List of resources by subject

List of resources by subject

Accessibility

Communitas – Communitas is committed to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and their families – in the community.

We offer Family SupportResidential ServicesDay Services, and Recreational Programs  – as well as employment and volunteering opportunities – for more than 1,000 families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities.

By eliminating barriers, expanding opportunities and supporting independence, we empower our people to lead full and meaningful lives. Whether you have a child, a transitioning adult, or older adult; we provide a safe environment with services that meet individual needs, whatever they are and however they change, while inspiring dreams.

Biography

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

Business and Finance

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

Leadership and Management (OneFile, Gale) – Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.

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.

Career Resources

LearningExpress Library by EBSCO – Learning Express Library includes nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more. Click here for a link to eBooks in LearningExpress Library.

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.

Peterson’s Test Prep – Contains over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

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.

U.S. Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as part of the U.S. Federal Statistical System. BLS collects, calculates, analyzes, and publishes data essential to the public, employers, researchers, and government organizations.

Career Outlook – Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more. These articles are helpful for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and others planning careers.

Current Population Survey – The monthly survey of U.S. households provides data on employment and earnings by occupation, along with age, gender, race, educational attainment, and other characteristics of workers in each occupation.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics – BLS conducts an annual mail survey of establishments that provides data on employment and wages by occupation and industry for over 800 occupations and for about 400 industries throughout the Nation, and similar data for all states and selected metropolitan areas.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This publication describes the nature of the work, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

Interviewing, Resumes, and Cover Letters

Job Listings

Job Listings by Area of Interest

Arts, Culture, Humanities

College Jobs, 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 Bureau

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.

eBooks

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.

 

LearningExpress Library by EBSCO – Learning Express Library includes nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

Link to eBooks in LearningExpress Library – Be sure to register or sign into your LearningExpress Library Account.

Libby by OverDrive – Both the Libby App and the OverDrive App access eBooks and Audiobooks. New and expanded features are being added to Libby on an ongoing basis!

Libby Extras Libby Extras include the Great Courses Library CollectionIndieflix, and Qello Concerts. Log into your Libby account. Once you have logged into your Libby account on the Libby App or at LibbyApp.com, click on the  Library icon and scroll down to the section titled, “EXTRAS.” Remember, you must be signed in to your Libby account to view the “EXTRAS” section.

Education

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. Call English At Large at (781) 395-2374

LearningExpress Library by EBSCO – Be sure to register or sign into your LearningExpress Library Account.

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.

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.

Transparent Language Online – For learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English.

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

Encyclopedias

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 Moderna (Spanish) – Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

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.

PebbleGo – Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools.  Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.

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.

ESL

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.

Britannica Moderna (Spanish) – Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

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. 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.

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.

Transparent Language Online – For learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English.

Finance and Business

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

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 Series

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: Environmental Studies – Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues and includes sources such as topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, conference proceedings, news and magazine articles, podcasts, videos, industry reports, and consumer data.

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.

Genealogy, Local History

Ancestry Library Edition – In-library use only.

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.

General Reference

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)

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 Moderna (Spanish) – Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

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.

Digital Commonwealth – Materials from historical collections across Massachusetts.

Digital Public Library of America – The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) makes millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience and provides a library-controlled marketplace and platform for libraries to purchase, organize, and deliver eBooks and other e-content to their patrons. Contains images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

DSM-5 – The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.

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.

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.

Environmental Studies In Context – Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues and includes sources such as topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, conference proceedings, news and magazine articles, podcasts, videos, industry reports, and consumer data.

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.

Massachusetts Archives – Massachusetts State Archives and public records.

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

PebbleGo – Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools.  Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.

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 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.

Health

Department of Developmental Services – Enhancing opportunities for individuals.

DSM-5 – The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.

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.

History

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.

Country Studies, Library of Congress – 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.

CIA World Factbook – CIA’s World Factbook is your authoritative source on the world’s countries, territories, oceans, and more. Explore world facts at your fingertips.

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.

Housing

***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.

Language Learning

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.

Britannica Moderna (Spanish) – Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

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. 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.

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.

Transparent Language Online – For learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English.

 

Literature

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.

Massachusetts Libraries Digital Collections and Resources

Digital Commonwealth – Materials from historical collections across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Archives – Massachusetts State Archives and public records.

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.

Music

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.

 

Qello Concerts by Stingray – Libby Extras include the Great Courses Library CollectionIndieflix, and Qello Concerts. Log into your Libby account. Once you have logged into your Libby account on the Libby App or at LibbyApp.com, click on the  Library icon and scroll down to the section titled, “EXTRAS.” Remember, you must be signed in to your Libby account to view the “EXTRAS” section.

News, Newspapers, and Magazines

NYTimes.com

Other Newspapers, Journals, and Magazines

Local TV Sites

Additional News Sites

ProQuest

ProQuest Portal – Cross-search PQ Boston Globe, PQ Coronavirus Research Database, PQ Publicly available content Database, and PQ Science Database (does not contain PQ Research Companion).

Boston Globe Article Archive (ProQuest) – Provides full text access to The Boston Globe – 1980-current.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database  – A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

ProQuest Publicly Available Content Database – Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world.

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.

Readers Advisory

NoveList – Search for titles or authors to get similar titles or authors. You can also search by appeal.

KDL What’s Next – A database organized by Kent District Library that lists series in order.

Literature Map – Plug in an author and find similar authors. The closer the author is to the original search, the more similar they are.

Orderofbooks.com OrderOfBooks.com is a website that lists a variety of authors books in order, as well as various characters and series in order.

What Should I Read Next – You can get a book recommendation for free by going to their main page and choosing a book title, and it will provide you with a list of titles that others have also read.

Which Book – You can explore books based on mood and appeal, very similar to NoveList. You can also search by location and character/plot.

Your Next Read – Your Next Read breaks down books by genre/topic and provides top books within that category.

Science

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.

Environmental Studies In Context – Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues and includes sources such as topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, conference proceedings, news and magazine articles, podcasts, videos, industry reports, and consumer data.

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 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.

Social Services

Action for Boston Community Development

ABCD is part of the Community Action Network, created with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act, which was signed into law in 1964. The Act was a sweeping plan to improve the lives of all Americans, regardless of their circumstances. As a community action agency, ABCD has a tripartite board structure consisting of members from the local private sector, public sector, and low-income community who are democratically selected by a local ABCD Advisory Board of their peers. Leaders from each of these groups collaborate on developing responses to local needs for our most underserved and at-risk neighbors.

ABCD Connect will put you in touch with a broad range of ABCD programs including…

  • food
  • clothing and heating assistance
  • early education and childcare
  • alternative high schools and youth programs
  • career training
  • housing services
  • immigration services
  • elder programs
  • and more

Help is available in all languages.

Communitas

Communitas is committed to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and their families – in the community.

We offer Family SupportResidential ServicesDay Services, and Recreational Programs  – as well as employment and volunteering opportunities – for more than 1,000 families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities.

By eliminating barriers, expanding opportunities and supporting independence, we empower our people to lead full and meaningful lives. Whether you have a child, a transitioning adult, or older adult; we provide a safe environment with services that meet individual needs, whatever they are and however they change, while inspiring dreams.

Veterans Resources

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

Online: http://www.medfordma.org/departments/veterans/ to sign up for newsletters!

Video and Film

Acorn TV on hoopla

The Great Courses in Libby – Click here to access. Users must be logged in to Libby to use this resource link. The Great Courses is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses.

The Great Courses on hoopla – Click here to access. The Great Courses is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses.

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.

 

Indieflix – Libby Extras include the Great Courses Library CollectionIndieflix, and Qello Concerts. Log into your Libby account. Once you have logged into your Libby account on the Libby App or at LibbyApp.com, click on the  Library icon and scroll down to the section titled, “EXTRAS.” Remember, you must be signed in to your Libby account to view the “EXTRAS” section.

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.

Libby by OverDrive –Use the Libby App to access eBooks and Audiobooks. New and expanded features are being added to Libby on an ongoing basis!

Qello Concerts by Stingray – Libby Extras include the Great Courses Library CollectionIndieflix, and Qello Concerts. Log into your Libby account. Once you have logged into your Libby account on the Libby App or at LibbyApp.com, click on the  Library icon and scroll down to the section titled, “EXTRAS.” Remember, you must be signed in to your Libby account to view the “EXTRAS” section.

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

medford@minlib.net | 781-395-7950