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Databases can be accessed from any computer unless they are specified as In-Library Use Only. All databases are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System unless otherwise noted.

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Arts & Humanities

LRC logo       Literary Reference Center
Full-text database that combines information from thousands of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews. 
         
Books & Authors       Books & Authors
Explore books, authors, genres and topics and get recommendations on what to read next. Includes biographical and critical information from Contemporary Authors.
         
Communication & Mass Media        Communication & Mass Media
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.
         
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select       Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Find significant published literary criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959.
         
eSequels       eSequels
eSequels lists over 30,000 novels in series and has six ways to search--all of them easy. Includes annotations of every series and every book. Check here for the correct reading order and for a list of forthcoming titles in your favorite series.
         
Fine Arts       Fine Arts & Music Collection
With hundreds of full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
         
Literature Resource Center       Literature Resource Center
Find the information you need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
         
Religion & Philosophy       Religion & Philosophy Collection
Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

Biography

Biography in Context Biography in Context
Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography that's updated daily.

Business

 

Business Economics Business Economics & Theory Collection
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find hundreds of full-text journals to support their research.
   
Business Insights icon Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more.
   
General Business File ASAP General Business File ASAP
Articles from business, economic, management, trade, and industry publications; profiles of more than 100,000 companies; and investment reports for more than 11,000 companies.
   
Insurance Collection Insurance & Liability Collection
Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
   
Small Business Collection Small Business Collection
Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

Careers & Education

Criminal Justice Collection icon Criminal Justice Collection
Targeted collection of 700+ journals covering criminal justice including law enforcement, paralegal topics, and homeland security.
   
Educator's Reference Center Educator's Reference Complete
More than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
   
Vocation & Careers Collections icon Vocations & Careers Collections
Targeted collection of general career guides and highly specialized industry journals.
   
TERC Testing & Education Reference Center                      
  • Over 300 practice tests and courses for popular exams inlcuding GED, SAT, GMAT & NCLEX
  • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  • When using this database at home, you will need to log in with your Quincy library card barcode number.

Current Issues

 

Global Issues in Context Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
   
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues, with continuously updated articles, overviews, primary sources, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to websites.
   
World Data Analyst icon Britannica World Data Analyst
Comprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts or exporting for deeper analysis.

Encyclopedias

 

Britannica icon          Britannica Online
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers "adult" and "kids"  interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

Genealogy

 

Ancestry icon       Ancestry Library Edition
* In-Library Use Only; access funded by the Thomas Crane Public Library
This database offers a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format.                                                                                                                  
  • Over 4,000 databases and four billion names
  • U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, and other countries
  • Census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more
         
NEGHS icon       New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
* In-Library Access at the Main Library Only; access funded by the Thomas Crane Public Library

The Thomas Crane Library's institutional NEHGS membership provides access to over 2,200 databases on the NEHGS Web site.The most popular databases are:                                             
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910
  • Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1847-1994
  • Social Security Death Index
         
 Globe & Herald Obituary Database       Boston Globe & Herald Obituary Database
An index of obituaries that appeared in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Currently, this database includes obituaries published between 1953 and 2010.

General

 

Database Power Search Database PowerSearch
Select one or more databases from an alphabetical list and then cross-search in a single search.
   
Expanded Academic ASAP logo Expanded Academic ASAP
Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.
   
General OneFile icon General OneFile
Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985).
   
General Reference Center Gold General Reference Center Gold
Includes material from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other reference material from 1980 - date.
   

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Subject coverage includes physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more from 1980 - date.
   
Gale Virtual Reference Library icon Gale Virtual Reference Library
An online collection of premier reference eBooks, including encyclopedias and specialized sources for multidisciplinary research. You can search a single eBook or across the entire collection.

Health & Nursing

Health & Wellness Resource Center Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including health/medical journals, pamphlets, and health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc.
   
Health Reference Center Health Reference Center Academic
Articles from a variety of magazines, plus excerpts from reference books. Material includes a medical dictionary, medical directories, health periodicals, and pamphlets from leading health organizations.
   
Nursing & Allied Health Collection icon Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts.
   
Nursing Resource Center icon Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts.
   
Sports Medicine icon Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Collection
Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experiment research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

History

Massachusetts History Online icon Massachusetts History Online
Find contextual information on the most significant people, events and topics in Massachusetts History.
   
Military Collection Military & Intelligence Collection
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
   
US History in Context US History in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
   
PowerPack US History US History Collection
As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
   
Annals of American History icon Britannica Annals of American History
Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.
   
War & Terrorism Collection War & Terrorism Collection
A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.
   
World History in Context World History in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.
   
World History Power Pack World History Collection
As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

Home & Travel

Consumer Reports logo       ConsumerReports
Enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
         
Culinary Arts Collection icon        Culinary Arts Collection
Collection of over 200 major cooking and nutrition magazines including recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.
         
Home Improvement Collection       Home Improvement Collection
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
         
Hospitality Collection icon       Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Collection of over 500 journals, 400 travel guides and e-reference books covering hospitality and tourism.
         
Garden Collection icon              Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Targeted collection of journals and e-reference sources for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
         

Check out our Consumer Find-it Guide for a list of helpful library and web resources for consumers.


K-12 Resources

InfoTrac Junior Edition InfoTrac Junior Edition
Designed for students in junior high and middle school, with access to magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
   
InforTrac Student Edition InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
   
Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits
Search magazines & reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5.

Language Learning

Spanish Reference Center icon          Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Includes Britannica Escolar Online, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for  grades K-8 and Enciclopedia Moderna for grades 9-12. Moderna will satisfy native Spanish speakers, and students that are bilingual or just learning Spanish.

Newspapers & Magazines

 Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
Full-text coverage from 1980.
 
 New York Times
The New York Times
Full-text coverage from 1985.
 
 Quincy Sun
Quincy Sun
Sept. 1968 - Dec. 2010 Online Access
Sept. 1968 - 2012 In-library access
To search by keywords across all the years of the Quincy Sun, email us, call us at 617-376-1316 or come to the library and ask for help at the Reference Desk. Microfilm (1968 - date) and hard copies of the paper (2012- date) are also available.

 

                         Popular Magazines
Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries". 
 

Science

Science in Context Science in Context
Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and website links.
   
General Science Collection General Science Collection
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
    
Environmental Studies Collection icon Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.

 Social Sciences

Criminal Justice Collection                      Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to hundreds of full-text journals.
         
Diversity Studies Collection         Diversity Studies Collection
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals
         
Gender Studies Collection         Gender Studies Collection
This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
         
Pop Culture Collection       Pop Culture Collection
It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
         
Psychology Collection         Psychology Collection
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index.
         
Environmental Studies Collection icon        Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives.

 


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