Electronic Databases

Alphabetical List

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AtoZdatabases -- Business
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Search for information about a specific business or browse job listings.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

A to Z the USA
AtoZ the USA comprises 56 US state and territory guides of 146 topics each. USA country data covers 104 categories.
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Academic One File
Academic OneFile provides access to full-text articles from peer-reviewed English language journals from around the globe. Academic OneFile covers the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and countless other subjects. Users can search both full text articles and abstracts. Click here for a list of available journal titles.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Ancestry Library
No Home Access available
This is perfect for anyone doing genealogy research. Users can access birth records, death records, historical newspaper articles, and photos. There is also federal census information up to and including 1930.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library

Ask a Law Librarian
Ask a librarian from the Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries about matters related to the legal system. The law librarians are available for live chat Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30. They also accept e-mail, phone calls, and visits. All questions are confidential.

Audiobook and E-book Downloads from Overdrive
The Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download. For all Minuteman Library Network Card Holders. Please call the Waltham Public Library AV Department at 781-314-3425 X5 for any additional information.
Funds provided by the Minuteman Library Network and the Waltham Public Library.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Provides information about a variety of car repairs. Search by model year, type of car, or repair.
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Biography in Context
Biography in Context contains biographical articles from select periodicals and reference sources published by Gale. For a list of sources used by this database, click here.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Book Index with Reviews
This database provides access to book reviews for in print and out of print titles. Users can also browse new and upcoming titles by subject.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Bookflix
Read e-books from Scholastic and watch classic storybook videos from Weston Woods at the library or from the comfort of your home!
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Books and Authors
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun!
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Boston Consumers' Checkbook
No Home Access available
Boston Consumers' CHECKBOOK gives you independent, nonprofit, no-advertising ratings you can trust of local auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners, and much more, plus in-depth articles with advice from CHECKBOOK's award-winning magazine.

Boston Globe 1980- present
Text based articles from The Boston Globe from 1980 - present. This database does not contain classifieds, advertisements, or paid death notices.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library

Boston Globe -- Historic Edition
Search through copies of The New York Times from the 1850's through 2008 and copies of The Boston Globe from the 1870's through 1979. Read about the Boston Molasses Flood after it happened. Read a New York perspective about the 2004 ALCS. You can even search paid death notices from those eras.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Boston Globe Microfilm Collection (Back to 2008)
Browse our Boston Globe microfilm collection dating back to 2008. Includes facsimiles of the complete newspaper, including advertisements and classifieds. This includes the Boston Globe section of our microfilm only.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Britannica Annals of American History
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)
Grade Level PreK-5. Play, discover, create—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. Now, Britannica gives teachers an online solution designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content, Public Library Edition contains full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.

Britannica Online School Edition
Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud al all levels and translation for over 50 languages. Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids
Contains Compton's Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad. This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Britannica World Data Analyst
This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. Plus, World Data Analyst allows subscribers to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for data crunching and deeper analysis. Users can also link to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. It's ideal for research, to explore new topics for study, or just to learn more about the world.

Business Insights: Essentials (former Business and Company Resource Center)
Business Insights: Essentials is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Consumer Reports Online
Provides online access to the Consumer Reports magazine. Read ratings of thousands of products. Also includes Cars Best Deals Plus
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Contemporary Literary Criticism provides access to an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. The majority of the content in this database is from the Gale reference collection.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Credo Reference
A database that features online content from a hundred reference books in a broad range of subjects. The topic page resulting from your subject search presents and organizes relevant results from these 500+ resources as well as relevant results from other library resources including books, ebooks, ejournals, databases and more..
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

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.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Electronic Journal Finder
Curious which of our databases contain full text of your favorite magazine or newspaper title? Use this database, type in the title, such as The New York Times and Newsweek and find out where you can get full access at no cost to you!
Funds provided by the Minuteman Library Network.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP provides resources for almost all academic disciplines. It includes indexing of over 4,170 scholarly and general interest periodicals and full text articles from over 2,480 of the academic titles. Click here for a list of included periodicals.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center from Facts on File
Fully searchable and extensively hyperlinked, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center contains in-depth job descriptions complete with job-specific resource listings, detailed industry descriptions, career resources, career preparation information and web resources. The database also includes a searchable archive of articles from Career Opportunities News, a newsletter covering the most recent trends and news in the job market. Users can access information through searches by industry skill, job level, education, or salary range as well as by popular government indexes such as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library. Home access for Waltham residents, only.

First Search/World Cat
In Library Use Only
This is an online catalog that searches library catalogs all across the country and, in some cases, the world. We can generally request most items found on this catalog. There is a free version of this database that can be accessed anywhere but contains less information.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library

FolioMEd Physician Directory
FOLIO IS service allows real time access to up-to-the-minute Physician Information. IS provides online interaction with the proprietary Folio Census Database of Physicians and Healthcare Facilities for Massachusetts
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library. Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Forms Links from the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
This site, provided by the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, provides legal forms for a variety of matters. There are also links to other sites that contain forms.

Foundation Directory Online (Professional)
No Home Access available. Please ask librarian to log in you in.
The Foundation Directory Online (Professional) provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities in the US. It also includes searchable databases of recently awarded grants, sponsoring companies, and recently filed IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF). All four databases, as well as the Foundation Center's philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases, can be searched simultaneously. Please ask librarian to log in before using.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library

Freegal
Freegal is a free and legal downloadable music service. It offers a variety of music, for recordings available from Sony Music Entertainment labels only, including Artista, Columbia, RCA and more. Waltham residents can download and keep up to 3 songs per week. The downloads are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources on the following topics: arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, world, science, and social science.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection
A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

General Business File
General Business File is a research tool for those who are looking to analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. This database includes a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

General Reference Center
General Reference Center indexes newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, and grants access to many full-text articles. This database covers current events, popular culture, business, industry, arts, sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Click here for a list of journal titles that can be accessed through General Reference Center.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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, primary 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.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Grolier Online
Search through New Book of Knowledge, Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Lands and Peoples, and Amazing Animals.
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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.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center provides information for both the those looking to learn about a specific condition and also for those who are conducting medical research. This database indexes over 960 health journals and provides full-text from over 730 of those titles. Also included is the full text of 200 medical pamphlets and six medical reference books. Click here for a list of included resources.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Heritage Quest
This database provides access to federal census records up to and including 1930, Revolutionary War records, the Freedman's Bank, and articles related to genealogy.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library. Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Historic Boston Globe and New York Times
Search through copies of The New York Times from the 1850's through 2008 and copies of The Boston Globe from the 1870's through 1979. Read about the Boston Molasses Flood after it happened. Read a New York perspective about the 2004 ALCS. You can even search paid death notices from those eras.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Hoopla Digital Services
Hoopla is a streaming service, allowing you to stream various movies, TV shows, and audiobooks. Stream on your computer or download the free app for your smart phone or tablet from the Apple App Storeor Google Play. Select Waltham Public Library from the map of libraries,type in your library card number and PIN, and create your free account.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Infotrac Junior Edition
Infotrac Junior Edition is designed for junior high and middle school students. It provides access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and reference books, and covers current events, the arts, sciences, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. This database grants access to many full-text articles and to the Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Infotrac One File
InfoTrac OneFile is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. InfoTrac OneFile provides access to millions of full-text articles.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Infotrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for high school students. It provides access to magazines, newspapers and reference books, and covers current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. This database grants access to many full-text articles.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Job & Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can: explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer, and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.
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KDL What's Next Database
This great site, from the Kent District Library in Michigan gives the names and numbers of books in most book series. Search by series name, book title, or author.

Kids Info Bits
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content. The pictures allow for easy browsing and there is keyword searching for older kids.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Learning Express Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information for learners from elementary through college prep, job searching and beyond. Recursos para hispanohablantes. The MCAS and MTEL are not currently featured on this database. You must create an account in order to effectively use this database. If you are a Waltham resident with a library card, you can create an account from home using your library card number as your username. If you are in the library, you can create an account on any desktop computer in the library, using a username of your choosing.
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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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Mango Languages
Mango is a fun language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages including English. While Waltham residents need to type in their library card numbers to use this database away from the library, users can also create online accounts to bookmark their places.
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Marshall Cavendish Digital: Dinosaurs, Mythology, and International Wildlife
Explore Marshall Cavendish's articles from its encylopedias and non-fiction titles on the topics of dinosaurs, Greek and Roman mythology, and international wildlife.
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Massachusetts History Online
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Massachusetts Laws by Subject
Search Massachusetts laws by subject.

Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries
Search Massachusetts laws by subject as well as laws from other states and a variety of case laws. Use this site to contact a law librarian regarding any legal questions.

Medline Plus
This excellent site, from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health contains an extensive amount of health information. The information is accesible and easy to understand. Browse the site's collection of informative videos.

Medline Plus en Español
Un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y Institutos Nacionales de la Salud.

Minuteman Library Network Catalog
Search for items at all of the libraries in the Minuteman Library Network, including the Waltham Public Library. Use this site to request and renew items, as well as pay library fines.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
"Comprehensive and up-to-date financial information on stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Use the "Help & Education" tab to access the User's Guide and investor education resources."
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New England Historic Genealogical Society Databases
List of databases from New England, including many towns' vital records from the nineteenth century and earlier.

New York Times -- 1985 - present
Search full text of The New York Times from 1985 on. This database is text only, and does not contain images or any classified notices. For exact facsmilies of The New York Times through 2008, please use the historic New York Times database.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

New York Times -- Historic Edition (1850's - 2008)
Search through copies of The New York Times from the 1850's through 2008 and copies of The Boston Globe from the 1870's through 1979. Read about the Boston Molasses Flood after it happened. Read a New York perspective about the 2004 ALCS. You can even search paid death notices from those eras.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library Home access for Waltham residents, only.

NIH Senior Health
Health site from the National Institutes of Health, specifically for senior citizens. Visitors can easily adjust text size, the contrast, and listen to the text read aloud.

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus is an online readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding out about new authors and titles. Users can easily find recommendations in this database by simply entering a favorite author or book title. Novelist's discussion guides for all ages are perfect for both book clubs and classrooms.
Funds provided by the Waltham Public Library. Home access for Waltham residents, only.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center
All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, 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
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Nursing Resource Center
Gale's Nursing Resource Center supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide. Nursing Resource Center is a comprehensive resource that nurses, students, and instructors trust to deliver quality results because it was designed to match the "Nursing Process". Whether preparing students for clinical exams, providing homework help, or NCLEX-RN test prep Nursing Resource Center is a care provider's must have.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Oxford English Dictionary
Search the Oxford English Dictionary online for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past..
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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 new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, 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.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
This collection includes over 100 titles covering 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..
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Pop Culture Universe
Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative, yet irresistible, digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present-in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students-without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites.
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Power Search
Power Search allows users to search multiple databases at the same time. The databases included are most of the titles paid for with funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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Project Gutenberg
Download thousands of copyright free e-books to be read on your Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Android, or other device (including a personal computer). There are several familiar titles including Les Misérables, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Be sure to read the directions for dowloading to the various devices. The site also hosts a small collection of audiobooks.

PubMed
Search for articles on health topics and medical research on this site, created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Reference USA
Reference USA provides access to detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses. Users can search by ticker symbol, company size, and even number of computers.
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Salem Health
"Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works." Browse Magill's Medical Guide, Salem Health: Cancer, Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health, Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Diseases.
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Salem (Press) History
"Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets" such as Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History, and Historical Encylopedia of American Business.
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Salem Literature
"Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets" such as Critical Insights, Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Magill's Literary Annual, and Masterplots.
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Salem Science
"Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets" such as Encyclopedia of Global Resources, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Forensic Science, and The Solar System.
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Sanborn Maps
In Library Use Only
Provides access to Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for every Massachusetts town from the past several years.
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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. The database covers curriculum-related science topics, and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. An ideal resource for your patrons to use while learning sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build custom word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases and much more!
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Something about the Author
An easy-to-use resource, Something about the Author provides illustrated biographical profiles of several children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources.
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U.S. History and Culture Collection and Global History and Culture Collection from Sharpe On-Line
The U.S. History & Culture focuses on the broad range of cultural, social, economic, and political issues; people; and events that have shaped American history. The new Global History and Culture collection provides sweeping, multidisciplinary perspectives on world history, from the origins of human society to the present day. .
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U.S. History in Context
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Value Line Investment Survey
Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented both in print and online, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.
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Virtual Catalog
Use the Virtual Catalog to search through multiple library catalogs in Massachusetts and to request items that are not at in the Minuteman Library Network.

Vocations and Careers Collection
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Funds provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Waltham City Directories and Waltham High School Yearbooks Online
Copies of the Waltham City Directory are now available online thanks to the Boston Public Library, Digital Commonwealth, and the Internet Archive. They are being added gradually but will ultimately cover 1872 through 1990. Have fun investigating where your family has lived over the years, what they did for a living, or who used to live at your address!

Waltham News Tribune/ Boston Metropolitan Collection
This database covers the Waltham News Tribune dating back to 2001, as well as several other town and regional newspapers such as The Metrowest Daily News and The Boston Herald. Issues of the Waltham Tribune earlier than 2001 are on microfilm at the Waltham Public Library.
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Waltham Public Library Map Collection
This collection consists of maps from the Waltham Public Library local history collections. The maps depict Waltham, Massachusetts and a few surrounding towns and include details such as proposed town lines, aerial views or "Birds-Eye views," and the locations of early homes..

Waltham Vital Records up to 1850
Marriage, Birth, and Death Records from Waltham up to 1850.

World History in Context
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