Databases

August 26th 2015
The hot, muggy weather last week prompted a patron to call the library with questions about the Boston Heat Wave of July 1911. I was able to answer her questions (some of which were quite detailed) using our historic Boston Globe database, which provides every single page of the Globe from 1872 to 1981. Using historic newspaper databases is not only a good way to locate facts, it's also a way to get a feel for the past often lacking in history textbooks. For example, scanning the headlines for... Read Post
June 27th 2014
Enjoy movies, music, and ebooks all summer long from your library

 

On the go or at home, you can access all kinds of fun stuff from the library, for free! Do you love music? If so, you can download music from the Sony music library through Freegal. Listen to all your favorite artists all summer long! How about movies? Anyone? Soon we will be offering Hoopla which allows you to stream movies, music and audiobooks to your mobile devices. Since we don’t have this yet, I would... Read Post

July 3rd 2013
Introducing our latest database, Freegal! Freegal is a downloadable music service that offers access to about 3 million songs from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. All you need is your library card number and PIN! You can search by keyword, artist, or album or use the advanced search page. You can also browse artists A to Z, see genre lists in dozens of... Read Post