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What are Reference Databases?

Databases provide access to articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, images, podcasts, and reference resources. Databases are updated frequently, so they have the most current articles. And many of the articles you retrieve will be available in full text, so you can read them online or print them directly from the computer.

Why use databases?

The Internet has a great deal of information available, but because much of that material is inadequate, outdated, or even inaccurate, you can waste a lot of time sifting through sites to find what you want. Databases can save you time and make searching more precise.

What is the cost involved?

Databases are available free to library card holders. Access to these databases is funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, your local library, and Massachusetts tax dollars.