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Academic OneFile Tutorial [PDF]
Academic Onefile contains 8,000 academic journals, the majority in full-text, available in HTML and PDF formats. In addition it contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985.

American AncestorsIn-library use only
Dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices – Natick cardholders only Tutorial [PPT]
Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

Ancestry LibraryIn-library use only
Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!


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Biography in Context
Biography in Context provides contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Allows you to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Books and Authors Video Tutorial Tutorial 2
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.

Boston Globe Tutorials
Provides full text access to The Boston Globe – 1980-current.

Historical Boston GlobeIn-library use only Tutorial
Quick and accurate Web access to rich newspaper coverage of the Northeast. Every issue includes the complete paper – cover to cover – with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. Complete coverage from 1872-1982, with an additional year of content added annually.

Boston Metro Newspaper Collection – Natick cardholders only Tutorial [PowerPoint]
Find full-text articles in a collection of daily and weekly newspapers published in and around Boston, including the Metrowest Daily News, Natick Bulletin & Tab, and the Wellesley Townman. Updated daily, this one-stop resource includes fully searchable archives of more than 100 titles.

Britannica Annals of American History
Find full-text articles in a collection of daily and weekly newspapers published in and around Boston. Updated daily, this one-stop resource includes fully searchable archives of more than 100 titles.

Britannica Learning Zone
Designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7, Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition Tutorial [PDF] Search Tips [PDF]
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauruses for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.

Britannica Online School Edition
Access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids
Contains Compton’s Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children

Britannica Spanish Reference Moderna Tutorial
Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one: Escolar for ages 6-12 and Moderna for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users’ needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.

Britannica World Data Analyst
Contains current and historical statistics on the countries of the world. Allows you to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for further analysis. Also links to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. It’s ideal for research, to explore new topics for study, or just to learn more about the world.

Business InsightsVideo Tutorial
Business Insights is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.


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Consumer Reports – Natick cardholders only
Provides ratings and recommendations on cars, appliances, electronics, and thousands of other products under the categories of Home and Garden, Babies and Kids, Money, and Food.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

Criminal Justice Collection
The Criminal Justice Collection database focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Publications include: American Criminal Law Review; Corrections Today; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Forensic Examiner; Psychology Today; and more.

Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


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D&B Million Dollar Database – Natick cardholders only
Complete coverage on all businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

Digital Media Catalog
The Digital Media Catalog (powered by OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download, as well as streaming video. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.


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Educator’s Reference
A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports (most full-text) focusing on all levels of education, educational administration and policy.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Including nearly 200 journals, this resource provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

eSequels – Natick cardholders only
Get up-to-date lists of adult fiction series. Each list includes the correct reading order for the series and descriptions of each book in the series (without giving away endings).

Expanded Academic ASAP
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this resource meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers – with full text and images.


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Foundation Directory Online ProfessionalIn-library use only
Foundation Directory Online helps grantseekers find the right match for their organization’s mission. Get access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers. Directory is updated weekly. Go get funded.

Foundation Grants to Individuals OnlineIn-library use only
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is a directory of nearly 10,000 grant makers that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals for educational, cultural, professional, and general support. Get information on application requirements, giving programs and limitations, financial data, and much more.

Foundation Maps ProfessionalIn-library use only
Foundation Maps is the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library Tutorial [PDF] Video TutorialeReader Tutorial [PDF] eReader Video Tutorial
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Sources may be searched individually or together.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

General BusinessFile
Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts’ reports on major companies and industries. Choose “Advanced search” and then type a ticker symbol into the pop-up box to search Reuters Research on Demand, which contains investment reports produced by financial institutions and Wall Street and International brokerage firms.

General OneFile
Contains over 5,000 full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center
Use this general interest database to search magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Global Issues in Context Tutorial [PDF]Video Tutorial Part 1Video Tutorial Part 2
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Rich multimedia including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs. Browse Issues and Topics, find by country, and use Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the resource.


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Health and Wellness Resource Center
Access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference titles, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Reference Center Academic
Use to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

HeritageQuest – Natick cardholders only
Combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

Historical Boston GlobeIn-library use only Tutorial
Quick and accurate Web access to rich newspaper coverage of the Northeast. Every issue includes the complete paper – cover to cover – with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. Complete coverage from 1872-1982, with an additional year of content added annually.

Historical New York Times – Natick cardholders only Tutorial
Provides the full text of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851. It is searchable by keyword, subject, author, and article title, and includes all illustrations and advertisements. Complete coverage from 1851-2010.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.


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Junior Edition
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.


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Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.


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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.


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Mango Languages – Natick cardholders only FAQs Video Tutorials
Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations to develop conversation skills in over 40 languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

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.

MasterFile Premier – Natick cardholders only Video Tutorial Part 1 Video Tutorial Part 2
Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Metrowest Daily News – Natick cardholders only
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of MetroWest Daily News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Complete coverage from September 6, 2005 to current issue.

Morningstar – Natick cardholders only Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorials
Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ stocks,thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating and much more. Consumer finance tools help to guide your investments and savings.


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Natick Bulletin and Tab – Natick cardholders only
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Natick Bulletin and Tab. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Complete coverage from July 29, 2005 to current issue.

The New York Times
This database includes full-text of the New York Times from January 1, 1985 to the present.

Historical New York Times – Natick cardholders only Tutorial
Provides the full text of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851. It is searchable by keyword, subject, author, and article title, and includes all illustrations and advertisements. Complete coverage from 1851-2010.

NoveList – Natick cardholders only
Assists readers in finding new authors and titles. Use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest, or enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read. You can also browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center
All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, 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.

Nursing Resource Center Video Tutorial
This resource brings together respected medical titles and provides authoritative information written in accessible language for students completing research papers, class assignments, and those preparing for their clinical experiences as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Trusted to deliver quality results because it was designed to match the “Nursing Process” workflow.


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Online Newsstand – Natick cardholders only
Read recent articles from dozens of popular magazines.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
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. Perfect for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.

Overdrive Digital Media Catalog
The Digital Media Catalog (powered by OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download, as well as streaming video. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.


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Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

PowerSearch Video Tutorial Part 1 Video Tutorial Part 2
PowerSearch lets you use a single search box to get results from 27 separate reference collections. You can search all of these collections or select the ones more appropriate to your need. A great place to start researching a topic, because you can search multiple collections at one time.


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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.

Student Edition
Designed for high school students, this resource provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


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U.S. History In Context
This resource connects you with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites in order to provide contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.


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Vocations and Careers Collection
Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. This collection can help you find an appropriate institution of learning, search for a job, and maintain a career, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones.


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Wellesley Townsman – Natick cardholders only
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Wellesley Townsman. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Complete coverage from August 4, 2005 to current issue.

World Book Online – Natick cardholders only Video Tutorials
With reliable, authoritative, easy-to-understand information and an array of supplementary search tools and information sources, use World Book Online to answer a particular question or get help with research for a school assignment.

World History In Context
This resource connects you with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites in order to provide contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history.

WorldCatIn-library use only
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. For home access try the free version at http://www.worldcat.org