Electronic Resources

Below is a list of some of the electronic resources available to patrons of the library, ranging from encyclopedias to business resources to literature databases. Simplify your information searching, with quality sources!
General Resources
Personal Reference
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Health and Science
History and Current Events
Literature and Arts
Business and Law
Kids and Teens
Library Catalogs
General Resources
Gale InfoTrac PowerSearch
PowerSearch gives you all the tools you need to search across multiple Gale collections of periodical and reference content, while efficiently managing your results. With the cross-search feature of PowerSearch, you can search one, several, or even all available databases simultaneously. Not sure what you'll find in a particular database? PowerSearch makes it easy for you to select the databases most appropriate to include in your cross-search by providing an alphabetical listing of databases along with product descriptions. You may even decide to leave PowerSearch and continue your research directly in a single Gale database.
Academic OneFile
Academic Onefile contains 8,000 academic journals, mainly in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.

General Reference Center GOLD
Search magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Educator's Reference Complete
This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Content is almost entirely full-text, with the majority of the titles also covered in the ERIC database. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Find information on: Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences. Over 1,500 titles included are peer-reviewed.

Virtual Reference Library
Includes a select group of reference titles in a variety of subjects covering art, science, multicultural studies, business, literature and history:
  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
  • Macmillan - Biology
  • Blackbirch - Kid's Visual Reference of the United States
  • Blackbirch - Kid's Visual Reference of the World
  • St. James - Contemporary Fashion
  • St. James - Contemporary Novelists
  • St. James - Contemporary Poets
  • St. James - Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
  • St. James - Business Leader Profiles for Students
  • Gale - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
  • Gale - Encyclopedia of Cancer
  • Gale - Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
  • Gale - Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • Gale - Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
  • Gale - World of Earth Science
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Personal Reference
LearningExpress Library
This database helps student prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education civil service, and homeland security. It also provides opportunities to create resumes, hone interviewing techniques and improve business communications Interactive tutorials will helps users improved basic skills in reading, writing and math, as well as prepare for the GED, ACT and SAT tests. This program can be accessed simply by clicking above and registering with a valid Uxbridge Free Public Library card!
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for their Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.
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Massachusetts Newspapers
Some newspapers included here are:
  • Berkshire Eagle 2005-current
  • Boston Globe 1980-current
  • Boston Herald 1991-current
  • North Adams Transcript 2005-current
  • Patriot Ledger (Quincy) 1991-current
  • Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg) 2005-current
  • Sun, The (Lowell) 2004-current
  • Telegram & Gazette (Worcester) 1989-current
  • Standard Times (New Bedford) 1/4/92 - 8/19/97
Boston Globe
Search the full text of the Boston Globe (starting from 1980).

Popular Magazines
Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries".

Search the full text of the New York Times (starting in 1985).
InfoTrac Newsstand
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.
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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors.

Grove Art Online

Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, including ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Grove Art Online is provided by the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network (C/W MARS).

Virtual Reference Library

Includes a select group of reference titles in a variety of subjects covering art, science, multicultural studies, business, literature and history. See above for specific titles.

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Health and Science
Health Reference Academic Center
A multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Science in Context
A comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework.
Science Online
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies and experiments.
General Science Collection
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
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History and Current Events
Issues and Controversies
Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.
Massachusetts History Online
Combining selections from Gale's vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. Containing data from a range of publications, Massachusetts History Online provides a targeted resource for information relating to the study of Massachusetts History.
U.S. History in Context
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the mot significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. The new solution merge's Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
World History in Context
Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, pirmary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia- including podcasts, video and interactive graphs- enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
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Literature and Art
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.
Grove Art Online
Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). It offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.
Biography in Context
Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing you to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, places or gender as well as keyword and full text.
NoveList Readers' Advisory
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction. NoveList is provided by the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network (C/W MARS).
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Contemporary Literary Criticism is an extensive collection that contains critical essays on contemporary authors, now living or who died after December 31, 1959. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.
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Business and Law
General Business File ASAP
Research business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analyst reports on major companies and industries.
Massachusetts Trial Court "Law About" Resource
This website has over a 150 Law About topics designed to give people one place to start (if not finish) their research on a particular question.
Massachusetts Trial Court Information Services
For legal questions, you can contact a law librarian via phone, email, text message, instant message or online chat!
Massachusetts Trial Court Forms
Most of the trial court forms can be found online at the link above and completed online as well.
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Kids and Teens
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
InfoTrac Junior Edition
Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition
Designed for secondary school students, this edition contains journal and newspaper articles, maps and reference books including Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dayes Information Please Almanacs and "All Our Yesterdays" photo collection of Americana.
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Library Catalogs
Uxbridge Free Public Library Catalog
Worcester Public Library Catalog
Central MA Library Catalogs (CW/MARS)
Boston Public Library Catalog
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