Some of the links below may have changed. We will be changing this page, so in the meantime if any links don’t work, try to reach them from the MASSACHUSETTS LIBRARIES PAGE.
Educator’s Reference Complete
Academic journals, full-text reports and reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Expanded Academic ASAP Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!
Health Reference Center Academic Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
Automotive/Small Engine Repair
ALLDATA online (in-library use only)
Factory correct automotive information for your vehicle.
Biography Resource Center Includes full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, images, and links to vetted websites.
Business, Company Directories & Personal Finance
Financial Ratings Series
Financial Ratings Series, published by Grey House Publishing, combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer the library community with a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.
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.
Small Business Resource Center 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.
Classes, Careers & Testing
Universal Class – Over 500 online continuing education classes on a wide variety of fun subjects
Accredited Online Schools and Colleges – Searchable directory of online colleges and universities
JuJu – Job Search Engine
Monster.com – Job Search Site
Financial Ratings Series
Financial Ratings Series, published by Grey House Publishing, combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer the library community with a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.
Countries and Cultures
Cultures, Customs, Holidays, & Foods
Ancestry.com (In-House Library use only). The world’s largest online family history resource.
New England Historical Genealogical Society (In-House Library use only). Founded in 1845, it is the country’s leading resource for family history research.
RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project .
A huge database of user-submitted family trees (using GEDCOM files). The search capabilities are pretty detailed, so you can really do a narrow search for the exact person you are looking for. Currently, there are more than 450 million individuals recorded in this database.
Family Search .
Genealogical data collected by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). Don’t let the church affiliation fool you. There are vital records for millions of people in their databases and not just Mormons. Read more about the LDS Church’s genealogy connection.
Ellis Island Passenger Records .
Unless you have Native American heritage, you’re going to come across a point in your search when your ancestors immigrated. If you live in the United States, that means your relatives likely came via Ellis Island. You can search passenger lists and see ship manifests.
Cyndi’s List .
Not a database like the previously mentioned sites, but probably the largest collection of genealogy-related links there is. You will be able to find the most specific or obscure website you could possibly need. A great resource.
Sometimes your next best lead will come from a complete stranger who happens to have the information you need. The GenForum message boards cover a huge number of surnames, and people post their needs in hopes that someone else can help. Excellent for genealogy networking.
Distant Cousin .
An online collection of scanned American vital record documents. There are obituaries, city directories, marriage records and more. All free.
Another collection of user-submitted family trees. They have ‘smartmatching’ which can help you find connection between people in your tree and others in their database.
Forvo “All the words in the world. Pronounced.” Good for pronouncing place names.
BigChalk E-Library full-text database of consumer-oriented magazines, books, newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, photographs and maps.
General OneFile 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. Updated daily.
General Reference Center Gold A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Infotrac Student Edition – High School A resource designed for high-school students with magazines, newspapers and reference books.
World Book General encyclopedia and reference resource that includes all of the articles from the print set, plus thousands more. In addition, there are pictures, maps, videos, animations, sounds, and simulated historic Web sites.
Estudiantil — a Spanish language edition
eHow – The world’s most popular place to find How To instructions.
PowerSearch Search subjects in one or several periodical databases in a single search.
Government / Legal / Taxes
Ready: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed. FEMA’s website on how to prepare for emergencies.
Massachusetts Public Record.com — Search MA for Free Public Records, Criminal Records and Court Records
Pension Rights Center — Consumer organization dedicated solely to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families.
The Forum For Massachusetts Law — “Source for free legal information in Massachusetts”
Mass. General Laws
Health and Medicine
FolioMed provides its customers with proprietary databases of physicians and healthcare facilities in the Northeastern US.