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Cary Memorial Library, the Minuteman Library Network, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commisioners provide you with access to dozens of databases. All databases are available for use in the library. You can access many of these resources from home with your library card. Items followed by an asterisk (*) can be accessed from home only by Lexington residents.

Get started using the databases by clicking on a topic, browsing the databases in alphabetical order below, or by using the Powersearch or EJournals Finder.

Audiobooks & E-Books

OverDrive

Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.

Books & Literature

Books and Authors

Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

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.

Novelist*

NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

OverDrive

Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.

WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services

Business & Investing

Business Insights & Essentials

A fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals

Dun & Bradstreet *

Provides the information professional, marketer and sales executive with information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook*

Combines a variety of information including approximately 100 how to topical entries covering the most commonly asked questions relating to e-commerce. Topics include how to write business and marketing plans, secure financing, and evaluate candidates for designing a website. Covers directory listings of approximately 4,700 associations, consultants, and other organizations related to e-commerce as well as the top 250 leading e-commerce companies worldwide.

General Business File ASAP

Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry.

LexisNexis Library Express *

Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. (Legal database in library use only.)

Mergent Intellect*

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Morningstar *

Get comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and investment indexes.

Value Line Research Center *

The Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Wall Street Journal *

Search or browse the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984-Present.

Weiss and the Street Financial Ratings Series*

Financial Ratings Series, published by Grey House Publishing, offers a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, and Credit Unions.

Career & Test Prep

Career Transitions*

A complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

Testing and Educational Reference Center with Career Module *

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Vocations and Careers Collection

Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Children & Teens

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Websites

American Government, American History, Ancient World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World at War and World Geography

Access Science*

Fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning - online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Learning Zone is a mix of traditional and modern learning tools comprising of the best titles available in print, CD/DVD, e-books, and online formats. This unique offering caters to students and teachers of all three levels: Primary, Middle, and Senior levels.

Britannica Online School Edition

Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud al all levels and translation for over 50 languages. Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids

Includes both the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Compton's by Britannica geared to middle school students behind an interface designed for the younger public library audience.

FreedomFlix

FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in America history! Featuring dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips history comes to life with FreedomFlix! FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in America history! Featuring dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips history comes to life with FreedomFlix!

INFOTRAC Junior Edition

Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

INFOTRAC Student Edition

This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history & sports.

Kids Info Bits

Targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten-Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

TrueFlix

TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

ScienceFlix

With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix will transform the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

Consumer & Automotive

Chilton

24 hour access to repair and maintenance information for the most popular cars, trucks and SUVs

Consumer Reports Online *

Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.

Education

Educator's Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.

Testing and Educational Reference Center with Career Module *

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Biography in Context

Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography Resource Center also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Bowling, Beatniks and Bellbottoms*

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids

Includes both the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Compton's by Britannica geared to middle school students behind an interface designed for the younger public library audience.

Britannica Online School Edition

Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud al all levels and translation for over 50 languages. Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users' needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.

Britannica World Data Analyst

Combining detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, this resource features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and information comparative charts and tables.

Encyclopedia Judaica*

Updated edition of this work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Sources may be searched individually or together

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art*

Deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Search the Oxford English Dictionary online for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Statistical Abstract of the United States*

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations*

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Health & Medical

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Use this database to find articles & pamphlets on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Health Reference Center Academic

Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center

All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection

Nursing Resource Center

Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum

Physical Therapy and Sports

This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine

History & Genealogy

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Websites

American Government, American History, Ancient World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World at War and World Geography

American Ancestors (in library use only)

Dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

Ancestry Library (in library use only)

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Bowling, Beatniks and Bellbottoms*

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

Britannica Annals of American History

Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture*

Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.

Global Issues in Context

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events

Heritage Quest Online *

A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

JSTOR *

An online archive of full-text scholarly articles in the humanities and social sciences. Although it does not include the most current issues of journals, this is a reliable resource for academic articles in the fields of history, ethnic studies, political science and more.

Massachusetts History Online

Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

U.S. History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History

World History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

Home & Garden

Culinary Arts Collection

150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture

Birds of North America *

A comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds.

Languages

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users' needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.

Mango Languages*

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 60+ different language courses. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are taught in fifteen different languages.

Law

Criminal Justice Collection

Focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field.

LexisNexis Library Express *

Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. (Legal database in library use only.)

Magazines & Journals

Academic OneFile

Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

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!

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains over 5,000 full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

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.

JSTOR *

An online archive of full-text scholarly articles in the humanities and social sciences. Although it does not include the most current issues of journals, this is a reliable resource for academic articles in the fields of history, ethnic studies, political science and more.

PowerSearch

Search multiple Gale Cengage databases at the same time

Newspapers & Current Events

Boston Globe 1980-Present

Full text access to the current editions of the Boston Globe

Boston Globe - Historical 1872-1989 *

The Boston Globe (1872-1960) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

Global Issues in Context

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events

New York Times 1985 to Present

Includes the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.

New York Times, Historical (1851 to present minus 3 years*

The New York Times (1851-2009) with full page and article images and searchable full text back to the first issue.

Lexington Minuteman Newspaper*

Search full-text articles of Lexington's weekly local newspaper by keyword and date or browse articles in an issue.

LexisNexis Library Express *

Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. (Legal database in library use only.)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

ProQuest Obituaries *

A premier resource for genealogical and historical research.

Wall Street Journal *

Search or browse the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984-Present.

Science & Nature

Access Science*

Fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

Birds of North America *

A comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds.

Computer Sciences-Macmillan*

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture

Science in Context

Infotrac's Science Resource Center provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

ScienceFlix

With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix will transform the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

Databases A - F

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Websites

American Government, American History, Ancient World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World at War and World Geography

Academic OneFile

Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

Access Science*

Fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

American Ancestors (in library use only)

Dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

Ancestry Library (in library use only)

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Biography in Context

Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography Resource Center also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Birds of North America *

A comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning - online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

Books and Authors

Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Boston Globe - Historical 1872-1989 *

The Boston Globe (1872-1960) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

Boston Globe 1980-Present

Full text access to the current editions of the Boston Globe

Bowling, Beatniks and Bellbottoms*

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

Britannica Annals of American History

Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Learning Zone is a mix of traditional and modern learning tools comprising of the best titles available in print, CD/DVD, e-books, and online formats. This unique offering caters to students and teachers of all three levels: Primary, Middle, and Senior levels.

Britannica Online School Edition

Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud al all levels and translation for over 50 languages. Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids

Contains Compton's Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users' needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.

Business Insights & Essentials

A fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals

Career Transitions*

A complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

Chilton

24 hour access to repair and maintenance information for the most popular cars, trucks and SUVs

Computer Sciences-Macmillan*

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Consumer Reports Online *

Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

Criminal Justice Collection

Focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field.

Culinary Arts Collection

150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present.

Dun & Bradstreet *

Provides the information professional, marketer and sales executive with information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses

Educator's Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.

Encyclopedia Judaica*

Updated edition of this work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy

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!

Fashion, Costume, and Culture*

Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.

FreedomFlix

FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in America history! Featuring dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips history comes to life with FreedomFlix! FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in America history! Featuring dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips history comes to life with FreedomFlix!

Databases G - M

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook*

Combines a variety of information including approximately 100 how to topical entries covering the most commonly asked questions relating to e-commerce. Topics include how to write business and marketing plans, secure financing, and evaluate candidates for designing a website. Covers directory listings of approximately 4,700 associations, consultants, and other organizations related to e-commerce as well as the top 250 leading e-commerce companies worldwide.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Sources may be searched individually or together

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture

General Business File ASAP

Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains over 5,000 full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

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.

Global Issues in Context

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art*

Deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art.

Health Reference Center Academic

Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Use this database to find articles & pamphlets on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Heritage Quest Online *

A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry.

INFOTRAC Junior Edition

Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

INFOTRAC Student Edition

This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history & sports.

Indeed online job search

Search for jobs across multiple sites.

JSTOR *

An online archive of full-text scholarly articles in the humanities and social sciences. Although it does not include the most current issues of journals, this is a reliable resource for academic articles in the fields of history, ethnic studies, political science and more.

Jobs at Boston.com

Link to the current job listings in the Boston area.

Kids Info Bits

Targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten-Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

Lexington Minuteman Newspaper*

Search full-text articles of Lexington's weekly local newspaper by keyword and date or browse articles in an issue.

LexisNexis Library Express *

Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. (Legal database in library use only.)

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.

Mango Languages*

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 60+ different language courses. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are taught in fifteen different languages.

Massachusetts History Online

Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Mergent Intellect*

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Morningstar *

Get comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and investment indexes.

Databases N - Z

New York Times 1985 to Present

Includes the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.

New York Times, Historical (1851 to present minus 3 years*

The New York Times (1851-2009) with full page and article images and searchable full text back to the first issue.

Novelist*

NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

Nursing Resource Center

Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum

Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center

All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Federal Government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations — both blue-collar and white-collar — from carpenters, firefighters and sports referees to teachers, medical professions, personal financial advisers, and even multimedia designers and scientists.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

OverDrive

Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Search the Oxford English Dictionary online for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Physical Therapy and Sports

This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine

PowerSearch

Search multiple Gale Cengage databases at the same time

Powersearch

Search multiple Gale Cengage databases at the same time

ProQuest Obituaries *

A premier resource for genealogical and historical research.

Science in Context

Infotrac's Science Resource Center provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

ScienceFlix

With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix will transform the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

Statistical Abstract of the United States*

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Testing and Educational Reference Center with Career Module *

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

TrueFlix

TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

U.S. History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History

USAJOBS From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

USAJOBS is the official job site for the U.S. federal government.  Most federal civilian jobs (with the exception of jobs in the federal judiciary and jobs in the diplomatic corps) are posted on USAJOBS.

Value Line Research Center *

The Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Vocations and Careers Collection

Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Wall Street Journal *

Search or browse the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984-Present.

Weiss and the Street Financial Ratings Series*

Financial Ratings Series, published by Grey House Publishing, offers a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, and Credit Unions.

World History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations*

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.