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Boxford Library has access to thousands of online databases through our library network consortium. These databases provide the latest information on current events, learning tools, genealogy, and any research project under the sun. Click on the links below to find the database that’s right for you. Please note that when clicking on these links you will leave the Boxford Library website.

morningstar-470x260The patrons of Boxford have online access to the Morningstar Investment Research Center database. Designed specifically for individual investors, the database includes research on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. The database also allows you to build and test a portfolio and to take interactive workshops and classes to sharpen your investing skills.   Click here to get started

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Mango Languages offers conversational foreign language courses in 62 languages (and 17 ELL courses) that you can access from anywhere you like. Just log in with your Boxford Library card – Click here to start learning now!

Also check out the free apps from Mango languages – download Mango to your device and lean on the go! (More info HERE)

NEW! Language learning for our youngest library patrons!

“Littlpime Pim” – the comprehensive language learning program for children, by Mango Languages. Courses in 10 languages designed especially for young learners. Learn together at home or on the go, free with your library card.  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN!


ancestryInterested in finding a distant relative? Wondering if your ancestors were from Italy or Greece? Library Edition can help you answer all those questions and more.  Accessible only on library computers

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Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles
Anyone in Massachusetts has immediate access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, newswires, business directories, investment reports, biographies, health and prescription drug information, literature reviews, and more through this easy-to-navigate portal. Read the latest AND back issues of your favorite magazines and newspapers. The latest magazines are often online BEFORE they even hit the newsstands!

Novelist plusNoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more

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Our Library Consortium provides access to the following resources for all Boxford patrons:
• NoveList
• GreenFile
• Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
• Teacher Reference Center
• EBSCOhost Research Databases


Massachusetts Newspapers Online 

Link to over 100 MA newspapers in communities large and small.



special collectionsMassachusetts Special Collections Directory
The Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory is a guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices. This directory provides access in one location to the holdings in more than 650 repositories in the Commonwealth. Often such holdings are not fully cataloged or known outside the library yet are of great potential research value. The holdings are available by town/location, institution, repository, collection description, special collection and through name and/or subject searches. In addition, the directory provides information about the institution, contacts, services available and volume of material, as well as directions to the repository.

wcat logoOCLC WorldCat
The OCLC Online Union Catalog – Offers more than 46 million bibliographic records and holdings information vital for collection development, cataloging, authority control, and retrospective conversion services.

LEARNING EXPRESS – Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.


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