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ONLINE RESOURCES &
RESEARCH DATABASES
Listed by Subject

Access to these resources is open to all Massachusetts residents unless otherwise noted

You may prefer to consult the ALPHABETICAL LIST of resources with descriptions


GENERAL Research
Articles from Magazines/Journals | Electronic Journal Finder | Newspapers |

SPECIFIC Subject Areas
Books & Reading| Business & Investing | Careers | Consumer | Encyclopedias & General Reference | Genealogy | Health | Language | Science | Social Studies & History | Youth Resources |


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General Research
(Magazine/Journal Research)

Electronic Journal Finder  (what's this?)
Academic OneFile  (what's this?)
Biography in Context   (what's this?)
Educator's Reference Complete   (what's this?)
Expanded Academic ASAP   (what's this?)
General OneFile   (what's this?)
General Reference Center Gold   (what's this?)
Popular Magazines Collection   (what's this?)
Power Search -Search Multiple Gale Databases at once- (what's this?)


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Electronic Journal Finder -Use to find electronic access to magazines and journals by title or subject)-(what's this?)


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Newspapers
Boston Globe  (what's this?)
Boston Metro Collection (includes Wayland Town Crier, MetroWest Daily News & Boston Herald) -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
New York Times -Full-text archive from 1985 to present available through Academic OneFile-  (what's this?)


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Books & Reading
Biography in Context  (what's this?)
Books and Authors  (what's this?)
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select  (what's this?)
Digital Media Catalog (Overdrive)  (what's this?)
Fiction Connection -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Literature Resource Center  (what's this?)
NoveList Plus -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
OCLC WorldCat "First Search" -In-library use only- (what's this?)


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Business & Investing
Business Economics and Theory Collection (what's this?)
Business Insights: Essentials   (what's this?)
General BusinessFile ASAP  (what's this?)
Legal Forms -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Morningstar Investment Research Center -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Reference USA -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Small Business Collection   (what's this?)
Value Line Investment Survey-Plus Edition -Home access requires a Wayland library card-   (what's this?)


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Careers
Career Transitions -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Criminal Justice Collection   (what's this?)
Culinary Arts Collection   (what's this?)
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection  (what's this?)
Testing & Education Reference Center -Home access requires a Wayland library card-   (what's this?)
Vocations & Careers Collection   (what's this?)


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Consumer Information
Consumer Reports -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection (what's this?)
Home Improvement Collection  (what's this?)
Price It Antiques and Collectibles -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)


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Encyclopedias & General Reference
Britannica Annals of American History  (what's this?)
Britannica Online Public Library Edition  (what's this?)
Britannica Online School Edition  (what's this?)
Britannica Online School Edition - High School  (what's this?)
Britannica World Data Analyst  (what's this?)
Britannica Mobile Site  (what's this?)
Credo Reference -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Gale Virtual Reference Library  (what's this?)
World Book Online -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)


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Genealogy
Ancestry.com Library Edition -In-library use only-(what's this?)
HeritageQuest Online -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)


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Health
Health and Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health)  (what's this?)
Health Reference Center Academic  (what's this?)
Nursing & Allied Health Collection  (what's this?)
Nursing Resource Center  (what's this?)
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection  (what's this?)


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Language
Britannica Spanish Reference Center  (what's this?)
Britannica Spanish Reference Center: Escolar (K-8)(what's this?)
Britannica Spanish Reference Center: Moderna (9-12)(what's this?)
Mango Languages ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Mango Languages Foreign Language Instruction -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Rocket Languages -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)


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Science
Agriculture Collection  (what's this?)
General Science Collection  (what's this?)
Information Science and Library Issues Collection   (what's this?)
Science in Context  (what's this?)


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Social Studies & History
Communications and Mass Media Collection  (what's this?)
Diversity Studies Collection  (what's this?)
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection  (what's this?)
Global Issues in Context  (what's this?)
Massachusetts History Online  (what's this?)
Military and Intelligence Database Collection  (what's this?)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context  (what's this?)
Pop Culture Collection  (what's this?)
Psychology Collection  (what's this?)
Religion & Philosophy Collection  (what's this?)
U.S. History Collection  (what's this?)
U.S. History in Context  (what's this?)
War & Terrorism Collection  (what's this?)
World History Collection  (what's this?)
World History in Context  (what's this?)


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Youth Resources
BookFlix -Home access requires a Wayland library card-   (what's this?)
Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)  (what's this?)
Britannica Online Public Library Edition: Kids  (what's this?)
Britannica Online School Edition - Elementary School(what's this?)
Britannica Online School Edition - Middle School  (what's this?)
Britannica Spanish Reference Center: Escolar (K-8)(what's this?)
Britannica Spanish Reference Center: Moderna (9-12)(what's this?)
InfoTrac Junior Edition  (what's this?)
InfoTrac Student Edition  (what's this?)
Kids InfoBits  (what's this?)
Marshall Cavendish Digital -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)
Novelist K-8 Plus -Home access requires a Wayland library card-  (what's this?)


ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

 

  • A world of information at your fingertips
  • Available 24/7
  • Read articles from thousands of journals and magazines
  • Read archived newspapers, including the Boston Globe and The New York Times
  • Find primary sources on research topics - many articles in the databases are the complete text
  • Look up poems, essays, and reviews
  • Find science research and suggestions for science fair projects
  • Search for information on your ancestors
  • Find books by favorite authors
  • Create a list of businesses
  • Look for consumer information

 

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