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Encyclopedias, Journals, and Reference Sources
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WorldBook Online

World Book presents a universe of information.  From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds.  World Book Online includes more than 26,000 articles that are written clearly and includes more then 12,000 pictures and maps.  They are interesting and packed with facts.

Library Use & Remote Access Britannica Public Library Edition

Whether it's frogs or physics, gardening or geography, this database covers it all! Contains content for students as young as elementary school, as well as advanced content for college students and researchers and everything in between.

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Academic OneFile

Articles from scholarly, trade and general-interest publications. Topics include arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, technologies, and other academic disciplines. Full-text, abstracts, and citations to articles from 1980 - present.
Library Use & Remote Access General OneFile

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.
Library Use & Remote Access Educator's Reference Complete

Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC.
Library Use & Remote Access Expanded Academic ASAP

From the 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 - many with full text and images. Delivers answers for both the novice and the experienced researcher.
Library Use & Remote Access Gale Online Resources

Full suite of Gale databases - all of these are available with individual links below, this lists them all in one place.

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Newspapers & Magazines

For information on accessing the Southbridge Evening News, please see here.

Library Use & Remote Access The Boston Globe

An online resource that provides full-text access to The Boston Globe (1980-present).

Library Use & Remote Access New York Times

Search the full text of the New York Times (1980-current).
Library Use & Remote Access Zinio Digital Magazines

Access digital versions of popular magazines. Free to check out, with no waiting lists - and they are yours to keep for as long as you like! Read on your tablet, phone or computer.

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Biography, History, & Genealogy
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Biography in Context

Contains 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.  Entries span history and geography, with media-rich content including integrated reference material, periodical information, multimedia content, and hand-crafted topic pages covering 

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Early Peoples

Students can explore the history of great ancient cultures and civilizations, such as the Egyptions, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, among others.
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Inventions and Discoveries

This library includes an examination of inventions and discoveries in the following fields: agriculture, architecture & engineering, the arts, astronomy, communications, economics, industry & manufacturing, mathematics, medicine, personal & household items, transportation, and warfare.
Library Use & Remote Access US History in Context

Provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues, and current information, combining primary source documents with reference resources.  Includes more than 185,000 reference articles, 613,000+ periodical articles, easy to search image galleries, including seals, maps, & flags, viewpoint essays, primary documents, video and audio.
Library Use & Remote Access World History in Context

Offers students and researchers unparalleled access to more than 2,000 reference articles, historical maps, atlases, and images, primary source documents, video and audio.  Covers over 5,000 years from antiquity to present around the globe.
Internet Access Biblioboard

A growing collection of public domain and primary source content. Great for school projects, papers, historical research, or just browsing! All items are always available, view them at any time.
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Ancestry Library Edition
 
Contains data from the U.S. census; Social Security Death Index; U.S. Birth, Death and Marriage Collections; WWI Draft Registration; New York Passenger List; San Francisco Passenger List; New York Petitions for Naturalization Index; U.K. Census Indexes; Civil Registration Indexes; Parish and Probate Records;  This database can only be accessed in the library.  Please see the Library staff for assistance.

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Languages
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Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. It's the fast, easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!

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Current Issues & Cultures
Library Use & Remote Access 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 "perspective" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source, and statistical information, as well as podcasts, video and interactive graphs.
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A to Z World Cultures

Provides information on 175 countries, including standard data, with a focus on culture.  Greetings, holidays, customs, stereotypes, travel, and religions are only a few of the cultural aspects covered for each country.


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DIY, Auto Repair & Consumer Reports
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Activity Corner

Instructions on crafting projects ranging from knitting and quilting to stenciling and wreath making! Also includes crafts and activities for kids with the option to browse crafts by age range.
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Auto Repair Reference Center

Database content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1954 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; over 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance. ARRC now features the audio/visual learning aid Auto IQ. This supplemental resource provides detailed content such as full-motion video and animated technical diagrams.
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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair information for ATVs, generators, marine/boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.,) as well as extensive repairs. 

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Search & browse product reviews, ratings, recommendations, videos, and much more from one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products. 

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Practice Tests

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Permit Practice Tests

Getting ready to take your driver's permit test? This resource offers practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL written portions. Also provides access to the DMV handbooks.

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Literature & Art

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Literature Resource Center

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.

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NoveList

Need some ideas on what novels to read? This reader's advisory tool will help. Search award and prize booklists by genre; search by plot, title, or author to find similar books; browse books by subject; explore fiction through genres and subcategories; read reviews, descriptions and articles; etc.
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Salem Literature

This database includes access to the complete content of Masterplots, Fourth Edition.  Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres - long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction - throughout history and around the world.  

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Health & Science
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Health Reference Center Academic

Articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health & safety, substance abuse, HMOs, etc. Plus medical directories, pamphlets, and a dictionary. Materials in this database are intended for informational purposes only. Full-text, abstracts, citations from 1980 to the present, updated daily.
Library Use & Remote Access Health and Wellness Resource Center

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.  Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and 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.
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Salem Health

This database includes access to Salem Press' award-winning health reference works; Magill's Medical Guide, and Salem Health: Cancer. The Guide helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides.  Includes over 1,000 essays and over 400 photos and drawings.  Includes concise information on causes, symptoms, duration and treatments for almost 900 diseases and disorders. Salem Health: Cancer covers more than 800 topics of crucial interest to students, patients, caregivers, and others who have received a diagnosis or are associated with those who have cancer.
Library Use & Remote Access Science in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking 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.

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Teen Health & Wellness

A comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about them) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.  It's both a research and report tool and a self-help resource.  
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Living Green

Allows students to explore environmental issues and efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.  

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Business
Library Use & Remote Access Small Business Resource Center

A comprehensive database that covers all aspect of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more. 
Kids & Teens
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Kids InfoBits

Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Library Use & Remote Access Britannica School Edition

Gives students access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources. Designed for all levels or learning from elementary school through high school.
Library Use & Remote Access Learning Center

Early-Childhood Learning - Designed specifically for the needs of children ages 4-7. Includes an interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders to teach childrens concepts such as geography, numbers, colors, times, and sounds. Also includes a Teacher's Guide.
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WorldBook Kids

World Book presents a universe of information.  From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds.  World Book Online includes more than 26,000 articles that are written clearly and includes more then 12,000 pictures and maps.  They are interesting and packed with facts.
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WorldBook Living Green

Allows students to explore environmental issues and efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.
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WorldBook Early Peoples

Students can explore the history of great ancient cultures and civilizations, such as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, among others.
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Inventions & Discoveries

This library includes an examination of inventions and discoveries in the following fields: agriculture, architecture & engineering, the arts, astronomy, communication, economics, industry and manufacturing, mathematics, medicine, personal & household items, transportation, and warfare.
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Dramatic Learning

Expands proven approaches to building reading fluency and content comprehension. By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues, and providing adaptations of classic works, Dramatic Learning can help students become more fluent readers.
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Early World of Learning

An online resource for preschoolers and children in early grades, it offers a visual encyclopedia, readers to develop and strengthen phonics and vocabulary, and teaches early childhood themes such as numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
Library Use & Remote Access Craft Corner

Search for kid-friendly crafts and activities by age range, type, and time to complete. Full instructions for all ages!

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InfoTrac Student Edition

This periodical database is designed for students ages K-12 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.
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WorldBook Online InfoFinder

World Book presents a universe of information.  From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds.  World Book Online includes more than 26,000 articles that are written clearly and includes more then 12,000 pictures and maps.  They are interesting and packed with facts.
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Teen Health & Wellness

A comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about them) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.  It's both a research and report tool and a self-help resource. 
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A to Z World Cultures

Provides information on 175 countires, including standard data, with a focus on culture.  Greetings, holidays, customs, stereotypes, travel, and religions are only a few of the cultural aspects covered for each country.

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Permit Practice Tests

Getting ready to take your driver's permit test? This resource offers practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL written portions. Also provides access to the DMV handbooks.

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En Espanol
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Worldbook Espanol

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Linea esta orgnizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar informacion rapida y facilmente.  Article text is in Spanish only.
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Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Includes Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students, and Escolar Online for students ages 6-12.

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Library Catalogs & eBooks
Internet Access Jacob Edwards Library Catalog

Contains entries for books, videos, CD-ROMS, DVDs, audiobooks, music recordings and other materials in the Jacob Edwards Library and other libraries in Central Massachusetts. Access your library record and renew and/or request materials online. If you need assistance, ask at the Reference Desk or call the Library at 508-764-5426, Ext. 105.
Internet Access C/WMARS Regional Catalog

C/W MARS is a network of over 150 public, academic, school, regional, and special libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts. Members share an online computer system and have combined collections of more than 6 million items.
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Boston Public Library eCard

All Massachusetts residents (13 or older) are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.  A BPL eCard allows access to all of the Boston Public Library's remotely-accessible electronic resources, including a large selection of downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, video, and music, as well as magazine and journal articles from BPL's 140 online databases

Internet Access Overdrive Digital Audiobooks and eBooks

Browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to your device or computer for reading, listening or viewing anywhere, anytime.
Internet Access Axis 360

A collection of popular eBooks and audiobooks, part of the statewide beta Commonwealth eBook Collections. 
Internet Access Overdrive Digital Audiobooks and eBooks

A growing collection of public domain and primary source content. Great for school projects, papers, historical research, or just browsing! All items are always available, view them at any time.
Internet Access ebook central

Please selection C/W MARS from the dropdown "select your library" menu.
eBooks for academic research or personal interest, from cooking to gardening. Your login is the same as your C/W MARS account information.

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