Reference and Research

Reference and Research

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You will need your library card number and library card password/pin to access several of these resources. Please email medford@minlib.net if you do not know your library card password/pin or call 978-395-7950. Click here to access Medford Public Library Digital Resources remotely from your home!

Visit Medford Public Library’s Niche Academy for online tutorials on accessing many of these eResources.

Resources by Subject

You have access to a wide variety of databases through the Minuteman Library Network. You can find the complete list here, Below are our resources by subject. Some resources will require you to enter your library card number to sign in.

Biography In Context (Gale) – Biography In Context provides information and insight into the world’s most influential people. This resource combines biographical information with multimedia and articles to present lives in context.

Boston Public Library Online Resources – Boston Public Library databases are available to all Massachusetts residents with a Boston Public Library e-card.

Business Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale) – Research business and industry trends.

Morningstar – Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the “Help & Education” tab to access the User’s Guide and investor education resources.

Reference Solutions – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes WHITE PAGES.

Peterson’s Career Prep (Gale)

Provides users access to core career tools including, career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, comprehensive career information and Job searching capabilities via integration with Indeed.com matches listings based on a user’s assessment results, and resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.

Reference Solutions

A directory of nearly 14 million U.S. businesses, searchable by name, yellow page heading, SIC code, zip code, estimate sales volume, and more.

Vocations and Careers Database – From Gale.

Interviewing, Resumes, Cover Letters

Job Listings

 

Job Listings by Area of Interest

Arts, Culture, Humanities

College Jobs and Internships

Computers, Biotech, IT, Data Analysis, Software, High Tech

Disabilities

Education

Federal/State/Government Jobs

Green Jobs

Hourly/Part-time Jobs

Finance, Insurance Jobs

Full and part-time jobs and resources for people over 50

Healthcare, Science, and High Tech (including Biotech)

Higher Education Jobs

Internships and College Jobs

Massachusetts

Non-Profits

Unions

Veterans

Volunteer Opportunities

Census Archives (contained in the National Archives) – From Archives.gov. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever.

Census Bureau Homepage – From Census.gov. The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

EBSCO eBook Collection – Click on the “eBooks” link in the upper left-hand corner to view all titles.

hoopla – Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks. Access thousands of titles and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and automatic return eliminates all late fees. Create an account with your library card number.

How to use hoopla

Acorn TV content is available on hoopla!

OverDrive/Libby – Use the OverDrive App and your library card to access OverDrive from home. The Libby App is also available if your device allows; the OverDrive App is recommended for Kindle Fire users).

Both the Libby App and the OverDrive App access eBooks and Audiobooks.

Should I use OverDrive or Libby?

Click here for help with OverDrive and various devices. Click here for help with Kindle eReaders. Click here for help with Kindle Fire tablets.

EBSCO eBook Collection – Click on the “eBooks” link in the upper left-hand corner to view all titles.

EBSCO Journal Finder – Access these publications with your library card.

Britannica Library – Contains the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, each covering the research needs of a different age group. Also contains magazine articles, a homework help section, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri, a Spanish-English dictionary, and video and audio content.

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

Britannica Fundamentals  – Britannica Fundamentals is an innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade. Formerly the Learning Zone, the updated platform will improve utilization of Britannica School by providing content designed and written specifically for early learners.

Britannica School Edition – For Elementary, Middle and High School levels,  this reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.

Credo Reference – A database that features online content from reference books in a broad range of subjects. The topic page resulting from your subject search presents and organizes relevant results from these 500+ resources as well as relevant results from the library’s other library resources including books, ebooks, ejournals, databases and more.

Reference Solutions – A directory of nearly 14 million U.S. businesses, searchable by name, yellow page heading, SIC code, zip code, estimate sales volume, and more.

Business Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale) – Research business and industry trends.

Morningstar – Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the “Help & Education” tab to access the User’s Guide and investor education resources.

Reference Solutions – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes WHITE PAGES.

Gale In Context: Biography – Biography In Context provides information and insight into the world’s most influential people. This resource combines biographical information with multimedia and articles to present lives in context.

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) – For Grades K-5. A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Gale In Context: Global Issues – Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, and current events. Portals bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Gale In Context: Middle School – A Gale database created specifically for middle school students.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints – 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.

Gale In Context: Science – Science In Context 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.

Gale In Context: U.S. History – This resource combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Gale In Context: World History – Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Ancestry Library Edition – Remote access until March 31st, 2021.

A note about accessing Ancestry: If you are directed to the ProQuest login screen instead of the Ancestry library card screen, you must clear your browser’s history and cache to access the library card screen again.

HeritageQuest Online
U.S. federal genealogical census records, images, and digitized books containing family and local histories.

Local History Resources – Visit the Library’s Local History Resources page.

Academic OneFile (Gale) – Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text. Also 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, Expanded Academic ASAP)

Credo Reference – A database that features online content from reference books in a broad range of subjects. The topic page resulting from your subject search presents and organizes relevant results from these 500+ resources as well as relevant results from the library’s other library resources including books, ebooks, ejournals, databases and more.

Elementary (In Context, Gale formerly Kids InfoBits) – For Grades K-5. A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

eResources By Subject (Gale)

Gale PowerSearch – Search across all Gale Databases including periodicals, academic journals, eBooks, audio, and video.

Gale “Power Pack” Search – Search across all Gale Databases utilizing “power pack” cross-searching functionality.

Global Issues In Context (Gale) – Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, and current events. Portals bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

General OneFile (Gale) – General OneFile is a source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

High School Edition (OneFile, Gale) – Find information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Middle School In Context (Gale) – A Gale database created specifically for middle school students.

PowerSearch (Gale) – Search across all Gale Databases including periodicals, academic journals, eBooks, audio, and video.

“Power Pack” Search (Gale) – Search across all Gale Databases utilizing “power pack” cross-searching functionality.

ProQuest Contains…

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

ProQuest Science Database – 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. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

Reference Solutions – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes WHITE PAGES.

White Pages (Reference Solutions) – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes WHITE PAGES.

General Health from Salem Press – From Salem Press.

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module (Gale) – Includes health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, health videos from Healthology, Inc., pamphlets and health-related articles from general interest publications, in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Health and Medicine (OneFile, Gale) – Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, and more. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition and General Health from Salem Press – From Salem Press.

MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus is an authoritative database from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Also available in Spanish. See also the National Institutes of Health Library and Research Resources. See also PubMed. See also NIH Library Online Journals.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the US medical research agency.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library and Research Resources.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library Online Journals – Search for journals by entering a journal title in the search box or use the “Journals by category” option to browse journals by category.

National Library of Medicine (NIH) – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) connects consumers and health professions.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (OneFile, Gale) – 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 Medicine Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection covers the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

ProQuest Science Database – 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. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

PubMed – PubMed® comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Salem Health – Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition. Also includes General Health Collection from Salem Press.

Ad*Access – Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories: Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda, dated between 1911 and 1955.

Census Archives (contained in the National Archives) – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Census Bureau Homepage – The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

Fashion Era – Fashion-Era.com looks at women’s costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values, home life and politics have all contributed to lifestyle trends which influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.

Fashion-Era.com can take no responsibility for the information above and any outcome which may cause you error, loss or costs incurred from use of the information and links either directly or indirectly.

The History Net – HistoryNet.com is brought to you by Historynet LLC, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. HistoryNet.com contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.

Library of Congress Digital Collections – See also the World Digital Library.

Library of Congress Country Studies – Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia. These books remain in the series because they continue to offer valuable historical information and perspective. In some cases, studies on successor states are also part of the series.

Massachusetts Libraries Digital Collections (MBLC) – Includes U.S.-wide resources. Libraries and organizations throughout Massachusetts and the U.S. are working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public. These digital collections – including historical records and maps, works of art and culture, and research and scientific data – expand access and offer learning opportunities to everyone. Below are just a small sample of some of the digital collections offered by Massachusetts Libraries.

Massachusetts Historical Society – Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.

Massachusetts City and Town Historical Societies – The links on this site are provided for informational purposes only and may represent links from third-party vendors. The Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library does not endorse any of the views or services at these websites.

National Archives (including Census archives) – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

U.S. History In Context (Gale) – This resource combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

World History In Context (Gale) – Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

***This housing, legal, and law-related link is provided for informational purposes only and may represent a link from a third-party vendor. The Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library does not endorse any of the views or services at this website.

The Library does not offer English classes but we can help connect you with other local resources such as SABES ESOL C&I PD Center. For additional help, please contact a Reference Librarian at 781-395-7950.

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

English at Large – Each year EAL trained volunteers provide free one-to-one English language tutoring and small group instruction to hundreds of adult learners in 21 Boston-area cities and towns, helping them improve their English language skills, adapt to American life, and participate in their communities.

Also, registration is Now Open for English At Large Summer Conversation Groups! Looking to practice your English speaking skills this summer? Join a free summer Conversation Group with English At Large! This 11-week virtual program will help you build your skills and confidence speaking English in a group setting, with the support of trained group facilitators. Click to learn more about English At Large Conversation Groups.

Information about summer groups: *All groups will take place online via Zoom. Learners should have access to internet and a device capable of video conferencing to participate. *Learners may only register for ONE group. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. *All groups are free. *Please note: due to limits on class sizes, learners who live in our service area will be enrolled first. Those who live outside our service area will be placed on a waitlist. Please only register for one group. If you have any questions, call English At Large at (781) 395-2374

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts – Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) is about bringing people together to make a real difference. LVM trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With improved literacy skills and the confidence that comes with them, adults are able to pursue a better life and a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Mango Languages – Mango languages is a one-stop shop for learning a multitude of different languages and/or practicing English! Your library card gets you free access to this program.

Medford Family Network – The Medford Family Network (MFN) of the Medford Public Schools is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant), the Children’s Trust (Massachusetts Family Center Grant), and the Friends of the Medford Family Network Corp.

SABES ESOL – The SABES ESOL Center continues to develop and deliver high-quality professional development opportunities to support your instructional practices in the remote, blended, or face-to-face environment.

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.

Digital Commonwealth – Materials from historical collections across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Central Register – In Library Use Only. Also accesses  Massachusetts State Publications.

Massachusetts Historical Society – Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.

Massachusetts Libraries Digital Collections (MBLC) – Includes U.S.-wide resources. Libraries and organizations throughout Massachusetts and the U.S. are working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public. These digital collections – including historical records and maps, works of art and culture, and research and scientific data – expand access and offer learning opportunities to everyone. Below are just a small sample of some of the digital collections offered by Massachusetts Libraries.

Massachusetts State Publications – In Library Use Only. Also accesses Central Register Online.

hoopla – Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks. Access thousands of titles and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and automatic return eliminates all late fees. Create an account with your library card number.

How to use hoopla

NYTimes.com

Other Newspapers, Journals, and Magazines

Local TV Sites

Additional News Sites

ProQuest – Contains…

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

ProQuest Science Database – 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. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection – This collection provides multiple viewpoints of the field of environmental issues and policy including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module (Gale) – Includes health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, health videos from Healthology, Inc., pamphlets and health-related articles from general interest publications, in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Health and Medicine (OneFile, Gale) – Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, and more. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus is an authoritative database from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Also available in Spanish.

National Institutes of Health Library and Research Resources.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (OneFile, Gale) – 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 Medicine Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection covers the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

ProQuest (Boston Globe and Science)

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

ProQuest Science Database – 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. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

Salem Health – Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition.

Science In Context (Gale) – Science In Context 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.

Please Contact the Medford Veterans’ Services Office for more information.

Michael Durham, Director
Medford City Hall
Room 100
Phone: 781-393-2505
Email: mdurham@medford-ma.gov

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Are you a Veteran living in Medford or the Surviving Spouse or Child of a Massachusetts Veteran? If so you could be eligible for…

Medical expenses: Is your income lower than, or close to, $2023 a month as an individual or $2743 as a couple? Do you have less than $5000 in the bank as an individual or $9800 as a couple? You may be eligible for assistance for your medical insurance and expenses.Financial assistance: Are you unemployed or underemployed? Is your income lower than $1471 a month as an individual or $1722 as a married couple? Are your assets less than $5000 in the bank as an individual or $9800 as a couple? You may be eligible for financial assistance.

Senior Citizen and Disabled: Are you over the age of 65 or disabled and on a fixed income? If your income is less than $1800 as an individual or $2380 as a married couple and your assets are less than $5000 or $9800 respectively, you could be eligible for financial assistance, as well as medical insurance and expenses.The Veterans’ Services Office also can help you receive: deployment bonuses (WW2 to present), property tax abatement, annuities to Gold Star families, veteran burial certifications/markers, as well as professionally advocate for you as your certified representative during your VA claim for pension/compensation.


Federal and National Veterans Resources

Massachusetts and Metrowest Veterans Resources

State and Federal Education Benefits

Caregivers

  • VA Caregiver Support Program – Programs to help caregivers with self-care needs, including information and training to help.
  • Fisher House Program – These homes provide a place for families and caregivers to live when they are taking a veteran to one of the major VA Medical Centers for treatment.
  • Omnibus – Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2011 –  additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers through a new program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.
  • Respite Care – This service from the VA pays for an individual to come to the veteran’s home so that the veteran’s main caregiver can leave the home for a few hours or a few days.

Disability

Employment

Fraud and Abuse

  • Adult Protective Services – Use Adult Protective Services if you suspect your loved one has been a victim of fraud. This social services program provides seniors and adults with disabilities with help in cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Health

Housing, Homeowners, and Home Buying

Emergency Housing and Food

Legal

Loan Deliquency

  • VA Streamline Refinance. This is officially known as the Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), or a loan that will lower your interest rate to decrease your monthly payment. If your loan is a high-interest loan, talk to your lender about refinancing to an IRRRL, rather than going into foreclosure.
  • USA Cares offers housing assistance grants for veterans who are facing foreclosure.
  • HOPE NOW. This program offers financial counseling and relief measures that can help homeowners of all types, including veterans, find a way to avoid foreclosure. Call 888-995-HOPE for help.
  • VA refunding. This is only available when the veteran can’t make payments due to circumstances beyond his or her control, but the problems have improved. In these instances, the VA will purchase or “refund” the loan, and the borrower repays the loan through the VA instead of through the lender.

PTSD and TBI

  • Home Base — Innovative support for vets and their families. Focused on post 911, but does offer some support for Vietnam-era.

Veteran Friendly Businesses

Women Veterans

Acorn TV on hoopla – Acorn TV is no longer available from RB Digital. However, Acorn TV content is available on hoopla!

hoopla – Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks. Access thousands of titles and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and automatic return eliminates all late fees. Create an account with your library card number.

How to use hoopla

Acorn TV content is available on hoopla!

 

The Great Courses Library Collection – The Great Courses Library Collection video streaming service is brought to you by The Great Courses—the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

 

Indieflix – We stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world. Explore thought-provoking, well-known and undiscovered content. We work directly with young up-and-coming filmmakers from all walks of life to seasoned professionals paying them for every minute watched.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

 

kanopy – An on-demand streaming video service that offers thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Kanopy provides access to films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection.

 

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

 

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

Alphabetical List of Reference and Research Resources

Below is a comprehensive A-Z list of eResources, including free online resources.

Academic OneFile – Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text. Also 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 (Expanded Academic ASAP)

Acorn TV on hoopla – Acorn TV is no longer be  available from RB Digital. However, Acorn TV content is available on hoopla!

Ad*Access – Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories: Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda, dated between 1911 and 1955.

Ancestry Library Edition – Remote access until June 30th, 2021.

A note about accessing Ancestry: If you are directed to the ProQuest login screen instead of the Ancestry library card screen, you must clear your browser’s history and cache to access the library card screen again.

Author Check – Tracks your favorite authors and alerts you when a new book arrives.

Biography In Context (Gale) – Biography In Context provides information and insight into the world’s most influential people. This resource combines biographical information with multimedia and articles to present lives in context.

Boston Globe – Provides full text access to The Boston Globe, 1980-current.

Boston Public Library Online Resources – Boston Public Library databases are available to all Massachusetts residents with a Boston Public Library e-card.

Britannica Library – Contains the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, each covering the research needs of a different age group. Also contains magazine articles, a homework help section, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri, a Spanish-English dictionary, and video and audio content.

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

Britannica Fundamentals  – Britannica Fundamentals is an innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade. Formerly the Learning Zone, the updated platform will improve utilization of Britannica School by providing content designed and written specifically for early learners.

Britannica School Edition – For Elementary, Middle and High School levels,  this reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.

Business Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale) – Research business and industry trends.

Central Register Online – In Library Use Only. Also access Massachusetts State Publications.

Census Archives (contained in the National Archives) – From Archives.gov. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever.

Census Bureau Homepage – From Census.gov. The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

City of Medford – This is a link to the website for the City of Medford.

Commonwealth Catalog – Massachusetts catalogs. Please search the Minuteman catalog first.

Consumer Reports – Products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and more.

Creativebug Free Trial – Free trial for temporary unlimited access to online art and craft classes.

Credo Reference – Hundreds of Digital Reference eBooks! Includes dictionaries and thesauri.

Digital Commonwealth – Materials from historical collections across Massachusetts.

Department of Developmental Services – Enhancing opportunities for individuals.

Digital Media Law Project – Fair Use

Driving-tests.org – This resource has practice driving tests and RMV handbooks.

EBSCO eBook Collection – Click on the “eBooks” link in the upper left-hand corner to view all titles.

EBSCO eJournal Finder – Access these publications with your library card.

Elementary (In Context, Gale formerly Kids InfoBits) – For Grades K-5. A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

English at Large – Each year EAL trained volunteers provide free one-to-one English language tutoring and small group instruction to hundreds of adult learners in 21 Boston-area cities and towns, helping them improve their English language skills, adapt to American life, and participate in their communities.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection – This collection provides multiple viewpoints of the field of environmental issues and policy including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

eResources By Subject (Gale)

Fair Use – Digital Media Law Project

Fair Use – U.S. Copyright Office

Fashion Era – Fashion-Era.com looks at women’s costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values, home life and politics have all contributed to lifestyle trends which influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.

Fashion-Era.com can take no responsibility for the information above and any outcome which may cause you error, loss or costs incurred from use of the information and links either directly or indirectly.

Gale Academic OneFile – Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text. Also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

Gale Academic OneFile Select (Expanded Academic ASAP)

Gale Biography (In Context) – Biography In Context provides information and insight into the world’s most influential people. This resource combines biographical information with multimedia and articles to present lives in context.

Gale Business Collection (OneFile) – This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.

Gale Entrepreneurship – Research business and industry trends.

Gale Elementary (In Context, formerly Kids InfoBits) – For Grades K-5. A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Gale eResources By Subject

Gale General OneFile – General OneFile is a source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

Gale Global Issues (In Context) – Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, and current events. Portals bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Gale High School Edition (OneFile) – Find information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Gale Middle School (OneFile) – A Gale database created specifically for middle school students.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints (In Context) – 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.

Gale: Peterson’s Career Prep – Provides users access to core career tools including, career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, comprehensive career information and Job searching capabilities via integration with Indeed.com matches listings based on a user’s assessment results, and resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.

Gale PowerSearch – Search across all Gale Databases including periodicals, academic journals, eBooks, audio, and video.

Gale “Power Pack” Search – Search across all Gale Databases utilizing “power pack” cross-searching functionality.

Gale Science (In Contex) – Science In Context 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.

Gale U.S. History (In Context) – This resource combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Gale World History (In Context) – Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

General Health from Salem Press – From Salem Press.

General OneFile (Gale) – General OneFile is a source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

Global Issues (In Context) – Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, and current events. Portals bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

GovInfo.gov – A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO).

The Great Courses – offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in history, science, language, and more.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module (Gale) – Includes health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, health videos from Healthology, Inc., pamphlets and health-related articles from general interest publications, in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Health and Medicine (Gale, OneFile) – Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, and more. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

HeritageQuest Online
U.S. federal genealogical census records, images, and digitized books containing family and local histories.

High School Edition (Gale, OneFile) – Find information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

The History Net – HistoryNet.com is brought to you by Historynet LLC, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. HistoryNet.com contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.

hoopla – Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks. Access thousands of titles and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and automatic return eliminates all late fees. Create an account with your library card number. Acorn TV on hoopla

Housingfamilies.org – ***This housing, legal, and law-related link is provided for informational purposes only and may represent a link from a third-party vendor. The Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library does not endorse any of the views or services at this website.

Immigration Forms – Download forms from the US Customs and Immigration Services.

IndieFlix – is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

IPX CopyrightX Course Overview

Internet Archive – A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

kanopy – Watch thousands of award-winning theatrical releases, classic and indie films, documentaries, and more. Create a kanopy account using an email, a kanopy password, and your library card number to access kanopy.

Legal Forms – Massachusetts Legal Forms. Legal Terms Dictionary.

Libby Extras – Additional eResources are available in the Libby App.

Library of Congress Digital Collections – See also the World Digital Library.

Library of Congress Country Studies – Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia. These books remain in the series because they continue to offer valuable historical information and perspective. In some cases, studies on successor states are also part of the series.

Literary Hub – A link to online literary resources including reviews and publishing news.

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts – Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) is about bringing people together to make a real difference. LVM trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With improved literacy skills and the confidence that comes with them, adults are able to pursue a better life and a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Literature Resource Center – Biographical information, full-text literary criticism, and reviews.

Local History and Genealogy – Local History and Genealogy links and resources.

Magazines on OverDrive

Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition and General Health from Salem Press – From Salem Press.

Mango Languages – Courses in 70+ languages, including ESL instruction!

Massachusetts Central Register – In Library Use Only. Also accesses  Massachusetts State Publications.

Massachusetts Historical Society – Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.

Massachusetts Libraries Digital Collections (MBLC) – Includes U.S.-wide resources. Libraries and organizations throughout Massachusetts and the U.S. are working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public. These digital collections – including historical records and maps, works of art and culture, and research and scientific data – expand access and offer learning opportunities to everyone. Below are just a small sample of some of the digital collections offered by Massachusetts Libraries.

Massachusetts State Publications – In Library Use Only. Also accesses Central Register Online.

Medford Family Network – The Medford Family Network (MFN) of the Medford Public Schools is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant), the Children’s Trust (Massachusetts Family Center Grant), and the Friends of the Medford Family Network Corp.

Medford Transcript Online – In Library Use Only. Please see staff for access.

MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus is an authoritative database from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Also available in Spanish. See also the National Institutes of Health Library and Research Resources. See also PubMed. See also NIH Library Online Journals.

Middle School Edition (In Context) – A Gale database created specifically for middle school students.

Morningstar – Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the “Help & Education” tab to access the User’s Guide and investor education resources.

National Archives (including Census archives) – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the US medical research agency.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library and Research Resources.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library Online Journals – Search for journals by entering a journal title in the search box or use the “Journals by category” option to browse journals by category.

National Library of Medicine (NIH) – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) connects consumers and health professions.

New Book Alerts – You can select to receive alerts via email and RSS feeds.

New York Times – From Gale. Different from the NYTimes.com daily access resource.
(see below)

NYTimes.com
Click here for remote access.
Click here for in-library access.
For more information see Minuteman’s NY Times FAQ.

News (Gale OneFile)

Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides ready-to-use tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources.

Niche Academy Videos include:

NoveList – A Readers’ Advisory resource provided by the Minuteman Library Network.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (OneFile, Gale) – 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.

Online Book Clubs – Clubs include fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context – 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.

OverDrive – Use the OverDrive App and your library card to access OverDrive from home. The Libby App is also available if your device allows (the OverDrive App is recommended for Kindle Fire users). Click here to access Magazines on OverDrive

Patents and Trademarks – Information about the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) program.

Peterson’s Career Prep (Gale) – Provides users access to core career tools including, career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, comprehensive career information and Job searching capabilities via integration with Indeed.com matches listings based on a user’s assessment results, and resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (OneFile, Gale) – This collection covers the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)

PowerSearch (Gale) – Search across all Gale Databases including periodicals, academic journals, eBooks, audio, and video.

“Power Pack” Search (Gale) – Search across all Gale Databases utilizing “power pack” cross-searching functionality.

ProQuest – Contains…

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

ProQuest Science Database – 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. It supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.

PubMed – PubMed® comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Qello Concerts by Stingray – is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

RB Digital Streaming Video – Includes movies, classic TV, independent films, concert films, music documentaries, and more.

Acorn TV on hoopla

Acorn TV will no longer be  available from RB Digital after May 14th, 2021. This is due to a decision by the owners of RB Digital and applies to libraries everywhere. However, Acorn TV content is available on hoopla!

Reference Solutions – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes white pages.

Research Companion (ProQuest) – A new research resource from ProQuest.

SABES ESOL – The SABES ESOL Center continues to develop and deliver high-quality professional development opportunities to support your instructional practices in the remote, blended, or face-to-face environment.

Salem Health – Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition. Also includes General Health Collection from Salem Press.

Sanborn Maps – Database of Sandborn fire insurance maps from the Library of Congress.

Science In Context (Gale) – Science In Context 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.

Select Reads – Awards lists and book recommendations by email.

Science Database (ProQuest) – A new science resource from ProQuest.

Science In Context (Gale) – Science In Context 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.

Social Law Databases – In Library Use Only. Please ask a Librarian for access.

Stingray Qello – The world’s largest collection of music films and documentaries.

Trademarks and Patents – Information about the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) program.

Triangle, Inc. – Empowering people with disabilities and their families to excel through support, challenge, and opportunity.

UNilibrary – The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive source for UN digital.

Universal Class – brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).

This resource is a Libby Extras resource. Patrons must be logged into Libby on their mobile device or logged in to their Libby/OverDrive account at LibbyApp.com to access this resource. Click here to access Libby Extras.

U.S. Copyright Office – Fair Use

U.S. History In Context (Gale) – This resource combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

U.S. National Library of Medicine – The NLM connects consumers and health professions.

Universal Class – brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).

Veterans’ Services Department – From the City of Medford.

Vocations and Careers Database (Gale)

White Pages (Reference Solutions) – Formerly called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle provides on businesses, consumers, historical business information, and more. Also includes WHITE PAGES.

World History in Context (Gale) – Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

WorldCat – In Library Use Only. OCLC’s catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. For home access try the free version at http://www.worldcat.org.

World Digital Library
See also The Library of Congress Digital Collections.

World History In Context (Gale) – Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Ebooks and Streaming Media

You have access to a wide variety of streaming options through the Minuteman Library Network. You can find ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more. Click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Department:

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