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Welcome to the Millicent Library’s electronic resources. You will need your library barcode to use these resources. Please contact the library at 508-992-5342 with questions.
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.

Academic/Educators Research

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.

N.A.D.A. – Car Values

Biography

Biography Resource Center Includes full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, images, and links to vetted websites.

Biography in Context

Explorers & Exploration

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Profiles of Massachusetts

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.

Wall Street Journal

CNBC.com – Stocks

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

Consumer Guides

Consumer Reports

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

United States

American Indian Tribes

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

World

Geography

Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Genealogy

Ancestry.com [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE] (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.

GenForum .
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.

GenCircles .
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.

General Reference

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.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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”

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms

Massachusetts Tax Forms

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Government Officials

Rep Bill Straus

Sen. Mark Montigny

Congress.org

Who are my elected officials?

Mass. General Laws

Massachusetts General Laws

Senior Law

SeniorLaw.com

Health and Medicine

Massachusetts Health Connector

FolioMed   provides its customers with proprietary databases of physicians and healthcare facilities in the Northeastern US.

 

Complete Health Resource

Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

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.

Facts About Drugs

Drugs & Society

Family Health

Magill’s Medical Guide

Medline Plus Medical Information

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

History

General

Ebsco History Reference Center History articles from magazines and non-fiction books. In-library use

Ancient

Explorers & Exploration

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Middle Ages

Exploring the Middle Ages

Middle Ages Reference Library

The Crusades Reference Library

Exploration

Explorers & Exploration

World History

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

American History

Milestone Documents in American History

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, 5th ed.

Massachusetts History Online

Profiles of Massachusetts

UXL American Decades

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Colonial America Reference Library

Colonial America: (1492-1783)

Witchcraft in America

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Westward Expansion Reference Library

Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1919)

Industrial Revolution Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age (1919-1929)

Harlem Renaissance

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

Postwar America (1945 to present)

The Sixties in America Reference Library

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Wars

Books and Authors

BookPage Magazine A monthly book review publication. You may also pick up a free print copy paid for by the Friends of the Millicent Library at the circulation desk. They go pretty fast, though!

Biography Resource Center Full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, images, and links to vetted websites.

Books & Authors is a resource that offers ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Novelists and Poets

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Literature for Students Covers a range of literary genres in detail, from novels and nonfiction to Shakespeare. Each entry includes: An introduction/overview of the work, A brief biography of the author, A plot summary, An annotated character list, A discussion of the work’s principal themes, Understandable essays on the work’s, construction (setting, dialogue, imagery), Historical and cultural context sections, Excerpted critical commentary

Literary Themes for Students Literary Themes of Race and Prejudice, The American Dream, and War and Peace.

Scribner Writers Series Signed essays on authors. Searchable by author, genre, time period, language, and ethnicity.

Shakespeare for Students

Google Book Search

OneLook.com – Dictionaries

Amazon.com

BookFinder.com – Used books.

Chambal.com – Used and new books.

Boston Public Library

Massachusetts Library Catalogs

New York Times Books

WorksCited4U.com

Citing Internet Sources

What Do I Read Next? Recommended titles, plot summaries, and awards information.

Maps

Topographical Maps

Terra Server Page

Historic USGS Maps of New England

Movies, TV, and the Media

IndieFlix–Thousands of award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries by independent filmmakers

Internet Movie Database

All Media Guide

Screen It!

VideoHounds Golden Movie Retriever

Language

Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 75 languages. Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Or an iPad with iOS 5.0 or higher.

Music and Spoken Word

Freegal Music Downloads – Download 3 songs per week to your computer. Fairhaven cardholders only with clear records.

National Jukebox – Historical recordings from the Library of Congress

Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers

Boston Globe 1980-present

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.

Berkshire Eagle Full text coverage for Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Berkshire County, as well as 4 New York communities.

New Bedford Standard Times

New York Times 1985 – present

Magazines

Academic OneFile Contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1995.

Expanded Academic ASAP Scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

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. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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.

PowerSearch Search subjects in one or several periodical databases in a single search.

Popular Culture and Fashion

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Religion and Mythology

Gods& Goddesses

Exploring Ancient Civilizations

Encyclopedia of Religion

World Religions Reference Library

Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Science and Technology

General

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Growing up with Science

Chemistry & Elements

The Elements

Chemical Compounds

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Life Science

Birds of North America Online Cornell University’s BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
In-Library Access Link or At Home Access link (needs your Millicent Library barcode)

Exploring Life Science

Encyclopedia of Biomes

Complete Life Science Resource

Earth/Space Science

Exploring Earth & Space Science

Earth & Physical Sciences

Space Exploration Reference Library

Technology

How it Works

Biotechnology: Changing Life through Science

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa: How Everyday Products are Made

Weather

Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Environment

Endangered Species

Encyclopedia of Biomes

Encyclopedia of Water Science

Social Issues

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning – 2nd ed.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security

Gallup.com Provides data-driven news based on US and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research.

Open for Debate

Prejudice in the Modern World

Social Issues in America

Television in American Society

Terrorism Reference Library