General Research

Gale Database Power Search
The best entry point for all major topics! Select 1 specific database or search multiple databases at the same time. Here you'll find everything from history and science, biography and education, health and the arts.

Mobile App:
Access My Library finds public libraries within a 10-30 mile radius of your location, and gives free, 24/7 access to Gale databases and eBooks.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context

One of the best sources for fully exploring both sides of any social issue or current event.  A perfect resource for middle school and high school students, as well as the general public.

Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Search a single eBook or search the whole collection.

Salem Press Reference Shelf

A great collection of historical and literary reference eBooks, perfect for high school students and general use.

Health Reference Series


A collection of searchable and printable health related reference eBooks.

Boston Public Library Databases 


Access BPL's large collection of databases (including JSTOR) by registering for a BPL eCard.


Britannica Online


The encyclopedia is very much alive- more than ever, in fact, in many digital forms, online and on mobile devices, providing timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products.



Literature Resource Center

Access full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, stories, poems and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. 



Novelist


Up-to-date information on thousands of fiction titles. Browse by genre, find books in series, get book discussion guides, and use a favorite author to locate other authors with similar appeal.
Global Road Warrior
Database of constantly updated travel guides for over 200 worldwide cities and 175 countries. It covers society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Good for both research and travel. Log in from home with your library card.

Boston Globe

 

(1980-Present)

New York Times

 

(1985-Present)