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Ebook Central

Ebook Central is an extensive collection of always available eBook titles from premier international academic publishers, all published since January 2015. The collection focuses on a wide range of nonfiction subject areas including Business Management, Computer Science/IT, Health, Medicine, Psychology, Science and more!
Note:  There is no Ebook Central app, read book in your device's browser or use the Bluefire Reader app.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

No card # required in MA
Fine Arts and Music Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.

lynda.com

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts

Pop Culture Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Salem Press

Searchable catalog of reference in Literature, History, Science, and Health issues. Please call the library for password and login information.

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A to Z Maps

A to Z Maps Online is the world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use.

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A to Z World Travel

Since 1993 World Trade Press has been dedicated to providing large-scale databases of country information to schools, libraries, academic institutions, global businesses, NGOs, and government agencies.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

No card# required in MA
Agriculture Collection

Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.  In-library use only.

Axis 360

New and popular eBooks and eAudiobooks!  

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Biblioboard

eBooks, graphic novels, images, articles, documents, audio and video organized by subject.

Biography in Context (Gale)

Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe Full-text coverage from 1980+
Britannica Elementary School Edition

You can choose from a variety of content types, including articles, images, videos, dictionary, magazines, Web's Best Sites, Primary Sources & Ebooks, and Year in Review.

Britannica Learning Zone

 Welcome to the Britannica Learning Zone! We're going to have lots of fun! Just move your mouse across the screen and see how it works.

Britannica Library Suite

Multi-level encyclopedia with Reference Center (Adult), Children, and Young Adult levels for all patrons from grade school students to business professionals and lifelong learners. Includes dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, e-books, world atlas, and more.

No card# required in MA
Britannica Online School Edition

Elementary School Edition, Middle School Edition, High School Edition

Business Economics and Theory Collection

Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.

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Communications and Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.
Consumer Reports

Trusted source for information and advice on consumer products and services, providing overviews, ratings, and recommendations.

Enter your card # at the prompt.
Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)

Criminal Justice Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.

No card # required in MA
Culinary Arts Collection (Gale)

Culinary Arts Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Diversity Studies Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. The database is a must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework.

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Ebook Central

Ebook Central is an extensive collection of always available eBook titles from premier international academic publishers, all published since January 2015. The collection focuses on a wide range of nonfiction subject areas including Business Management, Computer Science/IT, Health, Medicine, Psychology, Science and more!
Note:  There is no Ebook Central app, read book in your device's browser or use the Bluefire Reader app.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)

Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education.

No card # required in MA
Environmental Studies and Policies Collection (Gale)

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies.

No card # required in MA
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

No card # required in MA

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Fine Arts and Music Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.

Freading

eBooks that are always available - no holds!  Includes Lonely Planet travel guides!

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Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

Provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

Gender Studies Collection

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

General OneFile

General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

General Science Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.
Global Issues in Context (Gale)

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

No card # required in MA

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Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc.

No card # required in MA
Health Reference Center Academic

Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.

Home Improvement Collection

Provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

Hoopla

Stream movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels. No holds!

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.

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Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers. The database offers coverage of topics including information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more.
InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale)

In InfoTrac Newsstand discover a comprehensive collection of current and archival news content. 

No card # required in MA
Insurance and Liability Collection

Provides access to academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. The database offers content of interest to individual property owners and multinational corporations alike.

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Kids Infobits (Gale)

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics.

No card # required in MA

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Literature Resource Center

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.

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lynda.com

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts

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Mango Languages

Always wanted to learn a new language?  Try the Mango Languages Library Edition app!  Access over 72 foreign language courses, 19 English courses taught in the user's native language and 36 specialty courses!

Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Morningstar Investment Research

Morningstar, Inc. is the premier source of investment research, including stock & fund analysis, reports & tools, as well as company, investing & financial news.  

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New England Genealogical Society Databases

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history.

In-library use only.
New York Times, The

Full text of The New York Times, 1985 to present (also included in Academic OneFile and General OneFile).

NoveList

NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

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.

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OverDrive

Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos from the C/W MARS Digital Collection. Use the Libby app or OverDrive app.

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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.

Pop Culture Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Popular Magazines

Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."

Power Search (Gale)

Search across multiple Gale collections of periodical and reference content while efficiently managing your results.

There are over 50 databases and collections to select from with a comprehensive selection of topics including:

The Gale databases use Geolocation for authentication, and no library card number is required to login if you are in Massachusetts. However, your Internet provider may assign a non-Massachusetts IP address to your computer. When this occurs, you will be prompted to enter your library card number.
Psychology Collection

Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.

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RBdigital Audiobooks

Over 6,000 eAudiobooks!  Three week loan period and many titles have no holds!

RBdigital Magazines

Digital magazines with unlimited checkouts and no due dates!

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

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.

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Salem Press

Searchable catalog of reference in Literature, History, Science, and Health issues. Please call the library for password and login information.

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Small Business Collection

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

Small Business Resource Center

Access to Small Business Resource Center gives business owners expertise on call 24 hours a day. Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, it covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Student Edition

Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

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TumbleBook Library

A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), Read-Alongs, Ebooks which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles and Games.

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U.S. History Collection

U.S. History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.

US History in Context (Gale)

U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

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Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

Full-text e-reference books covering the arts, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

No card # required in MA
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.

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War and Terrorism Collection

War and Terrorism Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

World History Collection

World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

World History in Context

World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.