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Research and Electronic Resources

 

Trial Resources

 

Business Insights by Gale

Trial Database. Business Insights Essential and Business Insights Global from Gale are available for a limited time.

 

New York Times (1851-1993)

Trial Database. The new Historical New York Times (1851-1993) with Index contains full text, full page, and article images.

 

Naxos Music

Trial Database. Naxos Music Library contains extensive classical music content along with artist and song background.

 

ReferenceUSA

Trial Database. An easy-to-use online platform shich provides library patrons with access to business and consumer data.

 

 New Resources

 

Boston's Consumer Checkboook

Consumers' Checkbook is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. Click here for remote access to this resource. Click here for in-Library access.

Social Law Library Databases

Please ask a Reference Librarian for access. Established in 1803, the Social Law Library is perhaps the oldest and most successful private/public partnership in the Commonwealth’s history. The library's collection features on-line databases and eBooks

 

Literary Hub

A link to online literary resources including literary and publishing news and reviews and writing resources.

 

 

 

Research Databases

 

Ancestry Library Edition

In Library Use Only. Ancestry Library Edition searches vital records, immigration records, military records, court and legal documents, photos, maps, and more.

Boston's Consumer Checkboook

Click here for remote access to this leading source of consumer information for Boston-area business. Click here for in-Library access.

Boston Public Library

Several Boston Public Library eResources are available to Massachusetts residents remotely. Click here to register for a BPL eCard.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns

Current Topics

Selected essays from Salem Press to help explore current events. Topics include Civil Disobedience, Demonstrations, Social Justice, and Race Relations.

Digital Commonwealth

Photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials from historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts.

Gale Databases

A Gale PowerSearch interface which allows the user to cross-search by selecting indiviaul Gale collections.

Gale PowerSearch

Search across all Gale Databases including periodicals, academic journals, eBooks, images, videos, and audio recordings.

HeritageQuest Online

U.S. federal genealogical census records, images, and digitized books containing family and local histories.

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers.

Massachusetts State Publications

Includes MASSACHUSETTS CENTRAL REISTER ONLINE. Please ask a Reference Librarian for access to this resource at the Library.

Milestone Documents in American History

Milestone Documents in American History contains primary source documents essential for research, analytical essays, and commentary.

Morningstar

Comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the "Help & Education" tab to access the User's Guide and investor education resources.

ScienceFLIX

ScienceFLIX provides students (Grades 3+) with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

Social Law Databases

Please ask a Reference Librarian for access to this resource at the Library.

Weapons and Warfare

Weapons and Warfare covers history, weaponry, tactics, strategy, and models of warfare.

WorldCat

In Library Use Only. WorldCat is an OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

 

 

Multimedia, Language, and Lifelong Learning Resources

 

hoopla Digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your home or portabble media device.

OverDrive

OverDrive provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.

Travel Guides

Click on these hoopla and OverDrive for access to travel guides from these fantastic eResource collections!

The Great Courses

Click on these hoopla and OverDrive links for access to The Great Courses from these fantastic eResource colletions!

Mango Languages

Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Universal Class

Online continuing education courses with a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes. Receive assessment of progress and a certificate documenting CEUs, contact hours, and course completion.

Language Learning

From hoopla and OverDrive 

Pimsleur (hoopla)
Innovative Labguage Learning (hoopla)
Language Learning Stations (hoopla)
Pimsleur (OverDrive)
Complete Language Lessons (OverDrive)
Language Superstar (OverDrive)
Little Pim (OverDrive)

Commonwealth Catalog

Search at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for quick pickup.

Please search the Minuteman catalog first.

BPL Music eResources

With a Boston Public Library eCard, Massachusetts residents get access to many BPL eResources, including Music resources.

Streaming music on hoopla

Latest hits and old favorites are available on hoopla Digital!

 

Readers Advisories, Online Book Clubs

 

Biblioboard

Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard.

Books and Authors

Let Books and Authors help with our expert title recommendations, reading lists, and more. Find out more in in our Monthly Highlights and My Reading Room.

Literary Hub

A link to online literary resources including literary and publishing news and reviews and writing resources.

 

Online Book Clubs

Clubs include fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, audio, business, teen, good news, horror, and pre-publication (be the first to see these soon-to-be-released books).

 

Select Reads

SelectReads alerts you to new titles on subjects you’ve selected for yourself. Enter your email address and you’ll get a weekly bulletin with book recommendations generated specifically for you.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

APS Journals

In Library Use Only. This database consists of articles from physics journals published by the American Physical Society.

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume contains a variety of resume writing resources for a range of professions.

Driving-tests.org

These practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test. Also here is a list of Massachusetts RMV locations.

One Play

OnePlay offers a digital gaming service, where users can instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free.

p4A Antiques Reference

p4A Antiques Reference provides price and background information on antiques, collectibles, fine art, and historic Americana.

Profiles of Massachusetts

This resource provides data on all populated communities and counties in Massachusetts. From Grey House Publishing.

Safari Books Online

Professional and Personal Development Collection.

Salem Health

Salem Health provides online access to Magill's Medical Guide.

World Political Yearbook

Features every nation and self-governing territory around the world with coverage of major events and current political climate.