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

Books and 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.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Merrium-Webster Online/a>
Merrium-Webster Dictionary online.

Britannica Online
Included are a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

History & Political Science
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.

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.