General Reference


The Rye Public Library uses Ebscohost for our primary database collection. You can find access to all of our available databases below. If you are in the library you will automatically be logged in. If you are accessing our databases remotely you will need your Library Card Number.

Ebsco General Resource Page
Access all of the library’s available databases via the Ebsco Resource Portal. Choose specific ones to search, or search through them all.

MasterFILE Premier
Provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. Great for those who want that “classic” research experience.

Professional Development Collection
Highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. 

Provides resources to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

The Education Resources Information Center is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

Other Online Collections:
Digital Public Library of America
Library of Congress Collections
Portsmouth Public Library Collection
Rye Historical Society

An up-to-date digital encyclopedia hosted by Ebsco. Access recent articles regarding current events, influential people, as well as our entire host of resources all in one convenient web portal. All articles are accurately sourced, perfect for that end of term paper.

Newspaper Source
Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

Novelist Plus
Check out book recommendations, reviews, and synopses of old and Newly released books. Looking for a “read alike” of some of your favorite authors? Novelist is the place to look.

Novelist Plus (K-8)
Recommendations, reviews and synopses for Children’s and Youth books.

For Students
Explora for Primary School (Grades K-5)
Explora for Secondary School (Grades 9-12)
A set of full-text databases designed for specific stages of learning. Find things such as popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

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