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The Burlington Public Library provides access to quality subscription databases for our patrons at no charge. These databases contain peer-reviewed journal, magazine and newspaper articles and other information that is not available for free on the Internet. The following databases can be accessed in the library or remotely with your library card. If you have a card from another Massachusetts library, you will be able to access many, but not all, of the databases.

Please Note: If you are looking for an article and have only a citation, call (781-270-1691) or email ( the Reference Staff and it may take a few days but we will be happy to attempt to get the full-text for you.


  • Gale Databases -  (In Library and at Home) - A massive database composed of many smaller databases that can be search individually or simultaneously. Contains newspaper and magazine articles as well as scholarly journals on a wide variety of topics including business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, and technology. Millions of full-text articles. Includes databases specifically for elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Elementary - Gale in Context  (In Library and at Home) - Developed for researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Full text content, from elementary reference sources and magazines, covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • High School Edition - Gale in Context (In Library and at Home) - This database is designed for high school students. Contains information from magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books about current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • GreenFILE (In Library and at Home) - GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
  • Middle School Gale in Context (In Library and at Home) - For middle school students with an easy to use interface.
  • New York Times (In Library and at Home) - Full text of the New York Times beginning in 1995.

Electronic Resources Available from the Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library offers over 100 databases and electronic resources available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns
property, or works in Massachusetts. eCard registration is available here.

Boston Public Library also provides access to many Massachusets-based historical, local, ethnic, and specialized newspapers which can be viewed online here.


The library also maintains a large collection of physical and digital magazines which may be borrowed and newspapers which are available in-library. Find a list of titles here.

Need more help?

Please do not hesitate to call the Reference desk at 781-270-1691. We may be able to find what you are looking for. We are here to help you!