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CPL Databases: Listed By Subject

The following is an subject list of database subscriptions available to Chelmsford Public Library patrons.  Some databases are in library only, some are available both in library and at home.

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Provided by the MBLC Biography In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Biographies from respected Gale Group sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to hand-picked web sites. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor. Who's Who provides access to quick biographical reference information on more than 1 million additional people.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Provided by the MBLC Books and Authors
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
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.
  • Subjects: Biography - Books & Ebooks

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Encyclopedia of American Immigration, covering the various cultures and significant individuals that immigrated to the US, and their impact after arriving. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, offering in-depth biographical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Provided by the MBLC Literature Resource Center
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Critical, biographical and contextual materials on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • Subjects: Biography - Books & Ebooks



Books & Ebooks Back to Top
Provided by the MBLC Books and Authors
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
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.
  • Subjects: Biography - Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MBLC Contemporary Literary Criticism
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
11,000+ critical essays on contemporary authors, including biographical/critical introduction, list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Hoopla
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Stream or download popular movies, television shows, musical albums, or audiobooks! You can check out videos (movies & TV) for 3 days, music for 1 week, and audiobooks for 3 weeks.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks - General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC Literature Resource Center
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Critical, biographical and contextual materials on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • Subjects: Biography - Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MBLC MA Ebooks Project
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
A state-funded initiative to improve & increase ebook access for all Massachusetts residents. Use the state's catalog search to find 20,000+ ebooks available from multiple vendors.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MVLC - MVLC Patrons Only NoveList
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
A database of both fiction and non-fiction books that provides reviews, annotations, you-might-also-like suggestions, author read-alikes, What We're Reading, book discussion Guides, booktalks, and annotated book lists.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MVLC - MVLC Patrons Only Overdrive Downloadable Audiobooks & Ebooks
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Audiobooks, radio shows and music you can download and listen to on your computer, your mobile mp3 player, or even burn to CD!
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Safari Computer & Business Ebooks
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Online collection of over 3,000 computer and technical ebooks, covering programming, design, desktop publishing, ecommerce, online business, hardware and more, from publishers such as O'Reilly, Wiley, Pretence Hall, and many more.
Please Note: Only 40 people can be using Safari at a time. If the database won't let you in, please try back later. If access problems persit, please contact the Reference Desk.
Firefox Users: You may be required to delete your browser's cookie before accessing Safari. To do this, go to Tools > Options > Privacy, and look for the Show Cookies option, then search for and remove the Safari cookie. If access problems persit, please contact the Reference Desk.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks - Business & Finance

Provided by the MBLC Special Collections Directory (Manuscripts
and Archives of Massachusetts)
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
A guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk's offices.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MBLC Virtual Catalog (Massachusetts Libraries)
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Real-time searching of many public and academic libraries in Massachusetts, which patrons can use to request items directely from library outside of MVLC.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks

WorldCat
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Searches the catalogs of libraries world-wide (more than 46 million records in 400 languages). Use this to see if an item is available in a library near you. (Please note: this is limited to OCLC member libraries only, small or rural libraries may not be included)
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks


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General Back to Top
Provided by the MBLC Academic OneFile
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only A to Z World Cultures
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Country-by-country cultural information on 175 nations and territories, featuring topics like religion, business culture, historical notes, government, economy, geography, stereotypes, holidays and festivals, language, and over 1,500 country maps.
  • Subjects: General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC Encyclopedia Britannica
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
A global learning resource with hundreds of thousands of timely, relevant, and trustworthy articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the MBLC Expanded Academic ASAP
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Freegal Music
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Download three DRM-free songs per week, and keep them forever! These mp3 files never expire or need to be returned, and Freegal includes almost all artists released on a Sony label.
  • Subjects: General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC Gale Virtual Reference Library
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
A mix of more than 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.
  • Subjects: General - History

Provided by the MBLC General OneFile
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
News and magazine 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 science, sports, technology, and more.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the MBLC General Reference Center Gold
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.
  • Subjects: General - History

Provided by the MBLCGlobal Issues In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global and current events, including analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  • Subjects: General - News & Newspapers

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons OnlyGreenFILE
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Scholarly and general interest titles, and government documents and reports covering the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment through the areas of agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons OnlyHoopla
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Stream or download popular movies, television shows, musical albums, or audiobooks! You can check out videos (movies & TV) for 3 days, music for 1 week, and audiobooks for 3 weeks.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks - General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLCInfoTrac® PowerSearch
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Thomson Gale's periodical databases in a single search.
  • Subjects: General

Provided by the MBLCOpposing Viewpoints In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Subjects: General - Books & Ebooks



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History Back to Top


Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only America in World History
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Explores the core historical events, trends, and personalities from U.S. history within the context of global history and international relations, using description, illustrations, maps, primary sources, a master timeline, and bibliographies for further research.
  • Subjects: History

Provided by the MBLC Biography In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Biographies from respected Gale Group sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to hand-picked web sites. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor. Who's Who provides access to quick biographical reference information on more than 1 million additional people.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Chelmsford History Resources
Additional resources on Chelmsford's history are available on the library's Local History webpage.

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library Chelmsford Town Annual Reports Archive
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Searchable archive of the Annual Reports for the Town of Chelmsford from 1874 to present. The reports are full-text searchable, and you can read them online or download them in a variety of formats. This archive was funded by a Boston Public Library grant and hosted by the Internet Archive, scanned from the collections of both the Chelmsford Historical Society and Chelmsford Library.
  • Subjects: Genealogy - History

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Encyclopedia of American Immigration, covering the various cultures and significant individuals that immigrated to the US, and their impact after arriving. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, exploring how mathematics affects our daily lives in sociological, economic, and historical perspectives. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • Subjects: History

Provided by the MBLC Gale Virtual Reference Library
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
A mix of more than 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.
  • Subjects: General - History

Provided by the MBLC General Reference Center Gold
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.
  • Subjects: General - History

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, offering in-depth biographical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • Subjects: Biography - History

Provided by the MBLC Massachusetts History Online
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.
  • Subjects: History

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Milestone Documents in World History (Salem History)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Milestone Documents in World History, which combines in-depth analysis with over 125 iconic primary source documents from ancient times to the present and from virtually every geographical region. The Salem History database also searches Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, and Encyclopedia of American Immigration.
  • Subjects: History

Provided by the MBLC U.S. History In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Contextual information on hundreds of significant people, events and topics in U.S. History, from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Subjects: History

Provided by the MBLC World History In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History, from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Subjects: History



News & Newspapers Back to Top

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Online Newsstand
Click a subject or title to read the latest featured articles & more. Hover over the subjects to see which magazines are included in each.
Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
The largest and most comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices. Search by name, date range, or text (e.g., residence, occupation, hobbies, family members, or other personal information).
  • Subjects: Newspapers - Genealogy

Provided by the MBLC Boston Globe
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
1980-current. Full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.
  • Subjects: News & Newspapers

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Chelmsford Independent
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Full-text content of weekly newspaper of Chelmsford, Massachusetts (published every Thursday). Paid advertisements are excluded. [12/8/2005-Current]
  • Subjects: News & Newspapers
Chelmsford newspapers available on microfilm: Chelmsford Independent 1986-present; Chelmsford Newsweekly 1940-1993

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Lowell Sun
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. [10/14/2001 - Current]
  • Subjects: News & Newspapers

Provided by the MBLCGlobal Issues In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global and current events, including analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  • Subjects: General - News & Newspapers

Provided by the MBLCNew York Times
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Full-text articles for The New York Times, including The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine. (2000 to current).
  • Subjects: News & Newspapers

Provided by the MBLCOpposing Viewpoints In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Subjects: General - Books & Ebooks

Provided by the MBLCScience In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons OnlyZinio Magazine Collection
Access: [ In Library & At Home ] - User Guide & Help Info
Full-color and full-page layout access to popular magazines, just as if you were holding them. Patrons will need to create a (free) Zinio account the first time you use this, and log in with that account on return visits.
  • Subjects: News & Newspapers

Newspaper Resources on the Internet


Science & Nature Back to Top
Provided by the MBLC Science In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.



Youth-Oriented Back to Top
Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only A to Z World Cultures
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Country-by-country cultural information on 175 nations and territories, featuring topics like religion, business culture, historical notes, government, economy, geography, stereotypes, holidays and festivals, language, and over 1,500 country maps.
  • Subjects: General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Cultures of the World
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Online access to the ebook version of the Cultures of the World series, which introduces readers to the culture, economy, government, history, lifestyle, and more, of the countries around the world.
  • Subjects: Youth-Oriented

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Freegal Music
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Download three DRM-free songs per week, and keep them forever! These mp3 files never expire or need to be returned, and Freegal includes almost all artists released on a Sony label.
  • Subjects: General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Hoopla
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Stream or download popular movies, television shows, musical albums, or audiobooks! You can check out videos (movies & TV) for 3 days, music for 1 week, and audiobooks for 3 weeks.
  • Subjects: Books & Ebooks - General - Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC InfoTrac® Junior (Standard and Graphical)
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.
  • Subjects: Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC InfoTrac® Student Edition
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Periodicals database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.
  • Subjects: Youth-Oriented

Provided by the MBLC Kids InfoBits
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students.
  • Subjects: Youth-Oriented

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Nations of the World
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home: ]
Online access to the Nations of the World handbooks, covering 200+ countries, detailing their history, culture, climate, politics, economy, geography, population, trade, and other key factors
  • Subjects: Youth-Oriented
Provided by the MBLC Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Subjects: General - Books & Ebooks - Youth-Oriented