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A to Z: Food America


A to Z: Food America contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles and an ingredients section. A to Z Food America is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine. 

A to Z: The USA

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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 Food


A to Z: World Food contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind.

A to Z: World Travel

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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)

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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

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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!

Hospitality and Tourism

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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.

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. 

Communications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile)

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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

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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. 

Gale LegalForms

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Gale LegalForms:  Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Massachusetts-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”

Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile)

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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)

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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. 

Economics and Theory

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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. 



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.

Global Issues (Gale in Context)

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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.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)

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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. 

Health and Wellness Resource Center

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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.

HeritageQuest Online

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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.

Home Improvement

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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. 

Business (Gale OneFile)

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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.


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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.



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!

Merck Manual

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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.

 Military and Intelligence

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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.

The New York Times

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With this resource, users can search the full text of The New York Times starting in 1995. Unfortunately, this does not include the Book Review portion of The New York Times. 

News (Gale OneFile)

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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

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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.

Nursing and Allied Health

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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

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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. 

Opposing Viewpoints

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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 Test Prep

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Peterson's Test Prep reaches millions of consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

Popular Magazines

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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."

Religion and Philosophy

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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

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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.

Universal Class

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UniversalClass offers hundreds of online classes such as: 

  • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word & Powerpoint)

  • Cooking and Baking

  • Knitting

  • Candle Making

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.

Vocations and Careers

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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

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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.

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