Electronic Resources


Biography Reference Bank -- A searchable biographical database that includes full-text articles from Current Biography and World Authors, as well as other leading journals and magazines.  See Mrs. Walkins for the log-in information.

Boston Globe -- As members of the Massachusetts Library System we can access the Boston Globe Archives through Proquest's News & Issues databases.

Boston Public Library Databases -- The Boston Public Library offers remote access to all residents of the Commonwealth for its electronic resources. Use your BPL Library card to log in or sign up for an E-card at the BPL site.

Encyclopedia Britannica -- As members of the Massachusetts Library System, we have access to the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. 

Gale Databases - Full suite of databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the agency of state government responsible for the improvement of library services throughout the Commonwealth.  


E-Book Collections

E-Point Books -- E-books provided by Rosen Publishing. Log in and read e-books online in the Library or at home any time, day or night.  Ask Mrs. Walkins for our user name and password.

Follett Shelf E-books -- Read e-books online in the Library or at home any time, day or night. Download the Follett Reader app onto your iPad and ask Mrs. Walkins

Search Engines

Google Scholar -- Search engine designed for scholarly research.  Includes option to create a scholar profile, save search results and compile citations. 

RefSeek -- Search engine for students and researchers that narrows search results to academic information.

Sweet Search -- A search engine for students.

Non-Fiction Archives

Are you searching for non-fiction reading comprehension or Ten Percent summary selections? Explore these archives from a number of reputable publications.

The Ethicist -- An archive of columns by the NewYork Times Magazine's Ethicist, Chuck Klosterman.
History Today -- Searchable archive of history articles from two British periodicals, History Today and History Review

The Learning Network -- Teaching and learning with the New York Times. Archive of articles for students to read and reflect upon. Students can post comments about the articles they have read.

Newsela -- A news service for teachers and students featuring timely articles from reputable newspapers across the country.

Smithsonian Magazine -- Collection of articles from the Smithsonian.

Time Archive  -- Searchable database of Time Magazine articles from 1923 to the present.


ipl2: Information You Can Trust -- An online research site created by the merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarian's Internet Index (LII).  Provides access to Resources by Subject, Newspapers and Magazines and Special Collections.  This site also includes a For Teens section.

Khan Academy -- Free educational site offering a library of instructional videos on almost any subject. “You can learn anything.” 

Library of Congress -- Official website of the Library of Congress.  Provides access to its digital collections of millions of items, as well as other helpful features for educators and researhers.

MIT Libraries Foreign Language News -- MIT Libraries provides links to a variety of foreign language newspapers.

OWL -- The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers free resources to students and teachers including MLA citation information, resources for ESL students and tips on avoiding plagiarism.

Wordly Wise 3000-- Companion site to the Wordly Wise Student Book series.  Provides  reinforcement activities to expand and enhance vocabulary.

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