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RESEARCH RESOURCES

AtoZ the USA

AtoZ the USA offers Feature articles for every US state and territory, as well as articles about the United States as a country and video dictionaries about US geography. This resource is ideal for patrons looking to learn about a state’s history, government, geography, culture and more! You will need your Flint Public Library card to access this resource.

The Boston Globe (1980 – present)

This database allows patrons to search the full text of The Boston Globe published from 1980 to the present. Each issue is indexed and patrons have access to top news stories as well as the information contained on the various sections of the paper.

Brittanica Library

A comprehensive online encyclopedia with a dictionary, thesauras, atlas, and more. This database allows patrons to access articles, educational images and videos, and biographies based on their learning level. Patrons also have access to research tools and materials, such as step-by-step research guides and how-tos on creating book reports, presentations, papers, and reports.

Brittanica Moderna

A comprehensive online encyclopedia in Spanish with a dictionary, thesauras, atlas, and more. This database allows patrons to access articles, educational images and videos, and biographies.

Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Gale Academic OneFile

Access hundreds of thousands of peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines, such as criminal justice, environmental science, history, and more.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Access scholarly articles on a variety of environmental studies issues, such as earth systems, energy, land and water use, pollution, and much more.

Gale Interactive: Science

With Gale Interactive, science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models related to a wide variety of subjects, including biology, earth science, chemistry, anatomy and more.

Gale LegalForms (Massachusetts)

This database provides access to the Massachusetts Legal Forms Library. Search for a specific form or browse by category. Main categories include forms on adoption, landlord tenant, small business, family law, and more.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of country information, ideal for patrons looking to learn about a country’s culture, history, language, travel necessities, and more. You will need your Flint Public Library card number to access this resource.

The New York Times (1985 – present)

This database allows patrons to search the full text of The New York Times published from 1985 to the present. 

ProQuest Publicly Available Content Database

Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available scholarly content from a number of different sources from around the world. It includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open access journals. Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports.

ProQuest Science Database

This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.

U.S. Newsstream

U.S. Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. This database includes access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.

GENEALOGY RESOURCES

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society

American Ancestors is a vast resource of genealogical information, including marriage records, death records, journals and periodicals, military records, immigration records, and more.

Patrons may access reference copies of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register at the Flint Public Library. Paid for with RM funds.

Ancestry

Uncover your ethnic mix, distant relatives, and even new ancestors with AncestryDNA! Patrons may access the library’s Ancestry account for free using the library computer located in the mezzanine. Please visit the library circulation desk or call 978-774-8132 with any questions.

HeritageQuest Online

Access genealogical records and historical sources dating back to the 1700s.

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

Annual Town Reports (1862 – 2013)

Access digital copies of Middleton’s annual town reports. For ease of searching, patrons are encouraged to sort the page by date published.

Biography of Charles L. Flint: History of Flint Public Library

View a digital copy of the 12-page Biography of Charles L. Flint: History of Flint Public Library, compiled by the Board of Trustees of the Flint Public Library circa 1952.

Digital Records at the Massachusetts Archive

The Digital Records at the Massachusetts Archives includes links to numerous free online databases, including vital records 1841-1925 as well as census lists and other genealogical information.

Early Vital Records of Massachusetts

This website maintains digital copies of some of the early vital records (1600-1850) for various towns in Massachusetts, including Middleton.

A Guide to Middleton’s History

View a brief pamphlet outlining Middleton’s history and historic buildings. This pamphlet was created in 1975 by the Flint Library’s Bi-Centennial Committee and updated in 2018 by the Flint Public Library’s Assistant Director, Loretta Johnson.

Images of America: Middleton

View a digital copy of the book Images of America: Middleton, written by Shirley Paul Raynard with the Middleton Historical Society.

“Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton”

This article by Cornelia H. Dayton chronicles the lives of John Peters and celebrated poet, African-born and former enslaved person, Phillis Wheatley, during 1780 – 1783 when they lived in Middleton, MA. Patrons may access this article for in-library use only by visiting the library circulation desk, or they may receive a PDF copy of the article by emailing cpope@flintpublib.org.

Masconomet Regional High School Yearbooks (1960 – 2015)

Access digital copies of Masconomet Regional High School yearbooks. For ease of searching, patrons are encouraged to sort the page by date published.

Middleton Historic Maps

View two historic maps of Middleton, MA.

Middleton in the Twentieth Century

View a digital copy of the book Middleton in the Twentieth Century, presented by the Middleton Historical Society in 1998.

The Stones Speak: Bits and Pieces of Middleton’s History Focused on its Cemeteries

View a digital copy of The Stones Speak: Bits and Pieces of Middleton’s History Focused on its Cemeteries, written by Rita M. Kelley and edited and published by the Middleton Historical Society.

Tri-Town Transcript (1963 – 2005) and Pennysaver (1962 – 1965)

Access fully searchable digital archives of the local newspaper. Patrons can download entire pages or select portions of pages to download using the crop tool.

LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. You will need your Flint Public Library card number to access this free resource.

Transparent Language for Libraries

Transparent Language is an easy and free way to learn over 110 languages with skill-based learning activities, custom lessons, and more. Patrons must create an account in order to use this resource.

E-LIBRARY RESOURCES

Freading

Freading is a free e-book loaning library for patrons with a Flint Public Library card. These e-books are always available to with a borrowing period of two weeks. You will need your library card number and PIN to access this resource. If you do not know your PIN, please visit the library circulation desk or contact us at 978-774-8132!

Libby

Libby powered by OverDrive is a free app that you can download onto your smartphone or tablet, or access on your desktop web browser. Simply enter in your Flint Public Library card number and access thousands of free e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines. Libby syncs your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress across all of your devices so you can always be sure to pick up where you left off. 

Interested in using Libby but not sure where to start? Visit the library circulation desk or contact us at 978-774-8132!

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep

This free online resource offers access to resume and cover letter templates, career surveys to help identify opportunities perfectly suited to your strengths and interests, modules that will help guide you through the career-seeking process, and more. Users will need to create a free account to use this resource (an email address is not required).

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep

This free online resource offers all the tools you need to discover your passion, ace your exams, and excel in your career. Prepare for your certification, credentialing, or licensing exams, explore colleges and universities, check out career options, and more! Users will need to create a free account to use this resource (an email address is not required).

Mass.gov Working Resources

This Mass.gov page offers information on finding a job, state employee resources, professional licenses and permits, workers’ rights and safety, taxes, industry regulations, and more.

MassHire JobQuest

MassHire JobQuest is a free online service that allows you to search jobs. You can simply search jobs, or you can create an account and register with MassHire JobQuest to save your job searches and more. After registering on MassHire JobQuest you will be able to match your skills and experience to current job openings, create a MassHire JobMatch profile that’s visible to hiring employers, find recruitments and job fairs near you, search for MassHire Career Center events, locate job training programs in your region, and more.

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES

Britannica Fundamentals

From language and literacy to geography and mathematics, this free resource for children in grade levels kindergarten through second grade supports classroom curriculum while also building digital literacy. Britannica Fundamentals has four unique and engaging paths for learning, including: interactive games that allow students to hone early literacy and math skills; animated e-books introduce young learners to fundamental concepts while building language, critical thinking, and comprehension skills; and a create function that gives students the opportunity to illustrate a concept they have learned or express their own personality by creating art. 

Britannica Escolar: Primaria

This free resource in Spanish offers elementary school students access to easy-to-read articles, biographies, videos, and other learning materials on a variety of subjects such as earth science, geography, languages, social sciences, art, and more.

Britannica School: Elementary

This free resource offers elementary school students access to easy-to-read articles and learning materials on a variety of subjects such as animals, fine arts, language arts, science and mathematics, and more.

Gale in Context: Elementary

This free resource gives children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. Gale in Context: Elementary delivers age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content that covers a broad range of subjects, like animals, geography, health, influential people, literature, social studies, sports, and technology. 

PebbleGo

PebbleGo allows elementary-aged children to safely explore curriculum-related content about the animal kingdom and historical and well-known figures. This resource includes a variety of learning games, videos, activities, and more.

TEEN RESOURCES

Britannica Escolar: Secundaria

This free resource in Spanish offers middle and high school students access to easy-to-read articles, videos, and other learning materials on a variety of subjects such as science and technology, social studies, geography, languages, art, and culture.

Britannica School: High School

This free resource offers high school students access to articles, videos, and learning materials on a variety of subjects such as geography, philosophy and religion, science, technology, literature, and more.

Britannica School: Middle School

This free resource offers middle school students access to easy-to-read articles and learning materials on a variety of subjects such as art and literature, history, philosophy, science and mathematics, technology, and more.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Access scholarly articles on a variety of environmental studies issues, such as earth systems, energy, land and water use, pollution, and much more.

Gale in Context: Middle School

Created specifically for middle school students, Gale in Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, science, literature, and more.

Gale Interactive: Science

With Gale Interactive, science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models related to a wide variety of subjects, including biology, earth science, chemistry, anatomy and more.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep

This free online resource offers all the tools you need to discover your passion, ace your exams, and excel in your career. Prepare for your certification, credentialing, or licensing exams, explore colleges and universities, check out career options, and more! Users will need to create a free account to use this resource (an email address is not required).

I Read YA

This young adult division of Scholastic fosters a community for readers where the conversation starts with books. Exchange ideas with authors and friends, share photos and videos, discover the joy of writing, and win great prizes!

Learner’s Permit Practice Test

Prepare for the written learner’s permit exam with these free practice tests that include hundreds of questions similar to those on the official test.

Teen Databases

Access various databases specifically for students in middle and high school.

READING RESOURCES

Freading

Freading is a free e-book loaning library for patrons with a Flint Public Library card. These e-books are always available to with a borrowing period of two weeks. You will need your library card number and PIN to access this resource. If you do not know your PIN, please visit the library circulation desk or contact us at 978-774-8132!

Libby

Libby powered by OverDrive is a free app that you can download onto your smartphone or tablet, or access on your desktop web browser. Simply enter in your Flint Public Library card number and access thousands of free e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines. Libby syncs your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress across all of your devices so you can always be sure to pick up where you left off. 

Interested in using Libby but not sure where to start? Visit the library circulation desk or contact us at 978-774-8132!

WorldCat

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. Connect to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Wowbrary

Wowbrary helps you keep up with new materials at the library! Subscribe to a weekly email that highlights popular items we’ve added. The email can be customized to feature your favorite genres–mystery, romance, biography, etc–or your favorite types of materials–books, DVDs, etc. You can request items by clicking on them in the email, too!

INVESTMENT RESOURCES

Value Line

Access accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools, and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. You will need your Flint Public Library card number to access this free resource.