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Research Databases - Alphabetically by Title

 

A | B | C | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | U | V | W

 
 
A
  Academic OneFile – The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
    Use this Database
   
  Agriculture Collection – From animal feeds to zoonotic disease, find information about pesticides, soil conservation, mammal physiology, agricultural economics, poultry science, health foods and all agricultural related areas.
     Use this Database
   
  Ancestry Library Edition – Online genealogical resource that offers a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format, including records of more than 4 billion names in over 4,000 databases.  It includes census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more. Funded by Scituate Town Library.
      In Library Only
   
 
B
  Biography in Context –Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography with content that's updated daily.
     Use this Database
   
  The Boston Globe (1980-Present) – Provides full-text articles for staff-written news items, feature stories, columns and editorials.
     Use this Database
   
  Britannica Learning Zone – An interactive learning resource created for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2. An engaging online tool for early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography, and more.
     Use this Database
   
  Britannica Online Public Library Edition – A comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the research needs of all - from students to business professionals and lifelong learners. Includes dictionaries, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources and e-books.
     Elementary & Middle School Students - Use this Database
     High School Students through Adults - Use this Database
   
  Britannica Online School Edition – A comprehensive K-12 encyclopedia resource organized by topic and grade level, offering encyclopedias and related materials such as magazine & journal articles, recommended Web sites, video clips, images and animations. Includes "Learning Materials" section which expands upon the reference materials with activities, manipulatives, interactive lessons and more.
     Elementary Students - Use this Database
     Middle School Students - Use this Database
     High School Students - Use this Database
     All Students - Use this Database
   
  Britannica Spanish Reference Center – An online Spanish-language resource that offers age appropriate content for all students. An excellent resource for Spanish-language students and native speakers alike.
     Escolar: K-8 Students - Use this Database
     All Students - Use this Database
   
  Business Economics & Theory – From the macro to the micro, find information on virtually any and every business and economics related topic: the gasoline supply, state trends in property taxes, personal savings rate, subprime bailout, Asian business, the federal reserve system, accounting practices, interactive advertising, domestic policy, and more.
     Use this Database
 
C
  Communications & Mass Media Collection– Marketing professionals, journalists, communications students, and others will find current and accurate information on all aspects of the communications field.
     Use this Database
   
  Criminal Justice Collection – Find information on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Great for researchers studying law or law enforcement, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in Homeland Security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court or writing sociological reports.
     Use this Database
   
  Culinary Arts Collection – Find information on recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information, practical instruction and other culinary information from major cooking and nutrition magazines and reference books.
     Use this Database
 
E
  Early Peoples – Explores the history of ancient cultures. Each civilization is examined from a variety of perspectives including its origins and rise, social structure and the role of women, methods of warfare, religion and beliefs, advances in science, arts and crafts, daily life and customs, diet, housing, legal system, eventual decline and the culture's legacy in the modern world. Multi-media content includes videos and animations, printable materials, text-to-speech feature, and interactive activities. From World Book. Funded by Scituate Town Library.
      Use this Database (Enter Scituate library card number when accessing from home)
   
  Educator’s Reference Complete – A Selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
      Use this Database
   
  Environmental Studies & Policy Collection – Find information on such issues as global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy, and more, along with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers and corporate interests.
     Use this Database
   
  Expanded Academic ASAP – From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.
      Use this Database
 
F
  Fine Arts & Music Collection – Students, artists, teachers, historians, filmmakers, art buffs and music lovers find a rich selection of arts-related information. Find information from Hip Hop to Handel, the feminist film movement to machismo in movies, elementary music education to advanced music theory, art therapy to the new urbanist movement in architecture, ballet to belly dancing.
    Use this Database
 
G
  Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection – Gardening hobbyist, master gardeners and biotechnologists alike find practical applications as well as scientific theories of horticulture studies. Find information on the biology of various plant species, how to create floral arrangements, easy-to-use landscape design tips, developing landscaping contracts, pruning flowers correctly, urban landscape planning, using computer graphics in landscape design, conducting conservation research, the best time to plant trees, which plants are indigenous to a particular area and more.
      Use this Database
   

 

General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
      Use this Database
   
  Global Issues in Context – Offers international viewpoints, with content continuously updated, on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events to understand today's world issues from a global perspective.
      Use this Database
 
H
  Health & Wellness Resource Center – Provides access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, and over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
      Use this Database
   
  Health Reference Center Academic – This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
      Use this Database
   
  HeritageQuest Online – content includes the 1790-1930 U.S. federal censuses; UMI Genealogy and Local History Book collection of more than 22,000 family and local histories; Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive subject index of over 2 million genealogy and local history articles; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application files; the Freedman’s Bank Records; and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set containing House and Senate documents. Funded by Scituate Town Library.
      From Home | From the Library
   
  Home Improvement Collection – For do-it-yourselfers and professional carpenters alike, find information of subjects such as architectural techniques, building design, decorating, holiday and party planning, home maintenance, interior and exterior painting, roofing, room updates, small project management tips, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more.
      Use this Database
   
  Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection – For the traveler and student alike, find information on the cultural aspects of travel and leisure activities, the economic impact of tourism, state parks, planning a vacation, geographic facts, luxurious resorts, popular tourist attractions, restaurants, and more. Includes travel guides from Fodor’s and Hunter Publishing.
     Use this Database
 
I
  Information Science & Library Issues Collection – Information professionals and other knowledge workers, from the research specialist to the information architect, will find appropriate and useful information in their area of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures and more.
     Use this Database
 
K
  Kids InfoBits: Grades K – 5 – A database developed especially for beginning researcher in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
      Use this Database
 
L
  Literature Resource Center – Full-text broad spectrum of information on 1000's of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes plot summaries, synposes and work overviews, author biographies, literary journals, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and more.
      Use this Database
 
M
  Massachusetts Digital Collections – Digital images of local history resources from selected Massachusetts libraries.
      Use this Database
   
  Massachusetts Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections Directory – A guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s office.
      Use this Database
 
N
  New England Historic Genealogical Society - features nearly 3,000 unique searchable databases providing access to information on more than 135 million names in New England, New York and beyond. NEHGS is the oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States. Funded by Scituate Town Library.
      In Library Only
   
  The New York Times:  1980 - Present
      Use this Database
   
  InfoTrac Newsstand - Easy access to comprehensive information on current events and news.
      Use this Database
   
  Nursing & Allied Health Collection – Meets the needs of researchers at all levels of nursing in all specialties, nursing students, physician’s assistant students and allied health fields looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all sorts of patients.
     Use this Database
   
 
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P
  Popular Magazines Collection – Topics to interest every reader! Find information on a wide variety of subjects such as the latest celebrity gossip, redecorating your kitchen, the latest sports, science, health and national news, research investment opportunities, plan a vacation, investigate fuel efficient automobiles, exercising and dieting information, upgrade your computer, the latest style information, and more. Includes a full collection of NPR programs, including transcripts and podcasts.
     Use this Database
   
  Psychology Collection – Find information for all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
     Use this Database
 
R
  Research in Context: Grades 5-8 – Created specifically for middle-schoolers. Combines reference content with videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources and much more, for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
      Use this Database
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  Science in Context – Find information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics with authoritative reference content, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted web sites.
     Use this Database
   
  Small Business Resource Center – Covers all major areas of starting a business.
     Use this Database
   
  Student Edition: Grades 9-12 - High school students have access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
      Use this Database
 
U
  U.S. History in Context – Provides a complete overview of U.S. history covering the most-studied events, issues and current information. Content includes a broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis.
    Use this Database
 
V
  Vocation & Careers Collection – Find information from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals about finding the right career, enrolling in an appropriate institution of learning or training, searching for a job, advancing your career through continuing education and more.
     Use this Database
 
W
  World History in Context – Find information on over 5,000 years of events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history. Content includes a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning periodicals, reference works and primary documents.
    Use this Database
 

 


 

 

 
 
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