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BIOGRAPHIES


BOOKS, READING, LITERARY CRITICISM
Information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Readers' advisory service for fiction readers. New authors and titles; summaries and reviews.


Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews


BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
If you live, work,attend school or own property in Massachusetts, you qualify for a Boston Public Library eCard and can access the BPL's digital resources.  Click the BPL link (above) to complete their online application.


BUSINESS and INVESTING


Business & executives profiles, residents, job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, Résumé Templates, healthcare professionals, new businesses, genealogy, background and criminal search, email marketing and more. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, demographic studies, employment opportunities, genealogy, background and criminal searching, finding friends, and relatives and much more!

Available to Westborough residents only

Collection of periodicals supporting business school students and entrepreneurs

CONSUMERS
Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CULINARY ARTS
The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. All articles have been published between 1980 and the present.


EDUCATION
Free online tutoring, writing assistance, skills building, and so much more.  For students of all ages, including adult learners.

A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. ~Online career preparation. ~Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Inprove academic skills from elementary through college level; Prepare for college entrance exams (SAT, CLEP, ACT, AP). Prepare for exams like the TOEFL, GED. ~Practice skills you need for careers and licensing.

For student researchers in grades 6 - 8


EMPLOYMENT/CAREERS
Find a job; find a company; research a company; find a person.  Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. ~Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!  AtoZ also provides resume templates.

Free online tutoring, writing assistance, skills building, and so much more.  For students of all ages, including adult learners.

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.


ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC AND FILMS



GARDENING, LANDSCAPE, HORTICULTURE



GENEALOGY
Ancestry Library Edition (Available on Library computers only)   Tutorial
Search for records about your ancestors. Ancestry provides records of immigration to the U.S.; birth, marriage, and death records; census lists, military records, directories, and other genealogical materials.

Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records...and more.



American Ancestors  (Available only on Library computers)
Aid to researchers tracking their heritage. Online catalog, educational programming, and databases.


GENERAL REFERENCE
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.


A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Search state, national and international full-text articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires and videos.  Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Westborough News,  Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the USA Today.


HEALTH/MEDICINE



Of use to professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale’s Nursing Resource Center supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide.




HISTORY




HOMEWORK HELP/TUTORING
Free online tutoring, writing assistance, skills building, and so much more.  For students of all ages, including adult learners.

Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life."  (Westborough residents only)

Cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

For student researchers in grades 6 - 8

Search state, national and international full-text articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires and videos.  Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Westborough News,  Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the USA Today.


ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.



Search state, national and international full-text articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires and videos.  Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Westborough News,  Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the USA Today.


NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Search state, national and international full-text articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires and videos. 

Full-text coverage beginning in 1980

Full-text of newspapers, news wire services, journals, and college newspapers

Full-text articles from The Westborough News (7/29/2005-current). Updated daily.

Full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985).



OBITUARIES
Records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.


SCIENCE AND NATURE
Journals of the American Physical Society.   In-library access only.



Source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.


TECHNOLOGY
Software and technology training videos


TEST PREPARATION
Free online tutoring, writing assistance, skills building, and so much more.  For students of all ages, including adult learners.

Take practice tests that contain questions that are similar - or often identical - to the test you'll take at the RMV. You'll still have to go to the RMV to take the test, but you'll be prepared! It also includes pages with the driving manual included, so you can read them online and take the practice tests right in the same site.

Free Certified Nursing Assistant practice tests


TOURISM, HOSPITALITY, LEISURE


WESTBOROUGH
Full-text articles from The Westborough News (7/29/2005-current). Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, and other sections.



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