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Arts

Websites

Biographies

Databases

  • Biography eBooks
  • Biography in Context: Covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
  • Books and Authors offers reading recommendations for adults, young adults, and children's fiction and non-fiction.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library provides over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Websites

 

Foreign Language

  • Mango Languages - Learn to speak one of 63 languages using this online resource accessible with your Beaman Library card. You will progress through lessons that include seeing the language in print, hearing a native speaker, and learning phrases commonly used when traveling.

General Reference

Databases

eBooks

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History & Social Science

Databases

  • Global Issues in Context - Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what's happening in the world today and why.
  • MA History Online - articles about Massachusetts people, places and historical events.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources
  • U.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 Context - Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. 

eBooks

Websites

 

Language Arts

Databases

  • Biography in Context provides information covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
  • Books and Authors offers reading recommendations for adults, young adults, and children's fiction and non-fiction.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select provides an extensive collection of critical essays & biographical information on contemporary writers.

eBooks

 

Math

Websites

  • Kahn Academy: Excellent videos explaining pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus, calculus, probability and statistics and more.
  • Wolfram MathWorld: The web's most extensive math resource.
  • Calculus 101: Automatic calculus and algebra help.
 

Science

Databases

  • Science in Context features information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular science subjects from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.
  • Science Online presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

eBooks

Websites

The databases listed below are available provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, C/W MARS and local funding. Have your Beaman Library card on hand as it may be required to log in to some of the databases.

 

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Virtual Reference Books

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