The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System are excited to bring you new databases for 2020! Explore genealogy, science, current events, career resources, and research help through five new resources available to all Massachusetts reisdents.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale) covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Career Transitions (Gale) provides guidance and essential activities for job seekers and those investigating new career options, including students, soon to be graduates, and adults new to navigating the modern job market.

HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest) provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. 

Science Database (ProQuest) is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.
supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

Research Companion (ProQuest) helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

For even more database resources, visit the Research and Articles section of the site.

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Go Electronic!

Yes, our libraries are closed. But you can still get thousands of eBooks, audio books, and streaming videos.

For research or genealogy, try the statewide, newspaper and encyclopedia databases — all available from home or office.