at the Randolph Public Library

Reference Databases

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text, and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.



MasterFILE Premier

Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags – updated daily from EBSCOhost.



NoveList Plus

A fiction database that provides reviews for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.



NoveList K-8

This fiction and nonfiction database is aimed at helping readers find the books they want to read. Full text reviews and read-alikes are available for many titles. NoveList k-8 allows users to search by author, title, series, theme, or topic.



Explora For Primary Schools

Designed specifically for elementary school students, Explora Primary provides access to articles and facts from magazines and reference books for research papers, class projects or homework.



Explora For Secondary Schools

Explora for High School is EBSCO's interface designed for high school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice.



Consumer Health Complete

Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

  • Contains more than 170 encyclopedias and reference books
  • Comprehensive topic guides on common health issues
  • Includes printable images and diagrams
  • Features concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs



Business Searching Interface

EBSCO Publishing has created a business-specific interface for use with appropriate Business Source® databases. The Business Searching Interface (BSI) provides business researchers with highly refined tools to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require. Through the use of the BSI, the full text business content of Business Source® Premier and Business Source® Complete can be located and retrieved more quickly and with greater precision than ever before.



Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.



NHU-PAC NH State Catalog

Run by the New Hampshire State Library, the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) contains complete holdings and information for New Hampshire libraries. It serves as a useful tool for interlibrary loans, and patrons are welcome to search NHU-PAC for materials they may want the librarian to order for them.