Academic OneFile

Extensive coverage of a wide range of subjects, including business and economics, health and medicine, media and fine arts, criminal justice, literature, drama, political science and diplomatic studies, science and technology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, psychology, and U.S. history. Includes millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals, podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN, and videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

Academic OneFile Select

For academic research across disciplines. Covers subjects from art and literature to economics and the sciences, with full-text publications and vocational/technical titles used by community college students.


Broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, giving researchers access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry, from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

America’s News

Search archived and current articles, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, etc.

American Ancestors

In-Library use only. Access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond. Library Edition

In-Library use only. Provides access to historical documents, historical photos, local narratives, oral histories, indexes, and other resources over a timespan ranging from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Purchased with funding provided by the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust.


Contextual information on the world's most influential people, searchable by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth or death dates and places, gender, keyword, and full-text.

Contains more than 650,000 biographical entries on international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

Black Life in America

This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.

Boston Globe, The

Search and access The Boston Globe from 1980 to present.

Boston Metro Collection

Provides web-based access to the most extensive full-text collection of news published in and around Boston. Updated daily, this one-stop resource includes fully searchable archives of nearly 200 daily and weekly news sources, with 90% unique to this collection. Features past and present articles from the complete electronic editions of major news sources such as the Boston Herald, Metro Boston and others.


A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration.

Full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, strategy, and business theory and practice.

Commonwealth Catalog

With access to millions of titles, the Commonwealth Catalog extends your library’s reach to all participating libraries throughout Massachusetts, with convenient pick-up at your local library.

Communications and Mass Media

Nearly 3 million articles from over 400 journals on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Consumers Reports

Product ratings and reviews, with updated articles about the latest consumer news. Access available only to Walpole residents.

Purchased with funding provided by the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust.

Criminal Justice

Informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism; training for paralegal service; preparing for a career in homeland security; delving into forensic science; investigating crime scenes; developing policy; going to court; writing sociological reports; and much more.

Culinary Arts

More than 5 million articles from over 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar, such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

Diversity Studies

Explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community, with specific focus on social sciences, history, and liberal arts topics, updated daily.

Economics and Theory

Instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines whose content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

Elementary (Gale in Context)

With a modern design and intuitive searching, the Elementary database makes it easy for elementary-school children, teachers, and parents to find information related to lessons in articles, magazines, eBooks, periodicals, reference materials, and more.

Plus, it gives users the option to plan fun activities around what they’re learning.

Enciclopedia Britannica Escolar

Enciclopedia K-8 para hablantes nativos y estudiantes que aprenden español / K-8 encyclopedia for native speakers and students learning Spanish.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Enciclopedia Britannica Moderna

Britannica Moderna ofrece una colección de referencia para las edades de secundaria y universitarios.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Encyclopedia Britannica Fundamentals

Grade Level PreK-5. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities.

Resource provided by MBLC and MLS, with support from IMLS

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Suite

Separate home pages for three age levels allow users to find the most suitable content for their needs.

Research sources include 3 databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition

3 available reading levels (elementary, middle, or high school) interface to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and 3 separate databases.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies (Gale in Context) provides news, overview information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents, and statistics in research areas, such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.

Environmental Studies and Policy

Provides environmentalists, policy makers, corporate researchers, educators and students, geologists, engineers, and others with a comprehensive resource for inquiries about environmental concerns.

Fine Arts

Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

10.4 million articles from more than 250 journals.

Gale Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Gardening and Horticulture

Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with over 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers, Foliage and Creative Design, Computer Graphics for Landscape Artists, and more.

Gender Studies

Provides balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more.

General OneFile

An extensive general-interest resource featuring searching that mirrors Internet searches.

Full-text reference, newspaper, magazine, and journal content as well as audio resources.

Global Issues

Supports global awareness and provides a global perspective, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more.

Global Warrior

Information for both travelers and student projects. Covers 175 countries and 22 categories of interest. Also includes maps and photographs.

Hathi Trust Digital Library

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests. you will be able to find a lot of classics on the site.

Health and Medicine

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals.

Current information on a complete range of health care topics with full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

Health and Wellness

Comprehensive collection of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more geared toward researchers at all levels.

Authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Heritage Hub

A collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today


A comprehensive database of American genealogical sources dating back to the 1700s, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more for Walpole Public Library cardholders.

Purchased with funding provided by the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust.

High School Edition (Gale OneFile)

For middle- and high-school students

Age-appropriate, authoritative content for classroom assignments with access to magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Home Improvement

For hobbyists and professionals alike, this database has more than 4.5 million articles from over 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.


hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows.

hoopla – Travel

Travel e-books, including full-text travel guides and memoirs.

hoopla – TV & Movies

Borrow movies and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

Hospitality and Tourism

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism; well-rounded coverage of the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries; and a wealth of information about planning a vacation for the curious traveler. Includes full-text travel guides from Fodor's

Information Science

For library science students as well as information science and technology professionals.

Articles cover all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Insurance and Liability

For researchers ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations.

Hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, such as Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.


Stream from a collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films, including videos from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more. Kanopy’s collection focuses on titles offering social, cultural, and educational value. You can view available titles and stream by visiting the Kanopy website on your PC, or by downloading the Kanopy app to your Android mobile device, iOS mobile device, or Amazon Fire Tablet. Kanopy can also be streamed through your Roku, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

Purchased with funding provided by the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids is our collection of movies and shows for kids.

Here you have unlimited plays so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining content.

Log into Kanopy and then click on Kids in the upper right hand corner.

Purchased with funding provided by the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust.

Leadership and Management

Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Libby by OverDrive

Download feature films, documentaries and TV series with your library card.

Libby by OverDrive

Hundreds of eMagazines on wide range of subjects. We have magazines from around the world in many languages including Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian and many more.

Literature Resource Center

Master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.


ManyBooks was established in 2004 with the vision to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free on the Internet. Many of the early eBooks are from the Project Gutenberg archives, which means you will be able to find a lot of classics on the site.

Middle School (Gale in Context)

Created specifically for middle school students.

Age-appropriate reference content, videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more covering a range of the most-studied topics such as cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, and literature.

Supports national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12.

Military and Intelligence

For military scholars and personnel seeking access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs.

Content supports key subject areas such as governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

New York Times Online

The New York Times has also teamed up with libraries to offer unrestricted access to their online newspaper in and outside the library. To remotely access follow the link to the right and select "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access. Select "Log In" and then "Sign Up" to create an account using your personal email address. If you already have an account, simply log in. After 72 hours have passed, you will need to redeem another code by following the above steps.

New York Times, The

Coverage dating from 1985 to present.

News (Gale OneFile)

A full-text newspaper resource allowing users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers; leading titles from around the world; and thousands of images, radio and television broadcasts, and transcripts.

Nursing and Allied Health

For nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Access to authoritative content, including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Features highlighting and note-taking tools.

The Internet Archive and participating libraries have selected digitized books from their collections that are available to be borrowed by one patron at a time from anywhere in the world for free. These books are available in BookReader format and usually in PDF and ePub formats. You can choose which format you prefer.

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. ... Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more.


Borrow popular ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from Minuteman's shared collection. Read or listen on a mobile device with the Libby App from OverDrive.

OverDrive – Youth

Borrow popular ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from Minuteman's shared collection. Read or listen on a mobile device with the Libby App from OverDrive.

Patriot Ledger Collection

Search more than 19 years of Quincy history with The Patriot Ledger Collection. Coverage from 2000 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Patriot Ledger with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.


PebbleGo is a content hub specifically designed for K-2 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

Peterson’s Test Prep

Peterson's Test Prep is an online tool that students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Students can turn future goals into realities with test prep assistance for career certification exams, as well as advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and much more.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Pop Culture Studies

Access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)

A collection of popular magazines with a strong focus on including the most-searched publications among library patrons.

Power Search

A comprehensive resource offering full-text access to popular magazines, specialized journals, newspapers, and more, as well as videos, images, and podcast content.

Power Search – Publication Search

For middle- and high-school students.

Age-appropriate, authoritative content for classroom assignments with access to magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and his memory continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related content today.


For researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists.

Authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology, including abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology.

Religion and Philosophy

A comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions, including the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, theological approaches, social issues, and more.


Contextual information for students on hundreds of today's most significant science topics that showcase how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

Includes full-text articles from national and global publications, in addition to over 200 experiments, projects, and top reference content.

Science (Gale Interactive)

Gale Interactive provides tools that allow users to zoom, rotate, and explore models. Clicking through each session reveals reference content which users can search across or use to discover additional supporting materials. Creating a fully engaging experience, Gale Interactive is perfect for in-classroom demonstrations or to help students individually gain a deeper understanding of science concepts.

Science Database

Find articles from over 1030 journals, with more than 760 available in full text.

Aerospace, Engineering, Computers, Physics, Telecommunications, Transportation, Materials Science, Military and General Science topics. (1986 - current)

The Enterprise Collection

Search more than 19 years of Brockton news with The Enterprise Collection. Coverage from 2000 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Enterprise with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Transparent Language for Libraries

Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

U.S. History

Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant events, topics, and people in U.S. history.

Empowers learners to develop informational literacy and critical thinking skills by offering a comprehensive, media-rich selection of reference works, news and periodical articles, vital primary sources, and more.

Vocations and Careers

Access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.

Ranges from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Walpole Public Library Catalog

Search for materials located at the Walpole Public Library and throughout the Old Colony Library Network.

Walpole Times

Search issues of the Walpole Times from 2009 through 2019.

War and Terrorism

Over 1.7 million articles for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science give insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

World History

Offers a chronicle of the cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race from antiquity to modern day in the form of rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content.

Content is aligned with state and national curriculum standards.

World Languages (OverDrive)

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines in Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.