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E-Resources by Subject

View A-Z List of E-Resources Here

These databases are all available from within the library and most are also available from your home or office. To access, use your library card barcode as your ID number. If you need any help, contact the reference desk.

Books, E-Books & Authors | Biography | Business | Current Issues | Education | Fine Arts | Genealogy | General | Health | History | House and Home | K-12 Students | Magazines/Newspapers | Music | Science | Recursos en Español

Books, E-Books & Authors

books and authorsBooks & Authors
Readers can enhance the experience of the book they are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.

bplBoston Public Library eCard
Residents of Massachusetts and those who work or attend school in Massachusetts are able to sign up online for a Boston Public Library eCard, which allows patrons to use all of the Boston Public Library's electronic resources, including databases and downloadable audio, video, ebooks, and music.

contemp lit criticismContemporary Literary Criticism Select
An extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors.

ebsco ebooks
EBSCO e-Books

A collection designed for public libraries containing over 31,000 e-books.


esequels eSequels
An online guide to series fiction. Lists the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past. Search by title, author, character, location or subject. Also lists novels in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning rather than blunder into the middle of "Act III."

lit resource centerLiterature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

novelistNoveList
[In Library] or [At Home]
A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.


worldcatOCLC® WorldCat

PATRON FRIENDLY interface. NO password required. Note: Less sophisticated searching than FirstSearch, below.

worldcatOCLC® WorldCat Firstsearch

Offers more than 46 million bibliographic records--representing 400 languages--and holdings information vital for collection development, cataloging, authority control, and retrospective conversion services.

overdriveOverdrive Digital Media Collection

Offers downloads of audiobooks and e-books available for checkout with your library card.

safariSafari Books Online

Offers downloads of audiobooks and e-books available for checkout with your library card.

tumblebooksTumblebooks
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Biography

biography in contextBiography in Context
Biographies with full text magazine articles, images, and hand-picked web site links. Includes material from Contemporary Authors.

Business

business insightsBusiness Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more.

business fileGeneral BusinessFile ASAP

Full-text business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

rds business suiteRDS Business Suite

Full-text coverage from business reference journals and periodicals for searches on company and industry news, management practices, case studies, and market research.

Current Issues

america's newsAmerica's News
Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Salem News and Tri-Town Transcript. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help.

global issuesGlobal Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.


opposing viewpointsOpposing Viewpoints in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

points of viewPoints of View
[In Library] or [At Home]
A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.


world data analysitWorld 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.

Education

educator's refEducator's Reference Complete
Over 300 full-text journals for educators, administrators, and librarians.



universal class
Universal Class
Offers over 540 unique continuing education courses. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

Fine Arts

fine arts coll.Fine Arts and Music Collection
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Genealogy

ancestryAncestry.com (In-library use only)
Research your family tree on the world's largest family history website.  Browse census records and more online.

heritagequestHeritageQuest
[In Library] or [At Home]
Search a large & growing collection of research materials for tracing family trees and learning about American culture.

General

academic onefileAcademic OneFile
Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers- many with full text and images.

america's newsAmerica's News
Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Salem News and Tri-Town Transcript. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help.

ebsco discovery services
EBSCO Discovery Services

Searches both the MVLC library catalog and EBSCO online databases to find all electronic and print content.


ebscohostEBSCOHost
[In Library] or [At Home]
Provides premium context in every subject area with over 300 full-text and secondary databases. Content for these databases include full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports, and various other publication types.

encyclopaedia britannicaEncyclopaedia 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.

brit school editionEncyclopaedia Britannica: School Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level.  Includes Elementary, Middle and School Editions and Learning Zone for ages 4 to 7.


general ref center goldGeneral Reference Center Gold
Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.


informe¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)

The first reference database to provide indexing, full text, and images of the most popular Hispanic magazines.

powersearchPowerSearch

Not sure which subject category your topic belongs in? PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Gale’s periodical databases in a single search. This is especially good for subjects that may be covered more than one database, such as diets, careers, etc.


topsfield timesTopsfield Times: A Community and Local History Resource

The Topsfield Times is a collection of information about people, places, and events that have a connection to Topsfield, Massachusetts. It is a work in progress that will grow as additional entries are added by staff at the Topsfield Town Library.


universal class

Universal Class
Offers over 540 unique continuing education courses. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.




virtual refVirtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

world data analysitWorld 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.

Health

health academicHealth Reference Center Academic
Full-text resources including consumer health, nursing, and allied health.


health wellnessHealth and Wellness Resource Center

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.


nursing resource centerNursing 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.

History

annalsAnnals of American History
Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.

manuscriptsManuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory

A guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk's offices.


ma history onlineMassachusetts History Online
Articles that directly relate to Massachusetts - historical events, people, places, and more.


topsfield timesTopsfield Times: A Community and Local History Resource
The Topsfield Times is a collection of information about people, places, and events that have a connection to Topsfield, Massachusetts. It is a work in progress that will grow as additional entries are added by staff at the Topsfield Town Library.

us historyU.S. History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History.


world historyWorld History in Context

An online database for those seeking information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in World History.

House and Home

culinary artsCulinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

gardeningGardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

K-12 Students

america's newsAmerica's News
Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Salem News and Tri-Town Transcript. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help.

brit for kidsEncyclopaedia Britannica: For Kids
"Kids" interface with content from Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster's Student dictionary and Thesaurus.

learning zoneEncyclopaedia Britannica: Learning Zone
An interactive learning environment for ages 4 to 7 that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities. Includes atlas, art activities, games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders and more.

brit school editionEncyclopaedia Britannica: School Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level.  Includes Elementary, Middle and School Editions.

expanded academic asapExpanded 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 - many with full text and images.

infotrac juniorInfoTrac Junior Edition (grades 5-12)
Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

infotrac studentInfoTrac Student Edition (grades 9-12)

Periodicals database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

kids infobitsKids InfoBits

Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students.

student researchStudent Research Center - High School & Middle School

[In Library]
or [At Home]
Makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Magazines/Newspapers

america's newsAmerica's News
Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the Salem News and Tri-Town Transcript. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help.

boston globeBoston Globe

Full-text coverage of The Boston Globe from 1980.

general onefileGeneral OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.



nyt
New York Times
Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995).


salem newsSalem News
Full-text of the daily newspaper serving southern Essex County, northeast of Boston from (7/17/2008 - Current).


tritownTri-Town Transcript

Unique coverage of regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community ranging from (6/2/2006 - Current).

zinioZinio
An online newsstand offering digital access to magazines such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and more.

Music

freegalFreegal
Offers free and legal music downloads. Choose from millions of songs in a variety of genres. Patrons must have a Topsfield library card in order to download. Limited to 3 downloads per card per week.

Recursos en Español

informe¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)
¡Informe! (Revistas en Espanol) is the first reference database to provide indexing, full text, and images of the most popular Hispanic magazines. It also includes full text pamphlets on a variety of topics, such as health care.


escholarEncyclopaedia Britannica: Escolar (Grades K-8)

A Spanish-language elementary encyclopedia geared towards ages 6-12.


modernaEncyclopaedia Britannica: Moderna (Grades 9-12+)

A Spanish-language reference collection geared towards the high school and college ages. Will also satisfy students that are bilingual or are just learning Spanish.

Science

science in contextScience in Context
Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.