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Search (full-text articles): current (1988-present) & online edition (2018-present)

Biography Reference Bank

Full-text articles, images, and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals, including in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. 

Bloomberg Wire Service

Search (full-text articles): historical (2017-2020)

Booklist Reader

A monthly book-browsing magazine for avid readers that makes it fun and easy to discover new books. Browse books, audiobooks, and graphic novels by age, topic, or genre in themed, monthly issues and organized lists. Available digitally from anywhere and in print at the Main Library.

Boston Globe

Browse (digital scan of print issue)current (October 2003-present)Sunday edition (October 2003-present)
Search (full-text articles): current (1997-present) & historical (1980-1996)

Brainfuse HelpNow

On-demand, anytime, anywhere learning resources for all ages, including:

  • Live online help from tutors (available daily from 2 to 11 pm)
  • Practice tests for college entrance exams, live assistance filling out FAFSA applications (select Live Tutoring and then choose FAFSA assistance from the Select Grade dropdown)
  • Expert writing assistance
  • A test center with customized study plans
  • A flashcard creator
  • A private virtual study room to share

Free app for iOS and Android available. Need help getting started with the app? Watch a video tutorial »

Brainfuse JobNow

Live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide jobseekers.

Business Source Premier

Full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals covering all disciplines of business.

Gale in Context: Biography

Authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

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