Research Databases:

A to Z the USA: A to Z the USA offers in-depth e-content in 156 data categories with 50+ maps for each state.

A to Z World Travel: Find a wealth of information on 175 countries about travel essentials, society and culture, and more.

Britannica Library: Access the Britannica Encyclopedia collection 24/7 by grade level: Britannica School.

InfoTrac High School Student Edition: For students in high school. Periodicals and reference content for information supporting student research at high school level.

Kids InfoBits: For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Mango Languages: Mango is an online language learning system that makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Research in Context: This is a reference tool for Junior high and middle school (grades 6-8) students on information of current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Science In Context: Engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

ScienceFlix: Offers units of study and science-related assets in a variety of media. Provides better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, interactive features and more.

U.S. History In Context: Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in US history.

World History in Context: This collection is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

For the complete list of databases available through the library, check our general Research Databases page.

OverDrive offers a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks for borrowing. Download the items onto an OverDrive app, Libby, or send it to your Kindle eReader. You can borrow up to 7 items and place up to 5 items on hold.reading has over 30,000 titles from hundreds of internationally known publishers with more being added each day. No holds are needed for any of the books. If the title is in the collection, a user can borrow it immediately. If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page.



Hoopla
lets you instantly stream movies, TV shows and music. Borrow ebooks, comics, and audiobooks without any wait. Choose from hundreds of thousands of titles available on Hoopla and get access the materials immediately or download them to phones or tablets for later. This service is currently offered to Boxborough residents only, with a seven item per month limit. Go to Hoopla here.



Kanopy offers on-demand streaming of over 30,000 award-winning films and documentaries. Borrow a movie and watch it as many times as you wish for 72 hours. Patrons may borrow up to 10 movies a month. Go to Kanopy here.



Freading
has over 30,000 titles from hundreds of internationally known publishers with more being added each day. No holds are needed for any of the books. If the title is in the collection, a user can borrow it immediately. If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page. Go to Freading here.



Freegal
music has a collection of 3 million songs in MP3 formats. With a library card, users can download up to 5 songs per week and keep them for personal use. For help, visit the Freegal Q&A page. This resource is made possible by the generous support of the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation. Start using Freegal now.