Databases & eResources

The Difference Between eResources and Databases

Click on the buttons below for password-free searching within MA.

Gale Databases (link):

  • If you need a user name: mlin_b_baafhs OR mlin_b_bps
  • If it asks for a password: fenway
  • If the above link doesn’t work: HERE for a full list.
  • If you have any other trouble finding things: HERE for the BPS Library site.


Quick Favorites:

Artemis Literary Sources  Artemis Literary Sources: Cross-searches Literature Resource Center, 7 statewide literature GVRL titles, and any additional locally licensed Gale Cengage literary databases. Offers cutting-edge tools interactive tools to analyze information.

Biography In Context Biography in Context: Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Indexes all print volumes of the series.

Boston Globe database The Boston Globe: Full-text coverage from 1980 to today.



Diversity Studies Collection Diversity Collection: A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.

Fine Arts and Music Collection Fine Arts & Music Collection: With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Massachusetts History Online MA History Collection: Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events

Opposing Viewpoints In ContextOpposing Viewpoints: Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources

Pop Culture CollectionPop Culture Collection: It’s all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Research in Context Research in ContextResearch in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Science In Context

Science in Context: Comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework.

U.S. History In ContextU.S. History in Context: Primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections, including key titles from Macmillan, Scribner and other world-class sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

World History In ContextWorld History in Context: Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.