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Alphabetical List of Databases
Unless indicated as “In Library Use Only,” these resources are available from any internet connection.  Most databases will require you to enter your Minuteman Library card number for access outside the library.

For a few databases, home access is available only to Woburn residents.


Academic OneFile– Research Database
Academic Onefile contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from
NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.



American Ancestors
(In Library Use Only)- Genealogy Research
Dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.


Ancestry Library (In Library Use Only)- Genealogy Research Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records,
ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!


Axis 360– eBooksAxis 360 features hundreds of free e-books, both fiction and non-fiction, for adults, teens and children.


Biblioboard– eBooks & eMedia
BiblioBoard® contains primary source materials including books, images, maps, articles, audio and video from leading publishers and archives around the world as well as a growing library of traditional publisher content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children’s books and university press books.


Biography in Context– Research Database
Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


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


Britannica Online Public Library Edition– Research Database
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content, Public Library Edition contains full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.


Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids– Research Database for Children
Contains Compton’s Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children.


Britannica Online School Edition– Research Database for Students
Elementary
Middle
High School
Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud al all levels and translation for over 50 languages. Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.


Britannica Learning Zone– Early Childhood Learning Activities
Grade Level PreK-5. Play, discover, create—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. Now, Britannica gives teachers an online solution designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.


Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Escolar K-8)- Research Database for Students
Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users’ needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.


Criminal Justice Collection– Research Database
The Criminal Justice Collection database focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Publications include: American Criminal Law Review; Corrections Today; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Forensic Examiner; Psychology Today; and more.


Culinary Arts Collection– Research Database
The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


Digital Sanborn Maps of MA 1867-1971– Historical House Research
Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. They are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch and were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers.


EBL- Ebooks Library– Academic eBooks
An ebook lending platform developed in collaboration with leading university and research libraries and with academic publishers. Offering content across all subject areas EBL features content from major academic publishers worldwide, including titles from Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Academic, Springer, World Scientific and others. Ebooks can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer or PDA. EBL offers full-text search capability across the database.


Educator’s Reference Complete– Research Database
A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.


Environmental Studies and Policy Collection– Research Database
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 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– Research Database
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines.  Access scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers – with full text and images!


Freegal Music– Music Collection

freegal music logoFreegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.  There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access is limited to Woburn residents.


Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection– Research Database
A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.


General OneFile– Research Database
General OneFile is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains over 5,000 full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.


Global Issues in Context– Research Database
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.


Health and Wellness Resource Center– Research Database
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– Research Database
Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.


HeritageQuest Online– Genealogy Research
HeritageQuest Online is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.


Hoopla– eBooks & eMedia
Hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.


Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection– Research Database
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, 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.


InfoTrac Newsstand– Newspaper Articles & Media Transcripts
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields, eliminating random searching through newspaper archives. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.


Kids InfoBits– Research Database for Children

Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.


Literature Resource Center– Research Database
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.


Lynda.com– Professional Skill Development
Lynda.com is a leading online learning website that utilizes video tutorials to help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Access is limited to Woburn residents.


The New York Times– Newspaper Articles
This database includes full-text of the New York Times from January 1, 1985 to the present.


NoveList– Reader’s Advisory
NoveList is an electronic readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.  Through its attractive and easy-to-use interface, NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest.  Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book’s subject headings field.  In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. The product’s database provides enhanced subject access to over 92,000 fiction titles.  Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources.


Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center– Research Database
All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, 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.


OverDrive Digital Media Catalog– eBooks & eMedia
The Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.


PebbleG0– Research Database for Children
PebbleGo includes hundreds of animals, audio and video clips, and educational games. PebbleGo features easy to-use searching tools and introduces early learners to database and research concepts. Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home. Includes PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth & Space, PebbleGo Biographies, and PebbleGo Social Studies.


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection– Research Database
This collection includes over 100 titles covering 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.


PowerSearch– Research Database
Gale PowerSearch is a platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. Moreover, PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library’s collection through one, single search query.

Gale PowerSearch helps users select the databases most appropriate to include in a cross-search by providing an alphabetical listing along with a description of each one. Users search with the method that’s easiest for them – by entering keywords, using pre-defined subject terms or constructing complex search queries using Boolean logic. Below the search term field, users will find a list of Gale databases so they can simply select as many databases as they want to include in their search. The database from which each document is found appears as part of the search results.


Pronunciator– Language-Learning Resource
With 80 languages to choose from and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a combination of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.


Research in Context (Research In Context incorporates content from five Gale resources, Discovering CollectionJunior Reference CollectionStudent Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition)- Research Database

Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to this age group. It features:

  • Engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content
  • Information from trusted sources like Gale, National Geographic, Scholastic and more
  • Alignment to national and state curriculum standards
  • New content written especially for middle schoolers including nearly 300 topic pages and overviews

Safari– eBooks for Technology & Programming
Safari Books Online offer the latest content in popular technology featuring books on digital photography, home audio/video, computing and home networking, programming, and video gaming. Search across hundreds of titles simultaneously, browse the collection book by book, or pinpoint exactly the chapter, section and example you need in seconds.


Science in Context– Research Database
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. The database covers curriculum-related science topics, and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.


Small Business Resource Center– Professional Database
Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages – plan, fund, start, and manage – to fit your research needs at any point in your business’s development.


Student Edition– Research Database
This database is designed for high school students, 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.


TumbleBook Library– Animated eBooks
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.


Tutor.com– Homework Help
Access available 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM seven days a week and 361 days a year.
Online tutoring for k-12th grade students, adult learners, and job seekers with over 40 subjects in math, science, social studies, language arts, foreign language, test prep, computer literacy and job search. Includes SAT/ACT essentials test prep powered by The Princeton Review, resume and essay drop-off service, drop-off math reviews, assessment quizzes in 12 different subjects, SkillsCenter resource library and educational content, optional personalized accounts for library patrons, and Bi-lingual en Español tutors for math, science and social studies subjects.


U.S. History in Context– Research Database
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution 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.


Vocations and Careers Collection– Career Exploration Database
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.


WorldCat (In Library Use Only)- International Library Catalog
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
For home access try the free version at http://www.worldcat.org


World History in Context– Research Database
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution 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.