Databases

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+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.
For videos about how to use Gale Virtual Reference Databases, click here.
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Genealogy websites are funded by the Friends of the Fitchburg Public Library.  Ancestry.com'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 Ancestry.com, click here.
Funding for these online resources is provided by:

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems and  C/W MARS