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ART
Grove Art

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.


BIOGRAPHIES
Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


BOOKS, READING, LITERARY CRITICISM
NoveList
NoveList is a readers' advisory service for fiction readers. It assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles; provides summaries and reviews.

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-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.

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.

An extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.


BUSINESS and INVESTING
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more.

Find a business; find a job; 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!

Source for stock and mutual fund research, in depth analysis and reports, powerful portfolio tools, financial commentary, exclusive data, and advanced analytical tools.  Morningstar.com’s content includes investment data, research and independent analysis, the well known mutual fund and stock ratings, and style boxes. A full-time team of investment and web experts pack the site with a growing collection of daily editorials, real-time news, feature stories, and independent data that keeps investors on top of their stock and mutual fund investments.

Provides access to Value Line's Investment Survey and Small & Mid Cap Reports. Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented both in print and online, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.
Available to Westborough residents only


CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Criminal Justice Collection assists researchers who are: studying law or law enforcement, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in Homeland Security, delving into forensic science, iInvestigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more
Criminal Justice Collection brings together information from more than 700 journals from 1980 to present and is updated daily.

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
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.

Get live, one-on-one help online with expert tutors in a variety of subjects, every day from 2-11 pm. Get help with homework problems, studying, writing essays and reports. Tutors will also assist you with resume writing, interviewing skills, proofreading and test preparation. Use Tutor.com at home with your Westborough Library card or at the library. (Must be a resident of Westborough)


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.

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.



GARDENING, LANDSCAPE, HORTICULTURE
This collection of journals focuses 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.
All articles have been published between 1980 and the present.


GENEALOGY
Ancestry Library Edition (Available on Library computers only)
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.

Includes full text of reference books on research methods and family tree creation

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

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent 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.

Aid to researchers tracking their heritage. Online catalog, educational programming, and databases.


GENERAL REFERENCE
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.

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

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.

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers "adult" and "kids" interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

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
Online access to Salem Health's reference book Psychology & Mental Health.

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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.

All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered. This collection is of use to both 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. Whether preparing students for clinical exams, providing homework help, or NCLEX-RN test prep Nursing Resource Center is a care provider’s must have.

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes hundreds of thousands of articles updated daily from nearly 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Users will discover proven treatment techniques, examine experimental research theses, find unique applications for specific sports (everything from baseball and bowling to tennis and yachting) and more.


HISTORY
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

For those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

For those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


HOMEWORK HELP/TUTORING
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)

Get live, one-on-one help online with expert tutors in a variety of subjects, every day from 2-11 pm. Get help with homework problems, studying, writing essays and reports. Tutors will also assist you with resume writing, interviewing skills, proofreading and test preparation. Use Tutor.com at home with your Westborough Library card or at the library. (Must be a resident of Westborough)

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.

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

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. 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. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.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.

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.


LANGUAGE LEARNING
Learn a new language! Mango is a self-paced learning system with a focus on simplicity.  Listen, speak, and learn online.  For english language learners as well as those interested in learning a foreign language.  Use on your home computer (requires audio and optional voice recorder).


MOVIES
Discover, download, and watch independent films from around the world.

Watch up to 3 different movies or television episodes a week.  Download apps (available once you log in with your library card) to watch on your mobile device.


MUSIC
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment. Westborough residents/cardholders can download 3 songs a week with their barcodes. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.


NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
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.

Full-text coverage beginning in 1980

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

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985).

Download digital editions of your favorite magazines:  the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.



OBITUARIES
Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent 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
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

This database includes information on the environment, health and medicine, math, physics, chemistry, technology, and science biographies.

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.


TECHNOLOGY
Software and technology training videos

Information on the latest technology, from operating systems and programming to productivity and creative design. Online books on topics like using Excel and Quickbooks, professional development, fundamentals of selling online, social media, web design, graphic design.
Books also provide instructions for everything from setting up a home computer network or wireless theater to using digital cameras, iPhones and iPads, with advice on how make the most of the newest gadgets.


TEST PREPARATION
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.

Get live, one-on-one help online with expert tutors in a variety of subjects, every day from 2-11 pm. Get help with homework problems, studying, writing essays and reports. Tutors will also assist you with resume writing, interviewing skills, proofreading and test preparation. Use Tutor.com at home with your Westborough Library card or at the library. (Must be a resident of Westborough)


 TOURISM, HOSPITALITY, LEISURE
With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides 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.


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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