The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Niche Academy has quick tutorials on how to get started on some of the resources the library subscribes to. We hope they will help you! Keep in mind, some are accessible only with your West Newbury Library card.



Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports allows you full access to Consumer Reports magazine online. Login using your library card number.
Click here for quick tutorial!




Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search billions of records and discover your family's story. Ancestry features global coverage. In-library use only.
Click here for a quick tutorial!

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest features specific U.S. historical documents including Revolutionary War records and Freedman’s Bank records. Unlike Ancestry, HeritageQuest has limited documents from other countries, but has a robust American collection.
Click here for a quick tutorial.




Mango Languages

Mango Language offers interactive instruction in over 70 languages. You can use Mango on your computer or you can download the Mango app. 
Click here for a quick tutorial!

Overdrive Pimsleur Collection

Pimsleur offers audiobooks with lessons in a range of languages from Spanish and French to Swahili and Portuguese. They also have ESL options for non-English speakers. These can be downloaded with the Libby app. Overdrive/Libby has additional resources for language-learning for all ages and ability levels. Search “foreign language study” in Overdrive to discover them.




NewsBank is a news database that consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. The information is organized by collection:


  • America's News Magazines, which has many popular magazines like Newsweek, Smithsonian, Field & Stream, & The Atlantic.


  • Access Military, Government, Defense, where you will find current and archived news and information on the Armed Forces and U.S. federal government. Titles include the  Civil War Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, and many more.


  • America's Historical Newspapers which allows you to search over 1,000 historical newspapers from around the country including the Newburyport Gazette, the Newburyport Herald, the Merrimack Intelligencer and the Haverhill Gazette

Click here for tutorial   



US Newsstream enables users to search current and extensive backfiles of U.S. news content and features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Key U.S. titles include: 


  • The New York Times (backfile from 1980 forward) 
  • The Wall Street Journal (from 1984 forward) 
  • Washington Post (from 1987 forward) 
  • Los Angeles Times (from 1985 forward) 
  • Chicago Tribune (from 1985 forward) 
  • The Boston Globe (from 1980 forward) 
  • Newsday (from 1995 forward) 
  • The Wall Street Journal Online 
  • ProPublica 
  • Huffington Post 
  • CNN Newswires 
  • Politico


Boston Globe Article Archive

Full-text access to the Boston Globe from 1980 - current day. This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need.




Britannica Library Suite

A great resource for all ages. Reliable sources, citation tools, & age-appropriate searches for elementary, middle school and high-schoolers. Provided by Mass Library System and Mass Board of Library Commissioners.

Gale Online Resources

Over 50 databases organized by subject ranging from education, business, and health to literature and global issues. These are subject based and range Browse all the databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Whether you are doing research, a school project or are the just curious type, there is something here for everyone!

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Explore Both Sides of an Issue with Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context. You'll find pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.

GFC Global - Online Learning

GFC Global makes it easy for you to learn at your own pace, on your own time. Access thousands of lessons and videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free with your library card. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more.



Peterson's Test Prep

Courses and practice tests on a wide range of subjects including AP, GRE, LSAT, all vocational and military tests, CLEP, TOEFL, and many more.

Peterson's Career Prep

This online resource accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities.

RMV Practice Tests

Explore Driving-Tests, where you will find RMV manuals and practice tests to help you prepare.  Driving-Tests provides G.A.R. Memorial Library patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ.



Gale LegalForms

Official, downloadable legal forms drafted by attorneys for particular legal matters. Legal Forms include business, personal, litigation and federal forms.

Massachusetts Law Libraries

Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources, including printing legal forms.



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