Online Reference Databases
A - Z database listing
Complete listing of all the library's databases in alphabetical order.
Boston Public Library Databases
The Boston Public Library provides many excellent databases for people who reside, attend school and/or work in Massachusetts. Click for instructions on how to access the BPL resources.
Allows you to search multiple Ebsco databases simultaneously.
Allows you to search multiple Gale databases simultaneously.
Provides full text for periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.
Provides full text for business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. This database is updated on a daily basis
Provides access to magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, etc.
Provides access to full-text content of local and regional news from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Springfield Union-News and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.
Provides access to Lexis-Nexis & WestLaw Campus, including secondary literature, case law, codes and regulations, international law and patents.
Humanities and Social Sciences databases
Provides access to magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: history, psychology, religion, philosophy, military and government.
Provides full text for science journals & reference books covering chemistry, physics, biology and much more.
Dictionaries, encyclopedias and biographical profiles and obituaries of people in the past & present.
An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors, including essays on authors and literary genres.
A selection of databases which provides citations, abstracts and full text articles from journals for educators and administrators, providing balanced coverage for any professional educator.
For Young Researchers
Databases designed for students in junior high and middle school and offers them magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.