Databases A to Z

Looking for articles or the latest business research? Need to research a company?  Looking for primary resources?  Our databases have the most reliable and up to date resources. 

Need help with research? Contact the Reference Desk at 781-337-1402 or email us.  We’ll be happy to assist you.  Our email address is weref@ocln.org.

These databases can be accessed from any computer or device with internet access unless otherwise specified. A library card may be required to access these resources outside the library.

Many of these resources are funded jointly by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Massachusetts  Library System with state funding and federal support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the MBLC.

  Academic OneFile
Use this comprehensive periodical resource of full-text peer-reviewed content for over 13,000 indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times and London Times back to 1985 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts.
     
  Ancestry.com*
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online family history resource.
* For in-library use only on one of our public computers or via our wireless connection to your laptop or other mobile device.
     
  Artemis Literary Sources
Will cross search the content from Literature Resource Center and seven statewide Gale Virtual Reference Library literature titles.
     
  Biography in Context
Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Indexes all print volumes of the series.
     
  Boston Globe
Full-text coverage from 1980.
     
  Consumer Reports
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
With ratings, reviews, recommendations and more to help consumers make the best purchasing decisions, Consumer Reports has been a go to source for many years. Besides ratings and reviews, Consumer Reports provides advice, tips, recall information, trends, and money saving advice.
     
  Contemporary Literary Criticism Select 
An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, and sources for further study.
     
  Criminal Justice Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.
     
  Culinary Arts Collection
Targeted collection of over 200 major cooking and nutrition magazines including recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.
     
  Educator’s Reference Complete
Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college covering technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.
     
  Encyclopædia Britannica 
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers “adult” and “kids” interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.
     
  Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.
     
  eSequels.com 
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
eSequels.com is a current and complete list of the most popular series. Users can find the newest title by a favorite author, as well as discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past. The database also indexes character, location and subject as well as author and title.
     
  Expanded Academic ASAP 
Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines. (Coverage duplicated in Academic OneFile)
     
  Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection 
Targeted collection of journals and e-reference sources for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
     
  General BusinessFile ASAP 
Use this database to research business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts’ reports on major companies and industries.
     
  General OneFile 
Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985).
     
  Global Issues in Context 
Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what’s happening in the world today and why.
     
  Health and Wellness Resource Center
Consumer health-focused medical and drug encyclopedias, magazines, videos and more.
     
  Health Reference Center Academic 
Full-text database that provides full-text nursing & allied health journals, plus current and reliable personal health information.
     
  HeritageQuest
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
Search the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, more than 28,000 family and local histories, 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles, and much more.
     
  Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection 
Targeted collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.
     
  IndieFlix
A streaming movie service featuring award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. Instantly view over forty-five hundred titles from more than fifty different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. 
     
  InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition
Graphic version designed for middle school students covering a variety of subjects in magazines, newspapers and reference books.
     
  InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition
Designed for secondary school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
     
  InfoTrac Newsstand
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides 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.
     
  Kids InfoBits
Targeting the research needs of grades K-5 students. This resource includes Blackbirch Press curriculum support references, 100 full-text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Graphs, charts, maps and over 2,500 searchable images.
     
  Literature Resource Center
Literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, overviews or 75,000 frequently studied works, and over 30,000 poems, short stories and plays.
     
  The New York Times 1985 
Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- searchable as a standalone file (also included in Academic OneFile and General OneFile).
     
  NoveList
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
Looking for your next great read? With over 150,000 fiction titles, 50,000 nonfiction titles and over 4,000 custom created articles on read-alikes, book lists, and book discussion guides, readers of all genres will find excellent recommendations.
     
  Nursing and Allied Health Collection 
This database provides full-text access to nearly 100 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.
     
  Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experiment research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.
     
 
  Research in Context
Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more.
     
  Science In Context 
Comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework.
     
 

Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers from its mobile responsive experience.

     
  Tumblebooks
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
     
  US History in Context
Primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections, including key titles from Macmillan, Scribner and other world-class sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
     
  Vocations & Careers Collection
Targeted collection of general career guides and highly specialized industry journals.
     
  World History In Context
Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.