Browse millions of published articles from the following subscription-based databases. Access these with your library card barcode.
Find Magazine and Journal Articles Online – A Massachusetts public or campus library card and a computer with Internet access are your gateway to web-based electronic resources that contain thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, newswires, business directories, investment reports, biographies, health and prescription drug information, literature reviews, and more. Read the latest AND back issues of your favorite magazines and newspapers ranging from Time,Newsweek, Consumer Reports, Science News, Forbes, the Harvard Health Letter,Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ranger Rick, The Boston Globe, The New York Times and Fodor’s Travel Guides to name a few. The latest magazines are often online BEFORE they even hit the newsstands!
Academic OneFile – Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Biography In Context – Biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
Books and Authors – Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winningWhat Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
Boston Globe – The Boston Globe dating back to 1980.
Boston Public Library Digital Magazines – Boston Public Library now offers Zinio magazines in a digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. All Massachusetts residents are eligible for the BPL eCardneeded to access these resources.
Boston Public Library eBooks and Downloadable Media – Boston Public Library offers downloadable ebooks, audio, video and music through OverDrive that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. All Massachusetts residents are eligible for the BPL eCard needed to access these resources.
Boston Public Library Electronic Resources – Read newspapers, journals, electronic books and more without leaving your computer. All Massachusetts residents are eligible for the BPL eCard needed to access these resources.
Boston Public Library Streaming Media – Boston Public Library now offers streaming movies, television episodes, music, and audio books through Hoopla. Popular titles are always available so you can borrow what you like, when you like. All Massachusetts residents are eligible for the BPL eCard needed to access these resources.
Business Insights: Essentials – A fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Criminal Justice Collection – Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to hundreds of full-text journals. Criminal Justice Collection contains 5,993,886 articles. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2012.
Culinary Arts Collection – The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Culinary Arts Collection contains 4,850,834 articles updated as recently as November 17, 2012. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2012.
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select – An extensive collection of critical essays & biographical information on contemporary writers.
Educator’s Reference Complete – Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica – Encyclopaedia Britannica is the largest, most comprehensive encyclopaedia in the world. This Public Library Edition includesWorld Data Analyst, 4,000 videos, 34,000 images, links to 80,000 approved quality web site, the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary and Merrican Webster’s Dictionary of Quotation. The Public Library Kids’ Edition is also available. Or try the Britannica Online School Edition, which has separate elementary, middle, and high schoollevels, and includes a world atlas, timelines, country comparisons, and many other features.
Enviromental Studies and Policy Collection – Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes magazines and academic journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Expanded Academic ASAP Plus – Scholarly content covering arts & humanities, the social sciences and general sciences.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context – an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.
Gale World History in Context – A comprehensive online collection that uses an intuitive, Web-like interface to provide multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content that supports today’s history research requirements.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection – Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
General BusinessFile ASAP – Full-text business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts’ reports on major companies and industries.
General OneFile – Largest collection of periodicals for a general audience; also includes multimedia and some ready reference.
General Reference Center Gold – Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.
Global Issues in Context – Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Grove Art Online – Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). It offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.
Health and Wellness Resource Center – Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Health Reference Center Academic – Full-text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection – With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
Info Trac Junior Edition (grades 5-12) – Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for junior high and middle school students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Info Trac Student Edition (grades 9-12) – Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9 – 12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Kids InfoBits – Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search.
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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Massachusetts History Online – Combining selections from their vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. Containing data from a range of publications, Massachusetts History Online provides a targeted resource for information relating to the study of Massachusetts History.
New York Times 1995 – Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995).
NoveList – NoveList is a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Patrons can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.
Nursing Resource Center with Nursing and Allied Health Collection – This resource is designed for nursing students and brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopaedia texts.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection – Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
Science Online – Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Science In Context – Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets.
U.S. History in Context – U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
Vocations & Careers Collection – Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
World History in Context – World History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
Learning Express Database – You must have a Northampton (Forbes) Library card to use this database. This interactive online database features more than 300 practice tests based on official school and career exams, including ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker Exams, among others. Includes math & reading practice for 4th grade through high school, school and college admission tests and Advance Placement tests.