PBS: American Archive.

Browse thousands of digitized TV and radio resources. A collaboration between WGBH and Library of Congress.

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Browse all of the Gale Databases in the Online Resources, or click on featured ones below!

The state of Massachusetts added some new databases in July 2022. Look for Transparent Languages, Petersons’ Test Prep, PebbleGo for grades K-3, and Gale Legal Forms among others!

Featured Databases

Featured Databases 

Academic OneFile
Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines
Agricultural Collection
Articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields
Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history
Boston Globe through Proquest
Search archives and read up-to-date articles from the New York Times, Boston Globe and many others.
Explore the online Britannica for general information organized for different reading levels, as well as dictionaries, thesauri, and atlases.
Environmental Studies and Policy
Articles on environmental policies, perspectives, and more
Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture
Articles on the practical aspects of gardening, horticulture, and more
Legal FormsSpecific to Massachusetts & Federal laws and regulations
Peterson’s Test PrepAre you studying for a standardized exam? From Junior High to graduate school, from trade exams to military, this resource has you covered. Create an account to track your progress today!
Science in Context
Academic articles, videos, experiments, and more
Transparent LanguagesLearn a new language or practice for an upcoming trip! Also includes “KidSpeak” modules that focus on play-based learning for young ones!
Vocations and CareersLearn how to write a resume, or build your practical skills
World History in Context
Academic articles, videos, case studies, and more on topics in world history
PebbleGo for Kids! Enjoy interactive activities and lessons while exploring the biography and animal curriculums. PebbleGo

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Now you have all of that from the comfort of your home.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Encyclopedia link.

Fuel Economy Guide :How much do you spend on gas every year?

A resource distributed by the EPA to help you decide which vehicle is right for you!