New databases provided by the Minuteman Network (Please see additional databases provided by the Randall Library here):

Transparent Language: For learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English.

Britannica Moderna: Innovative early learning resource for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade. Previously Britannica Learning Zone.

Science Database: (ProQuest) is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.

PebbleGo: Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools.  Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.

LegalForms: Gale LegalForms brings together thousands of national and state-specific legal forms for everything from wills to business contracts. The forms are fill-in-the-blank, downloadable, and continuously updated to reflect the latest laws.

Environmental Studies: Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues and includes sources such as topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, conference proceedings, news and magazine articles, podcasts, videos, industry reports, and consumer data.

Leadership and Management: Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.

Peterson's Test Prep: (Gale Presents) Contains over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

Science: (Gale Interactive) Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference content and search Gale content to find more information.

Links to popular databases:

New York Times: Access the New York Times from home with a temporary pass.

Novelist: Look for book recommendations based on your current reading habits

Search the Boston Globe, Britannica and other digital resources at


If you are not associated with a Minuteman Library, the best place for you to log in to access databases and other electronic resources is at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners web site.

Click here for an alphabetical list of databases.

For a libguide on our various state-wide databases, click here

Other Resources:

Boston Public Library
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.

Looking for a specific journal or article? Search by title or browse by subject to access over 11,850 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Researching a topic? Do a Keyword Search in multiple databases at once!