Databases are electronic collections of magazine articles, books, facts and pictures. Explore a little--especially if you're a college student and have a paper to write. Have your library card number ready in case you need to type it for access.

Full Suite of Gale Databases

Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.

The Gale databases include the following: Academic OneFile with InfoTrac Collections, Biography In Context, The Boston Globe, Educators Reference Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile with InfoTrac Collections, Global Issues in Context, Health Reference Center Academic, Health Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health, InfoTrac Newstand, InfoTrac Student Edition, InfoTrac Newsstand, Kids InfoBits, Literature Resource Center, Peterson's Career Prep, Research In Context, Science In Context, Small Business Resource Center, The New York Times, U.S. History in Context, World History in Context. Encyclopedias included are Brittanica Library edition, Britannica Fundamentals, Britannica School Edition, and Britannica Escolar.

For videos about how to use the Academic OneFile Database, click here.

JSTOR -  A database for scholars, researchers and students. Contains a wide range of scholarly content. 

Novelist - a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. It answers the question: What should I read next? 

Peterson's Career Prep - Create a resume or cover letter using the Resume Builder, or use the Find a Career tool to explore outlooks and requirements for potential career options.

Mometrix Test Prep - Preparing for a standardized exam? Use Mometrix Test Prep, free with your library card!

Genealogy Databases are funded by the Friends of the Fitchburg Public Library.'s

Library Edition

 is only available on the public computers at the Library.  

Heritage Quest,

a National Genealogy website, can be used to research census records, books and much more. You will need your library card number to use Heritage Quest.

For video instruction for using, click here.
Funding for these online resources is provided by:

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems and  CW MARS