Databases by Subject

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.

 

Books, Authors 
and Literary Criticism

Business

Consumer and 
Household Information

Education and Careers

Encyclopedias

General

Genealogy

Health & Nursing

History, Current Events,
and Social Studies

Newspapers

Science and Technology

Students K-12

 


Books & Authors

Artemis Literary Sources
Will cross search the content from Literature Resource Center and seven statewide Gale Virtual Reference Library literature titles.
   
Books & Authors
Reader’s advisory for adults, young adults, and children’s fiction and non-fiction.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.

 


Business

Business Collection 
Provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
   
Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more.

 


Consumer and Household Information

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.
   
Culinary Arts Collection
Targeted collection of over 200 major cooking and nutrition magazines including recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.
   
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection 
Targeted collection of journals and e-reference sources for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
   
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection 
Targeted collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.

 


Education and Careers

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.
   

 


Encyclopedias

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.

 


General

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.
   
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.
   
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)
   
Gale Virtual Reference Library 
A mix of more than 50 full-text E-reference books in a range of subjects including covering the arts, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science. (GVRL Titles – opens as a PDF)
   
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).
   
General Reference Center Gold 
Use this general interest database for full-text and images from magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc. (Coverage duplicated in General OneFile)

 


Genealogy

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.
   
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.
   
Massachusetts History Online 
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events. (Title list – opens in Excel)

 


Health and Nursing

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.
   
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.
   
Nursing Resource Center 
Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts.
   
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.

 


History, Current Events and Social Studies

Annals of American History
Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.
   
Criminal Justice Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.
   
Global Issues in Context 
Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what’s happening in the world today and why.
   
Opposing Viewpoints In Context 
Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources.
   
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.
   
World Data Analyst 
Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts or exporting for deeper analysis.
   
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.

 


Newspapers

Boston Globe
Full-text coverage from 1980.
   
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).

 


Science and Technology

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.
   
Science In Context 
Comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework.

 


Students K-12

   
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.
   
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.
   
Research in Context
Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more.
   
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.