Boston Public Library Free Online Resources
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in Massachusetts can have a Boston Public Library card. Use this link to register for an online card and access a wealth of material.
Search our databases to find full-text articles and citations from journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as primary sources, statistical data and more.
Ancestry Online (Available only at the Library)
Find relatives using the census, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. Visit us today!
America’s News gives the ability to search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
A to Z the USA provides essential information for the USA and the states. It includes State Reports, a royalty-free image collection, maps and USA country reports and data.
Cape Cod Times provides full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Cape Cod Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.
Consumer Reports provides expert, independent, non-profit consumer information.
eSequels is a reader’s guide to novels in series with brief annotations so you can find the newest title by your favorite author.
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
Global Road Warrior is a worldwide travel guide for business and recreational travelers. It provides useful information and recent events from countries around the world. You can get answers to practical questions such as “Do I need a Visa for Russia? Where is the U.S. embassy in Oman? Can I use my cell phone in Thailand?” On the other hand, this is a useful tool for students researching a particular country. Online access provides students with current information
HeritageQuest is a database that allows you to find ancestors using the U. S. Census 1790-1930; locate people and places with Persi, a database of 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles, and search selected records from the Revolutionary War.
Gale’s Massachusetts Legal Forms provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to ” attorney forms”. Some of the forms included are: Wills & Estates, Power of Attorney, Landlord/Tenant, a verity of Sample Letters and much more.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. There are over 60 foreign languages available. English as a Second Languages courses are also offered.
Milestone Documents in American History is the first of five primary source resources from the Schlager Group and Salem Press. It combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). This database is primarily designed as an investor tool and is an excellent place to get quick information on companies.
NoveList Plus database contains fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages from youngest readers to adults. It includes book discussions guides and thematic booklists. Learn more about books and authors through Authors Read-alikes, Feature Articles, and Book Talks. You can search by author, title, series name and subject.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles delivers more than 41 million actual prices for collectibles and antiques. It is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between…
Worldbook Online contains the complete contents of the 22 volume print edition, with multimedia features and links to additional authoritative resources on the Web.
The Brewster Ladies’ Library now offers electronic magazines with Zinio, an e-magazine platform that allows all Brewster patrons to browse from the Library’s collection of popular titles without worrying about holds, checkout periods, or renewals.