Grafton Public Library


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 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 (, 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 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

Database of the Month: ESL Basic

eslbasicESL Basic, April’s Database of the Month, provides self-paced online instruction in English in 20 different languages, including Hindi, Nepali, French, German,Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Russian & more! Access with your Grafton Public Library Card at

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; or, follow the link to a list of databases by subject.

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 (in Library use ONLY)
Vital stats and other records for genealogists.

Annals of American History

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.

This collection of bestselling eBooks supplements our OverDrive collection. Search for a title or author, browse by genre or subject.

Basic ESL – Learn English Online

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

Biography In Context

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.

Boston Globe
Full-text access to the daily paper.

Business Economics and Theory

Business Insights: Essentials

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

Consumer Reports–inside the Library
product reviews and purchasing guides

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Criminal Justice Collection

Culinary Arts Collection

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

Diversity Studies Collection

EBSCOHost eBook Collection

Educator’s Reference Complete

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

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Gender Studies Collection

General Business File ASAP

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

Vital stats and other records for genealogists.

Home Improvement Collection

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Information Science and Library Issues Collection

Insurance and Liability Collection

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

Military and Intelligence Database

New York Times

Reader’s Advisory. 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 Digital Media
eBooks, eAudio, eVideo. Place a hold, read/play in your browser, download to a device

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Pop Culture Collection

Popular Magazines


Language learning! Choose from 80 different languages and 10 skill levels! There are also travel and healthcare courses, preschool flashcards, and an app!

Psychology Collection

Research in Context

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Science In Context

Science Online

Small Business Collection

Gale Student Edition

U.S. History Collection

U.S. History In Context

Vocations and Careers Collection

War and Terrorism Collection

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

World Data Analyst

World History Collection

World History In Context