GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741

phone: 978-369-4898
fax: 978-371-1268
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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

HELP WITH DATABASES

Our Reference staff are always happy to provide guidance using these resources or to assist with in-depth research - contact us at ica@mvlc.org or 978-369-4898 for more information or to set up an appointment.

FINDING ARTICLES

Looking for a specific article? To see if a specific magazine is included in our online subscriptions, Gale General OneFile, under "Infotrac Powersearch" is a good place to start - choose the publication title search. For more help finding information, or for journal articles not included in our subscriptions, contact our Reference staff.

Gale databases, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Boston Globe are provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Overdrive and Safari ebooks are provided by shared purchase with the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. Other databases and subscriptions are provided through the Friends of the Gleason and Town of Carlisle budget.

ALL RESOURCES

GENERAL RESEARCH

Gale Powersearch
Gale PowerSearch

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Description: Gale Databases include popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and multimedia material. Useful for general research and school projects. To search general resources, enter what you're looking for and click "Search". Or scroll down and click for specific subjects and resources, such as health, business, literature, and many more. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Description: The classic information source, now online and regularly updated with the most current information. Includes the full encyclopedia, student resources, dictionary, video, and more. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

World Data Analyst
World Data Analyst from Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Description: World Data Analyst offers quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world, including country snapshots, comparisons, and statistics. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Consumer Reports

ConsumerReports.org

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Description: As a library user, you have full access to all of the valuable content on ConsumerReports.org through your library membership, including:

  • 1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips
  • Proven product reliability data
  • Complete product specifications
  • Frequently updated information
  • And more

A GPL database

Banker and Tradesman

Banker & Tradesman

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Description: Banker & Tradesman features all the real estate, banking and lending, and construction and development information you need as a business professional. The combination of industry news and weekly real estate transaction listings from across Massachusetts creates an invaluable tool that empowers you to make the best possible business decisions.

A GPL database

The Economist

The Economist

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Description: Publishes all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) plus a searchable archive of all The Economist’s articles back to June 1997.

A GPL database

Morningstar

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Enter your Gleason library card number, with no spaces, to log in. Only one person can use Morningstar at a time; please click on the "End Session" button when you are finished, and if you are unable to log on, please try again later.

Description: The trusted source for investment information, data, and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, and variable annuity/life subaccounts. Morningstar tracks, analyzes, and publishes information on nearly 100,000 investment securities.

A GPL database

Value Line

Value Line Investment Survey

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Description: The most widely used independent investment service in the world. The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.

A GPL database



Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

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Description: Online access to the full-text of the past 90 days.

A GPL database

LITERATURE

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus

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Description: Need help finding that perfect book? Looking for the next book in a series or for discussion questions for your book group? Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

A GPL database

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe

Proquest: Boston Globe

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Description: Boston Globe, 1980-present. Includes full text of articles (photos not included). Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.





New York Times

New York Times (via Gale)

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Description: The New York Times, 1985-present. Includes full text of articles (photos not included). Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Please ask the librarians regarding access to articles published from 1851 to 1922.

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

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Description: Online access to the full-text of the past 90 days.

A GPL database

DOWNLOADS AND STREAMING

zinio logoZinio Digital Magazines

Read magazines on your computer, iPad, or mobile device!

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Description: Zinio is a digital magazine resource. Users can access 60 digital magazine subscriptions, comlete with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video via any internet browser. Apps for Apple and Android devices are also available. Complete list of available titles.


alexander street press logoAlexander Street Music Online

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Description: Alexander Street's Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource, including Classical Music, Contemporary World Music, American Song, Jazz Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Hundreds of thousands of recordings may be streamed online from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

 

Overdrive

Overdrive

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Description: Digital downloads of e-audiobooks and ebooks, provided by MVLC. Includes a broad and growing selection of fiction and nonfiction for all ages, downloadable to your computer, ereader, and other devices.

 

oneclick digital logoOne Click Digital Downloadable AudioBooks

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Description: Download bestselling audiobooks to your Android or Apple mobile devices.

 

indieflix logo

IndieFlix Streaming Movies

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Description: Stream independent and foreign films with your computer or mobile device.

 

FreegalFreegal Music Downloads

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Description: Freegal Music provides access to over 7 million songs in the Sony Music catalog. Download up to 3 songs each week. The files are yours to keep; no return is necessary.

 

Safari logo

Safari Books Online

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Description: Safari Books Online's on-demand digital library provides access to over 9,800 technology, creative and business books and videos from leading publishers.

 

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TumbleBooks

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Description: eBooks for eKids: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

A GPL database.

For more information on ebooks and downloadables, click here.

STUDENT RESOURCES

Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Description: The classic information source, now online and regularly updated with the most current information. Includes the full encyclopedia, student resources, dictionary, video, and more.

Infotrac Junior

Infotrac Junior (Standard and Graphical)

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Description: Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

Infobits

Kids InfoBits

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Description: Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students.

OTHER RESOURCES

worldcat

OCLC Worldcat

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Description: WorldCat is a cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 72,000 libraries, making it the world’s largest, most complete, and most consulted library union catalog. Primarily useful for library staff.