Library Databases

All of the databases listed below can only be accessed with a Blackstone library card.

 


MA Statewide Databases

Full-text magazines, news, encyclopedias, and e-reference books.


Quick Links

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Business Jobs / Resume For Kids
Education / Tutoring Legal  
General Reference News, Magazines, Music, Media  

Business

Value Line

Value Line, Inc. is an independent investment research and financial publishing firm.  Value Line is best known for publishing The Value Line Investment Survey, a stock analysis newsletter that is among the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resources in global investment and trading markets, tracking approximately 1,700 publicly traded stocks in over 99 industries.  Visit ValueLine here

Value Line Investment Research

Education / Tutoring

Brainfuse Free Live Tutoring

On-Demand, Anywhere Online Learning.  After more than two decades and millions of tutoring sessions, Brainfuse is one of the most experienced online tutoring companies in the nation. HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist people of all ages.
 

Brainfuse HelpNow - Free Online Tutoring

Learn a new language with Mango!

Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. Get the benefits of lifelong learning and the confidence needed to communicate in a new language!
 

Mango Languages

Testing & Education Reference Center

From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, the Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests.
 

Gale Testing and Education Reference Center

Universal Class-Take online classes for free!

High quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. The courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress to help you master the learning outcomes.

 

Universal Class

Infobase Learning Cloud - Tutorial videos for software and more!

A video-based how-to training resource, Infobase Learning Cloud opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

 

Infobase Learning Cloud

ArtistWorks-Learn to play an instrument online!

Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. From drums to guitar, our virtuoso teachers offer high-caliber instruction to the entire world. Online music lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device.

ArtistWorks - Learn to play an instrument online

 

 


General Reference

 

The World Almanac

 

 

The World Almanac

World Religions

From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. With a dynamic new design, new features, and expanded coverage, World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.

 

World Religions

Writer's Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. 

 

Writer's Reference Center

A to Z  Food America

The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes.With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

 

A to Z Food America

A to Z World Travel

What are the passport and visa requirements? What are immunization requirements? How do I get from the airport to the city center What is the climate like? What is the local currency?   All of this and more...

 

 

A to Z World Travel

A to Z World Food

The world's largest collection of international recipes and global food culture. With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

 

A to Z World Food

World Culture

What are the usual greetings and courtesies? What are the national holidays and festivals? What is the local cuisine? What are popular musical forms in the country? What are the usual greetings and courtesies? What are the national holidays and festivals? What is the local cuisine? What are local superstitions and folklore? All of this and more.

 

A to Z World Culture

A to Z the United States

AtoZ the USA is here for you to explore, enjoy, and use. There are three giant groupings of information:

  • 127 Feature articles for every US state and territory
  • 103 Feature articles for the USA as a country
  • Video dictionaries to help you learn geography

 

A to Z the United States

A to Z Maps Online

AtoZ Maps OnlineTM is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports.

 

A to Z Maps Online

Chilton Library

Deliver reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years.

 

Chilton Automotive Repair Library

Price It!  Antiques and Collectibles

It's like "Antique Home Show!" Price It! Antiques & Collectibles - powered by GoAntiques.com - is the most comprehensive antique and collectible pricing tool in the world. This simple-to-use online resource delivers 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy and trade everyday.

Price It Antiques and Collectibles

   

Jobs / Resume

 

Cypress Resume-It is easy as 123!

Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.

 

Cypress Resume


Legal

 

Legal Forms Library

Gale Legal Forms Library is a great resource for legal forms and other legal information.  The forms available in this resource range from common domestic forms (divorce, wills, custody) to business forms (incorporation, rental agreement) to criminal forms to sample letters on a range of topics. 

 

Gale Legal Forms Library


News, Magazines, Music, Media

IndieFlix

IndieFlix is a movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts. Instantly view thousands of titles from around the world.
 

IndieFlix - Online Movies for Free!

Qello Concerts

Stream concerts with the best seat in the house!

Qello Concerts

Zinio Magazines Online

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

Zinio Magazines

Acorn TV

Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Binge-watch a classic series or discover your new favorite show among dozens of programs available exclusively on Acorn TV.

Acorn TV - The Best of British TV

Hoopla

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

Hoopla

PressReader - Unlimited Newspapers

Access thousands of newspapers every day, along with 90 days of back issues from national, provincial, and global leading publications. Check out and access all the newspapers in an easy-to-read page view or text view format in a PressReader display. Search articles and publications and set preferences for your daily newspapers.

PressReader - Unlimited Newspapers

 


For Kids

The World Almanac for Kids

The World Almanac® for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Brand-new modules and a wealth of new content have been added, along with more than 50 new interactive games, more than 100 new videos, and many other enhancements. Plus, the convenient new search filters make it even easier for students and teachers to find the content they need most.

World Almanac for Kids

Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame StreetThe Electric CompanyThe Wubbulous World of Dr. SeussThe Berenstain BearsFranklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.

Access Video on Demand for Kids

Miss Humblebee's Academy

For ages 3 to 6.  Get your child kindergarten ready! Miss Humblebee's Academy is an online kindergarten prepatory program that is fully interactive with sound cues, web based, and covers all subjects: language & literacy, math, science & social studies, art & music, social & emotional learning, and fitness. Children will also spend hours listenting to an amazing collection of music and books, custom created for Miss Humblebee's Academy. Caregivers receive weekly progress reports of the child's activity and comprehention.

Miss Humblebee's Academy