Finding Articles in the Databases

Searching the databases and sites listed below will help you find articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Most of these databases are made available through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System. A few are made available through the C/W MARS library consortium, so to access them, you need a C/W MARS library card, which you can get at the Uxbridge Free Public Library or other C/W MARS libraries - just bring some ID when you apply for a card.


Remember - if you use an article you find in a paper or project, you should cite it and/or list it as a source. Visit the Citation Help page or talk to Ms. Charpentier for help.

General Research

These databases and encyclopedias cover a wide variety of topics, which makes them good for general or interdisciplinary research.

Subject Databases

These databases cover specific subjects, so if you know you are searching in a specific area, these databases are more focused on that area.

Biography in Context - provides information on the world's most influential people

Science in Context - provides coverage of earth and life sciences, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography

U.S. History in Context - provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information

World History in Context - a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents 

Agriculture Collection - broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields

Business Collection 

Business Economics and Theory - focuses on topics of economics

Communications and Mass Media Collection - focuses on all aspects of the communications field including advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics and many more.

Criminal Justice Collection - focuses on the field of criminal justice

Culinary Arts Collection - includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals, and several Delmar Reference titles

Diversity Studies Collection - explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in our global community

Educator's Reference Complete - focuses on educational principles, child development, and psychology and best practices in education

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection - focuses on the field of environmental issues and policy

Fine Arts and Music Collection - resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art, history and filmmaking

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection - content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticultural studies

General Science Collection - information on the latest scientific developments

Global Issues in Context

Grove Art Online - A comprehensive art database for research easily accessed with your C/W MARS card

Health and Wellness Resource Center - great resource for health and wellness related issues

Health Reference Center Academic - multi-source database of nursing and allied health journals

Home Improvement Collection - coverage includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection - coverage of history and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field

Information Science and Library Issues Collection - coverage of information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architecture and more

Literature Resource Center - online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works 

Military and Intelligence Database Collection - key subjects covered include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces and more

Nursing and Allied Health Collection - covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection - covers wide spectrum of information related to fields of physical therapy and sports medicine

Pop Culture Collection - coverage of pop culture information

Project Gutenberg - A place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to your computer, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader, or other portable device.  A great place to download copies of the classics you might be reading for your English class!

Psychology Collection - coverage of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time

Religion and Philosophy Collection - research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives

Salem Press Health (Please see Ms. Charpentier for the password to access this database) - An extended series of healthcare information for patients, families, caregivers, biology and medical students

Salem Press History (Please see Ms. Charpentier for the password to access this database) - A diverse library of biography, history and primary source document reference

Salem Press Literature (Please see Ms. Charpentier for the password to access this database) - An extensive collection of author and title-specific reference, great resource for literary criticisms

Salem Press Science (Please see Ms. Charpentier for the password to access this database) - Provides complete coverage of a variety of scientific topics

Small Business Collection - insights, tips, strategies, and success stories of small businesses

U.S. History Collection - coverage of current thinking and events in U.S. history

Vocations & Careers Collection - content from general career guides to highly specialized individual journals

War & Terrorism Collection - resources for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science

World History Collection - coverage of both current thinking and events in world history

Newspapers & Magazines

The Boston Globe

The New York Times

Popular Magazines