Online Research Databases
The Internet is a popular source for information, but it frequently does not provide the quality of information you need. The Falmouth Public Library provides access to high quality databases that contain articles and information that are not available on the "free" Internet.
The following databases are provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library
Commissioners, Massachusetts Library System, and the Falmouth Public Library.
All you need is your Falmouth Public Library CLAMS card to log into all the resources listed below. If you have a card from another Massachusetts public library, you will be able to access most of these databases.
If you need help logging into any of the resources listed below, please call the Reference Desk at 508-457-2555, ext-6.
ASSOCIATED GRANT MAKERS OF MASSACHUSETTS (AGM)
Falmouth Public Library offers grant seekers access to the Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts (AGM) which includes directories of Massachusetts foundations and nonprofit organizations, as well as common proposal and common report forms.
AUTO REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER
Repair and wiring diagrams. Illustrated repair instructions for U.S. and foreign cars from 1945-2007. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
Author profiles. Book reviews. Sample new titles with "Chapter a Day." Sign up for free email newsletters on new fiction and nonfiction.
BOOKS IN PRINT
Information on books and A-V available for purchase from publishing companies; includes some reviews. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - Online Public Library Edition - Adults
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - Online Public Library Edition - Kids
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - Online School Edition (Pre-K through high school)
BRITANNICA LEARNING ZONE
BRITANNICA ANNALS OF AMERICAN HISTORY - Primary Source Documents
BRITANNICA SPANISH REFERENCE CENTER
BRITANNICA WORLD DATA ANALYST - Current & historical statistics
A Reader's Guide to Novels in Series
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY and JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of their Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, 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. Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.
The easiest way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango's online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. There are currently 49 foreign language courses offered to patrons of Falmouth Public Library -- including Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish. The library also offers 15 ESL courses, including English for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers, for Cantonese and Mandarin Speakers, and also for Russian speakers. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
Find great reading for kids with feature articles, book talks, award winners, discussion guides for picture books. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
More than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including U.S. Census, military, court, land & probate records; vital and church
records, directories, passenger lists and more. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.
Index to genealogy periodicals. U.S. Census 1790-1930. Includes sources from Revolutionary War era. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.
Database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). America's oldest genealogical society. For over 150 years, NEHGS has helped researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world. Provided with generous support from the Falmouth Genealogical Society.
Full-text coverage from 1980.
CAPE COD TIMES
(11/1/1998 - present) Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Cape Cod Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.
NEW YORK TIMES
(1980 - present) Full-text coverage from the US newspaper of record. Coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.
HISTORICAL NEW YORK TIMES
(9/18/1851 - 2008) Full page and article facsimiles. Digital reproduction of each page, including advertisements. Provided by the Falmouth Public Library.
FULL SUITE OF GALE DATABASES
This option allows users to choose one or more periodical or e-book databases from the Gale Group list, and perform simultaneous cross-searching.
Use this comprehensive periodical resource of full-text peer-reviewed content for over 10,000 manually indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and NPR, CNN and CBC transcripts and podcasts.
Practical farming & horticulture research. 450+ titles from USDA Agricola & 20+ Delmar REF titles. GALE PowerPack database.
BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT
Virtually every course of study -- from history to science to literature -- is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography In Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Books and 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 and Authors helps bring readers and literature together.
BUSINESS INSIGHTS: ESSENTIALS
Business magazines & journals. Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information.
CULINARY ARTS COLLECTION
Over 200 major cooking & nutrition magazines, including recipes, restaurant reviews & industry information.
EDUCATOR'S REFERENCE COMPLETE
Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES & POLICIES COLLECTION
Issues & policies from scientific, government & industry perspectives. 700+ journals and reference books.
GARDENING, LANDSCAPE & HORTICULTURE COLLECTION
More than 100 journals on key issues in gardening, landscaping & horticulture. Also includes 20 subject-specific reference works for gardening enthusiasts and professionals.
GENERAL BUSINESS FILE ASAP
Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.
GENERAL INFOTRAC ONEFILE
10,000 magazines & journals, 6,000 full-text. Literature, arts, humanities, sci-tech, business, social sciences & more. Includes New York Times, 1985-present.
GLOBAL ISSUES IN CONTEXT
Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER
Health and Wellness Resource Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER ACADEMIC
Full-text database that provides full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus current and reliable personal health information.
HOME IMPROVEMENT COLLECTION
For hobbyists and professionals. 200+ titles on architectural techniques, tool & material selection, zoning requirements & more.
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & LEISURE COLLECTION
Over 500 journals, 400 travel guides & e-reference books.
JUNIOR EDITION INFOTRAC
Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Targeting the research needs of grades K-5 students, this resource includes Blackbirch Press curriculum support references, 100 full-text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Graphs, charts, maps and over 2,500 searchable images.
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
Literature Resource Center is the world's most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. Author biographies, literary criticism and summaries. Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.
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.
NEW YORK TIMES
Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- as a standalone file (also included in Academic OneFile).
NURSING RESOURCE CENTER
For Nursing students. Disease & drug overviews, care plans, anatomy & physiology diagrams. Full-text journals & medical encyclopedia articles.
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN CONTEXT
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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. The solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
U.S. HISTORY IN CONTEXT
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
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.
WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.