Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Databases

Bedford library card holders and librarians no longer have access to databases that were previously provided by the New Hampshire State Library, and continued for the last year through grant funding.  These databases are: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, ERIC, Explora, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Greenfile, Health Source- Consumer Edition, Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts, MAS Ultra- School Edition, Master File Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Regional Business News, and TOPICsearch. Bedford's librarians are committed to assisting you with your research.  If you find that you are unable to obtain a particular article, please contact us at reference@bedfordnh.org to inquire about interlibrary loan possibilities. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Emily Weiss, Head of Reference Services, at eweiss@bedfordnh.org
Watch a short video about how to access the databases.  Thank you to BCTV for producing this video.
An authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines, as well as links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations.
Search full-text articles from popular magazines such as  Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Mother Earth News, The Atlantic, Harvard Health and more!
Contains articles, images, and other resources covering over 500 years of American history.
Access Census records, immigration lists, vital statistics and military records.  This resource may be accessed in the Library only.  Remote access ended on 12/31/21.  Try Heritage Quest to search genealogy records from home.
Provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World.  Includes primary sources, maps, timelines, videos, and slideshows.
Browse the full text of the Bedford Bulletin from 2009 to the present
Remote access is limited to Bedford Public Library cardholders.  Please contact the Reference Desk to obtain the user name and password.  The digitization of the 1970-1976 newspaper editions was funded by a SHARP grant from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, through the American Rescue Plan.
Contains essays and scholarly criticism examining great authors—from William Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling—and their works, 800 full-length videos of great literary works, a Literary Classics eBook shelf of more than 1,000 classic works of literature, and guidance on how to write good essays on literature.
Thousands of trusted reviews of appliances, cars, tech, and much more.  The new consumerreports.org interface is easier to search than ever before.
Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more!  The first time you log in, you will be prompted to create an account so that you can track your progress and create watchlists. Creativebug also has projects for kids ages 5 and older! View Tutorial
Great Courses has moved to the Libby app and Libbyapp.com. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, download the Libby app, then login with your library card and look for Great Courses in the Extras section of the NH State Library collection. If you are unfamiliar with Libby, you can find instructions for downloading the app and setting up your account here. The app is free to download, but you will need your Bedford Public Library card number to sign in.  If you are using a computer's web browser, you may use libbyapp.com to access Great Courses (You must login with your Bedford Public Library card to see the Extras). Binge on knowledge!  Checkout a 7 day pass for unlimited access to video based immersive classes on a variety of topics taught by the world's most engaging professors.  When your access expires, you can always checkout another 7 day pass.
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including census records and historical and genealogical publications, such as The History of Bedford, New Hampshire.
In these video based courses, you will learn from industry experts in topics such as business, home computing, design, photography, and much more!  Login with your library card number and password.  You may track your progress and create playlists. 
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Provides comprehensive coverage of world history from the 15th century to today.  Topic Centers focus on each region of the world and important time periods, such as A Half Century of Crisis: 1900-1945.  Resources include primary sources, book chapters, overview essays, biographies, and videos.
Find comprehensive financial information on mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs.
A comprehensive source of information about books and audiobooks that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, book discussion guides, and more.
A database about books specifically for younger readers.  It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
Qello has moved to the Libby app and Libbyapp.com. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, download the Libby app, then login with your library card and look for Qello in the Extras section of the NH State Library collection. If you are unfamiliar with Libby, you can find instructions for downloading the app and setting up your account here. The app is free to download, but you will need your Bedford Public Library card number to sign in.  If you are using a computer's web browser, you may use libbyapp.com to access Qello. (You must login with your Bedford Public Library card to see the Extras)  Qello gives you access to full-length concerts and music documentaries from a variety of performers in several genres, including rock, pop, R&B, and more.  Checkout a 7 day pass for unlimited access to all of Qello’s content. When your access expires, you can always checkout another 7 day pass.  Click https://qello.com/app/browse to browse what is available (Don't click Login or Start Your Free Trial on that page, instead, return to this Databases page and click Qello Concerts).
Detailed information on U.S. and Canadian businesses and a directory of U.S. residents.  Click here for training guides to get the most out of ReferenceSolutions.  To access this resource, click the usage agreement, then enter your library card barcode number (without the spaces).**Please note: If unable to access Reference Solutions remotely, please try using a different internet browser.**
The records of the Bedford Cemeteries may be searched by a number of different parameters. You may search for information on an individual basis using Last Name, Maiden Name, Date of Birth, Date of Death, Father's Name, Mother's Name and Mother's Maiden Name. Information about each cemetery is accessed by choosing the cemetery from the menu.
Unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. You have the ability to write or speak your answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Learn on your own time, at your own pace in the library, at home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™.
Browse daily issues of the Union Leader
An excellent source of investment information.  Now with home and in-library access!