Online Resources

The Brimfield Public Library has access to a number of online resources, including those offered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System and those offered by the Boston Public Library.

If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard. A Boston Public Library eCard allows you to access their online resources, including ebooks, eaudio, and streaming movies.

To sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard and to read more about it, visit this page, where there is a link to sign up on the right hand side of the screen: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

If you run into any problems with registration or with your account, please contact the Boston Public Library for help. We may be able to help you with minor problems or questions – you can visit our online reference desk or email us: library@brimfieldma.org

Below is a listing of the databases our patrons have access to.

Academic OneFile

Gale Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Agriculture

Gale OneFile: Agriculture provides articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Biography

Gale in Context: Biography provides biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Boston Globe

Full-text articles of the Boston Globe from 1980 to present.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Boston Public Library Online Resources
Access many of the Boston Public Library’s online resources if you have an ecard.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Britannica Escolar

Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Britannica Fundamentals

Activities, games, videos, and more. An innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Britannica Library

Comprehensive encyclopedia with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Britannica School

Encyclopedia Britannica with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and more. A safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Business

Gale OneFile: Business provides articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Career Transitions

Identify jobs, create resumes and find education/training programs.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Communications and Mass Media

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media provides articles on advertising and public relations, linguistics, and related fields.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Criminal Justice

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice provides articles on law, law enforcement, security, terrorism, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Culinary Arts

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts provides recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Diversity Studies

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies provides articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Economics and Theory

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory provides articles on economics, interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Educator’s Reference Complete

Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship provides real business plans, how-to guides, articles and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Environmental Studies and Policy

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies provides articles on environmental policies, perspectives, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Fine Arts

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts provides articles on art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Gale in Context: Middle School Edition

Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Gardening and Horticulture

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture provides articles on the practical aspects of gardening, horticulture, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Gender Studies

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

General OneFile

Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Global Issues

Gale in Context: Global Issues provides international academic perspectives on global issues.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Health Reference Center Academic

Academic health information from the medical professional’s perspective.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and wellness information for the consumer.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Heritage Quest

Genealogical records and historical sources dating back to the 1700s.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Home Improvement

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement provides articles on architectural techniques, zoning requirements, tools, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Hoopla Streaming Media

Movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Hospitality and Tourism

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism provides articles on the hospitality and tourism fields, plus travel guides and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Information Science

Gale OneFile: Information Science provides articles on the information and library science profession and related topics.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Insurance and Liability

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability provides articles on mortgages, labor relations, legal issues, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Kanopy

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse the collection of over 30,000 documentaries, classic films, world cinema, popular movies and films for children of all ages.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Kids InfoBits

Learn about animals, plants, music, science, sports, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Literature Resource Center

Biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Lynda.com

Video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

MA Library Databases

Search all databases provided by the state on this page.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Mango Languages

An interactive language-learning resource supporting dozens of languages, including Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, Hindi, and Spanish.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Military and Intelligence

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence provides articles on governmental policies, socioeconomic effects of war, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Full reproductions of National Geographic magazine (1888-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present), as well as searchable collections of books, maps, images, and videos.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

New York Times

Full-text articles from 1985-present.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

News

Gale OneFile: News provides access to regional, national, and world newspapers.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

NoveList Plus

Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Nursing and Allied Health

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health provides articles on direct patient care, healthcare administration, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

OneFile: High School Edition

Information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Thousands of digital titles available for download directly to your computer or mobile device.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Opposing Viewpoints

Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy provides articles on treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Pop Culture Studies

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies provides articles on popular culture analysis and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Popular Magazines

Browse through over 1,000 different magazines in one search – from Cosmopolitan to Consumer Reports, from The New Yorker to Newsweek.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

PressReader

Color full-page and article reproductions of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Herald back to Nov. 24, 2003. Coverage: usually current 3 months or more.
If you are a resident of Massachusetts (or live in the state most of the year), own property in the state, or commute to work in the state, you are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard.

Psychology

Gale OneFile: Psychology provides articles on personality, the human mind, memory, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Religion and Philosophy

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy provides articles on world religions, philosophies, and related fields.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Research Companion

Tools to support finding, evaluating, and using information.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Science (Gale In Context)

Gale In Context: Science provides access to academic articles, videos, experiments, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Science Database

ProQuest Science Database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7 million records, dating back to the mid 1980s.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

U.S. History

Gale In Context: U.S. History provides access to academic articles, videos, primary documents, and more on topics in U.S. history.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Vocations and Careers

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers provides articles on job searching, building a career, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

War and Terrorism

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism provides articles on war and its causes, current events, terrorism, and more.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

World History

Gale In Context: World History provides access to academic articles, videos, case studies, and more on topics in world history.
Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

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