General Research

Gale Database Power Search
The best entry point for all major topics! Select 1 specific database or search multiple databases at the same time. Here you'll find everything from history and science, biography and education, health and the arts. 
Mobile App: 
Access My Library finds public libraries within a 10-30 mile radius of your location, and gives free, 24/7 access to Gale databases and eBooks.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
One of the best sources for fully exploring both sides of any social issue or current event.  A perfect resource for middle school and high school students, as well as the general public.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Search a single eBook or search the whole collection.
EBSCO's Research Databases
 EBSCO's Research Databases are made up of thousands of open access eBooks on a wide variety of topics, from Non-Fiction to Fiction. eBooks that are part of Project Gutenberg can also be found in this collection.

Black Life in America
An amazing source for newspaper articles on "the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Salem Press Reference Shelf
A great collection of historical and literary reference eBooks, perfect for high school students and general use. 

Merck Manuals of Medical Information
Access to a wealth of consumer and professional level medical information that is constantly updated for currency and accuracy.         

GreenFILE is a research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.

Boston Public Library Databases 
Access BPL's large collection of databases (including JSTOR) by registering for a BPL eCard.

Britannica Online

The encyclopedia is very much alive- more than ever, in fact, in many digital forms, online and on mobile devices, providing timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products.

Literature Resource Center  
Access full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, stories, poems and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

Global Road Warrior
Database of constantly updated travel guides for over 200 worldwide cities and 175 countries. It covers society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Good for both research and travel. Log in from home with your library card.