Reading Resources

Gale eBooks

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Gale eBooks provides top titles from the best nonfiction publishers. This resource is optimized for search, discovery, and integration. ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech) allows text to be read aloud to users and downloaded in MP3 format. No special reader or hardware required. Users also have the ability to print, e-mail and download articles. On-demand content translation into 11 languages.

Massachusetts Libraries 

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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate, and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth.

By going to the MBLC website, visitors can learn about the MBLC budget and current legislative activity, and the affiliate service organizations that MBLC funds.

NoveList Plus

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction to provide a complete solution for readers.  With NoveList Plus, users can find titles, articles, and lists for both fiction and nonfiction.  NoveList Plus also includes audiobook information such as audiobook recommendations and audio samples.

Open Library

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Open Library is a catalog. This resource has well over 20 million edition records online, provides access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon whenever possible. 

Overdrive

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OverDrive is a free service offered by your library that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because every library picks the digital content they want for their users. All you need to get started with free digital content from your library is a library card!

SAILS Library System

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SAILS Library System runs and supports the Enterprise Online Catalog and Circulation systems for 72 libraries and branches throughout 40 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts. Login to your account to browse the catalog, put books on hold, and to see what books you currently have checked out. You can also pay your library fines with SAILS.

Tumblebooks

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TumbleBooks is a curated database of children’s e-books. This resource offers more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! There are no check-out times or wait lists: the books are always available, to everyone in your institution!