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Below is a list of the online databases currently available to all patrons for in-library use.  Some databases are restricted to Concord residents only (noted below) for remote use.

To access a database, click on the appropriate link at the end of each description. When accessing a particular database from outside of the library, you will be required to log in with your Minuteman Library card number. Most of the time, it must be entered without any spaces between the numbers. 

Should you have a problem logging in, please contact a Reference Librarian at 978-318-3347 during library hours.

For an alphabetical list of the databases, click here.

  • BIOGRAPHY

    Biography In Context includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and biographical information in the Complete Marquis Who's Who. [Go to database]

  • BUSINESS RESOURCES

    Banker and Tradesman A real estate, banking and commercial weekly for Massachusetts. (In-library use only; password required; see Reference staff.) [Go to database]

    General BusinessFile ASAP (Discontinued as of October 1, 2015.) See Business Collection (Gale) and Business Insights: Essentials.

    ReferenceUSA is an online database that contains detailed information on 20 million U.S. businesses and 222 million consumers. [In Library Access] [Home Access

  • CONSUMER INFORMATION

    Consumers' CHECKBOOK (Boston edition) evaluates the quality and prices of local service firms and stores in the Boston area. Home access is available to Concord residents only. ( In-library & Home Access) [Go to database]

    Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus (CFPL) (In-library and Home Access) [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents

  • EDUCATION

    Academic OneFile contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985. [Go to database]

    Educator's Reference Complete is a collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.  [Go to database]

    Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines.  Access scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers - with full text and images. [Go to database]

    JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.  (Hemote access is available to Concord residents only.)  [Go to database]

    Lynda.com is a leading online learning website that utilizes video tutorials to help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Access is limited to Concord residents. [Go to database]

    Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, 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.  [Go to database]

    Nursing Resource Center supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide. Nursing Resource Center is a comprehensive resource that nurses, students, and instructors trust to deliver quality results because it was designed to match the “Nursing Process”. Whether preparing students for clinical exams, providing homework help, or NCLEX-RN test prep Nursing Resource Center is a care provider’s must have.  [Go to database]

    Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to this age group. [Go to database]

    PowerSearch is a platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. Moreover, PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library's collection through one, single search query. [Go to database]

  • ENCYCLOPEDIAS

    Encyclopaedia Britannica [Go to database]

    World Book Online [Home Access | In-library access]

  • FOR STUDENTS/CHILDREN

    JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.  (Remote access is available to Concord residents only.) [Go to database]

    Kids InfoBits  is for elementary school students, includes reference books, magazines, and newspaper articles.  [Go to database]

    Student Edition is designed for high school students, provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books. [Go to database]

  • GENERAL

    Academic OneFile Millions of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Includes the full text of the New York Times back to 1985. [Go to database]

    Ancestry Library With more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists. (In-library access only) [Go to database]

    Criminal Justice Collection focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Publications include: American Criminal Law Review; Corrections Today; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Forensic Examiner; Psychology Today; and more. [Go to database]

    Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. [Go to database]

    Educator's Reference Complete More than 450 full-text journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many reference sources. Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. [Go to database]

    Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 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.  [Go to database]

    Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. [Go to database]

    Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. [Go to database]

    Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.  [Go to database]

    General OneFile News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. [Go to database]

    General Reference Center Gold  Articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. [Go to database]

    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.  [Go to database]

    Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, 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.  [Go to database]

    JSTOR  is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. (Home access is available to Concord residents only.)  [Go to database]

    Mango Languages  Learn everyday conversations in multiple world languages. (Home access is available to Concord residents only.) [Home Access | In-library access]

    New languages added:

    1. Arabic (Leventine)
    2. Farsi
    3. Pashto
    4. Urdu
    5. Turkish
    6. Hebrew
    7. Korean
    8. Vietnamese
    9. Thai
    10. Tagalog
    11. Hindi
    12. Irish

    ESL courses:

    1. ESL French
    2. ESL Italian
    3. ESL German
    4. ESL Russian
    5. ESL Mandarin Chinese
    6. ESL Cantonese Chinese
    7. ESL Japanese
    8. ESL Greek
    9. ESL Arabic
    10. ESL Korean
    11. ESL Vietnamese

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.  [Go to database]

    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. [Go to database]

    PowerSearch is a one-stop source for newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from 1980 to the present on a wide range of topics. With the cross-search feature of Thomson Gale PowerSearch, you can search one, several, or all available Thomson Gale databases simultaneously. [Go to database]

    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.  [Go to database]

    WorldCat  Search for books, periodicals, and other media worldwide. (In-library access only) [Go to database]

  • HEALTH

    Health Reference Center Academic Nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. [Go to database]

    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. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. [Go to database]

    JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. (Home access is available to Concord residents only.)  [Go to database]

  • HISTORY & GENEALOGY

    Ancestry Library  With more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists.  (In-library access only)  [Go to database]

    HeritageQuest Online is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.  [In-Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents Only]

    Massachusetts History Online Full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history. [Go to database]

    U.S. History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. [Go to database]

    World History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.  [Go to database]

  • LITERATURE & BOOKS

    Artemis Literary Sources Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. We have integrated Literature Resources from Gale and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment to help you take your research to new levels. [Go to database]

    Books and Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun!  [Go to database]

    Hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. (Available to Concord residents only)  [Go to Hoopla]

    JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. (Home access is available to Concord residents only.)  [Go to database]

    Literature Resource Center offers full-text literary criticism and reviews. [Go to database]

    Next Reads is the library's new answer to "can you recommend a good book?" Monthly and bi-monthly suggestions are e-mailed to your own box with both new titles and others you might have missed when they came out. Choose from 22 topics, ranging from Armchair Travel to Sci-Fi (both bi-monthly), Biography & Memoirs to Romance (both monthly), History to Current Events (both monthly). Choose one or all. (Home access available to Concord residents only) [Go to database]

    NoveList Plus A reader's advisory resource which helps readers of all ages find fiction authors and titles through subjects, reviews, booklists and more. [Go to database]

    OneClick Digital is a core classics collection of eBooks and audiobooks provided by Recorded Books. (Available to Concord residents only) [Go to OneClick Digital]

    OverDrive This downloadable audiobook service offers more than 540 titles. Check out and download books from your computer 24/7 and transfer them to an iPod or other portable listening device. [Go to database]

  • NEWSPAPERS

    Boston Globe provides full text access to The Boston Globe - 1980-current. [Go to database]

    Historical New York Times The Historical New York Times contains full image (including advertisements and death notices) from daily issues 1851 to 2006.  [Home Access for Concord Residents Only | In-library Access]

    New York Times (1985-present)  [Go to database]

  • SCIENCE

    JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. (Home access is available to Concord residents only.)  [Go to database]

    Science In Context is a curriculum-oriented science database.  It provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. [Go to database]

  • STOCKS & INVESTMENTS

    MorningStar Investment Research Center helps users manage their stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents Only]

    Value Line is an online database for ratings and reviews of stocks [In Library Access] [Home Access for Concord Residents Only]