Reference Databases

For all your research needs, the Northborough Free Library subscribes to a multitude of databases that provide authoritative information on a wide range of topics.
Unless noted as "In Library Use Only", these resources are available via any internet connection. A valid C/W MARS library card number is needed to access most databases.

Please click here for an alphabetical list of databases.

The following databases are available only to users with a Northborough Free Library card:

Access World News provides coverage from a variety of news publications worldwide, including major national and international newspapers, local and regional titles, newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily to keep students informed of current issues and events.
Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only) contains thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Boston Metro Collection from Newsbank provides full text and selected coverage from over 95 local eastern Massachusetts newspapers from Abington to Worcester including Metrowest Daily News, Shrewsbury Chronicle,  Northborough-Southborough Villager, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and more.

Business Insights: Global provides authoritative, in-depth company and industry profiles, including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Searchable by location, size and industry description.
Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. Continuously updated, you will find step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and videos to help simplify the most complicated vehicle maintenance tasks.

Consumer Reports offers product reviews and ratings on cars, electronics, appliances, and more.

Learning Express is the ultimate one-stop shop for test preparation and skill building featuring hundreds of  online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, TOEIC® test prep, and more.

Morningstar Mutual Funds Library Edition provides access to daily market news and commentary, snapshots on investments, easy-to-use portfolio management tools,and video reports and articles, featuring major market news and analyst insights.

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is an online language learning tool that offers 30 languages and 5 levels of instruction to meet a range of community needs, including American English. Focused activities and core lessons build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Mobile apps help learners to refine and reinforce new language skills on-the-go.

Value Line Library Edition provides investment analysis of 17,000 widely-followed analyst covered companies with full-page reports and analyst commentaries.  This powerful on-line investment tool also features unbiased ratings and reports, analytical summary and index, guided selection and opinion, and market-driven supplements.