Explora — Try this easy-to-use database of articles from hundreds of different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more!
Libby App — Did you know you have access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines though NOBLE’s OverDrive service? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. You can even use your NOBLE library card to “visit” the collections and borrow ebooks and audiobooks from our partner library systems around the state.
Toni Morrison, American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University, died on August 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon, published in 1977, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Beloved.
Among her many other honors, Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. In 1996, she was honored with the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The shortlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released! Here’s a link of the six titles, linked to the library catalog making it easy to find and request them.
Books about D-Day — June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied invasion of Western Europe began when more than 160,000 Allied troops under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower landed along the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy and turn tide of the War.
NOBLE Book Awards 2018 — Who better to give tips on great books than your local librarians? Library staff voted for their favorite books of 2018 for different age groups and categories. Here’s a list of the winners and runners up, linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them!
Looking for a good book? Try NoveList Plus, an online service helps you find the next book in a series, fiction or nonfiction titles based on subject, genre or mood, read-alikes for your favorite authors or books, reading group guides and more. You’ll need your library card to use this from home.
NoveList Plus — “Find your next great read”
Explora — Try this easy-to-use database of articles from hundreds of different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more! It’s a great place to start whether you’re a student working on a research paper, a reader looking for more information about your favorite author, a parent looking for more information on children’s health, or someone who wants to get a level and depth of information beyond what you can find via Google.
Explora Special Editions
In addition to the basic Explora site, there are special editions with content appropriate for teachers and for students in elementary, middle and high school students.
- Explora Educator’s Edition — Perfect for teachers and students of education.
- Explora for Primary Schools — A simple interface to articles and other resources appropriate for elementary school students
- Explora for Middle Schools — An interface to articles and other resources suitable for middle school students
- Explora for High Schools — An interface to articles and other resources suitable for high school students
This is a licensed resource which you can use in a NOBLE library or from home using your library card information to log in.
Interested in local history? Visit this site to see images and other resources documenting the rich social and cultural history of our member communities: NOBLE Digital Heritage
You can also go directly to the collection of one of the participating libraries:
- Beverly Public Library
- Everett Public Libraries
- Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield
- Lynn Public Library
- Lynnfield Public Library
- Melrose Public Library
- Northern Essex Community College
- Peabody Institute Library of Danvers
- Peabody Institute Library, Peabody
- Phillips Academy, Andover
- Reading Public Library
- Salem Public Library
- Saugus Public Library
- Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester
- Stoneham Public Library
- Swampscott Public Library
- Winthrop Public Library
NextReads Newsletters — Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads email newsletters to receive recommendations for your favorite type of book for adults, teens and children, with titles linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them.
There are 26 different newsletters to choose from! You can click on the name of the list for more information and to see the current issue.
NextReads Newsletter Recent Issues — You can browse through the last six issues of all the newsletters her