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Research and Learn at DPL

EBSCOhost is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for thousands of general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Ebsco covers virtually every subject area of general interest and the databases are updated daily.


EBSCO also offers Consumer Reports! NEW to DPL and available to you any time with your library card number! Try it out today for product reviews and information!


Try out Explora by EBSCO for general research queries, magazines articles and journals! Or, check out the categories below for direct links to some of our most popular EBSCO research databases. Your library card number is required for remote or device access. 

Access to the New York Times!

Compliments of Durham Public Library

In-library Access: From a library computer, visit nytimes.com and create or log-in to your NYTimes.com account

Outside the library:

  • Click here to redeem the promotional code, you must create or log-in with a NYTimes.com account
  • Promotional code is active for 72 hours. After 72 hours, you can redeem a new code by clicking here. There are no limits on how many codes you can use
  • Promo code access includes NYT apps, "Today's Paper", and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day


  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com content
  • International Edition and Chinese Edition
  • Historic Coverage 1851-1922 and 1981 to Current (1923-1980 only with off-site coupon, 5 articles per day)
  • Newsletters, Alerts & Times Wire
  • Real-Time Market Data & Company Research Pages
  • Mini Crossword puzzles (Full crossword puzzle not included)

More Free Online Databases and Learning!

  • Autobytel - Founded by a retired car salesmen, Autotropolis is dedicated to educating you, the consumer, on the automobile(s) you are looking to buy. In addition to connecting you with the dealerships who strive to be the most competitive and customer service oriented in the industry.
  • Consumer Price Index - Consumer Price Index cost of living information, nationally and regionally and by category.
  • Edmunds - New and used car prices, car reviews, safety information
  • GCF LearnFree - For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.
  • Library of CongressThe Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Project Gutenberg - A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
  • BookShare.orgBookshare was created to make a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks available to those with reading barriers. offer totally customized reading experiences with karaoke-style highlighted readalongs, braille offerings, choices or fonts and font sizes, audio voice options and speeds and other options. 

Check out these great references always available at DPL!

Take a look at our Citizenship Corner and Financial Wellness Resource Center for information to grab 'n go!