Grafton Public Library

Resources

One on One Research Help

We welcome you to contact us and make an appointment for an eBook lesson, help with a homework assignment or research project, or assistance searching our electronic databases! Email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or call 508-839-4649 x 1102 to schedule a session.

Database access may be allowed by geolocation from anywhere in the state (Gale databases), by computer IP address allowing access from in the Library (Ancestry.com), or by logging in with a username–your library card #– and password–your last name (Scholastic databases, art & science databases).

Databases are provided by the MA Board of Library Commissioners, by the C/W MARS Library Network, and/or by the Grafton Public Library.

If you are having trouble, please call 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com and we will get back to you with lightning-quick speed.

Please note that from out of state, best access to the Gale databases resources is via your library card number, through mass.gov/libraries.

July Database of the Month: Worcester Telegram & Gazette online

Worcester T&G online, 1989-current,

Access archives back to 1989 or set up a news alert on a subject of interest! The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the largest newspaper in Central Massachusetts, is the result of the merger between the Worcester Telegram and the Evening Gazette. The newspaper offers coverage of Worcester County, as well as surrounding areas of the western suburbs of Boston, Western Massachusetts and several towns in northeastern Connecticut.

With concentrated local news coverage distributed in six zoned editions, The Telegram & Gazette provides coverage of institutions of higher learning, including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University and WPI, along with comprehensive state, national and international reports and commentary. The area’s high tech, biotechnology and fiber optics sectors are mainstays of the Telegram & Gazette’s business coverage. Other features of the paper include sports, obituaries and editorials.

Access online at: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/search/nb?p=NewsBank&t=pubname%3AWTLB 

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Hoopla
Like NetFlix for libraries, Hoopla allows you to stream movies, albums and audiobooks (8/month) for free after you create a free account and link your Grafton Public Library card!

tutor logoTutor.com
Available from 2pm-9pm daily for tutoring and homework help to students of all ages! Enter your Grafton Public Library card to access.

 

CRlogoConsumer Reports
Access professional reviews based standardized, unbiased testing on everything from blenders to cars,   24/7, for free! Use your library card from home, or access automatically at the Library.

Search the entire Gale Collection of Research Databases now! What’s in the Database Collection?
Get lists of newspaper, journal, magazine and eBook titles for each database!

 

A list of databases organized alphabetically by title follows.

Academic OneFile

Along the Blackstone
Episodes of the award-winning public access show produced by Rangers of the National Park Service to capture the stories of the people, the culture, the historic landscapes and the natural history of the Blackstone Valley.

Agriculture Collection

ancestry-logoAncestry.com
Vital stats and other records for genealogists. In Library use ONLY.

Annals of American History

Agricultural Collection
Resources for farmers, gardeners, and other related industries.

ArtistWorks
ArtistWorks provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Students now have access to this kind of instruction, regardless of reductions/eliminations of school music programs and without the high cost of private instruction.

PrintAXIS360 
This collection of bestselling eBooks supplements our OverDrive collection. Search for a title or author, browse by genre or subject. Download the APP and use on the go!

 

basicESLBasic ESL – Learn English Online
S
et up a free account and learn basics of English from your choice of 20 native languages. Setting up an account allows learners to track their progress and receive technical help.

 

 

 

 

BiblioBoards
Collection of digital ebooks and monographs, including many primary sources and Dark Horse Comics.

Biography In Context
 Searchable database of biopgraphies of world leaders, notable women, entertainers, philosophers, and everybody who’s anybody.

bookflix database logoBookFlix
A digital collection of animated picture books paired with nonfiction books from Scholastic.(a Library card required for at home access!)

 

 

Books & Authors
What to Read Next! Search a title for a readalike suggestion, look up an author to get a complete list of their published books, or browse by character, setting, time period and more.

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Full-text access to the daily paper from 1980 to current day.

 

 

 

 Business Economics and Theory
Research business economics & theory, policy and law.

Business Insights: Essentials
Research industry profiles, company insights and intelligence, market shares, financial reports, and company comparisons.

ComicsPlusComics plus flyer
Read over 13,000 digital comics–check out as many titles as they would like, and the titles are always available, with no holds or waiting periods.

 

 Communications and Mass Media Collection
Articles from the communications field.

Consumer Reports Access professional reviews based standardized, unbiased testing on everything from blenders to cars,   24/7, for free! Use your library card from home, or access automatically at the Library.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

GALE Criminal Justice collection

Criminal justice, including law enforcement, crime, law school, court cases, etc.

Criminal Justice Collection

GALE Culinary Arts collection

Articles on cooking & nutrition.

 

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A digital collection of Massachusetts artifacts and media, like yearbooks and photos.

Digital Commonwealth
A digital collection of Massachusetts artifacts and media, like yearbooks and photos.

GALE Diversity Studies Collections

A collection of journals and articles on social issues, cultural interests, and race relations.

EBSCOHost eBook Collection

Educator’s Reference Complete

ELB
A collection of recent eBooks to help with academic and recreational pursuits, including architecture, economics, cooking, gardening, and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica offers complete access to multiple databases, accessible by age, grade or language

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Expanded Academic ASAP

Research collection for fine arts and music, covering filmmaking, artists, writers, musicians and more.

 

Over 50 reference books presented in digital format. Spans 15 different disciplines.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

GALE Garden, Landscaping & Horticulture collection

A collection of articles and journals on horticultural topics.

Gender Studies Collection

General OneFile

General Reference Center Gold

General Science Collection

Global Issues in Context

Grafton High School Yearbooks
Full page scans from the following years: 1940, 1952-2013

Health Reference Center Academic

Health and Wellness Resource Center

HeritageQuest
Vital stats and other records for genealogists.

HOOPLA Streaming Movies, Music, Audiobooks & eBooks database

Like NetFlix for libraries, Hoopla allows you to stream movies, albums and audiobooks (8/month) for free after you create a free account and link your Grafton Public Library card! Download the APP and use on the go!

 

GALE Home Improvement Collection

A collection of articles on home improvement, including renovating & remodeling, interior design, plumbing and wiring, and more.

GALE Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure collection

A collection of articles on hospitality, travel, tourism, and more.

GALE Insurance and Liability Collection

A collection of articles on insurance, liability, workmen’s compensation, property coverage, and more.



Junior Edition – Gale Database Collection for middle & high school students

Kids InfoBits

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resources from Gale

Massachusetts History Online

GALE Military and Intelligence Database

A collection of articles on military and warfare topics.

New York Times

 

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This Reader’s Advisory tool helps you find new books! Wondering what to read next? Novelist is the place to start! Put in a favorite author, title or series, and get reading recommendations based on style, plot, and other characteristics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing Resource Center

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

OverDrive hosts eBooks, eAudio, eVideo and eMagazines. Place a hold, read/play in your browser, or download to a device. Download the APP and use on the go!

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

A collection of articles on pop culture topics & trends, including fashion, style, arts, literature, film, and entertainment.

Popular Magazines

PowerSearch

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Online language learning! Choose from 80 different languages and 10 skill levels! There are also travel and healthcare courses, preschool flashcards, and more. Download the APP and use on the go!

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology Collection

Research in Context

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Science In Context

Science Online

A collection of articles to support business school students and entrepreneurs.

 

Gale Student Edition

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Free online tutoring available from 2pm-9pm daily for homework help to students of all ages! Enter your Grafton Public Library card to access.

 

 


 

A collection of articles on United States history, including government, law, people, culture, and more.

A collection of US history articles on decades, economics, and politics to put events in perspective.

A collection of resources on vocational education, careers, employment, job market, labor unions and more.

A collection of articles related to war and terrorism.

Worcester T&G online, 1989-current,

Access archives back to 1989 or set up a news alert on a subject of interest!

 

 

 

World Data Analyst

A collection of articles on World history, including government, law, people, culture, and more.

 

A collection of World history articles on decades, economics, and politics to put events in global perspective.