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- Academic OneFile
Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects from peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources
- Academic Search Elite | Login from home
Offers full text for more than 2,000 journals and covers virtually every area of academic study.
- American Ancestors – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE MAIN LIBRARY
Conduct genealogical research, take online seminars, and search their online library catalog of books, 19th century newspapers, periodicals, microform materials, and manuscripts.
- American Periodicals Series Online | Login from home
Digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles include Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine, Vanity Fair, and McClure’s. A part of Proquest Periodicals Online.
- Ancestry Library Edition – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE LIBRARY
This collection has coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
- Auto Repair Reference Center | Login from home
Contains information on automobile repair procedures, service bulletins, service recalls, wiring diagrams, labor and quick tips for many automobiles produced between 1954-2010.
- Beverly Municipal Documents
Full text of the City Council meetings and other departments and committees. Choose the Board of Selectmen for records from 1865 to 1893. Records are added weekly.
- Biography in Context Contains full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
- Books & Authors Advisory tool that helps library patrons decide what book to read next.
- Boston Globe (1872-1981) | Login from home Articles from the Boston Daily Globe via Proquest Historical Newspapers.
- Boston Globe (1980-current) Articles from the Boston Daily Globe via Proquest.
- Business Insights: Essentials Up-to-date information on thousands of global companies, including SWOT analyses, market share data, industry overviews, and more.
- Business Source Premier | Login from home
Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
An extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Users can search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.
- EBSCOhost | Login from home
Access to EBSCOhost databases. A great starting place for a research project
- EBSCOhost eBook & Audiobook Collections | Login from home
We have a collection of titles in the EBSCOhost eBook and audiobook collections including award-winning authors for adults, teens, and children. These titles can be loaded onto a wide range of portable devices, including portable music players, portable media centers, Pocket PCs, and even select smartphone devices.
- Educator’s Reference Complete
Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education and includes full-text academic journals, full-text reports, and many premier reference sources.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Public Library Edition
- ERIC | Login from home
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents.
- Expanded Academic ASAP
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!
- Firearms Research Digest
A database of social science, criminology, law reviews, medical and public health research concerning firearms (2000-2009), compiled by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.
- Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives | Login from home
A full-text database of primary source historical documents and genealogical materials.
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia | Login from home
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
- All Gale databases
Access to Gale databases. A great starting place for a research project.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library Now contains 50 titles.
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- General Business File ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
- General OneFile
A one-stop source for 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.
- General Reference Center Gold
Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
- Global Issues in Context
Through a variety of sources, this database focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues.
A collection of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, that draw on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.
- Health Reference Center Academic
Access to full text nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
- Health Source – Consumer Edition | Login from home
Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
- Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition | Login from home
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
- Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, and over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc.
- HeritageQuest Online | Login from home
Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals.
- History Reference Center | Login from home
Offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, nonfiction books, and leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps and video.
- ¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)™| Login from home
The first reference database to provide indexing, full text, and images of the most popular Hispanic magazines. It also includes full text pamphlets on a variety of topics, such as health care.
- Infotrac Junior Edition
Designed for students in junior high and middle school 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 Edition
Designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
- Job and Career Accelerator | Library card not required, but you must register as a user to access full content.
Provides personalized step-by-step assistance in the job search process. Includes over 1,000 occupational profiles, 5 million up-to-date job listings, and tools that match your interest and skills with the career that’s best for you. It also allows job seekers to create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview skills, and more.
A free collection of the latest Table of Contents (TOCs) of 19,265 scholarly journals collected from 1087 publishers.
- Kids InfoBits
Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, this database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
- KidsSearch | Login from home
Designed especially for youth in grades K-5, this database makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
- LearningExpress Library | Library card not required, but you must register as a user to access full content.
Interactive test preparation tool for many entrance exams, including the GRE, SAT, LSAT, and more. Includes practice questions, study modules, and other helpful features to improve your skills.
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
- Literary Reference Center | Login from home
Offers full text of plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, and interviews as well as poems, short stories, and novels.
- Literature Resource Center
Current and comprehensive online literature resource that includes critical, biographical and contextual materials on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
- LoisLaw – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE LIBRARY
Provides access to law libraries for all 50 states and the District of Columbia plus the 18 federal law libraries database.
Covers world literature and authors throughout history. Offers 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. LitFinder also includes secondary materials including biographies, images, and more.
- Mango Languages
Interactive database that helps you learn languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Spanish speakers and others can learn English as well. Create your own account to track your progress.
- Massachusetts History Online Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.
- Massachusetts Libraries – Careers and Job Hunting Resources Career resources gathered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
- Massachusetts Special Collections Directory
A guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices. Offered free by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
- MasterFILE Premier | Login from home
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
- MEDLINE | Login from home
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more, created by the National Library of Medicine.
- Middle Search Plus | Login from home
The full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Also contains biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center | Login from home Please note: The library’s subscription allows for one user at a time
Provides information on 14,500 U.S. and foreign companies, and provides data on 24,500 funds, stocks and ETFs. Offers portfolio tools, videos, articles, stock screeners, and customizable charts.
- National Archives 1940 Census
- Newspaper Source | Login from home
Cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
- New York Times (1851-1980) – Free archive search and previews by the New York Times.
- New York Times (1980-present)
Search the full text of The New York Times.
- 19th Century Masterfile | Login from home
An excellent resource for doing research in journals published in the 19th and early 20th century. It includes the following indexes: Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature 1802-1906, Index to Legal Periodical Literature (Jones and Chipman)1786-1922, Catalogue of Scientific Papers, the Religion Index 1890-1899x and more.
- NoveList | Login from home
Through the use of subject headings and full text reviews, users can find similar books to their favorites, look up award winning titles, search books by genres and much, much more.
- Nursing Resource Center
- OCLC WorldCat | Login from home
Offers more than 46 million bibliographic records–representing 400 languages–and holdings information vital for collection development, cataloging, authority control, and retrospective conversion services.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers hot, social issues of today from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Includes 5 million periodical articles, more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays, 5,000+ topic overviews, and more.
- Popular Science
The magazine has made its entire archive available for free.
- Primary Search | Login from home
The full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
- Professional Development Collection for Educators | Login from home
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly education journals, including peer-reviewed titles.
- Reference USA | Login from home
The Business database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 1 million Canadian businesses. The Residential database contains address, phone number, and U.S. Census information for 120 million U.S. households.
- Regional Business News | Login from home
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.
- Salem History – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE LIBRARY
Includes access to The Thirties in America, The Sixties in America, and Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era
- Science in Context
Provides reliable information on scientific fields from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, and more. Includes a variety of formats such as topic overviews, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
- Searchasaurus | Login from home
Contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines.
- Teacher Reference Center
This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
- U.S. History in Context
Contains comprehensive, media-rich information on the most important people, events, and topics in United States history.
- World History in Context
Includes rare primary sources, reliable reference material and multimedia from over 5,000 years ago to the present and geographically around the globe.