East Brookfield Library offers Databases
What is a database?A library database is an organized collection of electronic information that allows a user to search for a particular topic, article, or book in a variety of ways (e.g., keyword, subject, author, title). Some databases contain the full-text of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as books. Articles found in the library databases have already been evaluated for accuracy and credibility by discipline-specific experts and publishers.
Why can't I just use Google?Most of the information found by using Internet search engines, such as Google, is free. Library databases contain copyrighted, licensed, and proprietary information. Databases are a paid for services of the library.
Most information retrieved from Google hasn't been evaluated. It could be inaccurate, biased, or it might not be current. You will need to carefully evaluate information.
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FREE to library card holders
These databases offers thousands of scholarly, full-text articles organized by subject matter. Highlights include access to Academic OneFile, Britannica Online, and the archives for the Boston Globe and New York Times newspapers.
Brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.
East Brookfield Library offers E-books too
Down load books, audios and more from home. Here's how:
Download Overdrive's Libby app if you are a new user.
Go to the CWMARS catalog (cwmars.org). Go to the on-line catalog page. Click on Overdrive catalog (left hand column). Sign into your account.
You will need your East Brookfield library card #. East Brookfield residents are in the CWMARS region.
Start your search in CWMARS. You can also search other MA networks.
OverDrive is our nationally recognized provider of digital content media, which the C/W MARS consortium subscribes to. The following documents are provided to help you set-up and use your electronic devices to access free e-media.
Click here for the Overdrive Help website - instructions for specific devices available here.