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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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.
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!
Available from 2pm-9pm daily for tutoring and homework help to students of all ages! Enter your Grafton Public Library card to access.
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.
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.
Vital stats and other records for genealogists. In Library use ONLY.
Resources for farmers, gardeners, and other related industries.
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. Download the APP and use on the go!
Basic 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A digital collection of Massachusetts artifacts and media, like yearbooks and photos.
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
- Learning Zone (preK-2)
- Children’s edition (ages 5-12)
- Elementary School edition (gr 1-5)
- Young Adult edition (ages 12-18)
- Middle School edition (gr. 6-8)
- High School edition (gr. 9-12)
- Spanish edition: Reference (adults)
- Spanish edition: Escolar (gr. K-8)
- Spanish edition: Moderna (gr. 9-12)
Grafton High School Yearbooks
Full page scans from the following years: 1940, 1952-2013
Vital stats and other records for genealogists.
A collection of articles on insurance, liability, workmen’s compensation, property coverage, and more.
Access archives back to 1989 or set up a news alert on a subject of interest!