- eBooks, Audiobooks, Music & Video
- Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals
- Business & Nonprofits
- Genealogy & History
- Career & Job Seekers’ Help
- Education, Tutoring & Homework Help
- Literature, Reading, & Art
- Medical, Health & Science
- Special Topics
eBooks, Audiobooks, Music & Video
Overdrive – Through the free service Overdrive, the C/WMARS digital catalog offers eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and video that you can download to your Android, Apple, Kindle or Nook. Quick Guide to Libby/Overdrive
Freegal Music Downloads – Freegal® Music is a free music service that offers download access to more than 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Freegal
hoopla – Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Hoopla
Kanopy is a video streaming service featuring over 30,000 films. The videos can be viewed on a range of devices by downloading the appropriate app. Springfield City Library card holders can stream up to five titles per month. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Kanopy
Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals
Academic OneFile – This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning. Quick Guide to Academic OneFile
Boston Globe – Full-text coverage from 1980 to present.
Gale General OneFile – Our largest general-interest periodical resource allows you to find the information you want quickly, with intuitive searching and quality sources.
News (Gale OneFile) – Provides full-text access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
New York Times – Search the full text back to 1985. Indexed coverage to 1965.
Springfield Republican Full-Color Digital Archive – This digital archive covers January 1, 2019 and forward (there is a 90 day delay from publication date). It is fully searchable, and you can print, email, or download results. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only.
Springfield Republican & Western Massachusetts searchable full-text newspapers – Springfield Republican coverage: 1988 – current. Other newspapers include: Advocate (North Adams), Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire Eagle, Daily Hampshire Gazette, North Adams Transcript, Recorder (Greenfield), Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner, and Valley Advocate. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only.
We also offer a searchable index only to Springfield newspapers to aid with microfilm searches. Limited to dates shown currently on search page. The library does not have access to the full archives.
Business & Nonprofits
Business (Gale OneFile) – Full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.
Economics and Theory (Gale OneFile) – Academic journals and magazines with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
Entrepreneurship (Gale Business) – Comprehensive database covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business’s development.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) (Foundation Center) – A searchable database of 80,000+ U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate givers, including sponsoring company information. Links to over 7,400 grantmaker and corporate Web sites. See a librarian for assistance. In-library use at Central Library only. Download the Quick Guide to Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO) (Foundation Center) – A searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. See a librarian for assistance. In-library use at Central Library only.
GrantSpace (Foundation Center) – GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
Insurance and Liability (Gale OneFile) – Protection of assets is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. Contains articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.
Reference USA – Search for company information by name, location, sales volume, size, or line of business, and other criteria. Results can be exported for use in Excel spreadsheets. Residential database includes ability to do reverse searches by address and telephone number. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to ReferenceUSA
Genealogy & History
HeritageQuest – Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only.
U.S. History (Gale In Context) – An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
World History (Gale In Context) – An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.
Career & Job Seekers’ Help
Career Transitions – Online tool that walks job-seekers through the job search process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to improving chances of landing a job. Includes powerful job search functionality, guided resume and cover letter creation, interview preparation, and practice activities. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Career Transitions
JobNow from Brainfuse – JobNow is an innovative service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and more. Receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained writing experts. Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Discover your best career fit based on education, experience and personality. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to JobNow
Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile) – Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones.
Education, TEST PREP, & Homework Help
Biography (Gale In Context) – Thousands of online full-text biographies from Gale reference books. Includes Encyclopedia of World Biography, Who’s Who Among African-Americans, Maclean’s, Contemporary Authors, and many more important biographical reference sources. Search by name, occupation, ethnicity, and more.
Brainfuse Live Online Homework Help – Free live help for students and learners of all ages, available from any computer! HelpNow provides live tutoring in English, math, science and social studies, elementary through adult levels. Help with student papers and resumes. SAT/ACT/citizenship test prep, career resources and more. Spanish-speaking tutors available. Google Play app available. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Brainfuse
Britannica Escolar – La Enciclopedia Britannica Escolar es un recurso de consulta para niños y jóvenes y sus familias. Este material cuenta con información en dos niveles, primaria y secundaria y tiene un gran número de actividades, imágenes, videos y mucho más sobre los temas que más nos exigen en el colegio. ¡Aprovecha todo lo que te ofrece para hacer tus tareas y aprender sobre los temas que te interesan!
Britannica Library Suite – Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers “adult” and “kids” interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.
Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) – Over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.
Global Issues (Gale In Context) – Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Khan Academy – Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
Learning Express – Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Practice for such tests as the GED, SAT and AP, ASVAB, Civil Service, TOEFL, and many others in the privacy of your home. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Learning Express
Mango Languages – Learn a new language with this online tool for learning over 60 languages, including 17 ESL courses. Mobile app available. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only. Quick Guide to Mango Languages
Massachusetts Driving License Instruction – Free practice tests for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle’s written examinations. Includes 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and more.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary– Access to the full-text of Merriam-Webster’s flagship dictionary, plus the Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and Merriam-Webster Atlas. In-library use only, courtesy of Merriam-Webster, located in Springfield MA.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) – An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Remote access for Springfield City Library cardholders only.
Literature, READING, & Art
Fine Arts (Gale Onefile) – This collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Literature Resource Center – Current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.
NoveList Plus – Need some ideas on what to read? This tool will help! Search award and prize booklists by genre; search by plot, title, or author to find similar books; browse books by subject; explore fiction through genres and subcategories; read reviews, descriptions and articles; etc. Records from your search are linked to Springfield City Library catalog searches by title or author. Novelist home access: Sign in with your library card number and PIN from any C/WMARS library, including Springfield.
Health & Science
Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) – Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy,this collection, which includes magazines and academic journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Health and Medicine (Gale OneFile) – Created for researchers and health care professionals, this database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics. More than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries. Material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Health and Wellness Resource Center – Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Nursing and Allied Health (Gale OneFile) – All aspects of the nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered. This collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile) – Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.
Psychology (Gale OneFile) – Authoritative magazine and journal content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
Science (Gale In Context) – An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Communications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile) – Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.
Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile) – For researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.
Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile) – Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile) – This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community and includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.
Full Suite of Gale Online Resources – Includes cross-searchable products. One stop list of all Gale databases including Gale’s Virtual Reference Library.
Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile) – Serves gardening and horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.
Gender Studies (Gale OneFile) – Scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Home Improvement (Gale OneFile) – More than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Hospitality and Tourism (Gale OneFile) – With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile) – Access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Religion and Philosophy (Gale OneFile) – Covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.
War and Terrorism (Gale OneFile) – Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.