Online Resources


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


                     Online Public Library Edition

 Online Public Library Edition for Kids 



You may need to use your C/W MARS library card number to access some of these resources.


Fine Arts and Music Collection. 


Biography In Context.  Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.  Indexes all print volumes of the series


KDL What's Next
Do like to read series in order?  This website is the place to go!  Created by the Kent (MI) District Library

Literature Resource Center.  Biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors providing detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors’ lives and works, more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines, more than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.

NoveList.  Look for books by your favorite author. Search by title, series or plot.  Adult and children's fiction.  Available through our membership in C/W MARS

WowbraryFind out what books have just arrived at the Dickinson Memorial Library.


Business Economics and Theory
Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.


Educator's Reference CompleteUse 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.


For genealogy research. Includes coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom: census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.

Provided by the Dickinson Memorial Library and available for use in the library.


Academic OneFile. 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 & CBC transcripts and podcasts.

Expanded Academic. Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.

OneFile.  Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 9,200 titles.


Health and Wellness Resource Center.  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. 

Health Reference Center Academic.  Full-text database that provides full-text nursing & allied health journals, plus current and reliable personal health information.

MedlinePlus.  Health information from the National Library of Medicine.  Maintained by the National Library of Medicine

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration 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.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection.   Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.


Psychology Collection. Explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. 



Diversity Studies Collection.  This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. 

Global Issues in Context.  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.  

Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth. A growing collection of Massachusetts history online.


Military and Intelligence Database Content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.


U.S. History CollectionAs any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

United States History in Context. Information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history.


War and Terrorism Collection.  A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

World History in Context. Information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history.  


Boston Globe.

New York Times Full-text of The New York Times from 1995   

Newsbank.  Access to local newspapers including the Recorder, Hampshire Gazette, Springfield Republican, Valley Advocate and more.


General Science CollectionA collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

Science in Context.  Integrates pure information with today's headlines and videos - showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. 


Info Trac  Student Edition.  Designed for secondary 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.

Kids InfoBits
Targeting the research needs of grades K-5 students. this resources includes Blackbirch Press curriculum support references, 100 full- text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Graphs, charts, maps and over 2,500 searchable images.

Note:  All databases not credited are provided by the Mass Board of Library Commissioners