Databases by Subject

Your library card is your free pass to dozens of online databases, from Consumer Reports to culinary cuisine to health information.

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.

Need help with research? Contact the Reference Desk at 781-340-5002 or email us.  We’ll be happy to assist you.  Our email address is [email protected].

Database Portal

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. 

For a list of resources filtered by subject, please see our database portal

Additional Databases*
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries
With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, 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.
 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. 
Access funded by Weymouth Public Libraries 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.
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.
 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 Plus 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.
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.