Featured Databases

Databases and Online Resources Available Exclusively to Franklin Residents!

 

America's GenealogyBank with America's Obituaries and Death Notices.  An extensive online collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

Ancestry Library.  IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.  Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Central Register & Goods and Services Bulletin 

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY (see Reference Librarian for password)

The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Goods and Services Bulletin is a weekly publication containing solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities).

Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is published by Consumers Union, an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization. Since 1936, CU's mission has been to test products, inform the public and protect consumers. It is a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns.

Fold3 Library Edition 

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

HeritageQuest Online 

HeritageQuest Online is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

hoopla  
 

Borrow thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles for free with your library card. Always available, no waiting lists. Enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone. For Franklin residents only.

Lynda.com 

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Access to this database is limited to Franklin residents.

Morningstar Investment Research Center 

Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the "Help & Education" tab to access the User's Guide and investor education resources.

ReferenceUSA 

The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.  Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format.

Rosetta Stone 

Use Rosetta Stone's award-winning interactive method to learn a new language. Core lessons build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in 30 languages. 

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Salem Press History Collection 

Includes online access to The Fifties in America,The Sixties in America,The Seventies in America,The Eighties in America,Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Events,Great Events From History: the 19th and the 20th Century

Zinio 

Zinio provides a quick and easy way for library patrons to read digital copies of their favorite magazines. Using their Mac or PC, reading fans will be able to access the library’s catalog of selected digital magazines. Zinio’s unique digital platform recreates a magazine page-for-page, including highly visual full-color pictures, while taking the reading experience even further through intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Car & Driver, Good Housekeeping, The Economist, ESPN Magazine and Esquire are just a few of the popular titles that will be available through the Zinio for Libraries program.