Library E-Resources


Below is a list of the online e-resources currently available.  Some are restricted to Maynard residents only (noted below) for remote use.

To access a database, click on the image and then "Go to link." When accessing a particular e-resource from outside of the library, you will be required to log in with your Minuteman Library card number. Most of the time, it must be entered without any spaces between the numbers. 

For any questions about e-resources, research, where to find articles, etc., contact the Reference Department at 978-897-1010 x103, e-mail the Head of Reference at, or visit us on the 2nd floor!

*Can be accessed by Maynard residents only

** Can be accessed in-library only.

Academic OneFile
Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines. Over 17,000 journals.
Ancestry Library Edition **
Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!
Beacon-Villager *
Search full-text articles of Maynard's weekly local newspaper by keyword and date or browse articles in an issue. (Remote access limited to Maynard residents.)
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.
Boston Consumers' Checkbook*
The Boston Consumers' Checkbook evaluates the quality and prices of local service firms and stores and provides help to consumers to buy or lease a new car. Checkbook's health guides provide critical ratings and reports on doctors, hospitals, and health plans.
Boston Globe
Provides full text access to The Boston Globe - 1980-current.
Britannica Library Edition
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.
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.
Britannica Fundamentals
Grade Level PreK-5. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities.
Chilton Auto Library *
Get the information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs! Chilton Library offers step-by-step service and repair procedures, with a labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
Consumer Reports Online * provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.
eBooks 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.
Freegal Music *
Freegal offers a variety of music for recordings available from Sony Music Entertainment labels, including Artista, Columbia, RCA and more. Maynard residents can download and keep up to 3 songs per week. The downloads are all in 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.
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.
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.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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.
HeritageQuest Online
Provides access to more than 4.4 billion historical and genealogical records.

This essential collection of sources has coverage dating back to the 1700s and can help people both find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
Kanopy Streaming Films *
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
Kids InfoBits
Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more! 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.
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.
New York Times
This database includes full-text of the New York Times from January 1, 1985 to the present.
Enjoy free access to 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
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.)
Nursing & 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
Opposing Viewpoints
Covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.

Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Peterson's Career Prep
Provides users access to core career tools including, career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, comprehensive career information and Job searching capabilities via integration with matches listings based on a user’s assessment results, and resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.
Pro Citizen*
Are you or someone you know preparing to become a United States citizen? If so, ProCitizen from Pronunciator has the help you need.

Learn all about democracy, how the U.S. government works, American history and geography, and brush up your English reading and writing skills at the same time. Learn by watching videos, practice with drills and take quizzes to help you know when you are ready to take the exam.
Pronunciator Languages *
With 80 languages to choose from and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a combination of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.
Research Companion
Helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
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.
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.
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.
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Access Boston Public Library's E-Resources!


In addition to these databases, 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.





A Boston Public Library (BPL) E-card is a virtual library card that grants the holder access to all of the BPL's digital resources.

Anyone who currently lives in Massachusetts as a full time resident or part-time as a student attending school can get a BPL e-card.


A BPL e-card will grant you access to over 150 digital resources! You'll be able to watch instructional videos on Lynda, stream movies on Hoopla, research dozens of databases, take a practice Massachusetts driving test, and so much more! With so much to choose from, there's something for every interest.

Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 Phone 978-897-1010 

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.

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