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Business & Finance

Central Register & Goods and Services Bulletin

A weekly source providing information on state, county, and municipal contracts up for bid for products or services.

Consumer Reports

Provides trusted ratings and recommendations for vehicles, appliances, electronics, and thousands of other products for every area of life.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students.


HeritageQuest Online

An extensive archive of American genealogical sources – family histories, research guides, census maps, and more.

News Archives

The Boston Globe (1980-)

A searchable index of content from The Boston Globe from 1980 to present.

The New York Times (1985-)

Browse text-only back issues of New York Times from the mid-80s to now.

News (Gale OneFile)

Provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)

Provides access to the most searched magazines. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons.

Professional Development & Testing

Practice for your car, motorcycle, or commercial driver’s license exam through interactive tests.

Peterson’s Career Prep

Provides guidance and essential activities to both current job seekers and those investigating new career options. Key features include resume and cover letter creation support, interactive interview practice, and tools to match previous work or military experience to potential career paths.

Reference & Encyclopedias

Britannica Library

Provides access to the Encyclopedia Britannica’s digital editions for children, teens, and adults.

Gale Database Library

Provides access to a suite of Gale databases for research in numerous disciplines including science, culture, and history.

Gale Power Search

This powerful resource searches across all of the Gale databases to which BWPL subscribes. 

ProQuest Research Companion

Helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Social Law Library

In-library use only, please ask for login at Reference desk

Access over 40 substantive and administrative databases as well as an extensive list of outside resources from the second oldest law library in the country, located in Boston.


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