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Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile includes over 60 million articles from over 11,000 periodical titles, many going back to the 1980s. A good general-purpose periodical index with journals and popular magazines. Many of the articles are full-text. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on topics in the areas of current events, general sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

AtoZ the USA
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. State information is arranged into 103 editorial and image datasets for each state. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.

Biography In Context
Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 422,000 biographies on more than 335,000 people gathered from respected Thomson Gale reference sources with nearly one million additional biographies from the complete Marquis Who's Who. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 300 periodicals.

Books and Authors
Get recommendations for new things to read based on what you already know you like. You can even keep track of your favorite books and authors, share your lists, and write reviews.

Business Collection
Use this database to search nearly 4,000 leading business & trade publications including content from Predicasts Overview of Markets & Technology (PROMT), as well as international company profiles and all business and management topics.

Business Insights: Essentials
Provides in-depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories and full-text periodical articles.

Criminal Justice Collection
Provides coverage of criminal justice topics for those conducting general research or studying to become a lawyer, law enforcement officer, paralegal, forensic scientist or for a career in homeland security.

Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts Collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and numerous Delmar reference titles such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering and Eat Fit, Be Fit: Health and Weight Management Solutions. It offers thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, practical instructions, industry information and more.

Digital Commonwealth: Massachusetts Collections Online
Digital Commonwealth is a Web portal for online cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. The portal facilitates the searching and browsing of member institutions' digital assets, allowing the discovery of all kinds of digital resources including manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings.

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 provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Environmental Studies and Policies Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.

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, magazines and newspapers - with full text and images.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A mix of more than 50 full-text E-reference books in a range of subjects including covering the arts, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Gardening hobbyists, master gardeners and biotechnologists alike will find  practical applications as well as the scientific theories of horticulture studies in this convenient collection. Coverage includes the biology of plant species, creating floral arrangements, landscape design tips, pruning techniques, conservation research and much more.

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. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. The full collection of National Public Radio programs from 1990 to the present. 

General Reference Center Gold
Use this general interest database to search magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc

Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers current, international news and perspectives on the most talked about, debated and studied issues and events in world hot spots.

Global Road Warrior
Contains 175 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images.

Health Reference Center Academic
Articles on Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drug, etc. For informational purposes only.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Including the respected Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. Also, this resource has partnered with Healthology, an industry leader in providing health and medical video content and physician-authored articles.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Targeted collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups: children in kindergarten through grade two, and the more research-savvy kids in grades three through fi ve. It contains full-text content of the Blackbirch, First Facts, and Junior Worldmark reference series, plus other full-text magazine articles, searchable maps, charts, flags, graphs and other images.

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. 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.

Massachusetts History Online

Search through a wealth of resources containing authoritative information about the history of the Commonwealth.

New York Times (1985-Present)
Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1985. Updated daily.

NewsBank - 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. Find analysis, statistics, facts, obituaries, video clips, quotations and much more from over 2,700 U.S. news sources. Ongoing research? Set up an email alert for the latest info. 

Allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles. 3 powerful search techniques to look for books by subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. Useful for both professionals working in the field and students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. 

Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses, students preparing for clinical exam and other health care professionals, directly at the point-of-care. This database offers evidence-based information about diseases and conditions, plus drugs, latest medical new, laboratory & diagnostic tests, practice guidelines, patient educations handouts, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Overdrive Downloadable Audiobooks & e-Books
Audiobooks, radio shows, music, and e-books you can download. You can listen and read on your computer, your mp3 player, or your e-reader.

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

Safari Books Online
Technology, Creative, Business & General Interest books from leading publishers.  Includes e-reference for programmers and Information Technology professionals, with thousands of the top technology books and training videos from Cisco Press, IBM Press, O'Reilly, Prentice Hall and many other top notch publishers. Safari covers technologies most essential to users.  Technology topics include enterprise computing, Java, Linus/Unix, web and mobile development, digital media, game programming, Windows and much more.  All books have publication dates within the last three years.

Research in Context
Middle school students will be able to complete core assignments with cross-disciplinary resources covering the literature, spanning science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Students will find age appropriate content including magazines, newspapers, videos, primary sources and more.

Science in Context
Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. This resource reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms.

Teen Health and Wellness
Got questions? Get ANSWERS! This is and A+ homework and self-help resource that provides middle and high school students real answers to real health and wellness questions. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy and a whole lot more. Features include over 100 videos (some student made!) and links to dozens of hotlines, crisis centers and informational websites.

U.S. History in Context
Provides integrated access to historical (primary) documents, reference articles, full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Also includes citations for over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index.

Virtual Reference Center
Includes more than 90 encyclopedias, plus numerous specialized reference sources covering a diversity of subjects including Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. Some "Junior" sources included as well.

Vocation and Careers Collection
Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Topics include finding an institution of learning, job searching and maintaining a career.

World History in Context
More than 10,000 pages of primary source materials, full-text periodicals, and reference works help you explore more than 4,900 years into the past.


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