Electronic Resources

The Randall Library has a number of online and electronic resources for you to use at the library and from home. Some databases will prompt you to enter your library card number (14 digits with no spaces).
HeritageQuest
     HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection includes  the following core data sets--U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, U.S. Serial Set records.


Ancestry
     ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.


Mango Languages
     Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries. The Mango Languages system offers more than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. You can even take a short course tailored to the vocabulary of the World Cup!

 
Consumer Reports

     Consumer Reports is a trusted source for product ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.






Freegal

     Freegal is a free music download service where Randall patrons can get access to millions of songs from over 10,000 record labels. Stow library card holders can download three songs a week from the site and import them into iTunes or onto a variety of devices. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!
     You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.


OverDrive Digital Catalog

     OverDrive is your Minuteman Network source for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Check out the Featured Collections at the left of the page. You can browse new titles, look for books that are always available (no waiting!), or find a travel guide for your eReader to take on your next trip.
     If you're looking for a specific title, you might want to sign in to see all the books available for Randall patrons.
     If you need a little help getting started with digital or audiobooks, check out the how-to guide specific for your device below. A detailed guide for downloading eBooks to your Kindle is here.
Nook
Kindle
Android devices
Mac devices with iOS
Windows8 devices

NoveList 
NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.  Through its attractive and easy-to-use interface, NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest.  Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book's subject headings field.  In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. The product's database provides enhanced subject access to over 92,000 fiction titles.  Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources. 

Research Databases-
 New databases to be supplied on July 1, 2017!!
     The library provides a number of other online databases for use by our patrons. Subjects include health and medicine, business, history, literature, current events, science and general reference. You can also get access to a variety of academic and professional journals. See the whole list here.