Fall River Public Library
The Fall River Public Library offers online, full-text access to hundreds of magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and e-books. So whether you need to check car ratings in Consumer Reports, research treatments for autism, or find literary criticism of The Great Gatsby, we've got you covered.
If you access these links outside the library, use your SAILS library card to sign in.
Magazines / Reference : Search thousands of popular magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and electronic reference books. Look here for biography, business, health, history, literature, science and other research topics. Students can find peer-reviewed journal articles and get MLA or APA citations for bibliographies.
Encyclopedia Britannica : Complete full-text access to the Encyclopedia Britannica, one of the world's most trusted reference sources.
Boston Globe : Full-text archives of Boston Globe articles from 1980-present.
Local History : See digital images of old postcards and photographs of Fall River, read about Fall River's history, look through old Durfee High School yearbooks, or view detailed maps of 19th-century Fall River in a historical atlas.
Fall River Online Services : The online resources below are available to Fall River Public Library patrons exclusively. Use your Fall River library card to sign in.
Fall River Herald News
Full-text, keyword-searchable access to the Fall River Herald News newspaper from 2000 to present. Note: the online version includes all major stories, but may not include the complete print content of the newspaper. Classified ads, event listings and other items may be missing. The full edition of the Fall River Herald News is available in print (most recent six months) and on microfilm (going back to the earliest years of the newspaper). Older newspapers, such as the Daily Globe and Evening News, are available on microfilm.
In addition to the Herald News, the library's NewsBank resources include a roundup of current events, hot topics, and a selection of America's News Magazines covering politics, science, history, parenting, and more.
Salem Press History - Decades
Full-text access to the acclaimed reference set covering the cultural, political, and social history of the 20th Century in America. Currently includes coverage from the 1920s-1990s, as well as Notorious Lives, a biographical encyclopedia of scandalous and celebrated people throughout history. (The print versions are also available in the reference room.)
Salem Press - Psychology and Mental Health
Full-text, keyword-searchable encyclopedia of psychology and mental health, covering topics such as addiction, learning disabilities, personality, and behavioral disorders.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center, an online investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds, is now available online through the library.
Use this link to access Morningstar from a computer within the library.
Use this link to access Morningstar at home. You will need a library card to log in.
What online library services do you use? What kind of computer classes would you like to see? Click here to take a short technology survey.
The library offers the following special services for use within the library only. They are free when used at the library. Ask at the reference desk.
Search millions of records to find census, immigration, military, and other genealogical and historical listings for your ancestors.
Folio Medical Directory
Search for doctors, specialists, and hospitals in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
This resume-writing program will not only help you design a resume targeted to your career, it also includes an online job search component. Available in the reference room.
If you are doing more extensive research, you may need to go beyond what is available in these collections. The Boston Public Library has one of the state's largest collections of electronic resources, and as a Massachusetts resident, you are entitled to use their collection. You will need to apply for a special Boston Public Library e-card, which you can do online. This process is free and takes less than a minute. You will gain instant access to information sources in art and literature, business, law, health and medicine, science, foreign language materials and many more subject areas. Many of these resources, such as the journal article database JSTOR, are available in full text. If you need an article that is not available in full text, we may be able to order a copy of it for you through interlibrary loan, either in hard copy or electronically. Ask a reference librarian for assistance.
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