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Academic OneFile - Academic OneFile is the premier source for 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, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
Agriculture Collection - With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
American Ancestors (in Library access only) - Compiles the New England Historic Genealogical Society's collection of more than 12 million documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs and other artifacts dating back to the 14th century.
American History - From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today´s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation´s evolution. investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation´s evolution. Barcode: sdatabase

Ancestry Library Edition (access at the Library) or (access from home) - Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Funded by the West Springfield Public Library.

Annals of American History -  Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present. (online access to original sources documents from U.S. History)

Artemis Liberary Sources -   Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Biography in Context -   Over 400,000 biographies covering figures from literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
Books & 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.
Business Collection -   Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Business Economics and Theory -   With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
Business Insights: Essentials -   Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more. -   ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. For a video on how to get started, click:HERE.
Communications and Mass Media Collection -   From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
Criminal Justice Collection -   Targeted collection of 700+ journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.
Culinary Arts Collection -   Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Diversity Studies Collection -   A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals. -   A comprehensive resource for anyone planning on taking their driver's test; inculding: practice tests for cars and motorcycles based on the MA RMV permit manuals,  a downloadable copy of the MA Driver's Manual, and FAQ that will help you navigate the process from applying for a permit to taking your license picture.
Educator´s Reference Complete -   A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection -   Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
Expanded Academic ASAP -   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!
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.
Freading -   The Freading Ebook Service is a download Ebook service for free use by the library´s registered cardholders. 
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection -  Targeted collection of journals and e-reference sources for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Gender Studies Collection -   This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
General OneFile - 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 science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full?text articles, many with images.
General Reference Center Gold - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
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.
Global Issues In Context - Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Grove Art Online -   Providies web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. It offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, and extensive image links. Funded by CWMARS, card required for login.
Health Reference Center Academic -   This multi-source database provides access to full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources, 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 -   Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. *
Home Improvement Collection -   Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection -   Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.
Information Science and Library Issues Collection -   This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect - will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.
InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition -   Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Insurance & Liability Collection -   Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
Kids InfoBits -   Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database includes coverage of geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports.
Legal Forms Library -   Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Literature Resource Center -   Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
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.
Military and Intelligence Database Collection -   Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

Newsbank - The Springfield Republican (1988 – current), Advocate (North Adams: 2010-Current), Amherst Bulletin (1994-Current), Berkshire Eagle (2003-Current), Daily Hampshire Gazette (1994-Current), North Adams Transcript (2003-Current), Recorder (Greenfield: 1997-Current ), Springfield Examiner (2011-Current), and Valley Advocate (1996-Current).

New York Times -   Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985).
Novelist -   NoveList is a comprehensive tool to help you get the most our of your reading time. Browse recommendations, find series lists, retrieve author read-alikes, find discussion guides for your book group or search for more books like the one you just finished that you absolutely loved. Hundreds of thousands of titles, both fiction and non-fiction are included. Funded by CWMARS, card required for login.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection -  Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts.
Nursing Resource Center -  Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
Online Public Library Edition  -  Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers "adult" and "kids" interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books. (PLUS read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context - Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking information and opinions on hundreds of today´s hottest social issues. Continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links offer insight into both sides of any issue.
Overdrive Digital Catalog - Download thousands of ebooks, audio books or video right to your computer. In many cases, transfer to your mobile device and enjoy on the go! Funded by CWMARS, card required for login.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection - Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experiment research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.
Pop Culture Collection - Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Popular Magazines - Popular Magazines includes 1000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac esources. Full-text articles from titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah are included in this database.
ProQuest Obituaries -   Search obituaries and death notices from the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1922), Boston Globe (1872-1922), Chicago Defender (1921-1975), Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), Los Angeles Times (1881-1984), New York Times (1851-1944) or the Washington Post (1877-1950). Funded by the West Springfield Public Library.
Psychology Collection -  This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Religion & Philosophy Collection -  Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
Research in Context -   Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
Science in Context -   Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
Small Business Collection -   Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.
Spanish Edition: Escolar (K-8)
Spanish Edition: Moderna (9-12)
Spanish Reference Center -   (Includes Enciclpoedia Moderna, a reference collection for the high school and college ages and Escolar Online, geared to ages 6-12) Includes Britannica Escolar Online, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for grades K-8 and Enciclopedia Moderna for grades 9-12. Moderna will satisfy native Spanish speakers, and students that are bilingual or just learning Spanish.
Testing & Education Reference Center -  Our innovative, web-based products and online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, and TOEFL, provide consumers with the depth and breadth of information they need to make informed decisions about their education or career. Our financial aid database of nearly $5 billion worth of scholarships, grants, and prizes is fully searchable on the Web and available in printed guides. The range of test preparation offered by Peterson's has recently expanded into civil service, licensing, certification, and military preparation with the acquisition of ARCO.
The Boston Globe -   Full-text coverage from 1980.
U.S. History Collection -  As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
US History In Context -   This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.
Virtual Reference Library -   Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Vocations & Career - 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.
War & Terrorism Collection -   A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.
World Data Analyst  -  Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts or exporting for deeper analysis.(current and historical statistics on the countries of the world)
World History Collection -   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.
World History In Context -   As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
World History: Ancient and Medieval -   World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Username: sdatabase Password: sdatabase