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

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a powerful readers' advisory resource that will help you find your next book or audiobook. NoveList can help narrow down what you enjoyed about past reads in order to make recommendations for future choices. Browse for 'readalikes,' similar settings and themes, similar authors, or comparable series to all of your favorites. NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus K-8

All of the power and function of NoveList Plus, but with resources and recommendations specifically tailored for kids in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. NoveList Plus K-8

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 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

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


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


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

Genealogy, 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! Database


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


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 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

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


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


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

America’s News


Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. America's News

Boston Metro Collection


Explore news and information from across the greater Boston area, covering broad subjects of interest to local issues. The Boston Metro Collection provides access to more than 260 local sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, college publications, online-only content, and more. Boston Metro Collection

The Enterprise Collection

Search more than 19 years of Brockton news with The Enterprise Collection. Coverage from 2000
 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Enterprise with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online. The Enterprise Collection

The Patriot Ledger Collection

Search more than 19 years of Quincy history with The Patriot Ledger Collection. Coverage from 2000 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Patriot Ledger with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online. The Patriot Ledger Collection



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


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