Resources by Name

ACADEMIC ONEFILE - Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION   [Video Help] - Genealogy information including U.S. Census Records from 1790 to 1930, immigration records, birth/death/marriage records, and much more.
AtoZ DATABASES [IN LIBRARY] [AT HOME] - A searchable collection of 30 million business profiles, contact information for 240 million residents, and over 7 million jobs.  A useful tool for creating mailing lists, performing market research, and much more.
AUTHOR ALERTS - Sign up to get notified by email or text message when any member library of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers!
BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT - Biographical information with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, and place.
BOSTON GLOBE - Full-text access to the Boston Globe from 1980 to current news.
Careers Internet Database - Provides detailed information on over 400 careers. It also includes profiles of emerging careers, resume building tools, and career aptitude testing. To access, click on the Members icon and. enter Username : 516w Password : future.
CONSUMER REPORTS [IN LIBRARY] [AT HOME] - Remote access for Burlington cardholders only.
Provides ratings, product reviews, and buying advice from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine.
COMMONWEALTH CATALOG - If the MVLC library catalog does not have the item for which you are searching available, check the Commonwealth Catalog which allows you to search for and place holds on material owned by libraries across Massachusetts. The material can be picked up in Burlington. Items reserved using the Commonwealth Catalog can easily take 3 weeks or more to arrive here for you. This service is free.
CREATIVE BUG - A collection of over 1,000 award-winning online arts and crafts classes for all ages.  Find fun projects to enjoy with your kids, explore a new hobby, or uncover your artistic abilities. Create an account using your Burlington Library card number.
Access to this database is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 
DRIVER'S LICENSE PRACTICE TESTS - Free Massachusetts permit practice tests for car, motorcycle, CDL (Commercial Driver's License), and more.  Presented through a partnership with
Please Note: is not affiliated with or evaluated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The official RMV Driver's Manual is available on their website along with additional driver's education information. 
EDUCATOR'S REFERENCE COMPLETE - Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. 
ELEMENTARY - GALE IN CONTEXT - 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.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA - This Public Library Edition is a large comprehensive encyclopedia with images and links to 80,000 quality web site. Also includes links to primary sources.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ESCOLAR - Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish for ages 6-12.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE SCHOOL EDITION [HELP]- Encyclopedia with separate elementary, middle and high school levels.
FAMILY SEARCH - FamilySearch is the largest genealogical organization in the world. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources at home or here at the library where they'll gain access to 350+ million restricted images and name indexes as part of the FamilySearch Affiliate Library Program. Get started by creating a FREE account.
FREEGAL - Download and stream songs for free.
GLOBAL ISSUES IN CONTEXT - International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global and current events, including analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Contains country information, too.  
GREENFILE [In Library] [At Home] [Video Help] - GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER - Includes 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, health-related videos, and articles from general interest publications.
HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER ACADEMIC - Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources
HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE [Video Help] - American genealogical information beginning in the late 1700s. Includes tax lists, city directories, Freedman's Bank records, Revolutionary War era records, and more.
HIGH SCHOOL EDITION - GALE ONEFILE -  Periodical database designed for high school students. Covers a variety of topics.
HOOPLA- Access for Burlington Library cardholders only.
Stream movies and tv shows, download movies, audiobooks, tv shows, albums, eBooks, and comics.  Create an account.
KANOPY NEW! Stream thousands of films, documentaries and shorts in multiple languages. Includes Great Courses, The Criterion Collections, PBS, Kanopy Kids Collection and much more. 
LIGHTBOX - For students in grades K-5. An easy to use collection of books available in English and Spanish with fun videos and activities that go with them. A site that encourages students to see learning in a whole new light.
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER (Gale) - Research authors and their works, literary movements, and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews. Content from Contemporary Literary Criticism is included in Literature Resources from Gale.
MIDDLE SCHOOL - GALE IN CONTEXT - An easy to use collection aimed at supporting middle school assignments on literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history  which includes videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
MORNINGSTAR [IN LIBRARY] [AT HOME] - Remote access for Burlington cardholders only
Morningstar provides data on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
Please Note: The number of simultaneous users is limited.  Please make sure to log out of the database when finished.
NEW YORK TIMES - GALE ONEFILE - Full text of the New York Times from 1985-current.
NEWS - GALE ONEFILE - Full-text newspapers. Search for articles by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Access to over 2,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. 
NOVELIST K-8 PLUS - [At Home] [In Library] A database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. 
NOVELIST PLUS - [At Home] [In Library] A powerful online readers' advisory resource that is searchable by author, title, genre, and series or by describing a plot. Also includes lists of award winners and recommended books broken down by genre. Now includes narrative nonfiction.
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS - Explores different points of view on hot topics that are in the news today.
O'REILLY FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES  (Previously known as Safari Tech Books Online) - Digital access to over 35,000 books on technology, digital media, and professional development. Topics covering Java, Web development, certification, project management, enterprise computing, security, operating systems, networking, and more.
Search for O'Reilly books in the library catalog.
OVERDRIVE - Free audiobooks and ebooks you can enjoy and download to your favorite mobile device. Also includes comics, videos and collections of books in Spanish and Chinese.
OVERDRIVE MAGAZINES - Over 70 popular magazines can be viewed and downloaded through our OverDrive digital library.  Issues are always available and there are no checkout limits! Find a list of titles here.
PETERSON'S CAREER PREP - Use this tool to craft professional resumes and job application materials. Search for new careers, access career advice, tutorials on interviewing skills, and more.
POWER SEARCH - GALE - This is a massive collection of our Gale Databases which can be searched individually or simultaneously. Databases included here are Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, and General OneFile plus others. 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.  Also includes databases specifically for elementary, middle, and high school students.
REFERENCE SOLUTIONS [IN LIBRARY] [AT HOME] [VIDEO HELP] - Remote access for Burlington cardholders only.
Directory information for over 15 million businesses. Useful for sales leads and market research. Companies can be searched by geographic location, NAICS/SIC codes, company size, sales volume, and other selections. Also includes a residential information database and the ability to search it by telephone number.
RESEARCH COMPANION - An effective resource designed to help students learn, through a system of self-paced tutorials, how to organize, evaluate, and use information when doing scholarly research.  Also included are searching and revision aids and a citation builder.
ROCKET LANGUAGES - Access for Burlington cardholders only.
Rocket Languages® is an award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows patrons to learn new languages at their own pace. Speak and understand a new language better. With 15 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Japanese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.
SCIENCE DATABASE - ProQuest Science Database is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles on applied and general sciences from over 1,600 sources. Researchers have access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.
SCIENCE IN CONTEXT - Provides topic overviews and access to full-text magazines and academic journals, experiments, biographies, news articles, images, videos, audio files, and links to quality websites. This database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER - Covers all aspects of starting and operating a small business. 
U.S. HISTORY IN CONTEXT - Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History. Authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.
WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT - Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in World History. Authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.
WORLDCAT [IN LIBRARY] [AT HOME] Contains bibliographic records and holding information of libraries around the world. Useful in verifying titles and tracking down which libraries own them. To request items that are found in U.S. libraries but are not in our library catalog or the Commonwealth Catalog, call the Reference Desk at (781) 270-1691 and we may be able to borrow the material for you. There is a $5.00 fee for materials obtained this way to cover charges made by the lending library and shipping expenses. Payment must be made at the time the book is ordered.