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Five New Research Databases Available!

by Children's Librarian 1 | January 6, 2020 at 09:01 AM

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) are now offering FIVE new resources to library users statewide.

These new resources became available statewide on January 6, 2020.

Database Additions

  • Opposing Viewpoints covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
  • Career Transitions provides guidance and essential activities to both current job seekers and those investigating new career options. Key features include resume and cover letter creation support, interactive interview practice, and tools to match previous work or military experience to potential career paths. 
  • HeritageQuest Online provides access to more than 4.4 billion historical and genealogical records. This essential collection of sources has coverage dating back to the 1700s and can help people both find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
  • Science Database is a growing resource of 7.3 mllion full text articles from over 1600 sources, supporting the needs of students studying applied and general sciences. Researchers will have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.
  • Research Companion helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. 

Users may use the links above or those found on the library's E-Resources page.

If you have questions or would like assistance with any of these resources, please call the library's Reference Desk at 978-929-6543.

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