Library Electronic Resources

Massachusetts History Online 

Find full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers.  This resources covers Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Library Resources
Below are some of the library's resources related to the great state of Massachusetts.  Please ask a Reference Librarian if you do not find what you are looking for.

Reference Collection

Massachusetts Biographical Dictionary (Ref 920.0744 Massachusetts)

Circulating Collection

Massachusetts (Juvenile 974.4 Bjorklund)
This book provides interesting facts on the state of Massachusetts.  It is geared toward the child working on a school report, or a family planning a trip.  Grades 3-6.

Read about Massachusetts history from colonial times to the modern era.

A popular guide book to Massachusetts

Nature of Massachusetts (508.744 Leahy)
Learn more about the characteristic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and plants found in our state.  From the Audubon Society.

Find out about the 101 things that make Massachusetts special.  

Web Resources

Official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Browse topics grouped by Home & Family, Jobs & Education, Health & Safety, Energy & Environment, Tourism & Recreation, Transportation, Business, and Government & Taxes.   Access links to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Mass Lottery, Department of Revenue, assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps), unemployment insurance, and more.

Mass Historical Society
MHS is an independent research library and manuscript repository. Online you can read articles on topics related to Massachusetts' history, find resources on American history for students and teachers, and browse through correspondence, diaries and other artifacts. One of the most important collections MHS holds is the manuscripts of John and Abigail Adams family. The society also offers free "brown bag" lectures.

Sponsored by Mass Humanities, Mass Moment offers visitors the chance to listen to a one-minute audio spot, or read the script, for that day's "this moment in history." Visitors may then read a background essay and view a related primary source document, to learn more. A timeline lets visitors see when a given "moment" occurred in history and a map lets them see where it happened.

Find events relating to the humanities in Massachusetts.

Find out how different locations within Massachusetts compare on a variety of statistics, such as SAT scores, income, marital status and much more.

Find a park in your area or browse by activity (e.g. fishing, boating, etc).  Includes directions, photos and trip planning.  The DCR stewards the state parks of Massachusetts.

Find a Massachusetts park that is part of America's national park system.  Includes directions, photos and trip planning information.  

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

Boston Magazine (Monthly)

Yankee Magazine (Bi-monthly)