Databases for Research

The state provides a range of databases available to any Massachusetts library card holder. Scroll down to see the online resources provided by the Tewksbury Public Library exclusively. 

Research Databases for Massachusetts Library Card Holders

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

Boston Globe from 1980 to present. 

Encyclopedia Britannica Suite
A great starting point for children, teens and adults needing to research topics. Access the encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, thesaurus and more of the renowned publication. Also available in Spanish.

Gale in Context  A wide range of databases on every topic. Topics include: Academic, Agriculture, Biography, Business, Career, Communications, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Diversity, Economics, Environmental, Fine Arts. Gardening, Gender Studies, General, Global, Health and Medicine, Health and Wellness, Home Improvement, Hospitality, Information Science, Insurance, Literature, Military and Intelligence, News, Nursing, Opposing Viewpoint, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Pop Culture, Popular Magazines, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Science, U.S. History, Vocations, War and Terrorism, World History.

HeritageQuest Provides genealogical research and data going back to the 1700s. 

New York Times from 1985 to the present. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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

Automobile Resources
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.

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.

Kelley Blue Book
Research and compare new car and used car information.

Research and compare new car and used car information.
Auto safety and recalls from the U.S. Government.

Online Resources 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. (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.

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). 

Consumer Reports Online
Full access to the Consumer Reports database. A searchable index of products and services, rated and reviewed by Consumer Reports. Please note, at-home use requires your Tewksbury Library Card number.

Digital Commonwealth
Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts! This site provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.

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.  

Scroll (Tewksbury High School Yearbooks)
The Tewksbury High School Yearbook, available digitally. We have digitized all our physically held editions of the Tewksbury High School's Scroll. Donations of missing years are welcome!

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.

Tewksbury Advocate, Merrimack Valley Advertiser, and Tewksbury Advertiser
All issues that have been digitized are now available online as Adobe PDF files and are full-text searchable. We will continue to digitize current issues of the Advocate yearly.

Wilmington & Tewksbury Town Crier (1955-forward)
The newspapers for Wilmington and Tewksbury are available online and full-text searchable back to 1955.