Research Services

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

MARVEL! resources include: Full-text magazine and newspaper articles including Consumer Reports and the Portland Press Herald, full versions of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology ... and many more.

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


Not finding enough information on the free Internet to help with your investments?  Try using Value Line through the library.

Value Line is available remotely through MARVEL!

Due to low usage we have ended our subscription to Morningstar. It can be accessed remotely through the Portland Public Library using your Portland library card. A Portland card can be obtained at the Scarborough Public Library. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 883-4723 option 4.


Search through the library.

NOTE: This is fully accessible only at the library and not from home (home use requires your own subscription).


Maine Newstand

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