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 homework, business and/or personal research projects, 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.

 November Database of the Month: Consumer Reports!

Consumer Reports

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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.

aone-web

Peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world’s leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An award-winning public access television show produced by the National Park Service, focused on the Blackstone River Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects

Nearly 200 titles provide broad coverage of agriculture and related fields.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vital stats and other records for genealogists. In Library use ONLY.

 

Agricultural Collection logo

Resources for farmers, gardeners, and other related industries.

 

Literary content integrates with subject indexing for a full research experience.

Literary content integrates with subject indexing for a full research experience.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axis 360 digital media library logo

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

basicESL

Register for 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Biblioboard is a collection of digital ebooks and monographs, including many primary sources and Dark Horse Comics.

 

 

 

 


Biography In Context database

Searchable database of biographies of world leaders, notable women, entertainers, philosophers, and everybody who’s anybody.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lively reviews and recommendations makes book selection fun.

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. Lively reviews and recommendations makes book selection fun.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business economics & theory collection logo

Research business economics & theory, policy and law.

 

Business insights: essentials logo

Research industry profiles, company insights and intelligence, market shares, financial reports, and company comparisons.

 

Comics plus logo

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 & Mass Media collection logo

Articles from the communications field.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

GALE Criminal Justice collection

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

 

GALE Culinary Arts collection

Articles on cooking & nutrition.

 

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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

Journal and references cover child development, best practices and more.

Journal and references cover child development, best practices and more.

 

 

 

 

elblogo

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

 

 

 

 

britannicalearningzone

Online encyclopedia for PreK-2

britannicachildren

Online encyclopedia for ages 5-12.

britannicaelementary

Online encyclopedia for gr. 1-5.

britannicams

Online encyclopedia for gr. 6-8.

britannicahs

Online encyclopedia for gr. 9-12.

britannicaya

Online encyclopedia for ages 12-18.

britannicareference

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons — from grade school students to business professionals.

britannicawda

Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparison.

britannicaschool

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with three separate levels of search.

britannicalibrary

Comprehensive online encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons — from grade school students to business professionals.

britannicaspanish9-12

A Spanish encyclopedia for grades 9-12 for both native Spanish speakers, students that are bilingual or learning Spanish.

britannicaspanishk-8

A Spanish encyclopedia for grades K-8 for both native Spanish speakers, students that are bilingual or learning Spanish.

britannicaspanishref

A general encyclopedia in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Grafton News Archive

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! 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.

 

 

 

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.