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Online Resources

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Online Resources by Subject


A-Z

The following list includes all online resources - library subscribed databases and recommended free resources. 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Access to Justice

  • Many Trial Court services and resources are now available virtually, but not everyone knows about the remote services offered by the court or has the technology needed to take full advantage of these resources. The A2J Library Initiative focuses on ensuring that no one gets left behind.

Ancestry Library Edition

  • Available in library only.
  • Search billions of records in census data, vital records, military, immigration, and more.
  • U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, and other countries.

B

The Beacon Online Archive

  • The Massachusetts Municipal Association's monthly news publication covers the latest legislative developments and other news that affect cities and towns.

Biography Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Biography in Context Collection contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography and is updated daily.

Black Life in America

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Contains over 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications, covering from the early 18th century to the early 21st – from pre-Revolution America to the modern era. Topics include slavery and flights to freedom, voting rights and voter suppression and disenfranchisement, segregation and civil rights, prejudice and discrimination and activism and protest movements.

The Boston Globe

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Full-text coverage from 1980 on.

Britannica Library Online

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons -- from grade school students to business professionals.

Britannica Moderna

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Spanish-language encyclopedia for adults and older students.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Spanish language encyclopedia for grades K-12 with two components

Business Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

C

Cemetery Find

  • Find cemetery plot locations. Some death record information is also provided.

Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal

  • Created by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), this archive includes climate- and health-related literature published between 2007 and 2023, including gray literature from the biomedical, ecological, and geophysical sciences, with an emphasis on health impacts of climate change.

College Board - Big Future

  • Explore careers, pay for college, and learn how to pay for college, unlock financial aid, and find scholarships just for you. Make personal checklists and more!

Communication & Mass Media Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Communications & Mass Media Collection provides current and accurate information for marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory with in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.

Consumer Reports Online

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.

Criminal Justice Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Criminal Justice Collection includes over 700 journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.

C-SPAN Video Library

  • Contains over 230,000 hours of material, filmed between 1987 and 2017, including congressional hearings, White House Daily Briefings, commencement speeches, and interviews. Videos are accompanied by full transcripts; dates, locations, and timestamps for each clip are clearly marked.

D

Digital Commonwealth

  • Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization, founded in 2006, that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. The Archives collection dates from the beginning of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628 to the present day.

Diversity Studies Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Diversity Studies Collection is must-have for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.

E

Economics & Theory Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Economics & Theory Collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find hundreds of full-text journals to support their research.

Environmental Studies Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale in Context Environmental Studies Collection covers more than 400 contemporary environmental issues with encyclopedia articles, news articles, audio stories, and video about each issue.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Environmental Studies & Policy Collection includes over 700 journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government, and industry perspectives.

F

Family Search

  • Research your family and ancestors!

Fine Arts & Music Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Fine Arts & Music Collection includes hundreds of full-text magazines and journals such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM. This collection provides students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

G

Gale A-Z

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Search all Gale databases.

Gale eBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • E-books for your research needs.

Gale for Elementary School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Search magazines and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5.

Gale for Middle School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more.

Gale for High School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • 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.

Gender Studies Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Gender Studies collection aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and much more.

Global Issues Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Global Issues Collection offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

The Great Courses

  • Now available on the Libby app!
  • The courses range from a myriad of subjects and include, History, Health, Science, Language Arts and much more!

Guiness World Records

  • Guiness World Records is the global authority on all things record-breaking, with offices in UK, US, China, Japan, and UAE. A fun resources for fans of the annual Guiness Book of World Records.

H

Health Information & Links

  • A list of local and national resources from Marshfield's Board of Health.

Healthy Children

  • HealthyChildren.org is the parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It contains general information related to child health as well as more specific guidance on parenting issues for all ages and stages, prenatal through young adult. 

Heritage Hub

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today from Newsbank.

Heritage Quest

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Heritage Quest, now powered by Ancestry.com, is available to you 24 hours a day through the link above. Contains census info and other genealogical data.

Hispanic Life in America

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Hoopla

  • Borrow e-books, comics, movies, television, audio-books, and music on demand!
  • Available for use on computers, tablets, phones, and (for television and movies) on any Apple TV or Roku device!

I

IndieFlix

  • Now available on the Libby app!
  • Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

Internet Public Library Newspaper & Magazines Collection

The Newspapers & Magazines section on IPL features an exhaustive collection of such online newspapers and magazines websites that can be browsed by:

  • United States and its respective states
  • Continents/regions and their respective countries
  • Broad collections and various topics under them

Insurance & Liability Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Protection of assets is a concern for all; from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection of journals takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

J

K

Kanopy

  • Access to thousands of movies to stream including current and classic films, childrens and family movies, and documentaries and instructional videos.
  • Available for use on computers, tablets, phones, and (for television and movies) on any Apple TV or Roku device!

L

Libby App

  • Download the Libby app on phones and tablets; login to Overdrive on dekstops and laptops with your Libby account.
  • Borrow popular and new ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.

 

Library of Congress Digital Collections

  • View maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films related to the history of the United States from the Library of Congress.

Leadership & Management Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Leadership and Management Collection offers thousands of articles on leadership and management topics from a variety of journals.

Legacy

  • Search obituaries.

LegalForms - Massachusetts

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Thousands of legal forms available for download and use, including official Massachusetts state and federal government forms, as well as sample forms for business, personal, real estate, and other topics. Also contains an attorney directory and legal Q&A section.

Literature Resource Center

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center includes a wealth of information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

M

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

  • There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. We are here to help you with your legal information needs.

MedlinePlus

  • MedlinePlus is a trusted health information resource. The website is free, easy to understand, excludes ads, and is kept up to date by the National Library of Medicine. It's also offered En Español. It offers information on health topics, drugs and supplements, videos and tools, lab test information, a medical encyclopedia, and links to health information in multiple languages. 

Merck Manual of Medical Information

  • Free searchable medical information.

N

National Archives

  • The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation's record keeper. The National Archies preserves documents and other materials produced by or for the United States government. Use the archives to explore family history, veteran records, or many other historical topics.

National Cancer Institute

  • This website offers free, credible, and comprehensive information about cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, research across the cancer spectrum, clinical trials, and news and links to other NCI websites.

National Weather Service

New England Historical Genealogical Society (American Ancestors)

  • Search census records, slave and veteran schedules, family histories, pension records from the Revolutionary War, and more.

The New York Times

  • Available in library, or with library card for 72 hours of off-site access at a time.
  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Click "Redeem".
  3. Create Your Account or Log in if you already have an account.
  4. Click "Go to NYTimes.com" to begin your 72 hours of unlimited access to NYTimes.com.
  5. Once your 72 hours are up, simply follow these steps again to redeem another 72 hours of off-site access.

The New York Times Archives

  • Available in library or with library card. Archives run from 1985 to the present.

Newsbank

View articles from local papers such as the Cape Cod Times, Patriot Ledger, and more. Click on one of the more popular publications below or visit America's News by Newsbank for even more local papers!

Niche Academy

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Tutorials for many of our other databases!

NoveList Plus

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Like what you're reading? In the mood for something specific? Check out NoveList's recommendations for read-alikes and more!

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • In the mood for something specific? Want a read-alike? Check out NoveList for K-8 for some ideas!

O

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this comprehensive resource provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

OverDrive

  • Available on desktop and laptops computers in library or with library card, or via the Libby app on phones and tablets.
  • Borrow popular and new ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.

P

PebbleGo

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Short encyclopedia entries aimed at elementary school students on animals and biographies of famous people. Information is presented in text and audio form, with accompanying photographs, and key words are defined in a glossary.

Peterson's College Search & Scholarship Search

  • Peterson's college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! Search by school name, major, location, and more!
  • Peterson's Scholarship Search Engine helps you find the best scholarship for you. Quickly search over 1.5 million scholarships, grants, forgivable loans, and more!

 

Petersons's Test Prep (Gale Presents)

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Contains test prep materials for both educational and vocational examinations, as well as information on colleges, universities, and scholarships across the United States. Also contains career advice and resume tools.

Physician's Desk Reference

  • The longstanding reference title is no longer in print, but it is online for easy to search, reliable, and up-to-date info on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also available as an app.

Pop Culture Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Pop Culture Collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Psychology Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Psychology Collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals — many cited in the PsycINFO index.

Q

Qello Concerts

  • Now available through the Libby app.
  • Incredible concert films by a huge selection of iconic and new artists, from a wide variety of genres.

R

Religion & Philosophy Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Research and explore different philosophies and religions with Gale Religion & Philosophy Collection.

RMV Driver's Permit Practice Tests

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Official handbooks and practice tests for Massachusetts car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses, plus FAQs about obtaining your Massachusetts driver's license.

S

Salem Press Databases and eBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Check out e-books on science, medical information, and careers.

Science Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Science Collection provides information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and website links.

Science (Gale Interactive)​​​​​​

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. Also contains a collection of .stl models for 3D printing.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

  • Over 2,000 radio programs hosted by broadcaster Studs Terkel during his decades-long career at Chicago's WFMT. Explore by topic, including television, sports, people, and more.

T

Transparent Language for Libraries

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Basic travel-level language learning for dozens of languages for adults and children. Also has English lessons from beginner to advanced level for speakers of English as a second language.

TumbleBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • An online ebook collection that you can access here for free! Young children can listen to books being read to them, and older children can enjoy chapter books and graphic novels on demand. We also get access to National Geographic videos!

U

USGS topoView

  • Free access to over 180,000 historic maps surveyed by the United States Geological Survey, which began surveying the United States in 1879. These maps have been scanned and georeferenced. Zoom in and click a location to begin exploring!

V

Vocations & Careers Collections

  • Gale Vocations & Careers Collection includes general career guides and highly specialized industry journals.

W

X

Y

Yearbooks

  • We have digitized Marshfield High School yearbooks from 1953-2015! 

Z

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By Subject

The following list includes all online resources - library subscribed databases and recommended free resources. 

Arts & Humanities

Fine Arts & Music Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Fine Arts & Music Collection includes hundreds of full-text magazines and journals such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM. This collection provides students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Literature Resource Center

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center includes a wealth of information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Research and explore different philosophies and religions with Gale Religion & Philosophy Collection.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

  • Over 2,000 radio programs hosted by broadcaster Studs Terkel during his decades-long career at Chicago's WFMT. Explore by topic, including television, sports, people, and more.

Biography

Biography Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Biography in Context Collection contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography and is updated daily.

Business & Careers

Business Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Economics & Theory Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Economics & Theory Collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find hundreds of full-text journals to support their research.

Insurance & Liability Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Protection of assets is a concern for all; from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection of journals takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Leadership & Management Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Leadership and Management Collection offers thousands of articles on leadership and management topics from a variety of journals.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this comprehensive resource provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

Vocations & Careers Collections

  • Gale Vocations & Careers Collection includes general career guides and highly specialized industry journals.

Current Issues

C-SPAN Video Library

  • Contains over 230,000 hours of material, filmed between 1987 and 2017, including congressional hearings, White House Daily Briefings, commencement speeches, and interviews. Videos are accompanied by full transcripts; dates, locations, and timestamps for each clip are clearly marked.

Global Issues Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Global Issues Collection offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Education & Testing

College Board - Big Future

  • Explore careers, pay for college, and learn how to pay for college, unlock financial aid, and find scholarships just for you. Make personal checklists and more!

The Great Courses

  • Now available on the Libby app!
  • The courses range from a myriad of subjects and include, History, Health, Science, Language Arts and much more!

Niche Academy

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Tutorials for many of our other databases!

Peterson's College Search & Scholarship Search

  • Peterson's college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! Search by school name, major, location, and more!
  • Peterson's Scholarship Search Engine helps you find the best scholarship for you. Quickly search over 1.5 million scholarships, grants, forgivable loans, and more!

Petersons's Test Prep (Gale Presents)

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Contains test prep materials for both educational and vocational examinations, as well as information on colleges, universities, and scholarships across the United States. Also contains career advice and resume tools.

RMV Driver's Permit Practice Tests

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Official handbooks and practice tests for Massachusetts car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses, plus FAQs about obtaining your Massachusetts driver's license.

Entertainment

Hoopla

  • Borrow e-books, comics, movies, television, audio-books, and music on demand!
  • Available for use on computers, tablets, phones, and (for television and movies) on any Apple TV or Roku device!

IndieFlix

  • Now available on the Libby app!
  • Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

Kanopy

  • Access to thousands of movies to stream including current and classic films, childrens and family movies, and documentaries and instructional videos.
  • Available for use on computers, tablets, phones, and (for television and movies) on any Apple TV or Roku device!

Libby App

  • Download the Libby app on phones and tablets; login to Overdrive on dekstops and laptops with your Libby account.
  • Borrow popular and new ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.

OverDrive

  • Available on desktop and laptops computers in library or with library card, or via the Libby app on phones and tablets.
  • Borrow popular and new ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.

Qello Concerts

  • Now available through the Libby app.
  • Incredible concert films by a huge selection of iconic and new artists, from a wide variety of genres.

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library Edition

  • Available in library only.
  • Search billions of records in census data, vital records, military, immigration, and more.
  • U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, and other countries.

Black Life in America

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Contains over 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications, covering from the early 18th century to the early 21st – from pre-Revolution America to the modern era. Topics include slavery and flights to freedom, voting rights and voter suppression and disenfranchisement, segregation and civil rights, prejudice and discrimination and activism and protest movements.

Cemetery Find

  • Find cemetery plot locations. Some death record information is also provided.

Digital Commonwealth

  • Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization, founded in 2006, that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. The Archives collection dates from the beginning of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628 to the present day.

Family Search

  • Research your family and ancestors!

Heritage Hub

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today from Newsbank.

Heritage Quest

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Heritage Quest, now powered by Ancestry.com, is available to you 24 hours a day through the link above. Contains census info and other genealogical data.

Hispanic Life in America

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

  • View maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films related to the history of the United States from the Library of Congress.

Legacy

  • Search obituaries.

National Archives

  • The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation's record keeper. The National Archies preserves documents and other materials produced by or for the United States government. Use the archives to explore family history, veteran records, or many other historical topics.

New England Historical Genealogical Society (American Ancestors)

  • Search census records, slave and veteran schedules, family histories, pension records from the Revolutionary War, and more.

USGS topoView

  • Free access to over 180,000 historic maps surveyed by the United States Geological Survey, which began surveying the United States in 1879. These maps have been scanned and georeferenced. Zoom in and click a location to begin exploring!

Yearbooks

  • We have digitized Marshfield High School yearbooks from 1953-2015! 

General

Britannica Library Online

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons -- from grade school students to business professionals.

Gale A-Z

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Search all Gale databases.

Gale eBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • E-books for your research needs.

Guiness World Records

  • Guiness World Records is the global authority on all things record-breaking, with offices in UK, US, China, Japan, and UAE. A fun resources for fans of the annual Guiness Book of World Records.

National Weather Service

Salem Press Databases and eBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Check out e-books on science, medical information, and careers.

Health & Wellness

Health Information & Links

  • A list of local and national resources from Marshfield's Board of Health.

MedlinePlus

  • MedlinePlus is a trusted health information resource. The website is free, easy to understand, excludes ads, and is kept up to date by the National Library of Medicine. It's also offered En Español. It offers information on health topics, drugs and supplements, videos and tools, lab test information, a medical encyclopedia, and links to health information in multiple languages. 

Merck Manual of Medical Information

  • Free searchable medical information.

National Cancer Institute

  • This website offers free, credible, and comprehensive information about cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, research across the cancer spectrum, clinical trials, and news and links to other NCI websites.

Physician's Desk Reference

  • The longstanding reference title is no longer in print, but it is online for easy to search, reliable, and up-to-date info on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also available as an app.

Kids & Teens

Gale for Elementary School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Search magazines and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5.

Gale for Middle School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more.

Gale for High School

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • 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.

Healthy Children

  • HealthyChildren.org is the parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It contains general information related to child health as well as more specific guidance on parenting issues for all ages and stages, prenatal through young adult. 

PebbleGo

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Short encyclopedia entries aimed at elementary school students on animals and biographies of famous people. Information is presented in text and audio form, with accompanying photographs, and key words are defined in a glossary.

TumbleBooks

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • An online ebook collection that you can access here for free! Young children can listen to books being read to them, and older children can enjoy chapter books and graphic novels on demand. We also get access to National Geographic videos!

Language Learning

Britannica Moderna

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Spanish-language encyclopedia for adults and older students.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Spanish language encyclopedia for grades K-12 with two components

Transparent Language for Libraries

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Basic travel-level language learning for dozens of languages for adults and children. Also has English lessons from beginner to advanced level for speakers of English as a second language.

Legal Help

Access to Justice

  • Many Trial Court services and resources are now available virtually, but not everyone knows about the remote services offered by the court or has the technology needed to take full advantage of these resources. The A2J Library Initiative focuses on ensuring that no one gets left behind.

LegalForms - Massachusetts

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Thousands of legal forms available for download and use, including official Massachusetts state and federal government forms, as well as sample forms for business, personal, real estate, and other topics. Also contains an attorney directory and legal Q&A section.

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

  • There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. We are here to help you with your legal information needs.

Newspapers and Magazines

The Beacon Online Archive

  • The Massachusetts Municipal Association's monthly news publication covers the latest legislative developments and other news that affect cities and towns.

The Boston Globe

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Full-text coverage from 1980 on.

Consumer Reports Online

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.

Internet Public Library Newspaper & Magazines Collection

The Newspapers & Magazines section on IPL features an exhaustive collection of such online newspapers and magazines websites that can be browsed by:

  • United States and its respective states
  • Continents/regions and their respective countries
  • Broad collections and various topics under them

The New York Times

  • Available in library, or with library card for 72 hours of off-site access at a time.
  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Click "Redeem".
  3. Create Your Account or Log in if you already have an account.
  4. Click "Go to NYTimes.com" to begin your 72 hours of unlimited access to NYTimes.com.
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The New York Times Archives

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Archives run from 1985 to the present.

Newsbank

View articles from local papers such as the Cape Cod Times, Patriot Ledger, and more. Click on one of the more popular publications below or visit America's News by Newsbank for even more local papers!

Readers' Advisory

NoveList Plus

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Like what you're reading? In the mood for something specific? Check out NoveList's recommendations for read-alikes and more!

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • In the mood for something specific? Want a read-alike? Check out NoveList for K-8 for some ideas!

Science

Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal

  • Created by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), this archive includes climate- and health-related literature published between 2007 and 2023, including gray literature from the biomedical, ecological, and geophysical sciences, with an emphasis on health impacts of climate change.

Environmental Studies

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale in Context Environmental Studies Collection covers more than 400 contemporary environmental issues with encyclopedia articles, news articles, audio stories, and video about each issue.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Environmental Studies & Policy Collection includes over 700 journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government, and industry perspectives.

National Weather Service

Psychology Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Psychology Collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals — many cited in the PsycINFO index.

Science Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Science Collection provides information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and website links.

Science (Gale Interactive)​​​​​​

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. Also contains a collection of .stl models for 3D printing.

Social Sciences

Communication & Mass Media Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Communications & Mass Media Collection provides current and accurate information for marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory with in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.

Criminal Justice Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Criminal Justice Collection includes over 700 journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.

Diversity Studies Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Diversity Studies Collection is must-have for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.

Gender Studies Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Gender Studies collection aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and much more.

Pop Culture Collection

  • Available in library or with library card.
  • Gale Pop Culture Collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

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