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Encyclopedia Britannica Library

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with three separate levels (Elementary, Middle, and High School).

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Kids InfoBits Edition gives students K through 5 access to magazines, reference books and newspaper articles. Search for everything from animals to sport to science and inventions.

InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for high school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history and sports.

Expanded Academic ASAP gives access to full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.

 Academic OneFile articles from 10,000 journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts.

General OneFile Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 9,200 titles (5,156 full-text). 

General Reference Center Use this general interest database for full-text and images from magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.


 Biography in Context Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.


Educator’s Reference Complete Full-text articles from more than 450 academic journals, reports and reference sources, focusing on educational principles, child development, and psychology, and best practices in education.


Health and Wellness Resource Center Access to 400 health/medical journals and over 700 health videos.

Health Reference Center Academic Full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

Nursing Resource Center brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and encyclopedia articles.


Annals of American History Speeches, essays, biographies landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.

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 delivers coverage of the most-studied topics.

World History in Context reaches back to ancient times and extends to today’s headlines.


Books & Authors Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN lets you browse by Character, Subject, Location and Time Period, and get a visual representation of your matching books.

Contemporary Literary Criticism An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. Each entry also contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list 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.


Boston Globe Full-text coverage from 1980.

New York Times Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- as a standalone file


Science in Context shows how science relates to real-world issues from acid rain to zoology.


Criminal Justice Collection. Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to hundreds of full-text journals.

Global Issues in Context brings balanced information about international issues.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context offers informed, differing views on important issues of the day.

World Data Analyst Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts.