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Online Resources A - F

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.

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Academic OneFile (Gale) Web IconAcademic OneFile (Gale) - Found in topic: Encyclopedias & ReferenceHistory & GenealogyMagazines & Journals

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.

Academic OneFile Select (Gale) Web IconAcademic OneFile Select (Gale) - Found in topic: Encyclopedias & ReferenceHistory & GenealogyMagazines & Journals

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!

Agriculture (Gale OneFile) Web IconAgriculture (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Health & MedicalScience & Nature

Articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields from nearly 200 authoritative journal titles.

American Ancestors logoAmerican Ancestors* (Remote access) - Found in topic: History & Genealogy

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 logo Ancestry Library (Remote access) - Found in topic: History & Genealogy

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more! (Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.)

Biography (Gale In Context) Web IconBiography (Gale In Context)  - Found in topic: Books & LiteratureEncyclopedias & Reference

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

Birds of the World logoBirds of the World* - Found in topic: Home & GardenScience & Nature

A comprehensive reference from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology covering the life histories, habits, and habitats of birds around the globe.

Black Freedom Struggle by Proquest logoBlack Freedom Database - Found in topic: History & Genealogy, Social JusticeSocial Science

This website, provided free of charge by ProQuest, focuses on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, we hope this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter. 

BookFlix logoBookFlix*  - Found in topic: Books & LiteratureChildren & TeenseBooks & Digital Media

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.

The Boston Globe logoBoston Globe 1980-Present  - Found in topic: Newspapers & Current Events

Full text access to the current editions of the Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe logoBoston Globe - Historical 1872-1989*  - Found in topic: Newspapers & Current Events

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library Web IconBowling, Beatniks and Bellbottoms* - Found in topic: Encyclopedias & ReferenceHistory & GenealogySocial Science

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 Escolar logoBritannica Escolar - Found in topic: Children & TeensEncyclopedias & ReferenceLanguages

Enciclopedia K-8 para hablantes nativos y estudiantes que aprenden español / K-8 encyclopedia for native speakers and students learning Spanish.

Britannica Learning Zone logoBritannica Learning Zone - Found in topic: Children & TeensEncyclopedias & Reference

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 Library logoBritannica Library - Found in topic: Children & TeensEncyclopedias & Reference

Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content, Public Library Edition contains full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.

Britannica School logoBritannica School - Found in topic: Children & TeensEncyclopedias & Reference

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.

Business (Gale OneFile) Web IconBusiness (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Business & Investing

Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Business Insights: Global Web IconBusiness Insights: Global* - Found in topic: Business & Investing

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

Communications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile) Web IconCommunications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Business & InvestingSocial Science

This collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: marketing, advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Web IconComputer Sciences-Macmillan* - Found in topic: ComputersScience & Nature

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 logoConsumer Reports Online* - Found in topic: Consumer

Consumer Reports is known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.

Creativebug logoCreativebug* - Found in topic: Art & MusicHome & Garden

Over 1,000 online art and craft classes to indulge your creative bug, covering a range of subjects from paper and fiber arts to jewelry and food. Also offers ideas for home decorating and holiday planning. Includes classes for kids, too! View a video tutorial on how to use CreativeBug.

Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile) Web IconCriminal Justice (Gale OneFile)  - Found in topic: Law

Focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field.

Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile) Web IconCulinary Arts (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Home & GardenMagazines & Journals

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

Digital Commonwealth logoDigital Commonwealth - Found in topic: History & Genealogy

Digital Commonwealth is the statewide digital repository for Massachusetts, providing resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth’s mission is to provide access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. Free digitization services are provided by the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Digital Commonwealth is also the state hub to the Digital Public Library of America.

Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile) Web IconDiversity Studies (Gale OneFile)  - Found in topic: Social JusticeSocial Science

A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 journals.

Economics and Theory (Gale OneFile) Web IconEconomics and Theory (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Business & Investing

This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) Web IconEducator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Education

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

Kids InfoBits Web IconElementary (Gale In Context) - formerly Kids InfoBits

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Web IconEncyclopedia Judaica* - Found in topic: Encyclopedias & Reference

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 Business: Entrepreneurship Web IconEntrepreneurship (Gale Business) - Found in topic: Business & Investing

Perfect for business school students and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) Web IconEnvironmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Science & Nature

Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy.

FamilySearch logoFamilySearch - Found in topic: History & Genealogy

Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Web IconFashion, Costume, and Culture* - Found in topic: Art & MusicHistory & Genealogy

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.

Fine Arts (Gale OneFile) Web IconFine Arts (Gale OneFile) - Found in topic: Art & Music

With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.