Here are the important things you want to get to from your library website!!
The Dunbar Free Library catalog has over 25,000 volumes (books, audios, videos). At the first screen, click on the link in the middle that says Dunbar Free Library, then when you get to the search screen you can log in to find out what items you have out, when they’re due, what you have on hold, and you can place holds.
REFERENCE BOOK RESOURCES you can access online through Dunbar Free Library:
- Nations of the World : Doing a project on a country or planning to travel? Nations of the World has up-to-date currency information, government, entry requirements and lots of other information for all the nations of the world.
- Defining Documents in American History Dissent & Protest (1635-2017) has original documents and transcripts of speeches with analyses from Colonial times through modern dealing with religious freedom, abolition, civil rights for African Americans, for women, anti-war activism and other social protests. “Letter from a Birmingham jail” is available from many sources online, but this entry includes summary information, biographical information on Martin Luther King, glossary of possibly unfamiliar terms, analysis and a list of other vetted sources to consult.
- Encyclopedia of Historical Warrior Peoples & Modern Fighting Groups From the Maccabees, Samurai and Huns through the US Marines and Al Queda, (in alphabetical order) this encyclopedia studies organized military forces who excelled (“good” or “bad”).
- “Current Topics: Selected Essays from Salem Press to Help Explore Current Events” New content provides important information relating to:
- Civil Disobedience
- Social Justice
- Nationalism & Populism
- Violent Demonstrations
- Race Relations
Information about Cerebral Palsy.
Edutrek: Thinking about going to college? Research and connect with practically every University, Community College, Career School, Online School or local education opportunity in the U.S. with this free college matchmaker service.
Encyclopedia Britannica: you will need to put in just your library card number. Search for information on thousands of topics, and you KNOW the information is from a well-respected source, with articles written by experts in their field.
Grantham, NH Historical Society and Archives: your site for genealogical info. A quick e-mail for the archivist is firstname.lastname@example.org.
HeritageQuest Online: Discover your family history today!
Magazine and other articles databases: “The Granite State’s Information Connection”: but don’t be misled, it’s not JUST New Hampshire information. Look for Magazine, Newspaper, Journal articles, get book advice, look into health information etc. You will need to ask us for the username and password.
Mango Languages: Learn to speak more than 25 different languages. You will need the same prefix for your library card number as NHDB, but if your library card isn’t 5 digits long, put enough zeros in so the whole number you’re typing is 9 digits.
Many mesothelioma resources ask to be placed here, these are the only two I trust not to be sponsored by law firms, although they may lead to such sites. Mesothelioma: symptoms and Causes – WebMD, Mesothelioma – Mayo Clinic.
MedLinePlus: MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.
New York Times: unlimited access for 24 hours. You will have to login or create a registration.
NH Downloadable Books: you will need a prefix for your library card number–ask us. Currently, there are over 19,000 items for audio and ebook download. Put them on your iPod, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, bunches of different tablets, phones, and devices. Call us for help or go to nh.overdrive.com and drag all the way to the bottom and click on the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Blog for incredible amounts of helpful information.
NH Public Records: births, marriages, deaths
NH Red Book: NH Governor and Executive Council meeting dates, agendas, and minutes with link to the NH Red Book (on left) that includes appointments made to NH boards and commissions by the Governor and Executive Council.
NH Tourism Bureau: All things New Hampshire – what to do, where to stay, where to eat. You also can order a free visitor’s guide from this site.
Peoplesmart.com: Directory service of public information.
Senior Resources: The following organizations may be of interest to the senior members of our community.
Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
Senior Living Map www.seniorlivingmap.org
Computers for Seniors http://www.pc-wholesale.com/articles-a-guide-to-computers-for-seniors.html
The Simple Dollar: (Please read their advertiser disclosure (very bottom of the web page) first.) “The Simple Dollar began as a site for people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure future and still afford a few luxuries in life.”
New Hampshire Union Library Catalog: NHU-PAC lets you search for items all over New Hampshire, and e-mail a record of the ones you want to us…Please put YOUR name in the subject line and e-mail the record to email@example.com, otherwise, without your name in the subject heading line we will have no idea who wants the book when we get it!
Weiss Financial Ratings Series: Stock information, updated daily, Mutual Fund info, updated monthly, lots of other things as well. Consumer guides: Easy and accurate financial planning tools. Guides on Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug coverage, Health Savings Accounts, Long-Term Care Insurance, Elder Care Choices, Term Life Insurance, Variable Annuities, Automobile Insurance, and Homeowner’s Insurance
Smart about money: Government sponsored National Endowment for Financial Education says “Whether you want to build your knowledge of personal finance or you just need a refresher, SAM’s free online courses can help. Each course takes approximately 45 minutes and includes tools, worksheets and calculators. Research shows that financial education is most effective when related to a decision you are making now. Choose the course that best fits your situation or start with Money Basics to build a strong foundation.”
Need money for college? Check out “Weird scholarships” to find less well known sources of financial aid! Created by students, for students, and includes tips on avoiding scams. Read that one first!