The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System license the Statewide Databases for use by all Massachusetts residents from their local libraries, schools, or their home computers with Internet access. The resources are funded jointly by the MBLC and MLS with state funding and federal support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the MBLC.

The Boyden Library also subscribes to a number of electronic resources below. Patrons with a valid Boyden Library card can access these through this Web site or remotely from home.


Statewide Databases

Gale Databases

Gale General OneFileAccess general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Transparent Language for Libraries - Transparent Language Online for Libraries empowers anyone to learn 110+ languages anytime, anywhere, on any device — with unlimited simultaneous usage.
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ProQuest Databases

Boston Globe / ProQuest Newspaper Article Search Engine 

 - A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 

Science Database - A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.


Other Electronic Resources


Ancestry Library Edition - Full-text documents, vital records, census documents, government records. Fully printable. In library use only.

Consumer Reports - Get product ratings or find best buys.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center -  Provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Hoopla Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Kanopy Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films.

CreativeBug -   Offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

MorningStar - Comprehensive financial information on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.

NoveList A reader's advisory tool providing 155,000 fiction titles.

Auto Repair Source - Auto Repair Reference Center manuals from the Chilton Total Car Care Series.

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center - Works of poetry found in anthologies and volumes of collected works.

Mango Languages An online language learning system including ESL instruction.

A to Z DatabasesPremier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep -  A valuable online tool library patrons and students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.