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Online Resources for Massachusetts Residents

A collection of over 8000 full-text academic journals. Includes extensive coverage of the physical sciences,technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

Includes a great repository of curated primary sources perfect for educational and historical research as well as a growing collection of small-medium presses. Check out the graphic novels or the Dummies books!

Integrates biographies with full text articles, images and website links. People search can be by name, occupation, nationality, birth/death dates, places or gender or by keyword and full text. Marquis' Who's Who is also listed.

All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a Boston Public Library card. You are able to apply for a BPL e-card online and access their large collection of electronic resources remotely. 

Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.

Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals with full text and images.

For step by step instructions, check for your device in the list below. If your device is not listed, please call the Reference Department at 594-1800 ext. 108.

Access to America's historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Targeted collection of 700+ journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.

Targeted collection of over 200 major cooking and nutrition magazines including recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

A very large collection of content well-suited for academic research as well as technical guides for the DIY enthusiast.

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

The complete Encyclopedia Britannica with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Look at timelines, watch videos, and look at a World Atlas. Full text of the encyclopedia you have looked at in print plus primary source materials.

The complete Encyclopedia Britannica with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Look at timelines, watch videos, and look at a World Atlas. Full text of the encyclopedia you have looked at in print plus primary source materials.

Targeted collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environemental issues and policies from scientific, governement, and industry perspectives.

Provides full-text information on Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.

Over 31,700 full text articles from the Greenfield (Mass.) Gazette & Courier, dating from January 1, 1870 to September, 1875. The index is continually growing as volunteers hand-type and add newspaper articles from many Franklin County papers to the index.


Targeted collection of journals and e-reference sources for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

This database includes almost 400 health and medical journals, several hundred pamphlets, and more than 700 videos from Healthology. It also includes several thousand other articles from general sources and publications, as well as access to various health reference resources.

Provides access to health information for professionals and the consumer through medical and nursing journals, medical pamphlets, and medical reference books.

Targeted collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten thru Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface with full-text curriculum related topics.

Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, and online information retrieval.


Literature Resource Center includes biographical entries on more than 100,000 authors from various reference sources; and more than 800,000 full-text articles, critical essays, and reviews from various critical resources.

Enrollment Assisters, such as Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are trained and certified individuals at organizations in your area that can help you apply for coverage, shop for plans, answer your questions about your eligibility, payments, plan details, and health care reform rules and requirements. Help from an Enrollment Assister is free for people of any income level.


A collection of full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Complete full text content of the New York Times cover to cover, including obituaries.

Novelist is a readers' advisory service that contains 135,000 fiction titles for all ages, including picture books, young adult titles, and books for adult readers. In addition to finding books to read, users can use features such as Author Read-alikes and Book Discussion Guides.


Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion of Western Art in a fully-indexed, updated, and searchable format. Includes over 40,000 links to art images in galleries and museums around the world.


Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experimental research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

Science in Context provides general reference information on a variety of science topics, along with full-text access to related magazine, newspaper, and academic articles; as well as podcasts, videos, images, experiments, and external links to highly reliable sources.

Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.

Containing over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on currentevents, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Full-text coverage of the Boston Globe from 1980 to current.

This resource merges reference resources with full-text news and academic articles, primary source documents, videos, audio files, and external links to provide a complete picture of events and people from U.S. history.

A database of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of subjects.

Targeted collection of general career guides and highly specialized industry journals.

This resource merges reference resources with full-text news and academic articles, primary source documents, videos, audio files, and external links to provide a complete picture of events and people from world history.

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