Databases & Digital Collections

Research Databases for MA Library Card Holders -

  • Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  
  • Click on the title to get started. 

Need research help?  Call us at (978) 640-4490 ext. 207.

Existing Databases for Tewksbury Public Library Cardholders or in-library use only:  

To access a database from home or in the library, click on the database name. Your 14-digit library barcode may be required to access some of our resources.  

American Ancestors  (genealogy) in library use only 

Conduct genealogical research, take online seminars, and search the online library catalog of books, 19th century newspapers, periodicals, microform materials, and manuscripts. (genealogy) In library use only.

Contains the U.S. Census Collection; U.S. Data Collection; U.K. and Ireland Collection; Birth, Marriage, and Death Records; Immigration Collection; Military Collection; Family and Local History Records; Court, Land, and Probate Records; and more.

A-Z World Travel

Everything you want to know when traveling via armchair or airline.


Everything you want to know when traveling within the US via armchair or airline.  An excellent learning resource for students and the curious.  

Career Transitions  

Write a resume, cover letter, save jobs, track jobs you have applied for, practice interviewing.  A great way to keep all your job search information in one place!  

Central Register and Goods & Services Bulletin - In library use only. See the Reference Desk for access.

The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Goods and Services Bulletin is a weekly publication containing solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities). 

Chilton Library (Auto Repair)

When it comes to auto repair, "do-it-yourselfers," students and automotive enthusiasts trust Chilton repair manuals. Now, these authoritative manuals are online and available 24/7 wherever there is an available internet connection. 

Consumer Reports Magazine

Full access to Consumer Reports Magazine. In addition to the current month's issue, you have access to two years of back issues. Click on the current issue to access all back issues.

This resource includes multiple car, motorcycle and CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests. In addition it has driver’s manuals and detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Encyclopedia Brittanica Suite

A great starting point for children, teens and adults needing to research topics.

EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide

EPA's Green Vehicle Guide gives information about the environmental performance of vehicles and provides the user with dynamic search and sort capabilities. Side-by-side comparisons can be performed for up to three vehicles and searches can be customized based on user choices by using the Advanced Search function. Photos of models are displayed (if available) for basic searches and side-by-side comparisons.

Global Road Warrior (Travel)

Click to find out more about this database.  Are you ready to be a global road warrior?

Heritage Quest Online (Genealogy) in Library or at home use

Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records , historical books, Freedman's Bank Records, and the US Serial Set. This database is a collection of unique materials for genealogical and historical research.

Kelley Blue Book (Automotive)

Research and compare new car and used car information.

Lingo Lite

Traveling? Want to learn another language to converse with the locals?  Check out Lingo Lite, our language learning database.

MUZZY Online Language Learning

Created by the BBC, the acclaimed MUZZY language learning courses target your child's “window of opportunity” years to learn a second or even a third language. The lovable MUZZY and his delightful friends will guide your child on the journey to learning a new language.

NADA (Automotive)

Research and compare new car and used car information.

NoveList  (Book Recommendations)

Provides book reviews, author/title/series read-alikes, discussion guides and more.  All titles are linked to the Library's catalog.  Find something interesting? Place it on hold right from the database.  

Overdrive (Audiobooks & e-books)

Through the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, Tewksbury Public Library patrons have access to free ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive. Download ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other mobile device.

Safari Books Online (Business & Computer books)

Online collection of over 3,000 computer and technical ebooks, covering programming, design, desktop publishing, ecommerce, online business, hardware and more.  Only 40 concurrent users can be in the database at one time.  If you are unable to log-in, please try again later.  If the problem persists, please call the reference desk at the Library.

Auto safety and recalls from the U.S. Government.

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Testing and Education Center 

Click to access the HiSet and other high school prep tests, college prep exams, career exams (firefighter, police, cosmetology, military, etc), and citizenship/study exams.  


TumbleBooks Library (Picture books for children)

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.


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Universal Class (Free online courses)

Universal Class offers over 500 courses ranging from accounting and nutrition to reiki and gardening.  The classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance. Universal class is accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), giving the option for CEUs on approved courses.  

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Tewksbury Advocate and Tewksbury Town Crier 

All issues from 2015 are now available online as Adobe PDF files and are full-text searchable. We will continue to digitize current issues yearly.

Tewksbury Town Crier Index

Issues prior to 2015 are available on microfilm at the Tewksbury Public Library for limited years.

Wilmington & Tewksbury Town Crier (1955-forward)

The newspapers for Wilmington and Tewksbury are available online and full-text searchable back to 1955.

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