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Digital Resources

An extensive collection of digital resources is available, free of charge, to Chesterfield Library patrons, some (NoveList and Ancestry) via the New Hampshire State Library. These resources may be accessed from any computer. To obtain login information, please see a librarian.


Currently available resources:

Primary and Academic Sources
arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,917,791 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Data USA

Data USA is an open data platform, website, and visualization engine of public US Government data. It seeks to help people understand and visualize the critical issues facing the United States in areas like jobs, skills and education across industry and geography.

Digital Library of America

Digital Library of America provides free educational materials (such as primary sources), family research resources, scholarly resources, and lifelong learning materials.

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

This independent database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.


Contains citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education related journals as well as full-text of more than 2,200 digests.


Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. This website gives you access to millions of books, music, artworks and more.


HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.

Library of Congress, American Memory

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


PubMed® comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. is a gateway to U.S. government science information. The portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies.

Reader’s Advisory Services

Audience: Kids and Adult

A reader’s advisory service that provides information and resources on more than 100,000 titles, and 75,000 full-text reviews to help locate the best in fiction.

NoveList K-8
Audience: Preschool through 8th Grade

A reader’s advisory service that specifically targets children and young adults. It contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.

NoveList Plus
Audience: Kids and Adult

Same as NoveList but also includes non-fiction.

Access NoveList here and use your complete library card barcode to sign in.

Genealogy Research is available for use only from library computers. Please visit the library for username and password. Our patrons can now access for free from anywhere with an internet connection when they first authenticate through the library's catalog. The URL and login instructions can be found here.

HeritageQuest Online is a genealogical and historical source for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. For more information click here. The URL login is here. Use your library

barcode for access.

Local Research

New Hampshire City and Town Annual Reports is a free digital repository of all 234 towns' annual reports. It was made possible by a partnership between the New Hampshire State Library and the University of New Hampshire. Here is a direct link to Chesterfield's town reports that go back to 1860.

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