text coverage: Jan 1, 1997 - present. 

Fold3® features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

HeritageQuest Online provides a comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history resources. This database makes it convenient to explore billions of American and international genealogical records dating back to the 1700s — including unique primary sources, family and local histories, research guides, interactive census maps and more.

Digital archives of the Town of Windham Annual Reports.

Digital archive of the Windham Independent. Includes records under past titles.

Newspapers and Magazines

The Boston Globe is New England’s largest news organization and a 27-time Pulitzer Prize winning news source featuring premium local and national content daily. Over the course of its 150-year history, the Globe has served our region as a trusted source of news, analysis, and insight.

Full text coverage: Jan 1, 1997 - present. 

Founded in 1847, the Chicago Tribune, is the top source of news and information in the Chicago area and the largest news organization in the Midwest. Full text coverage: Dec 4, 1996 - present.

Whether you’re looking to find the best deal on a new appliance or researching top-recommended cars, ConsumerReports.org can help you make the best choice for your time and money. Covering a variety of categories such as electronics, home and garden, babies and kids and more, ConsumerReports.org contains ratings and reviews for thousands of products from shoppers and experts, money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.

The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with more than 40 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly, Sunday print readership of 1.6 million and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.4 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 141 years.

Full text coverage: Dec 4, 1996 - present.

News, investigations, opinion, photos and video by the journalists of The New York Times from more than 150 countries around the world.

Full text coverage: Jun 1, 1980 - present.

The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to the Sunday edition of The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. Full text coverage: Jan 3, 1988 - present. 

Long reads, cover stories, interviews and more from The New York Times Magazine. Full text coverage: Jan 5, 1997 - present 

This is a portal to search all of our resources from ProQuest, including: Coronavirus Research DatabaseCoronavirus Research DatabasePublicly Available Content Database‎ Boston Globe‎ (1980 - current)U.S. Major Dailies‎ (1980 - current) U.S. Major Dailies includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Each of these can also be accessed separately.

This is a portal to search all of the newspapers included in the U.S. Major Dailies database. U.S. Major Dailies includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Each of these can also be accessed separately.

The Wall Street Journal was founded in July 1889. Ever since, the Journal has led the way in chronicling the rise of industries in America and around the world.

Full text coverage: Jan 2, 1984 - present. 

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C..

Full text coverage: Dec 4, 1996 - present.

Digital archive of the Windham Independent. Includes records under past titles.

Reading Recommendations

The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to the Sunday edition of The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. Full text coverage: Jan 3, 1988 - present. 

Ready for a new K-8 book? Need a reading recommendation? Whether you’re hungry for a story about starting school, superheroes, or not-so-scary monsters, our Recommended Reads lists will keep your to-be-read pile filled.

Finding a new book is as simple as 1-2-3. Find fiction and nonfiction books to read or listen to. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.

Reference and Research

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Ancestery Library Edition cannot be accessed from home. It is in-library use only.

Learn about 175 countries: their culture, customs, food, religion, language, maps, points of interest --- even recipes and crossword puzzles!

Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Whether you’re looking to find the best deal on a new appliance or researching top-recommended cars, ConsumerReports.org can help you make the best choice for your time and money. Covering a variety of categories such as electronics, home and garden, babies and kids and more, ConsumerReports.org contains ratings and reviews for thousands of products from shoppers and experts, money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.

Fold3® features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

A combined effort between the DOE and the EPA to promote fuel economy and the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles. This is a free, governement provided website.

HeritageQuest Online provides a comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history resources. This database makes it convenient to explore billions of American and international genealogical records dating back to the 1700s — including unique primary sources, family and local histories, research guides, interactive census maps and more.

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

This is a portal to search all of our resources from ProQuest, including: Coronavirus Research DatabaseCoronavirus Research DatabasePublicly Available Content Database‎ Boston Globe‎ (1980 - current)U.S. Major Dailies‎ (1980 - current) U.S. Major Dailies includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Each of these can also be accessed separately.

Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available scholarly content from a number of different sources from around the world. It includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open access journals. Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports.

This is a portal to search all of the newspapers included in the U.S. Major Dailies database. U.S. Major Dailies includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Each of these can also be accessed separately.