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Business

Banker & Tradesman

Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance. Banker & Tradesman features all the real estate, banking and lending, and construction and development information you need as a business professional. The combination of industry news and weekly real estate transaction listings from across Massachusetts creates an invaluable tool that empowers you to make the best possible business decisions.

Consumer Reports Online

As a library user, you have full access to all of the valuable content on ConsumerReports.org through your library membership, including:

1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips
Proven product reliability data
Complete product specifications
Frequently updated information
And more

Morningstar Investment Research Center  

Enter your Gleason library card number, with no spaces, to log in. Only one person can use Morningstar at a time; please click on the “End Session” button when you are finished, and if you are unable to log on, please try again later. The trusted source for investment information, data, and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, and variable annuity/life subaccounts. Morningstar tracks, analyzes, and publishes information on nearly 100,000 investment securities.

The Economist  

Browse and read current and back issues of The Economist through Overdrive digital magazines or the Libby app. Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance or if you are looking for an earlier article.

The Wall Street Journal

Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance.
Online access to the full-text of the past 90 days.

Value Line Investment Survey  

The most widely used independent investment service in the world. The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.


Education

Global Issues in Context

Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues in Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Kids InfoBits

Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students.

O’Reilly Books Online (formerly Safari)

The O’Reilly for Public Libraries Complete subscription includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Books and videos are available for online streaming and cannot be downloaded.

Research in Context

Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to middle school students.

Rosetta Stone

Science in Context

Science in Context  is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science in Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

TumbleBooks

eBooks for eKids: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

U.S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. An always-intuitive experience supports the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

Universal Class

World History in Context

World History in Context reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students.


Browse To:
  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Powered by Ancestry.com, Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


  • Banker & Tradesman

    Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance. Banker & Tradesman features all the real estate, banking and lending, and construction and development information you need as a business professional. The combination of industry news and weekly real estate transaction listings from across Massachusetts creates an invaluable tool that empowers you to make the best possible business decisions.


  • Consumer Reports Online

    As a library user, you have full access to all of the valuable content on ConsumerReports.org through your library membership, including:

    1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips
    Proven product reliability data
    Complete product specifications
    Frequently updated information
    And more


  • Encyclopaedia Britannica

    The classic information source, now online and regularly updated with the most current information. Includes the full encyclopedia, student resources, dictionary, video, and more. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


  • Freegal Music Downloads

    Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 9.5 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection comprises music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.


  • Gale PowerSearch

    Gale Databases include popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and multimedia material. Useful for general research and school projects. To search general resources, enter what you’re looking for and click “Search”. Or scroll down and click for specific subjects and resources, such as health, business, literature, and many more. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

  • Global Issues in Context

    Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues in Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.


  • HeritageQuest Online  

    HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

    Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

  • Hoopla Digital

    You will need your library card to create an account on your first visit, then use that account to log in.

    Books, movies, television shows, music albums, comics, and audiobooks, all available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers, via browser, Android or IOS.


  • Kanopy

    Stream movies to your PC, Android, or Apple mobile devices.

  • Kids InfoBits

    Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students.


  • Morningstar Investment Research Center  

    Enter your Gleason library card number, with no spaces, to log in. Only one person can use Morningstar at a time; please click on the “End Session” button when you are finished, and if you are unable to log on, please try again later. The trusted source for investment information, data, and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, and variable annuity/life subaccounts. Morningstar tracks, analyzes, and publishes information on nearly 100,000 investment securities.


  • New York Times  

    The New York Times, 1985-present. Includes full text of articles (photos not included). Provided by Massachusetts Library System< hrough state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Please ask the librarians regarding access to articles published from 1851 to 1922.

  • Novelist Plus  

    Need help finding that perfect book? Looking for the next book in a series or for discussion questions for your book group? Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.


  • O’Reilly Books Online (formerly Safari)

    The O’Reilly for Public Libraries Complete subscription includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Books and videos are available for online streaming and cannot be downloaded.

  • Overdrive

    Digital downloads of e-audiobooks, ebooks, and now magazines, provided by MVLC. Includes a broad and growing selection of fiction and nonfiction for all ages, downloadable to your computer, ereader, and other devices. For IOS and Android devices, you can access Overdrive through the Libby app.


  • Proquest: Boston Globe

    Boston Globe, 1980-present. Includes full text of articles (photos not included).


  • Research in Context

    Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to middle school students.

  • Rosetta Stone

  • Science in Context

    Science in Context  is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science in Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.


  • The Economist  

    Browse and read current and back issues of The Economist through Overdrive digital magazines or the Libby app. Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance or if you are looking for an earlier article.

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Contact a reference librarian for log in assistance.
    Online access to the full-text of the past 90 days.

  • TumbleBooks

    eBooks for eKids: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


  • U.S. History in Context

    U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. An always-intuitive experience supports the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

  • Universal Class

  • Value Line Investment Survey  

    The most widely used independent investment service in the world. The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.


  • World History in Context

    World History in Context reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students.


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