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Here are some reference sites that may be helpful. If you would like assistance with a reference question, please feel free to email, call, or visit the library.
   Email: nickb@hartland.lib.me.us
   Phone: 207-938-4702

Frequently Asked Questions about services provided by the Hartland Public Library
Genealogy & Local History information for the Hartland area

Online Resources

Libraries & Collections
   Maine Balsam Libraries: Catalog
   Maine Info Net
MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library
   New Library Materials 
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Articles
EBSCOHost Database Collection
ProQuest Newspapers
   FindArticles
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Reference
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
AccessScience
   Merriam-Webster Online
   Bartleby Reference
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Searching the Web  
   Librarians' Internet Index
   Google
   Dogpile
   More resources...
Consumer, Government, & Legal
   Maine Laws
   FirstGov
   Maine Consumer Law Guide
   Kelley Blue Book
   More resources...
Additional Resources
   MedlinePlus
NoveList
   Telephone Directories
   How Stuff Works
   More resources...

* MARVEL! is restricted to use within Maine only. If you access MARVEL! from home, you may be prompted to login. Click here for more information about how to login to MARVEL!.

Libraries and Collections

Maine Balsam Libraries : Hartland's Catalog
Search for books, audio books, videos, and other items available at Hartland Public Library and other small libraries in Maine.
How to search our catalog.

Maine Info Net
Search for books, audio books, journals, and other items available at large academic and public libraries in Maine.

* MARVEL!
Search thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL!. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

New Library Materials
Lists items recently received at Hartland Public Library by title, author, and call number.

* Ebooks (available from NetLibrary)
Over 14,500 ebooks you can read on the web. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library. You will also need to create your own NetLibrary username and password to access and check out ebooks.

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Articles

* EBSCOHost Database Collections
Search databases with full text articles from over 6,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Includes specialized databases in business, health, and education. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

* ProQuest Newspapers
Full text articles from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bangor Daily News, Morning Sentinel, and several other newspapers. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

* FindArticles
Free access to millions of articles from leading academic, industry and general interest publications.

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Reference

* Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Entire updated contents of the 30-volume encyclopedia including pictures, maps, charts, and tables. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

* AccessScience
Entire updated contents of 20-volume Encyclopedia of Science and Technology including pictures, maps, charts, and tables. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

Merriam-Webster
Based on the Webster 10th Collegiate edition, 1993. More than 160,000 entries. Includes a thesaurus and a daily word game.

Bartleby Reference
A collection of 36 older and recent reference works including encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides to English usage, thesauri, quotation sources, and more.

* Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

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Searching the Web

Librarians' Internet Index
An excellent searchable directory of about 10,000 major web sites chosen by librarians.

Google
Largest search engine indexing over 8 billion web pages. Has special search areas for news, newsgroups and images.

Dogpile
Searches all the most popular engines and retrieves the combined results.

Google Scholar
Specialized Google service covering peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, academic publishers, professional societies, and other scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.

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Consumer, Government, & Legal Resources

Maine Laws
A full list of Maine Statutes online. Search by keyword or title/section number.

FirstGov
The official gateway to all U.S. government information.

Maine Consumer Law Guide
Information regarding the consumer rights of Maine citizens from the Office of the Attorney General.

Kelley Blue Book
Research tools and pricing for thousands of new and used vehicles.

NADA Guides
Estimates of used vehicle values.

Free Legal Advice
Legal information for consumers and small businesses. Find lawyers or search and browse by topic.

Maine State Government online
The official web site of the State of Maine. Search or browse for government services and other information.

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Additional Resources

MedlinePlus
An authoritative source of medical information for the public. Includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, and health topics sections.

* NoveList
A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, and more for thousands of fiction titles. Features include Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, and Book Lists. You will need to create a MARVEL username to access this resource from outside the library.

Telephone Directories
Access to millions of residential and business listings. Searchable by country, name, phone, address, or email.

How Stuff Works
Thousands of articles, content features and illustrations with explanations of how everything actually works.

Hoover's Online
Research companies, industries, and business interprises. Some material is only available with a subscription.


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Updated 8/26/2016