Reference Databases

This is a list of the databases currently available to Library patrons.

To access a database, click on the appropriate link at the end of each description. When accessing a particular database from outside of the library, you will be required to log in with your Minuteman Library card number. Most of the time, it must be entered without any spaces between the numbers. Some databases are restricted to Concord residents only (noted below).

Should you have a problem logging in, please contact a Reference Librarian at 978-318-3347 during library hours.

BIOGRAPHY

Biography In Context (MBLC) It includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and biographical information in the Complete Marquis Who's Who. [Go to database]

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Banker and Tradesman (CFPL) (In-library use only; password required; see Reference staff.) A real estate, banking and commercial weekly for Massachusetts. [Go to database]

General BusinessFile ASAP (MBLC)Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.
[Go to database]

ReferenceUSA (CFPL) (In-library and Home Access)is an online database that contains detailed information on 20 million U.S. businesses and 222 million consumers. [In Library Access] [Home Access]

FOR STUDENTS/CHILDREN

JSTOR (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) A high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. [Remote access | Remote access instructions | In-library access]

Kids InfoBits (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman library Network Library card number.)
For elementary school students, includes reference books, magazines, and newspaper articles. [Go to database]

Student Edition (MBLC) Designed for high school students, provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books. [Go to database]

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Consumers' CHECKBOOK (CFPL) ( In-library use only) (Boston edition) evaluates the quality and prices of local service firms and stores in the Boston area. [Go to database]

Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus (CFPL) (In-library and Home Access) [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents]

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopaedia Britannica (MBLC) [Go to database]

World Book Online (MMRLS) [Remote access | In-library access]

GENERAL

Academic OneFile (MBLC)Millions of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Includes the full text of the New York Times back to 1985. [Go to database]

Ancestry Library (CFPL) (In-library access only) With more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists. [Go to database]

Educator's Reference Complete (MBLC) More than 450 full-text journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many reference sources. Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. [Go to database]

Expanded Academic ASAP (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.) From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. [Go to database]

Gale Virtual Reference Library (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.) Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. [Go to database]

General OneFile (MBLC)News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. [Go to database]

General Reference Center Gold (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.) Articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. [Go to database]

JSTOR (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) A high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.[Remote access | Remote access instructions | In-library access]

Mango Languages (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) Learn everyday conversations in multiple world languages. [Remote access | In-library access]

New languages added:
1. Arabic (Leventine)
2. Farsi
3. Pashto
4. Urdu
5. Turkish
6. Hebrew
7. Korean
8. Vietnamese
9. Thai
10.Tagalog
11.Hindi
12.Irish

ESL courses:
1. ESL French
2. ESL Italian
3. ESL German
4. ESL Russian
5. ESL Mandarin Chinese
6. ESL Cantonese Chinese
7. ESL Japanese
8. ESL Greek
9. ESL Arabic
10.ESL Korean
11.ESL Vietnamese

PowerSearch (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.) A one-stop source for newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from 1980 to the present on a wide range of topics. With the cross-search feature of Thomson Gale PowerSearch, you can search one, several, or all available Thomson Gale databases simultaneously. [Go to database]

WorldCat (MMRLS) (In-library access only) Search for books, periodicals, and other media worldwide. [Go to database]

HEALTH

Health Reference Center Academic (MBLC)Nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. [Go to database]

JSTOR (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) A high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. [Remote access | Remote access instructions | In-library access]

HISTORY

Ancestry Library (CFPL) (In-library access only) With more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists. [Go to database]

HeritageQuest Online (CFPL) (In-library and Home Access) [In-Library Access] [Home Access]

Massachusetts History Online (MBLC)
Full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history. [Go to database]

LITERATURE & BOOKS

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (MBLC) (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.) Critical and biographical essays on contemporary writers. [Go to database]

JSTOR (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.)A high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. [Remote access | Remote access instructions | In-library access]

Literature Resource Center (MBLC) Offers full-text literary criticism and reviews. [Go to database]

NoveList Plus (CFPL) A reader's advisory resource which helps readers of all ages find fiction authors and titles through subjects, reviews, booklists and more. [Go to database]

OverDrive (Remote access requires Minuteman Library Network library card number.)
This downloadable audiobook service offers more than 540 titles. Check out and download books from your computer 24/7 and transfer them to an iPod or other portable listening device. [Go to database]

LOCAL RESOURCES

Community Information (CFPL)A database of educational, health, recreational, religious, advocacy, and governmental organizations in the Boston Metrowest region. [Go to database]

QuickFind! Massachusetts Websites (MLN)A directory of Internet websites pertinent to the commonwealth of Massachusetts. [Go to database]

NEWSPAPERS

Historical New York Times (CFPL) The Historical New York Times contains full image (including advertisements and death notices) from daily issues 1851 to 2006. [Remote access | In-library access]

New York Times (1985-present) (MBLC) [Go to database]

SCIENCE

JSTOR (CFPL) (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) A high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.[Remote access | Remote access instructions | In-library access]

Science In Context (CFPL)This curriculum-oriented science database provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. [Go to database]

STOCKS & INVESTMENTS

MorningStar Investment Research Center (CFPL) It helps users manage their stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. [In Library Access] [Home Access]

Value Line (CFPL) (In-library and Home Access)
is an online database for ratings and reviews of stocks [In Library Use] [Home Access for Concord Residents Only]

Resources are provided by the following organizations:

  • BPL—Boston Public Library with funding from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

  • CFPL—Concord Free Public Library

  • MBLC—Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the six Regional Library Systems

  • MLN—Minuteman Library Network

  • MMRLS—Massachusetts Metrowest Regional Library System


DATABASE MENU

By Subject:
Biography | Business Resources | For Students/Children | Consumer Information | Encyclopedias | General | Health | History | Literature & Books | Local resources |Newspapers | Science | Stocks & Investments |

By Title (Alphabetical List) [Click here]


FreegalFreegal is a downloadable music service library purchased for Concord residents. With your library card, you may download three songs a week. [Click here to Start] [View FAQs]


ConsumerEurope - 1450 to 1789: An Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World: an eBook published by Gale [Click here to begin]


ConsumerMilestone Documents in World History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped the World: an eBook published by Gale [Click here to begin]


ConsumerMilestone Documents in American History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped America: an eBook published by Gale [Click here to begin]


ConsumerEncyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450: an eBook published by Gale [Click here to begin]


ConsumerGale Virtual Reference Library is an online database that contains almost 300 reference titles. [Go to database]


ConsumerNew to the Library: Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus online database [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents]


Value LineAlso new: Value Line an online database for ratings and reviews of stocks [In Library Use] [Home Access for Concord Residents Only]


HeritageIntroducing HeritageQuest Online for home and in-library use. [In-Library Access] [Home Access]


Novelist PlusPlease explore our new Novelist Plus an online database that includes hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles. [In-Library Access] [Home Access]


MorningstarNew to the Library! Morningstar Investment Research Center helping you manage your stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. [In Library Access] [Home Access]


ReferenceUSAReferenceUSA - an online database that contains detailed information on 20 million U.S. businesses and 222 million consumers. [In Library Access] [Home Access]


MangoMango Languages - learn everyday conversations in multiple world languages [In Library Access] [Home Access]


Literature ResourceLiterature Resource Center is an online database offering full-text literary criticism and reviews. [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents]


JStorJSTOR includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable. [In-Library Access] [Remote Access for Concord Residents Only] [Remote Access Instructions]


NovelistNoveList is a reader's advisory tool for fiction lovers. [In-Library Use] [Remote Access]


Boston Public Library (BPL) Electronic Databases and Apply for a BPL eCard here.


Electronic Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Science In Context

PowerSearch

All require Minuteman Library Network library card number for remote access.

Glossary of Terms

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