Here is an alphabetical listing of our online resources.
There are additional subject specific databases available as part of the Gale Online Resources. We’ve highlighted out a few of our most requested Gale resources below and alphabetized them within the list.
Available only within the library
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia through more than 7,000 available databases.
AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia providing coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
As the Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library (BPL) serves residents throughout Massachusetts. BPL has amassed a large collection of eBooks including some of the most popular titles. You can already access eBooks and downloadable audiobooks with your regular library card as a CWMARS patron, but learn more about getting a free Boston Public Library eCard here to access other resources, including online newspapers, Mango Languages, and much more. Check out the BPL Digital Catalog here.
Your Massachusetts library card gives you access to books, music, and more from all over the state. If you can’t find it in the CWMARS catalog, try the Commwealth Catalog. You can locate and request materials from hundreds of Massachusetts libraries and have them delivered right to your local library for pickup. Try the Commonwealth Catalog today or ask a staff member for help requesting items you can’t find in the local catalogs.
Our library is part of the CW MARS (Central Western Massachusetts Resource Sharing) network, a consortium of libraries that includes public and academic libraries all over the region. Millions of titles are available with your East Longmeadow Public Library card. Click here to search and request books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and more. You can also log into and manage your library account.
Cypress Resume allows you to create a basic cover letter and resume that you can link to, download, and update from anywhere. The interface is step-by-step and you can find example keywords and skills for a long list of jobs that you can use to improve your cover letter or resumes.
Access the Digital Catalog with Libby, an app and website that you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer to download, read, and listen to books, comics, and magazines! Click here to go to the digital catalog to learn more and search for your next great read. You can download the Libby app on the Google Play or Apple store, or use the website, libbyapp.com.
From climate change to automobile emissions, today’s environmental issues determine the destiny of tomorrow’s world. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides comprehensive information to critically analyze and understand topics across environmental studies and the humanities from a global perspective.
Designed to support global awareness, Gale In Context: Global Issues ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers researchers to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search, discover essential, balanced information.
Gale Health and Wellness features relevant content from trusted sources with no ads to get in the way of what you’re researching. Use the topic browse to easily access multiple sources of information about health topics with this database from Gale.
Heritage Quest contains searchable data from U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1950; genealogy and local history books from over 28,000 family histories, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), an index to periodicals of more than 2 million records of titles published since 1800.
hoopla includes streaming ebooks, audiobooks, comics, tv, movies, and music to East Longmeadow library cardholders. Click here to go to hoopla’s website to sign up for your account and get started! Cardholders are limited to ten check-outs per calendar month. hoopla is also available as an app on your iOS or Android device.
Gale Literature Resource Center provides finding the most diverse, evidence-based perspectives on any given author. In addition to critical analysis, primary sources, and detailed work overviews, this database brings together in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on more than 165,000 complete entries from popular literature series.
Check out Novelist to find your next great read. Novelist is a database that you can use to get book suggestions based on the things you already love! Try searching for a book you enjoyed and using the Readalikes section on the right side of the page for suggestions on what to try next. Access Novelist at the library at this link or log in from home with your card number and password here.
Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative articles, research reports, videos, and statistics. Opposing Viewpoint steers you away from unreliable content that online browsers sometimes serve up and helps you draw your own conclusions about global warming, the minimum wage, and hundreds of other debated topics.
PebbleGo is a database designed specifically for K-3 emergent readers and researchers. It features PebbleGo Animals, with more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and read-aloud capabilities and PebbleGo Biographies, where readers can Research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world.
Create your free Peterson’s account at Peterson’s Test Prep to review courses and take practice tests on hundreds of topics including medical tests like CNA or other nursing fields, trades like journeyman tests for plumbers and electricians, military and police tests, practice tests for AP exams and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), prepare for GED and HiSet and much more.
The Massachusetts Libraries Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) provides access to dozens of research databases that you can search for peer reviewed articles, articles, and more. Click here to access the searchable list of Gale Research Databases.
The links below are for federal or state resources that may also be useful. They are not provided by the library.
Affordable Connectivity Program – The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
Ask a Law Librarian – Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1PM to 2PM, patrons from anywhere in Massachusetts can Zoom one-on-one with a law librarian for legal information about whatever legal situation you may be experiencing. Law Librarians can’t give legal advice, but they can connect you with helpful legal information.
Financial Education Website – This website from The Office of Economic Empowerment provides the tools and knowledge to help you achieve economic security now and in the future.
MassLINKS Adult Education Online Academy – Provides access to free educational services for residents of Massachusetts supporting their educational attainment and employability through rigorous, standards based basic skills and/or English language instruction, workplace readiness instruction, and college preparation activities. All instruction and services are delivered remotely.
Massachusetts Local Government 101 – Learn more about Massachusetts local government.
Mass Municipal Data Hub – Find detailed information about Massachusetts communities.
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Some electronic resources are brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.