Westwood Public Library
Online Resources

Unless indicated as "In Library Use Only," these resources are available from any internet connection. Most resources will require you to enter your Minuteman library card number for access outside the library.



A to Z World Travel

Review travel information online about 175 different countries and 150 world cities such as locating essential services and finding tourist attractions. The profile for each city also includes ethnic recipes and basic language lessons.

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Academic OneFile

Contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text. Also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Agriculture Collection

Articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields from nearly 200 authoritative journal titles.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Ancestry Library ​​​​

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Banker and Tradesman

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY - Ask Reference Librarian for Username and Password

A real estate, banking and commercial weekly for Massachusetts.

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Biography In Context

Biography in Context provides information and insight into the world's most influential people. This resource combines biographical information with multimedia and articles to present lives in context. 

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Boston Consumers' Checkbook

Consumers' Checkbook is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. They do not accept support from businesses, and their publications and website carry no advertising.

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Boston Globe

Provides full text access to The Boston Globe - 1980-current.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Britannica Library

Contains the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, each covering the research needs of a different age group. Also contains magazine articles, a homework help section, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri, a Spanish-English dictionary, and video and audio content.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Britannica School Edition

For Elementary, Middle and High School levels,  this reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. 

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Britannica Escolar

Enciclopedia K-8 para hablantes nativos y estudiantes que aprenden español / K-8 encyclopedia for native speakers and students learning Spanish

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Britannica Learning Zone

Grade Level PreK-5. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Business Collection

This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Business Economics and Theory

This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Central Register & Goods and Services Bulletin

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY (Ask the reference librarian to log you in)

The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
The Goods and Services Bulletin is a weekly publication containing solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities)

Communications and Mass Media Collection

This collection provides information from more than 100 journals focused on  the communications field. Key subjects covered include: marketing, advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Consumer Reports Online

ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.

Resource is provided by the Westwood Public Library

Criminal Justice Collection

The Criminal Justice Collection database focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Publications include: American Criminal Law Review; Corrections Today; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Forensic Examiner; Psychology Today; and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Digital Collection (from OverDrive)

The Digital Collection is always open! Borrow popular ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from Minuteman's shared collection. Read or listen on a mobile device with the Libby App from OverDrive.

Resource provided by the Minuteman Library Network

Diversity Studies Collection

A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 journals.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Educator's Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

This collection provides multiple viewpoints of the field of environmental issues and policy including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

eSequels

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY (Ask the reference librarian to log you in)

A reader's guide to novels in series. This database aims to include the best, most enduring, and most popular novels in series that might appeal to today's adult readers.

Resource is provided by the Westwood Public Library

Expanded 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, magazines and newspapers - with full text and images!

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

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 provide resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Gale PowerSearch

Search all Gale resources at once with PowerSearch. Search all the journals, magazines, primary sources, and reference resources provided Gale, or select which databases to search. 

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

A collection of reference sources and journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Gender Studies Collection

This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

General OneFile

General OneFile is a source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

General Science Collection

Stay current on the latest scientific developments with this collection of 200 journal in the sciences, including such topics as particle physics and quantum theory, advanced mathematics, biotechnology, and many more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, and current events. Portals bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. 

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module

Includes health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, health videos from Healthology, Inc., pamphlets and health-related articles from general interest publications, in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Health Reference Center Academic

Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, and more. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Historical Boston Globe

The Historical Boston Globe (1872-1979) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. The Historical Boston Globe gives researchers quick, accurate Web access to rich newspaper coverage of the Northeast. Complete coverage from 1872-1979.

Resource is provided by the Westwood Public Library

Home Improvement Collection

Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

hoopla

Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks. Access thousands of titles and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and automatic return eliminates all late fees. Create an account with your library card number.

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Provides coverage of the hospitality and tourism field, including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Information Science and Library Issues Collection

Information professionals and other knowledge workers will find information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Insurance & Liability Collection

This collection, comprised of nearly 40 insurance-related journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Kanopy

An on-demand streaming video service that offers thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Kanopy provides access to films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Kids InfoBits

For Grades K-5. A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Learning Express Library 

Educational and career test preparation materials; also includes a computer skills training component.

To register: use your library card number for the user name.

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Literature 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.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Mango Languages

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Resource provided by the Westwood Public Library

Merck Manuals

Current medical diagnosis and treatment information which is the product of a collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, an independent editorial board of peer reviewers, and a staff of physicians and professional medical writers.

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Merck Veterinary Manuals

The Merck Veterinary Manual is an authoritative, comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to a range of animal health topics used by veterinarians around the world.

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Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Find articles on governmental policies, socioeconomics effects of war, and more. Includes The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides comprehensive data and analysis of investments. The one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting portfolio analysis, learning about investment options and reading up on financial news commentary.

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New York Times

This database includes full-text of the New York Times from January 1, 1985 to the present.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

NYTimes.com

IN LIBRARY USE         HOME ACCESS

Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com. For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information see Minuteman's NY Times FAQ

Resource provided by the Minuteman Library Network

NoveList

Not sure what to read next? Find read-a-likes, recommendations, and more, all curated by librarians and publishing insiders. (Log in with your Minuteman library card.)

Resource provided by the Minuteman Library Network

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

This collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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PebbleGo

Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools.  Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

This collection covers the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Pop Culture Collection

 This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Popular Magazines

Popular Magazines includes 1000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac product line. All the titles were selected based on the actual publication searches performed by library patrons.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Psychology Collection

Find articles on personality, the human mind, memory, and more. Access hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Psychology Collection

Find articles on personality, the human mind, memory, and more. Access hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

RBDigital

Read complete digital editions of popular magazines, enjoy interactive elements such as audio and video, experience anytime, anywhere availability on PCs, Macs and mobile devices, keep magazines for as long as you like, download magazines to your mobile device for offline reading.

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ReferenceUSA

A directory of nearly 14 million U.S. businesses, searchable by name, yellow page heading, SIC code, zip code, estimate sales volume, and more.

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Research in Context

Reasearch in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to middle school students.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix provides students with over 4,000 videos, articles, interactive media and more on the earth, space, life and physical sciences, health and the human body and technology and engineering.
Teachers can support learning with projects and experiments, quizzes and discussion starters, weblinks and interactive timelines.

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Science In Context

Science in Context provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. 

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Small Business Collection

Perfect for business school students and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Small Business Resource Center

Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more, to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Student Edition

Find information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

This is Who We Were

This is Who We Were provide a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1910, 1920, 1940, 1950 and 1960 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using original material from the Census, readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meaning and depth to what life was like in America then.

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True Flix

TrueFlix™ leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. The TumbleBook Library is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers.

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U.S. History Collection

This collection provides coverage of the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly works. Provides balanced coverage useful to the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

U.S. History in Context

This resource combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014; Fifth Edition

Value of a dollar, 1860-2014 is about practical economy :
what things cost and how much money people have to buy them. A look into the history of our nation's economy, offering insights into our previous spending habits. More than 500 sources used to find out the cost of items from 1860-2014

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Vocations & Careers Collection

Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

War & Terrorism Collection

A  collection for students of history, social science and current events. Gain valuable insight the causes, impacts and perceptions of war and terrorism on a global scale. 

​​​​​​​Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Working Americans

Lifestyles and economic life of working class families. Looks at,decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.

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World Book Online

World Book Online is your online route to reliable, authoritative, easy-to-understand information and an array of supplementary search tools and information sources. 

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World History Collection

Coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, and scholarly works. Provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful to the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

World History In Context

Combines content from reference sources with with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

​​​​​​​Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

WorldCat

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. For home access try the free version at http://www.worldcat.org​​​​​​​

EJournals Finder

Looking for a specific journal or article?
Search by title or browse by subject to access over 11,850 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Ebsco A to Z List (EJournals Finder)

Boston Public Library

In addition to these resources, Massachusetts residents are eligible to use resources from the Boston Public Library. If you do not already have a BPL library card you can apply for an eCard. eCards expire after 3 years unless they are upgraded to standard BPL cards.

Visit BPL's website for more information and to sign up for an eCard.

Using your Minuteman card for access to online resources

Access to online resources provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), with funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is available for all who live, work, and study in Massachusetts. 

Access to online resources provided by member libraries is available to residents of the 36 public library communities served by Minuteman, as well as current students, faculty and staff of the five academic libraries.

Most resources will require you to enter your Minuteman library card number for access outside the library.