Databases can be accessed from any Internet-based computer unless they are specified as In-Library Use Only. All databases are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System unless otherwise noted.


 

Books and Authors

 

booksauthors_lg.gifBooks & Authors

Explore books, authors, genres and topics and get recommendations on what to read next. Includes biographical and critical information from Contemporary Authors.

 


litrc_lg.gifLiterature Resource Center

Find the information you need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

 


Biography

 

biography_in_context_0.gifBiography in Context

Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history
and geography that's updated daily.

 


Careers, Education and Test Prep

 

criminal_justice_coll_lg.gifCriminal Justice Collections

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

 


educators_reference_complete_lg.gifEducator's Reference Complete

More than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

 


vocationscolpp_lg.gifVocational and Careers Collections

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

 


Current Issues

 

global-issues.gifGlobal Issues in Context

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics,
and current events.

 


opposingViewpoints_in_context.gifOpposing Viewpoints in Context

Information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues, with continuously updated articles, overviews, primary sources, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to websites.

 


WrldData_btn_icon.gifBritannica World Data Analyst

Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts or exporting for deeper analysis.

 


Encyclopedias

 

 

BOPLE_btn-web_icon.gifBritannica Online

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers "adult" and "kids"  interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

 

BOPLE_btn-web_icon.gifBritannica High School Edition

Four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics.  This unique database also offers high-quality online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum experts.  


SRC_btny_icon.gifBritannica Spanish Reference Center

Includes Britannica Escolar Online, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for  grades K-8 and Enciclopedia Moderna for grades 9-12. Moderna will satisfy native Spanish speakers, and students that are bilingual or just learning Spanish.

 


Foreign Language and Travel

 

SRC_btny_icon.gifBritannica Spanish Reference Center

Includes Britannica Escolar Online, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for  grades K-8 and Enciclopedia Moderna for grades 9-12. Moderna will satisfy native Spanish speakers, and students that are bilingual or just learning Spanish.

 


tourism_hospitality_leisure_pp_lg.gifHospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books
covering hospitality and more.

 


General

 

powersearch_lg.gifDatabase PowerSearch

Select one or more databases from an alphabetical list
and then cross-search in a single search.

 


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EBSCOhost for Teachers

 


explora_web_button_150x75.gifExplora Secondary Schools

A simple search quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents.

 


acad_exp_asap_lg.gifExpanded Academic ASAP

Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.

 


GVRL5_lg.gifGale Virtual Reference Library

An online collection of premier reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized sources for multidisciplinary research. You can search a single eBook or across the entire collection.

 


general_onefile_lg.gifGeneral OneFile

Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985).

 


general_reference_center_gold_lg_0.gifGeneral Reference Center Gold

Includes material from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other reference material from 1980 - date.

 


infotrac_student_lg_0.gifInfoTrac Student Edition

Designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 


Health

 

health_wellness_rc_lg.gifHealth

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including health/medical journals, pamphlets, and health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc.

 


History

 

MAHistoryOnline.gifMasschusetts History Online

Find contextual information on the most significant people, events and topics in Massachusetts History.

 


history_us_in_context_0.gifUS History in Context

Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

 


Annals_btn_icon.gifBritannica Annals of American History

Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.

 


history_world_in_context_0.gifWorld History in Context

Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

 


House and Home

 

culinary_arts_coll_lg.gifCulinary Arts Collection

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

 


garden_landscape_hortic_coll_lg.gifGarden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

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

 


Newspapers

 

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Includes:  The Advocate (North Adams), Amherst Bulletin, The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield), Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton), North Adams Transcript, The Recorder (Greenfield), The Republican (Springfield), Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner, Valley Advocate (Easthampton)

 


BerkshireEagle.gifThe Berkshire Eagle

Local, comprehensive coverage of the Berkshires and surrounding communities.

 


bostonGlobe_icon.gifThe Boston Globe

Full-text coverage from 1980.

 


New-York-Times_icon.jpgThe New York Times

Full-text coverage from 1985

 


Science

 

science_in_context_0.gifScience in Context

Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and website links.

 


environmental_studies_policy_pp_lg.gifEnvironmental Studies and Policy Collection

Collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.

 


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