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ONLINE RESOURCES
 
Access to a number of online databases not found on the "Free Internet".   Sources include full text newspapers, magazines, car repair guides, books, antique price guides, language learning and so much more.  A valid CLAMS card issued from the JBPL is needed for databases funded by JBPL.  Other databases will require a valid Massachusetts library card. Funding for the databases provided by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library  (JBPL). 
 
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A to Z The USA
Provides state, county and city information as well as maps, flags, photos and facts of all 50 states and 5 U.S. Territories. Includes historical maps and census information. You will need your Bourne Library card to access from a non-Bourne library computer. Provided by JBPL.
 
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A to Z World Travel

Provides travel information for world cities. Includes travel guides and resources. Don't take your trip until you've looked at the resources found here. Provided by JBPL with funds provided by the Cape Cod Foundation.

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Academic OneFile
Academic journal "powerhouse." Indexing for 8,000 journals, most full-text. Includes arts, humanities, literature, science & technology, social sciences, & more. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Agriculture Collection

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of hundreds of journals and magazines, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. Funded by MBLC & MLS.

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Ancestry Library Edition
More than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including U.S. Census, military, court, land & probate records; vital & church records, directories, passenger lists & more. Provided by JBPL.
 
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Annals of American History

Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Biography In Context

Over 1 million individuals past & present, throughout history, from around the world, across all disciplines. Articles from Gale biographical reference works, magazine articles. Includes thumbnail biographies from the Marquis Who's Who series. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Book Index With Reviews / BIR Entertainment

Book Index With Reviews provides information on the books you want and need to read. Includes forthcoming books, search by subject and much much more. BIR Entertainment provides information on 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/ Video titles. Find music or videos featuring a favorite artist, performer or specific genre. Provided by JBPL.
 
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Books and Authors

Explores endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics by combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists. Includes resources from the entire What Do I Read Next collection. Funded by MLS.
 
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Business Economics and Theory

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find hundreds of full-text journals to support their research. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Business Insights: Essentials
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape:
  • extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection
  • easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports
  • industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more
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Career Transitions (NEW)
Job Seekers tool featuring powerful job search functionality, guided resume and cover letter creation, an interview preparation tool, and interactive practice activities.

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Funded through MBLC with funds from the Library Services & Technology Act, a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Chilton Library.com
Repairs and diagnostics on domestic and foreign models from 1929 to the present. A valid Bourne Library card is needed for home access. Provided by JBPL.
 
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CLAMS Catalog


Access the CLAMS catalog where you can renew materials, place holds, change your PIN # and so much more.
 
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Communications and Mass Media Collection

From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.


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Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Extensive full-text collection of biographical & critical essays on major modern authors. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to hundreds of full-text journals. Funded by MLS.
 
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Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Provided by MBLC.

 
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Diversity Studies Collection

A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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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. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Encyclopaedia Britannica - Public Library Edition

Complete online Encyclopaedia Britannica - including dictionary, yearly annuals, quotations, world data information and so much more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes magazines and academic journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. Funded by MLS.
 
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ERIC

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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Expanded Academic ASAP
(1980-present) General interest magazines supplemented by scholarly journals in humanities, science, social sciences and current events. 2800 journals indexed; over 1,000 full text. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Fine Arts and Music collection

With hundreds of full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and film making. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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FREEGAL Music




Access to s
ongs from Sony Music's catalog of artists.  You will need your Bourne Library card to access.  There is a limit of 5 downloads a person per week.  Click on the Freegal icon to learn more about and to begin using this great new service.  Funding made possible by the Cape Cod Foundation.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Provided by MBLC.
 
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Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. Funded by MLS.

 
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Gender Studies Collection

This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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General Business File ASAP
(1980-present) Includes broker research reports on corporations. Business & trade journals indexed, with many full text. Provided by MBLC.
 
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General Reference Center Gold
(1980 - present)  Indexing for 2000 general interest magazines; over 1200 full-text.  Current events, popular culture, travel, business, health, social sciences, arts, science & technology, sports, hobbies & crafts.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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General Science Collection

A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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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.   Funded by MLS
 
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Global Road Warrior
Database provides complete information on the nations of the world.  Includes customs, food, economies and so much more.  Provided by JBPL with funding from the Cape Cod Foundation.

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Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.  

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Health and Wellness Resource Center
 
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.  Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.
 
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Health Reference Center Academic
(1980 - present) 1500 journals indexed; many full-text.  Medicine, nursing, allied health & alternative medicine.  Includes alcohol & drug abuse, diseases, prescription drugs, nutrition, public health & more.  Over 40 full-text nursing journals.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Home Improvement Collection

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.  Provided by MBLC.

 
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Info-Trac One-File
 
(1980 - present) 10,000 journals, 6,000 full-text.  Arts, literature, science & technology, religion, history, communications, social sciences & law, business & industry, health care & more.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Info -Trac Student Edition
For Middle and High school students, grade 5-12.  Full-text magazine & news articles, reference works in science, social studies, art, sports, health, popular culture & more.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Information Science and Library Issues Collection

This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers � from the research specialist to the information architect � will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Insurance and Liability Collection
Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Legal Forms (Online)
 
A collection of forms ranging from bankruptcy, adoption, renting and much more.  You will need a valid Bourne Library Card to access from home.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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Literature Resource Center
Provides 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.  Funded by MLS.
 
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Mango Languages
 
Online language - learning system that can help you learn a language at your own pace.  Available courses include Spanish, Italian, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese and ESL Brazilian Portuguese.  Bourne library card needed for access outside of the library.  Provided by JBPL with funding made possible by the Cape Cod Foundation.
 
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Massachusetts History Online
Over 600 archives & manuscript collections in Massachusetts.  Full-text articles from 50 magazines & local newspapers covering people, places & historical events.  Provided by MBLC
 
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Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine Consumer Health)

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Morningstar Mutual Funds will discontinue its print service effective December 2012. The Library is now subscribing to its replacement, Morningstar Investment Research Center.  This expanded collection offers real-time data, fund and stock analysis and portfolio tools. Only one patron can access this trial at a time so please remember to sign off when you are finished. 

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NoveList Plus
 
Find great reading, fiction or non-fiction, with Author Read-alikes, feature articles, discussion guides and other tools. Want a list of all the books written by a particular author?  Look no further.  Need to know all the books in a particular series?  You got it, check out this database.   Provided by JBPL 
 
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Nursing and Allied Health Health Collection

All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered. This collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.Funded by MBLC.

 
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Nursing Resource Center
Articles from a variety of magazines, plus excerpts from reference books. Material includes a medical dictionary, medical directories, health periodicals, and pamphlets from leading health organizations.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.


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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
 
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.  Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents and more.  Funded by MLS.
 
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Overdrive - Downloadable Audio and E-Book Materials
E-books, Audio books, music and more are available to download to your own computer or player.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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Pop culture Collection

It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Popular Magazines

Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries". Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
 
Database providing prices and information on antiques and collectibles.  You will need your valid Bourne library card to log in from home.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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Psychology Collection

This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Salem Press Health
Remote access to the following Salem Press Health materials:
Magill's Medical  Guide
Cancer Encyclopedia

You will need your Bourne Library card to access the databases.  Provided by JBPL

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Salem Press History
Online access to the following Salem Press materials
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents in American Leaders
Milestone Documents in World History
The Decades - 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Great Lives From History - the 20th Century
Great Events From History - 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century

You will need your Bourne Library Card to access.  Funding provided by JBPL

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Science In Context
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of todays' most significant science topics.  Funded by MLS.
 
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Small Business Collection

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Testing & Education Reference Center
 
Need to find a college?  Studying for the SAT's? This database does it all.  Test study guides, college information, what majors are offered where?  A valid Bourne Library card is needed to access from home.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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U. S. History Collection

As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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U.S. History In Context
 
Provides an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
 
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Virtual Reference Library (GALE)

Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Vocations and Careers Collection

Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.


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War & Terrorism Collection

A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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World Data Analyst
Information and comparisons of the nations of the World.  Includes statistics, comparisons and other information.  Funded by MBLC and MLS

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World History Collection

As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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World History in Context
Provides an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.  Funded by MLS.
 
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FOR KIDS

Britannica Learning Zone
Young children will enjoy playing games, drawing, reading and exploring in this fun learning database.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica - Kids Edition
Complete information from Encyclopaedia Britannica geared towards children.  Funded by MBLC and MLS.

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Info Trac K-12 Junior Edition
For junior high/middle school students, provides full text reference information, magazine & news articles.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Kids InfoBits
For elementary school children.  Easy access to full-text reference works, magazines & news articles on science, history, current events, sports & more.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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NoveList Plus K-8
Find great reading for kids with feature articles, book talks, award winners, discussion guides for picture books.  Provided by JBPL
 
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Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks are animated e-books for young readers.  Database also includes games, puzzles and language skills, and read along stories.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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NEWSPAPERS
America's News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.  Includes staff written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.  Includes the Boston Herald from 1991 and many other regional Massachusetts newspapers such as The Worcester Telegram and Springfield Republican.  Provided by JBPL.

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Boston Globe
Full text coverage of local, national and international news (1980-present).  Provided by MBLC.
 
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Bourne Courier
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Bourne Courier.  Content from 3/24/2009 - Current.  Provided by JBPL.

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Cape Cod Times
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Cape Cod Times.  Provided by JBPL.
 
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New York Times
(1980-present) Full-text coverage from the US newspaper of record.  Coverage of national & international news, plus coverage of important speeches & documents, Supreme Court decisions & presidential press conference transcripts.  Provided by MBLC.
 
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