A to Z Resources
A to Z: The USA
A to Z: the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 U.S. states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. This resource covers the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
A to Z: World Culture
A to Z: World Culture provides information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. With this resource, you'll find 174 Country Culture Guides covering more than 60 topics each.
A to Z: World Travel
A to Z: World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. It includes 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources.
Agriculture (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Agriculture offers more than 600 journal titles focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, there more than 30 Delmar titles providing in-depth coverage on a variety of agriculture-related topics. This resource also offers exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface that support and enhance the search experience.
American Ancestors: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only and provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the only online source for Boston's Catholic records.
Ancestry: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. This edition offers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Use it alongside HeritageQuest for even further genealogical scope. Unlike, Ancestry, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home!
Biography (Gale in Context)
With Gale In Context: Biography users can browse to find people based on occupation, role, or historical period, or search based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. This resource offers more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Reference content is offered alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.
The Boston Globe
This online version of The Boston Globe provides coverage starting from 1980. Each issue is indexed thoroughly. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. and spans all sections of the newspaper.
Britannica Escolar is the Spanish version of Encyclopedia Britannica. This resource is useful for both native speakers and those learning the language. Content is gauged for learners K through 8.
Britannica Fundamentals is an innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade. This resource covers language, literacy, geography, and mathematics. Britannica Fundamentals has four unique and engaging paths for learning: play, read, create, and explore.
With Britannica Library users can conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests. Topics include science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. Resources include magazines, up-to-date and curated articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web Sites.
Britannica Library Children
Britannica Library Children offers a fun way to gain new knowledge. Students will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. From one page, you can link to encyclopedias, Britannica-approved websites, and a Student Center with “How To” guides for school reports, an atlas, biographies, multimedia, and other learning materials.
Britannica School offers a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Here, students can discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources.
Business (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Communications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides ratings and reviews for an array of products ranging from cars, electronics, home appliances, etc. This resource also includes investigative reports that provide trusted information and the latest news in health, food, cars, home, tech and money. With Consumer Reports, you can trust you're making the right buying decision.
Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice aides those who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.
Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a smorgasbord of information consisting of more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.
Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.
DMV Permit Test
With DMV Permit Test, you'll have access to the following information specific to your state:
11 car practice tests
9 motorcycle practice tests
10 commercial vehicle practice tests
3 online driving manuals for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver license (CDL)
FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions
Economics & Theory
The Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. This content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
Educator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile)
Educator's Reference Complete offers more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports. It is a great resource for any educator—from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. This resource covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.
Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile)
The Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies & Policy is a digital resource that answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.
(DMV Practice Tests)
The ePermit Tests: DMV Practice Tests is a collection of quizzes and tests, which includes several full-length tests, a DMV practice test signs quiz, a traffic signals test, and a quiz that targets alcohol awareness issues.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing and abstracting of over 3,000 scholarly and general interest periodicals, with the full text of articles from many of these periodicals available. The database integrates core titles in every major academic concentration; area- and issue-specific journals; academic journals with application in the professions; and publications with national news coverage and commentary.
FamilySearch is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all
over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed
billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries
to help you discover and make family connections.
Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts provides 10.4 million articles for students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health and Wellness Resource Center offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. This resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. There is also information on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries.
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Gale General OneFile
Gale General OneFile allows intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches. Most content within this resource is full-text with no embargo. It includes reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available, Gale General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)
Gale OnFile: Gardening and Horticulture serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more.
Gender Studies (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Global Issues (Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: Global Issues allows users to explore issues within government, law, health, science and technology, society and culture, and more. It integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more. Global Issues is updated daily and offers 250 country pages and more than 400 issue pages. It also provides guidance on significant topics like Food Security, Genocide, Human Rights, Extreme Weather, and more. resources.
Health Reference Center Academic
The Health Reference Center Academic was created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This resource includes more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
Hospitality and Tourism
Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.
HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
High School (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
The Gale OneFile: Home Improvement puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Insurance and Liability
Protection of assets—physical or intellectual—is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.
Hoopla is a digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
Library science students, information science and technology professionals, and others will value the Gale OneFile: Information Science. It is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.
Kids InfoBits is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It now includes new full-text proprietary content from trusted sources such as Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today's young learners.
Libby is a free service offered by your library that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks, audiobooks and e-magazines) anytime, anywhere. Every Libby 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!
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Gale Literature Resource Center provides researchers with unbounding literary resources to support their literary responses, literary analysis, and thesis statements. Users can find up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world. Topics include: literature, history, arts, gender studies, and cultural studies.
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.
The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.
Middle School (Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: Middle School offers age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more. This middle school database provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science.
Military and Intelligence
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence provides military personnel with access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually, this library resource contains hand-selected content supporting key subject areas such as, governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
Free Coding Bootcamp Guide
Switchup's Free Coding Bootcamp Guide highlights free coding bootcamps that are offered in-person or online. These programs are designed to help you gain fundamental skills before you invest in a more intensive program. There is also information on frequently asked questions about coding, coding careers, coding programs/bootcamps, and more.
News (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: News is an innovative full-text newspaper resource that allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. With this resource, users have access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
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.
Nursing and Allied Health
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This resource is updated daily and will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
NUWAV Legal Documents
NUWAV Legal Documents seeks to provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and much, much more. Our Divorce Interview feature guides you step by step through the process, saving gigantic amounts of time and treasure.
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.
(Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. It supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. This is an excellent resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more.
Peterson's Career Prep
Peterson's Career Prep Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Pop Culture Studies
Gale OneFile: Popular Culture Studies provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."
ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion helps researchers in their quest to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information.
Developed by writing instructors and librarians, ProQuest Research Companion is comprised of ten Learning Modules and five interactive Tools—all designed to automate the key elements of the research process.
With a large and growing set of ongoing full text from publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, Springer, Cambridge University Press, the ProQuest Science Database supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences. It is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.
Psychology (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Psychology provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.
Religion and Philosophy
With Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy, users can discover content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, this library resource supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.
SAILS Library System
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.
Science (Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: Science showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. It integrates full-text articles that include national and global publications, 200+ science experiments, 300+ interactive simulations, other multimedia, and top reference content, covering biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more.
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!
Universal Class offers hundreds of online classes such as:
Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word & Powerpoint)
Cooking and Baking
Users will receive actual grades and feedback regarding your performance. Users can also earn a certificate documenting their completion. All courses are self-paced. time.
U.S. History (Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: U.S. History covers topics that range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.
This resource offers news and periodical articles as well as 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.
Vocations and Careers
OneFile: Vocations and Careers provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
War and Terrorism
Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism provides more than 1.7 million articles that offer valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.
World Book Online
World Book Online delivers a progressive sequence of core databases supported by supplemental tools, such as language translation, graphic organizers, and unique Webquests. By breaking down complex topics and using easily understandable text, World Book Online helps to build fluency and increase comprehension.
World History (Gale in Context)
Gale In Context: World History reaches back to the ancient world—and forward to today's headlines—to deliver a chronicle of the people, cultures, events, and societies that have formed the history of the human race. A range of topics such as Aztecs, Industrial Revolution, Silk Road, the Buddha, Space Race, and more provide a wide perspective across the globe. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content are available.
2020 Best Online Coding Bootcamps
covers the 50 best online bootcamps. Each online bootcamp met a minimum score of 4 out of 5, and bootcamps were ranked based on hundreds of alumni reviews that evaluate overall experience, job support, and curriculum. The list covers online programs that offer a range of subjects including web development, data science, and cyber security, among others.