Databases

Academic OneFile
Searches the most journal articles for colleges and universities.

Access World News
Search national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, education and more with over 3,000 news sources including the Springfield Republican and USA Today.

Agawam High School Yearbooks
To view the complete scanned editions for 1927 to 2010 please visit the online archive.

Agawam Town Reports
To view the complete scanned editions of the Agawam Town Reports from 1891 to 1984 please visit the online archive.

Allbusiness
Articles, videos, podcasts and blogs for the small business owner. Includes starting and running a business, green business, franchises, business taxes, and a Finance Resource Center. Site is sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet.

American FactFinder
American FactFinder provides facts & frequently requested data about your community from data provided by the US Census Bureau.

American Family Immigration History Center
This massive database contains records of over 22 million passengers who entered the U.S. through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Requires registration, available free of charge.

Ancestry.com (only available in the library)
Subscribers can efficiently search through birth, marriage and death records, census records, immigration documents, photographs, maps, military records, personal narratives and newspapers. Collection includes the digitized United States Federal Census available from 1790 to 1930 and over 180 million immigration records, including passenger lists from ships arriving at United States ports from 1820 to 1960, including Ellis Island.

Biography In Context
Search thousands of biographies from this one site.

Books and Authors
Resource on authors, fiction in all genres, and nonfiction to help decide what to read next.

Boston Globe
Full-text coverage from 1980.

Boston Public Library Online Resources
The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more. Massachusetts residents, property-owners or people who commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard click here.

Britannica Learning Zone
offers an engaging online tool for early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
The Spanish Reference Center delivers two sites in one, with separate home pages and resources for adults and children that allow libraries to tailor the site to their users’ needs. It’s an excellent resource for Spanish-language students and native speakers alike

Business Collection
Find business articles plus information on large companies.

Business Essentials: Insights
Access company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and company & industry news & information.

careerbuilder.com
The U. S.’s largest online job site. Publishes jobs on the Internet and in print. Search for jobs and/ or post your resume.

Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org® enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today.

Digital Catalog

Educator’s Reference Complete
Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator – from school teachers to administrators to college and graduate level students studying education.

Encyclopedia Online
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and lots more Search this site by word or letter, or browse for information.

ERIC
Abstracts from Education Journals

Expanded Academic ASAP
Searches journal articles for use in colleges and universities.

Family Search
Site contains a billion names from over 110 counties and territories including those found in the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1881 British Census, the Ellis Island database and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

Find a Grave
Find the grave site of your ancestors.

Gale Artemis Literary Sources
Artemis brings together all Gale literature related content in a single interface with great features that can save you time. Get full text literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, articles, essays, eBooks, book reviews, classic texts and more.

Gale Sites
The Agawam Library gale sites page is a compilation of statewide licensed electronic resources. Here you will find links to databases, ebooks, scholarly journals & much more! Accessible from any computer or mobile device, either at home or at the library.

GCF Learn Free
Free online tutorials on a range of subjects including Microsoft Office, Computer basics & much more!

General Reference Center Gold
Searches magazines and newspaper articles in general topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
24/7 access to specialized reference books and encyclopedias.

General OneFile
Searches the most magazine and newspaper articles on any topic.

Global Issues In Context
Provides international viewpoints on global issues and current events. Also, provides information on each country of the world.

Good Reads
See what your friends are reading, get recommendations for books, keep a list of what you’ve read and/or what you want to read, rate and review books, play trivia, form a club, and collect quotes.

Google Books
Google Books allows you to search a comprehensive index of full-text books.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health and medical information (including videos) from trusted resources, magazines, and journals.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy Database
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses.

Infotrac Student Edition
Magazine and newspaper articles for High School students.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 472 billion archived web pages.

Library Thing
A network of over a million readers. Catalog your books, rate books and write reviews, connect to other people who’ve read what you’ve read, and join clubs.

Literature Resource Center
Comprehensive and reliable online resource on literary topics, authors, and their works. Requires a Massachusetts Library card.

Lyme Disease Resources

  1. To view an electronic edition of the STOP LYME handbook click here.
  2. To view an ebook collection of books on Lyme disease click here.

Massachusetts History Online
Combining selections from their vast periodical content, Massachusetts History Online contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more.

MedlinePlus
Comprehensive information on conditions, diseases, wellness, prescription and over-the-counter medications. Also includes lists of hospitals, doctors, and libraries and the most recent health news. Created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a very large amount of records that are useful for genealogy, but most of these records are not online. NARA has locations all over the country but the two nearest to Agawam, are the archives in Waltham and Pittsfield.

New York Times
Full text articles from the New York Times from 2005 to the present.

Onelook
Onelook is a dictionary site that searches over seven-hundred dictionaries to find the ones that contain the word you request.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gives both sides of current social issues.

PubMed
Over 15 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

ReferenceUSA
Find information on over 12 million U. S. Businesses. Includes white pages for US & Canada.

Research In Context
Searches magazine and newspaper articles for Junior High students.

Reference Shelf
Extensive, unbiased explorations of topics of importance to modern society. Recent issues focused on Immigration & the Digital Age.

Science In Context
Covers all topics in science including biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, math and technology, and physics and astronomy. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links

Springfield Republican
Access the Springfield Republican from 1988 to the Present.

USDA National Nutrient Database
Find nutrient information on nearly 9,000 foods.

USPS Zip Code Lookup
Zip Code Lookup looks up ZIP Codes for corporate and residential addresses.

World History In Context
Covers all topics in World History. Provides access to reference sources, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources, images, videos, audio files, and links.

Zinio For Libraries
A digital magazine collection.