Library Databases

All the databases listed belowcan only be accessed with a South Hadley Library Card.

Do you need a library card? New to town? New to the library? You can fill out our online library card application by clicking here!


Massachusetts Databases

Massachusetts Databases

Full Text Magazines, News, Enclycopeduias, & eReference Books

Academic, Agriculture, Biography, Business Collection, Criminal Justice, Health Reference Center, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, Psychology Collection, Science, and History Context.

Newspapers: Boston Globe and New Your TImes


For Businesses

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.


Financial Ratings Series

Research your Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Medigap.

Financial Ratings Series Financial Ratings Series Online makes sure that your patrons have the information they need to be certain they are working with the best and most financially stable organizations. Using our quick and easy navigation screen, your patrons will get immediate access to the Weiss' Independent and Unbiased Ratings for:

Life & Annuity Insurers

Property & Casualty Insurers

HMOs & Health Insurers

Banks

Credit Unions

Stocks Exchange-Traded Funds

Stock Mutual Funds

Bond & Money Market Mutual Funds

Plus, you can subscribe to our Medicare Supplement Insurance Guide, Financial Planning Tools, and Financial Literacy Skill-Building Tools too.


Education

Black Freedom Struggle, Consumer Reports, The Great Courses, and Mango

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. These reliable, easily discoverable materials may be used for homework assignments, personal inquiry, research papers and National History Day type-projects focused on African American history in the U.S.

Educators may use this material to teach a specific topic or person, such as Frederick Douglass or the Abolitionist Movement, to introduce students to using primary sources and to help novice researchers develop essential critical thinking and information literary skills. 

The content is curated around six time periods: 
  1. Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

Consumer Reports

Get unbiased ratings and reviews on over 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus get trusted advice and indepth reporting where it matters most!

Just use your library card to login!

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The Great Courses

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. Access these college calssroom lectrues using the Libby app via your smartphone, tablet or computer. Link here.


Mango

Learn a Foreign Language with Mango!

Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. Get the benefits of lifelong learning and the confidence needed to communicate in a new languag

 


Financial Ratings

Research your Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Medigap.

Financial Ratings Series

Financial Ratings Series Online makes sure that your patrons have the information they need to be certain they are working with the best and most financially stable organizations. Using our quick and easy navigation screen, your patrons will get immediate access to the Weiss' Independent and Unbiased Ratings for:

  • Life & Annuity Insurers
  • Property & Casualty Insurers
  • HMOs & Health Insurers
  • Banks
  • Credit
  • Unions
  • Stocks Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Stock Mutual Funds
  • Bond & Money
  • Market Mutual Funds

Plus, you can subscribe to our Medicare Supplement Insurance Guide, Financial Planning Tools, and Financial Literacy Skill-Building Tools too


Jobs / Resume

AtoZDatabases and Peterson's Career Prep

AtoZdatabases

Career resources, Skills Accssments, Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, and how to connect to hiring Job Managers, and Job Searching

The premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.


Peterson's Career Prep

Find and Prepare for a Career: Create a Resume/ Cover Letter, Find a Career, tips, and College Searching

Choosing a career path doesn't come easy. Whether you're heading straight into the owrkforce or you're entering college first, our career tools help you get a handle on what you're interested in. the skills and trainin yu'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential carer options, and expore the requirements and outloks for the occupations you's interested in.


US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations in the United States.

 


News, Magazines, Music and Media

IndieFlix, Local Newspapers, Natinal Newspapers, Quello concerts

Indieflix

iNDIEFLIX is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.  Get this with your Libby App.


Access to Local Newspapers

Newspapers of the Connecticut Valley

The Advocate, The Amherst Bulletin, The Berkshire Eagle, Daily Hampshire Gazette, North Adams Transcript, The Recorder, The Republican, Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner, and Valley Advocate.


Access to National Newspapers

Boston Globe: Access using the Massachusetts Databases.

The New Your Times; Access using the Massachusetts Databases.


Quello Concerts by Singray

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.