Research Databases


Books and Literature


Biography In Context

This database delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. It contains 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.

 

Bibliography in Context Database

Books & Authors

Expert book reviews, recommendations, author biographies and more!  The librarian’s go-to readers’ advisory database!

 

Books & Authors Database

Literature Resource Center - LRC


Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.  Literature Resource Center


Business


​Business Economics and Theory

Business Economics and Theory Collection provides acess to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in ecomomics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economics Association's EconLit bibliography.
Business Economics Theory Database


Business Collection


Business Collection Provides 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 business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications. Business Collection


Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports. Business Insights: Essentials

Small Business Collection


Small Business Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. This database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories. 
Small Business Collection

Vocations and Careers Collection

Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Vocations and Careers Collection


Current Events


Global Issues in Context


This database provides in one resource a multitude of ways to stay up-to-date with economic, environmental, health, military, political, and social global issues. You can search by broad topics and geographic areas, delve into a specific topic, explore individual country portals, and read news from around the world. Global Issues in Context Database

Opposing Viewpoints in Context


This resource covers current social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Students can research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database

Education


Educator’s Reference Complete


This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator — from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete Database

Encyclopedias


Encyclopedia Britannica



Public Library Edition
Read-alouds for all levels and translation for over 50 languages

Kids Edition

School Edition
Elementary, Middle and High School levels

Learning Zone
Early childhood interactive learning resource

Spanish Reference Center
Includes Enciclopedia Moderna, a reference collection for the high school and college ages; and Escolar Online, geared to ages 6-12

Annals of American History
Access to original source documents from U.S. history

World Data Analyst
Current and historical statistics on the countries of the world

Genealogy


Ancestry.com, Library Edition


Start exploring your family history. Use this database to access a wide range of records, including: US Census records, Immigration Records such as passenger lists and immigration documents, Military Documents, Vital Records and more! Ancestry.com Database

General


Full suite of Gale Databases


Simultaneously search all of the Gale database products that this library provides access to. Gale Databases

Academic OneFile


Academic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1995. Academic OneFile Database

Expanded Academic ASAP


Specifically created for research across all academic disciplines, Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration – from advertising and microbiology to history and women’s studies. Academic ASAP Database

Gale Virtual Reference Library


Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library and remotely 24/7. Because research library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office). Gale Virtual Reference Library

General Reference Center Gold


A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources — newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. General Reference Center Gold Database

Government


The 187th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Go here to find laws, look up a legislator, find information about the state budget, and much more. A very comprehensive website. This is the online version of the library’s copies of the General Laws of Massachusetts. 187th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Database

Federal Tax Forms and Information


Links to printable federal tax forms. Information on e-filing can be found here. Federal Tax Form and Information Database

Questions about your federal taxes? Try the Publication 17 searchable tax guide.

Massachusetts State Tax Forms and Information


Links to printable state tax forms. Information on e-filing can be found here. Massachusetts State Tax Information Database

Health


Health Reference Center Academic


Updated daily, this resource provides over 160 full-text journals in medicine, nursing, allied and consumer health. Includes full-text reference books, pamphlets, overviews of clinical topics, and indexing and abstracts for over 1500 additional titles covering patient and consumer health information. Health Reference Center Academic Database

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module


Find Alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intened for informational purposes only. Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. The database offers current and authoritative content for professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process. Nursing Resource Center

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research and more. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection


History


Massachusetts History Online


Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history. Massachusetts History Online

U.S. History


This compilation of journals provides full coverage of American History, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. U.S. History Journal Database


World History


This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Suitable for all levels of research, from beginning to advanced. World History Database

Newspapers

The Boston Globe

Coverage includes 1980 to present. The Boston Globe

The New York Times


Find current and past articles from this popular newspaper here. The New York Times


Boston Globe and Boston Herald Obituary Database


Find obituaries that were published in one of these newspapers since 1953. Boston Globe and Boston Herald Obituary Database


Science


Science In Context


From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this database is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers, suitable for 9-12 students, and more advanced researchers. Science In Context

General Science Collection


A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing the information you need to stay current on the latest scientific developments. General Science Collection

Youth



InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition


This database is 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. InfoTrac Student Database

Kids InfoBits


Staff favorite for Youth! This exciting database is designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun! Kids InfoBits Database

Research in Context


Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Research in Context  

Specialized Databases