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This site was developed collaboratively by the Auburn & Lewiston Public Libraries in Maine. Its purpose is to simplify and clarify the free, online services these two libraries provide their patrons.

©2017 by the Lewiston & Auburn Public Libraries. You can thank us later.
Maintained by Ruby Jones with help from Suzanne Sullivan.

Doing some research? Try MARVEL!
Maine's Virtual Library

MARVEL: Maine's Virtual LibraryMARVEL! provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books that are credible, reputable resources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to search a number of resources at one time for information.

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Click “Access MARVEL! Now” to view a full list of resources. In Britannica Online Public Library Edition, you can access the full Encyclopedia Britannica, no longer available in print. Try Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center for some great DIY tips, or AHFS Consumer Medication Information to read trustworthy information about medicines. In MasterFILE Premier, you’ll find 1,700 popular publications dating back to 1975, including Consumer Reports and AARP Magazine. You can also search Consumer Reports using the box below.

Search Consumer Reports

You appear to be using a mobile device. This service has apps available (called EBSCOHost); setting up these apps is a two-step process.
First install the app on your device.

Second, visit the following link and enter your library card information. On the next page, click the link at the bottom of the page that says "EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications." You will be prompted to enter your email address to receive activation instructions.

Need help? Contact a librarian by clicking here!

Funding for MARVEL! comes from the Maine State Legislature and the joint efforts of Maine State Library, University of Maine, Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Colleges, the Public Utilities Commission, and MTEAF (Maine Telecommunications Educational Access Fund).