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. Available in-library only.
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 Consumers' Checkbook - Independent, nonprofit ratings and price comparisons of local businesses and service providers. [In Library] [At Home] - Remote access for Burlington cardholders only. After typing in your card number, you'll be prompted to create an account with an email address and a password. You will only have to do this once.
BOSTON GLOBE - Full-text access to the Boston Globe from 1980 to current news.
BRITANNICA MODERNA NEW! - Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators. Incluye artículos, imágenes , mapas, tablas , líneas de tiempo , así como un diccionario completo y atlas - Includes articles, images, maps, tables, timelines, as well as a complete dictionary and atlas.
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.
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 Driving-Tests.org.
Please Note: Driving-Tests.org 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. 
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.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Gale in Context) NEW! - Topic overviews of environmental issues which can be expanded to include magazine and journal articles, news reports, media, and primary source documents.
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. Access for Burlington library cardholders.
GALE LEGAL FORMS - MASSACHUSETTS NEW! - Search for state-specific legal forms or browse by category. Links to state and federal forms, legal definitions, helpful articles, a law digest, and much more.
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 Stream thousands of films, documentaries and shorts in multiple languages. Includes Great Courses, The Criterion Collections, PBS, Kanopy Kids Collection and much more. Access for Burlington Library cardholders.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (Gale OneFile) NEW! - Authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily.
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.
Merck Manuals - A comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine.       
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 NEW! - Digital version with remote access for Burlington Library cardholders. [In Library] - Register or log in and enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com during your visit using our PCs or while you are signed in on our WiFi network.
[At Home] You will be asked to enter your Burlington Library card number. Log in or create a New York Times account if you don't already have one then redeem an access code that gives you 24-hour access after which you may revisit the page and receive another code.
NEW YORK TIMES - GALE ONEFILE - Full text of the New York Times from 1985-current. Available to all Massachusetts library cardholders.
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.
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.
PEBBLEGO NEW! - A learning tool design for students in grades K-3 containing 2 modules, Animals and Biographies. Supports early literacy with read-aloud audio, and includes activities, videos, games, and more.
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.
PETERSON'S TEST PREP NEW! - Over 185 prep courses and practice tests including ACT, SAT, graduate and licensing exams. Also includes college planning, scholarship information, career, and job searching tools.
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.
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 (Gale Interactive) NEW! - Zoom, rotate and explore interactive 3D models. Includes related articles and and advanced search feature for expanded research.
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. 
TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE NEW! - Online language learning with lessons in over 110 languages including English. 
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.