E-Resources

Ebooks, Audiobooks, Video and Music

 

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Ebooks, e-audiobooks and streaming video available to all Minuteman card holders   

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Commonwealth ebook collections logCommonwealth eBook Collections

Ebooks and audiobooks from Axis360, Ebook Library and Biblioboard Library  

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Freegal Music Service

Free downloadable and streaming music.

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NEW!:   Hoopla

On-demand ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and television shows

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Databases

(In addition to the resources listed below, residents of Massachusetts may access additional e-resources through the Boston Public Library.  All you need is a BPL e-card).

For an alphabetical list of our databases with descriptions, click HERE

Databases Listed by Subject

Biography | Books and authors | Business and investing | For children | Consumer information | E-books and E-audiobooks | Education and career | Encyclopedias | Genealogy | General reference | Health and medicine | History | Languages | Law | Library catalogs | Magazine and journal articles | Music | Newspapers | Science | Test preparation  |  Travel and country studies

 

 
 Biography Biography In Context
  Marquis Biographies Online
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
Books and authors Artemis Literary Sources, Gale
Books & Authors
Literature Resource Center
NoveList  
 
Business and investing AtoZ World Business
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
Business Collection (Gale)
Business Insights: Essentials
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
ReferenceUSA 
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
Value Line Research Center
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
 Children Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)
Brtiannica Online Public Library Edition Kids
Britannica Online School Edition (Elementary, Middle and High School levels)
Research in  Context  (for student researchers in grades 6-8)
KidsInfoBits
 
    
Consumer information ConsumerReports.org
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
Consumers' CHECKBOOK (Boston edition)
Library access only. No home access.
 
Country studies see under TRAVEL
 
Ebooks and E-audiobooks Axis 360
BiblioBoard Library
Ebook Library (EBL)
OverDrive / Minuteman Digital Catalog
 
Education and career Educator’s Reference Complete
Testing and Education Reference Center
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
Encyclopedias Britannica Library
Brtiannica Library Children
Britannica School (Elementary, Middle and High School levels)
Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Enciclopeida Moderna & Escolar Online)
 

Genealogy

Acton Memorial Library Civil War Archives
American Ancestors (NEHGS)   
Library access only; No home access.
Ancestry Library Edition
Library access only; No home access.
Fold3 Library Edition
Home access is limited to Acton residents
WorldVitalRecords, a MyHeritage Company
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
General reference Academic Onefile
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Onefile
Global Issues in Context
Infotrac Student Edition
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Powersearch Gale databases
 
Health and medicine Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health Reference Center Academic
Nursing Resource Center
 
 History Acton Memorial Library Civil War Archives
Acton Memorial Library Early Town Records
Annals of American History
Historical Journal of Massachusetts (Article Index and access links)
Massachusetts History Online
U.S. History in Context
World History in Context
 
 Languages Mango Languages
Pronunciator
 
Law Social Law Library
Library use only. Please see a Reference Librarian for access.
Gale Legal Forms: Massachusetts
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
 Library catalogs Minuteman Library Network Catalog
Commonwealth Catalog
Massachusetts library networks
WorldCat.org
 
Magazine and journal articles Ebsco Electronic Journals, Magazines and Newspapers Finder
Academic Onefile
General Onefile
Gale Powersearch
 
 Music Freegal Music
 
Newspapers Access World News (Newsbank)
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
Acton Memorial Library Newspaper Archive (Acton Beacon 1945-1975), Acton Enterprise (1890-1937), Concord Enterprise (1888-1963)
Library use only.
The Beacon (via Newsbank)  (2005 - to date) is now part of  Access World News (Newsbank)
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
Boston Globe (via Proquest) (1980 - to date)
New York Times (via Gale) (1985 - to date)
NewspaperArchive
Home access is limited to Acton residents.

Proquest Historical Newspapers Graphical Interface (includes all of the titles listed below except the Arizona Republican). 
Home access is limited to Acton residents.

Proquest Historical Newspapers U.S. Select National Collection
Full page images from the Boston Globe (1872-1981), New York Times (1851-2009), Arizona Republican (1890-1922), Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945), The Baltimore Sun (1837-1986), The Christian Science Monitor (1908-1998), Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922), Detroit Free Press (1831-1922), Hartford Courant (1764-1986), Indianapolis Star (1903-1922), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922), New York Tribune (1841-1922), Newsday (1940-1984), St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874-1922), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), Wall Street Journal (1889-1994), Washington Post (1877-1995). 
Home access is limited to Acton residents.

 
 Science APS Journals Journals of the American Physical Society.
Library access only. No home access.
Science in Context
 
Test preparation Testing and Education Reference Center
Home access is limited to Acton residents.
 
Travel and country studies AtoZ World Business (international travel, business and trade)
AtoZ World Culture (for students)
Global Road Warrior (for international travelers)

Funding for online databases is provided by: The Acton Memorial Library; Acton Memorial Library Foundation, Inc.; The Minuteman Library Network; the Massachusetts Library System; and the Boston Public Library with funds provided through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.       

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