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Articles & Magazines
Consumer Reports » ConsumerReports.org is the sister product of the Consumer Reports print magazine--both are published as an independent nonprofit testing and information organization. As one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, the organization provides overviews, ratings, and recommendations.
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Digital Maine Library » The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State.
Heritage Quest » HeritageQuest offers genealogy information, including census data, local history articles, revolutionary war records and more.
Internet Archive » Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Visit Morningstar Investment Research Center to access this data-rich site for company, stock, mutual fund, ETF and market information from in the library or visit Morningstar at home with your library card number.
New York Times 1851-2016 » This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times 1851-2016 provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical NYT.
Novelist Plus » NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context » Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an online resource covering today's hottest social issues - helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Reader’s Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 » The 1890-1982 is an online index to over 3 million articles from approximately 374 popular magazines. Use this to search for articles and primary sources that pre-date the scope of the Digital Maine Library.
Value Line is an investment management solution, providing in-depth financial information, research, and advanced analytical tools for new and experienced investors. The Investment Survey contains up-to-date, weekly issues. For each stock in its universe it offers year-ahead and 3-to-5-year probable relative price performance, projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.
The Small and Mid-Cap Survey offers full-page reports on ~1800 smaller stocks. Each page contains current and historical financial information and stock price data. Includes Performance rank, adapted from the well-known Value Line Timeliness rank, and is designed to predict a stock's relative price performance for the next 6-12 months. From "Dashboard", click "Browse Research" (top), then "Small & mid-cap featured" (right side).
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Insurance and Financial Products » Nine how-to guides that will help you plan for & select the right insurance and financial products. Available guides include automobile insurance, elder care choices, health savings accounts, homeowners insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare supplement insurance, term life insurance, and variable annuities. Each guide includes helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid your decision-making process.