Online Databases

 

Marvel!The library offers free access to the MARVEL! collection of online subscription databases for all library cardholders.

MARVEL! provides any Maine library cardholder with access to a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books that are credible, reputable resources.  These resources cannot otherwise be accessed for free on the internet.

Funding for MARVEL! comes from the Maine State Legislature and the joint efforts of the Maine State Library, University of Maine, Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Colleges, the Public Utilities Commission, and MTEAF (Maine Telecommunications Educational Access Fund), commonly known as state E-rate. This collaboration makes statewide licensing of MARVEL! resources extremely cost effective and provides these resources for every school, library and resident of Maine. If not for this collaborative effort, the value of the resources provided in these databases would be over $700,000 per library!

Accessing MARVEL! 

  • From within the library: Just click on the MARVEL! link to gain direct access to all databases.
  • From home: You will need your Thomas Memorial Library card number to login. All of the MARVEL! databases are accessible from home, with the exception of Ancestry® Library Edition, which must be accessed from within the library.
  • From a mobile device: An mobile optimized interface for the MARVEL! databases is available.  Simply follow this link on your mobile device, and bookmark it or add it to your home screen for future easy access.