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Blue = Library subscription resource | * = Requires a valid Jones Library card
Gray = Recommended website | Red = en Español



Digital Magazines

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Digital magazines
Download and read free digital magazines on your computer, tablet, or smart phone! Our collection includes: The Atlantic (New), Cosmopolitan, The Economist (New), Family Fun (New), Food Network Magazine, Macworld, Mental Floss (New), National Geographic, Oprah Magazine, Outside, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Vegetarian Times, Yoga Journal and many other popular titles. [Browse our magazines] [Learn more (PDF)]


Lifelong Learning

Learn4Life
Learn4Life (Ed2go)
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Free online courses
Sign up for a free instructor-led online course! Choose from over 300 courses covering topics such as personal finance, creative writing, website and graphic design, test preparation, grant writing, computer skills and programming, accounting and business skills, and much more. [Browse our course catalog]


New & Noteworthy

Amherst Bulletin Amherst Bulletin *
Newspaper archive, 1994-present

Mango Languages Mango Languages *
Learn a language!

BPL eCard Boston Public Library eCard
Access all BPL online resources

Morningstar Morningstar *
Investment research

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports *
Magazine archive, 1991-present

Muzzy Muzzy Online *
Language learning for kids!

Daily Hampshire Gazette Daily Hampshire Gazette *
Newspaper archive, 1994-present

Optimal Resume Optimal Resume *
Create resumes & cover letters

Driver's Permit Practice Tests Driver's Permit Tests
Free online practice tests

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary *
600,000 words and their origins

Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia for all ages

TumbleBooks TumbleBook Library
E-books for kids

Historical New York Times Historical New York Times *
Newspaper archive, 1851-2009

Value Line Value Line *
Investment research



Resources by Subject

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Resources by Name

KEY:
Blue = Library subscription resource | * = Requires a valid Jones Library card
Gray = Recommended website | Red = en Español




Questions about our Online Resources?

Ask a librarian for assistance — either in person, by phone at 413-259-3096, or by email.



General Research




Amherst Area




Art & Music




Automotive

  • Consumer Reports *
    Full-text articles and rankings from the magazine (1991-present) — available as text or PDFs.

  • Driver's Permit Practice Tests
    Free practice tests to help you get your Massachusetts driver's permit.

  • FuelEconomy.gov
    Vehicle fuel economy information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Kelley Blue Book
    Pricing information and reviews of new and used cars and trucks.

  • NADA Guides
    Vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and more.



Biography




Books & Literature

  • NoveList Plus *
    Find a good book! A guide to fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages.

  • Book Index with Reviews *
    Reviews and information about millions of books and audiobooks.

  • Books & Authors
    Explore books, authors, genres, and topics.

  • Books In Print *
    Trusted source for up-to-date bibliographic information.
    Important: If your Jones Library card number starts with the letter D, you will need to get a new (all numeric) card to access this resource. We apologize for the inconvenience.


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
    Critical essays on the works of contemporary authors.

  • Literature Resource Center
    Comprehensive resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works.

  • TumbleBook Library
    E-books for kids — story books, non-fiction books, read-alongs, puzzles, games, and more.



Business & Finance

See also: our Career & Small Business Resource Center

  • Business Essentials: Insights
    Detailed company and industry news and information.

  • General BusinessFile ASAP
    Full-text business journals, investment reports, directory listings, and more.

  • Get Human
    Assistance in reaching an actual human being when contacting major companies.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center *
    Comprehensive data and analysis of over 41,000 investments — access it from home or inside the library.
    Note: Our subscription limits the number of simultaneous users. If you're unable to access this resource, try again later.


  • ReferenceUSA Business Listings *
    Comprehensive directory of businesses — searchable by name, industry, geographic location, and much more.

  • ReferenceUSA Residential Listings *
    Directory of 89 million U.S. residents — searchable by name, partial name, address, phone number, and more.

  • Superpages — Business Search
    Online yellow pages.

  • Value Line Investment Survey *
    Investment research service tracking 1,700 stocks in over 90 industries — access it from home or inside the library.
    Getting Started: See this guide [PDF] for an overview of this resource, but please ignore step 1.
    Note: Our subscription limits the number of simultaneous users. If you're unable to access this resource, try again later.




Careers & Education

See also: our Career & Small Business Resource Center




Consumer Information

  • Consumer Reports *
    Full-text articles and rankings from the magazine (1991-present) — available as text or PDFs.

    See also: Automotive



Dictionaries & Thesauri




Digital Books & Media




Encyclopedias




Genealogy




Health & Medicine




History & Current Events




Languages

  • Mango Languages *
    Learn a language! Conversational instruction in over 60 languages, including English for non-native speakers.

  • Muzzy Online *
    Award-winning language learning program for children — includes videos, interactive games, & lessons.



Lifelong Learning

  • Learn4Life (Ed2go) *
    Over 300 instructor-led online courses for professional development and lifelong learning.

  • Mango Languages *
    Learn a language! Conversational instruction in over 35 languages, including English for non-native speakers.



Magazines & Journals




Maps

  • Google Maps
    Driving directions, satellite images, street views, and much more.

  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection from the University of Texas at Austin
    Extensive collection of maps from around the world, most of which are in the public domain.



Newspapers

Selected Newspapers by Name




Science

  • American Physical Society (APS) Journals
    Full-text articles covering all fields of physics. Available for in-library use only. Ask a librarian for details.

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    Independent nonprofit promoting environmental literacy.

  • Science in Context
    150+ reference sources, as well as journal articles, images and videos, biographies, experiments, and more.

  • Science Online
    Covers a broad range of scientific disciplines through essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.



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These online resources are supported by the Jones Library, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the C/W MARS library consortium.



Questions about our Online Resources?

Ask a librarian for assistance — either in person, by phone at 413-259-3096, or by email.




Last updated on November 26, 2014