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Complete List of All Online Resources

Detailed information about each state and territory in the United States. Contains trivia information such as state birds and state recipes; also crime statistics and museum information.

Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It's a movable feast in a digital cookbook. This database is brought to you with funds from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) 2017 grant "Combining Good Ingredients" administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

A collection of over 8000 full-text academic journals. Includes extensive coverage of the physical sciences,technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

To access Ancestry.com, use the icon provided on the library computer's desktop. If you have questions, ask a librarian.

Access is available in the library only. No offsite access is available.

Includes a great repository of curated primary sources perfect for educational and historical research as well as a growing collection of small-medium presses. Check out the graphic novels or the Dummies books!

Integrates biographies with full text articles, images and website links. People search can be by name, occupation, nationality, birth/death dates, places or gender or by keyword and full text. Marquis' Who's Who is also listed.

All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a Boston Public Library card. You are able to apply for a BPL e-card online and access their large collection of electronic resources remotely. 

Provides full-text 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 nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.

Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals with full text and images.

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Access to America's historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Online access to ConsumerReports.org, the authoritative unbiased source for product reviews and consumer information.

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

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

A very large collection of content well-suited for academic research as well as technical guides for the DIY enthusiast.

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

The complete Encyclopedia Britannica with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Look at timelines, watch videos, and look at a World Atlas. Full text of the encyclopedia you have looked at in print plus primary source materials.

The complete Encyclopedia Britannica with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Look at timelines, watch videos, and look at a World Atlas. Full text of the encyclopedia you have looked at in print plus primary source materials.

Targeted collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environemental issues and policies from scientific, governement, and industry perspectives.

Provides full-text information on Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.

Access to comprehensive, up-to-date profiles of more than 2000 of today's most popular jobs in more than 90 industries.


Online access to military records, census data, historic newspapers, and other history and genealogy resources.

Over 31,700 full text articles from the Greenfield (Mass.) Gazette & Courier, dating from January 1, 1870 to September, 1875. The index is continually growing as volunteers hand-type and add newspaper articles from many Franklin County papers to the index.


Check out our new Freegal service! It's simple: You can download 3 songs a week, in MP3 format, and they're yours to keep forever!

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

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.

Comprehensive information on every country in the world. Get maps, airport information, view pictures of their currency, and learn about their culture all in one location. Anything about World travel can be viewed here.

This database includes almost 400 health and medical journals, several hundred pamphlets, and more than 700 videos from Healthology. It also includes several thousand other articles from general sources and publications, as well as access to various health reference resources.

Provides access to health information for professionals and the consumer through medical and nursing journals, medical pamphlets, and medical reference books.

A database to search for ancestors and relatives. Includes searches of census information, local history, selected Revolutionary War records and Freedman's Bank (1865-1874) which was founded to serve African Americans.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having the Chicopee Public Library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Targeted collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Analyzes hundreds of controversial topics and provides more than 650 in-depth articles on current issues in the news in a language and format for students. Features include weekly updates, new articles added biweekly, "Issues: Pro and Con" lists that highlight important debate topics, "By Numbers"statistical overviews of key issues, research topics, "What Happened That Day" and other features.

Targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten thru Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface with full-text curriculum related topics.

Gale LegalForms helps provide understanding of common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses and legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.

Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, and online information retrieval.


A comprehensive database that provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works. Includes Masterplots and Magill's.


Literature Resource Center includes biographical entries on more than 100,000 authors from various reference sources; and more than 800,000 full-text articles, critical essays, and reviews from various critical resources.

Learn one or all of the many language courses available. Make an online account to track your progress. Languages include:

Brazilian Portuguese
Mandarin Chinese
ESL for many languages

More languages are being added all the time. Log in to see what's new.

Enrollment Assisters, such as Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are trained and certified individuals at organizations in your area that can help you apply for coverage, shop for plans, answer your questions about your eligibility, payments, plan details, and health care reform rules and requirements. Help from an Enrollment Assister is free for people of any income level.


Free practice tests for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle’s written examinations. Includes 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and more.

General Laws are Session Laws or sections of Session Laws that are permanent in nature and of general application. General Laws are codified according to subject matter in a multi-volume publication entitled the General Laws of Massachusetts. The official version of the General Laws is now published every two years, with cumulative pamphlets released periodically. This site provides an unofficial version of the General Laws.

A collection of full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Information about diseases, health, nutrition, and other consumer health topics.

This online curriculum is great for preschool through kindergarten age children to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning success. It provides strength in core subject areas such as math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.The curriculum is theme based and fully interactive with sound cues.

Complete full text content of the New York Times cover to cover, including obituaries.

Complete full text content of Massachusetts newspapers including: North Adams Advocate, Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire Eagle, Daily Hampshire Gazette, North Adams Transcript, Greenfield Recorder, Springfield Republican, Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner, Sunday Republican, Springfield Union News, Easthampton Valley Advocate. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Novelist is a readers' advisory service that contains 135,000 fiction titles for all ages, including picture books, young adult titles, and books for adult readers. In addition to finding books to read, users can use features such as Author Read-alikes and Book Discussion Guides.


Nursing Resource Center supports nurses and nursing students by providing information that mirrors the "nursing process," a workflow that organizes the steps for diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients.

Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion of Western Art in a fully-indexed, updated, and searchable format. Includes over 40,000 links to art images in galleries and museums around the world.


Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experimental research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

Using the RBdigital service, you can read popular magazines on your tablet, phone, or computer. Click on RBdigital to create an account, login and browse the collection.

Rosen Teen Health and Wellness provides physical and mental health reference information about issues important to teenagers.

Science in Context provides general reference information on a variety of science topics, along with full-text access to related magazine, newspaper, and academic articles; as well as podcasts, videos, images, experiments, and external links to highly reliable sources.

Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.

Containing over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on currentevents, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Take practice tests in the SAT, GED, GRE, ASVAB, Career Tests, and much more. Also view the e-Book version of test prep materials from your computer. High School and college students can search for scholarship materials and college information. Once you log in you will be required to create a username and password so you can track your progress on your tests.

Full-text coverage of the Boston Globe from 1980 to current.

Includes background information, useful Internet resources and search terms, suggestions for further reading and articles linked to detailed news coverage. Written for students in middle school through college.


This resource merges reference resources with full-text news and academic articles, primary source documents, videos, audio files, and external links to provide a complete picture of events and people from U.S. history.

A database of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of subjects.

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

This resource merges reference resources with full-text news and academic articles, primary source documents, videos, audio files, and external links to provide a complete picture of events and people from world history.

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