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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Boston Globe 
New York Times

 - 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 - (In library use only) Full-text documents, vital records, census documents, government records. Fully printable.

AtoZ 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!

AtoZ World Food - 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.

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

Brainfuse HelpNow - On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

Consumer Reports - Get product ratings or find best buys.

Foxborough Historical Commission Community History Archive - Digital access to the Foxboro Reporter.

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.

Mango Languages -  (Sign in as a Guest) An online language learning system including ESL instruction.

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

Niche Academy - Online video tutorialsfor our online resources and social media help. For example, learn how to use Overdrive and download eBooks, or download FREE music using Freegal, need help using Ancestry, or signing up for Facebook account– these videos will walk you through the basics of getting started.

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

Ompractice - Boyden Library has teamed up with Ompractice to offer cardholders access to Ompractice completely FREE of charge. Enjoy unlimited access to online fitness & mindfulness classes through Ompractice at a time that works for YOUR schedule.

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

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


Kids Databases

BookFlixA Truly Unique Paired Fiction and Nonfiction eBook Library for PreK-3 Kids.

Education Station - Ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school.

Teachables - Educator-Created and Expert-Vetted Teaching Materials. Unlimited online access to the best classroom-tested printables.