Research Services

DigitalMaineLibrary is a collection of digital resources (most of them not available on the free internet) that is provided to all of Maine’s public and school, and academic libraries by the Maine State Library.

DigitalMaineLibrary resources include full-text magazine and newspaper articles, reference works such as the World Book Encyclopedia and useful databases including ChiltonLibrary car repair.

Use the Quick Discovery Search below (which includes many, but not all, DigitalMaineLibrary resources in one convenient search); or go to DigitalMaineLibrary directly and pick the databases you want to search individually.



Investing

Not finding enough information on the free Internet to help with your investments?  Try using Value Line Standard Edition from home through the Maine Digital Library.

In addition, Value Line Small & Mid-Cap Edition and Morningstar can be accessed remotely through the Portland Public Library using a PPL card. A PPL card can be obtained at the Scarborough Public Library.

Scarborough Public Library also has print versions of Value Line Standard Edition, Value Line Small & Mid-Cap Edition, and The Outlook.

Genealogy

Search Ancestry.com at the library. You must use a library computer or our wireless network.

MyHeritage Library Edition may be searched from home.

NEW! Scarborough Public Library is now a FamilySeach Affiliate Library providing access to FamilySearch’s digital genealogical collections otherwise accessible only through a FamilySearch family history center.

Maine News

Search the full-text of many newspapers in Maine going back to the mid-1990s.