Electronic Resources

Books & Reading Guides

Books & Authors
Combining over 140,000 titles 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award-winner and librarian’s favorite lists, this readers’ advisory database helps bring readers and literature together.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
More than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

eSequels
A reader’s guide to novels in series, eSequels helps you find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title or series that you may have missed, and lists novels in the correct reading sequence. (Gloucester cards only)

FirstSearch
The world’s largest network of library content and services. Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. (No remote access) To access the public side of Firstsearch, visit WorldCat.

NoveList Plus
A readers’ advisory database, Novelist Plus provides reviews, Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Annotated Book Lists and much more for over 135,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. (NOBLE cards only)

NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. (NOBLE cards only)

Business

Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Business Source Premier
The industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. (NOBLE cards only)

General BusinessFile ASAP
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.

Regional Business News
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (NOBLE cards only)

Continuing Education & Careers

Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection provides users with access to a variety of materials, including more than 700 journals.

Vocations & Careers Collection
Covers the college and job search and provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones from nearly 400 journals. General career guides as well as highly specialized industry journals.

eBooks & Audiobooks

EBSCO eBooks
EBSCO offers electronic books from some of the world’s most renowned publishing houses, including Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley InterScience®. (NOBLE cards only)

Overdrive
Adult, teen and children’s audiobooks available for check-out with your library card. Download to your smartphone, iPad, PC, Kindle, Nook, and more! (NOBLE cards only)

Virtual Reference Library
24/7 reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized sources for multidisciplinary research.

Encyclopedias

Britannica Online
Offers reference materials for adults, as well as children. Included are a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.(NOBLE cards only)

Genealogy & Local History

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists.(No Remote Access)

HeritageQuest
Includes the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1940. More than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Includes more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.(Gloucester cards only)

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

Health & Science

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Includes magazines and academic journals, and provides instant access to multiple viewpoints, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

GreenFILE
Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.(NOBLE cards only)

Health Reference Center Academic
Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.

HealthSource
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. (NOBLE cards only)

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. (NOBLE cards only)

Medline
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. (NOBLE cards only)

Nursing and Allied Health
All aspects of the Nursing profession–from direct patient care to health care administration–are covered in this collection.

Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, and more.

Science in Context
Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Hobbies & Leisure

AskArt
Provides extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references. Includes International artists’ auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. (No remote access)

Culinary Arts Collection
Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, and culinary journals. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Ideal for gardeners, landscape architects, farmers and bio-technologists, this collection of journals includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
Find information on the history of the hospitality and tourism field, also. Study specialized aspects of the industry including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Homework Help: High School-College

Academic OneFile
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 Search Elite
This resource offers full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. A multidisciplinary database, Academic Search Elite covers virtually every area of academic study. (NOBLE cards only)

Biography in Context
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Search by name, occupation, Nationality, birth place, or death place.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources, documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files.

U.S. History in Context
Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from an extensive collection of historical information, including Primary Source Microfilm’s digital archives, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner’s Sons, and full-text periodicals and academic journals.

World History in Context
Offers students and researchers access to periodicals, reference works, and primary documents. Includes historical maps, atlases, and audio and video selections from NPR, archival newsreels, and more

Homework Help: Kindergarten-Middle School

InfoTrac Junior Edition
A periodical database 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.

Kids InfoBits
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines.

Middle Search Plus & Primary Search
Popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags. (NOBLE cards only)

Languages

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication through repetition of conversation and phrases spoken by native speakers. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, English for Spanish speakers, and more. (Gloucester cards only)

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

Boston Globe
Full text from 1980-current. Includes published obituaries.

ConsumerReports.org
Provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union.

General OneFile
Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980 with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985).

General Reference Center Gold
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.

MasterFILE Premier
More than 1,730 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. (NOBLE cards only)

New York Times
Full-text of The New York Times, including the NYT Book Review and NYT magazine from 1985-current.

Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text articles for 28 national (U.S.) & international newspapers; selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers; and 20,000+ full text television and radio news transcripts. (NOBLE cards only)

Teacher Resources

Educator’s Reference Complete
More than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

ERIC
The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. (NOBLE cards only)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. (NOBLE cards only)

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. (NOBLE cards only)


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Academic Search Elite
This resource offers full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. A multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Elite covers virtually every area of academic study. (NOBLE cards only)

Academic OneFile
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.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists.(No Remote Access)

AskArt
Provides extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references. Includes International artists’ auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. (No remote access)

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Biography in Context
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Search by name, occupation, Nationality, birth place, or death place.

Books & Authors
Combining over 140,000 titles 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award-winner and librarian’s favorite lists, this readers’ advisory database helps bring readers and literature together.

Boston Globe
Full text from 1980-current. Includes published obituaries.

Britannica Online
Offers reference materials for adults, as well as children. Included are a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Business Source Premier
The industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. (NOBLE cards only)

top

C-D

Contemporary Literary Criticism
More than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection provides users with access to a variety of materials, including more than 700 journals.

Culinary Arts Collection
Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, and culinary journals. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

EBSCO eBooks
EBSCO offers electronic books from some of the world’s most renowned publishing houses, including Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley InterScience®. (NOBLE cards only)

Educator’s Reference Complete
More than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

top

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Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Includes magazines and academic journals, and provides instant access to multiple viewpoints, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

ERIC
The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. (NOBLE cards only)

eSequels
A reader’s guide to novels in series, eSequels helps you find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title or series that you may have missed, and lists novels in the correct reading sequence. (Gloucester cards only)

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FirstSearch
The world’s largest network of library content and services. Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. (No remote access) To access the public side of Firstsearch, visit WorldCat.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.(NOBLE cards only)

top

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Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Ideal for gardeners, landscape architects, farmers and biotechnologists, this collection of journals includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

General BusinessFile ASAP
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.

General OneFile
Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980 with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985).

General Reference Center Gold
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.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.

GreenFILE
Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.(NOBLE cards only)

top

H

Health Reference Center Academic
Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.

HealthSource
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. (NOBLE cards only)

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. (NOBLE cards only)

HeritageQuest
Includes the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1940. More than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Includes more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.(Gloucester cards only)

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
Find information on the history of the hospitality and tourism field, also. Study specialized aspects of the industry including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

top

I-L

InfoTrac Junior Edition
A periodical database 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.

Kids InfoBits
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. (NOBLE cards only)

top

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Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication through repetition of conversation and phrases spoken by native speakers. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, English for Spanish speakers, and more. (Gloucester cards only)

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

MasterFILE Premier
More than 1,730 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. (NOBLE cards only)

Medline
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. (NOBLE cards only)

Middle Search Plus & Primary Search
Popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags. (NOBLE cards only)

top

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New York Times
Full-text of The New York Times, including the NYT Book Review and NYT magazine from 1985-current.

Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text articles for 28 national (U.S.) & international newspapers; selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers; and 20,000+ full text television and radio news transcripts. (NOBLE cards only)

NoveList Plus
A readers’ advisory database, Novelist Plus provides reviews, Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Annotated Book Lists and much more for over 135,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. (NOBLE cards only)

NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. (NOBLE cards only)

Nursing and Allied Health
All aspects of the Nursing profession–from direct patient care to health care administration–are covered in this collection.

Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams, and more.

top

O-Q

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources, documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files.

Overdrive
Adult, teen and children’s audiobooks available for check-out with your library card. Download to your smartphone, iPad, PC, Kindle, Nook, and more! (NOBLE cards only)

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. (NOBLE cards only)

top

R-T

Regional Business News
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (NOBLE cards only)

Science in Context
Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

top

U-Z

U.S. History in Context
Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from an extensive collection of historical information, including Primary Source Microfilm’s digital archives, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner’s Sons, and full-text periodicals and academic journals.

Virtual Reference Library
24/7 reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized sources for multidisciplinary research.

Vocations & Careers Collection
Covers the college and job search and provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones from nearly 400 journals. General career guides as well as highly specialized industry journals.

World History in Context
Offers students and researchers access to periodicals, reference works, and primary documents. Includes historical maps, atlases, and audio and video selections from NPR, archival newsreels, and more.