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American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Provided by the Library of Congress 

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Explore careers, browse occupations and industries, employment trends, self-assessments, resumes, regional information, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

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The Consumer Product Information Database (CPID) contains health effects information for products used in the home and in some commercial/institutional settings that contain chemicals. The CPID links brand names to health effects and allows you to select brands based on your individual sensitivity to specific chemical ingredients.

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ConsumerSearch provides information on a selection of products in a range of categories, based on expert and user reviews, giving a complete analysis of who the experts are and what they say, as well as important product trends and developments. Includes rankings, descriptions, and links to the top reviews and reviewers.

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The Cousteau Society, under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet.

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The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies aims to collect and organize comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours. The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.

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Digital Amherst is a project of the Jones Library, the public library of Amherst, Massachusetts. It is a pilot project to develop a small but rich online collection of the historic and cultural stories about the town of Amherst and its influence in the Connecticut Valley and beyond.

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Produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.

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A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.
Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth. As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.

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Discovery provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology and history, and in recent years has expanded into reality television and pseudo-scientific entertainment.

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Duolingo teaches Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Irish, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Romanian. Available on the web, iOS, and Android.

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Search passenger records of the 12 million immigrants who entered the US through the Port of New York/Ellis Island between 1892-1954. Sponsored by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

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Welcome to the online special collections of Forbes Library, including the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum and the Hampshire Room for Local History and Special Collections. We invite you to explore the collection for both pleasure and research.

This database contains only our digital archival and Special Collections materials. Additional special collections that have not yet been digitized can be seen in the library by appointment.

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The Friends of Quabbin page has some resources for anyone interested in the history of the Quabbin Reservoir including the history of Enfield, Dana, Greenwich, and Prescott, the four towns which were leveled in preparation for the flooding of the Swift River Valley.

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A discontinued project by Google to scan and index historic newspapers, the Google News Archive is still available and a great resource which makes many difficult to find newspapers available freely online.

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A museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.

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A great local history resource! Search by keyword in Historic Northampton’s digital catalog and archives containing thousands of photographs, historic newspapers and maps, and extensive digital collections database. Includes the Howes Brothers Collection, genealogy resources, and images of the earliest issues of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Images From The Archives allows you to search a portion of the library’s special collections which have been digitized. It’s great place to find images from local history, from the Mill River disaster to old portraits and photographs of iconic Northampton buildings. Newer content includes a community digital photography project and recent additions to the library’s fine art collection.

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IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project. The database contains over 100,000 scores of works in the public domain, as well as sound recordings. It requires creating a free user account.

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The International Music Score Library Project was started in 2006 and contains digitized versions of public domain music scores free of charge.

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This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

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JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. It features access to millions of records, along with opportunities for researchers to connect with others who share similar interests. Resources such as the Jewish Communities Database, Yizkor Book translations, InfoFiles, and KehilaLinks provide critical insights, first-hand accounts, and context about Jewish communal and familial life throughout the world.

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Amherst’s public library. Holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs.

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Livemocha provides lessons in a large number of languages including Spanish, Bulgarian, Mandarin Chinese, and many more. Every lesson includes practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Livemocha is a social network applied to a useful purpose—your exercises will always be reviewed by another user of the site who is a native speaker of the language you are learning—and there are many opportunities to interact with users in a large variety of languages.

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A searchable directory of archives and special collections in Massachusetts, produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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An electronic almanac of Massachusetts history produced by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

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The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government. Holdings are organized by agency and date from 1629 to the present.

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The Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) offers the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. It includes tools such as assessment tests and resume builder, plus in depth information about careers, salaries, education and training, and job growth outlook.

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In addition to its own collections, the library’s web site provides a guide provides an introduction to historical research at repositories other than the Massachusetts Historical Society.l

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This site provides you with quick access to land records across Massachusetts. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known.

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MedLinePlus provides consumer health information. Available in English and Spanish it is a librarian favorite for reputable health information online.

Provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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The Merck Manual has been a standard medical reference source for more than 100 years. Although discontinued in print, the online version is kept up to date, and includes both advanced content for doctors and medical students, as well as easy to understand content for patients, parents and caregivers.

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The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.

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The National Archivespreserves and cares for Federal records.  The National Archives at Pittsfield is closed.  Microfilm from Pittsfield is now located at the Berkshire Athenaeum.  The National Archives at Boston (Waltham) is open to genealogists and researchers.

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The Northampton Web Archive provides snapshots in time of websites of importance to the Northampton area.

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The online version, published every 2 years by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes information about a huge range of occupations including job titles, nature and conditions of work, training or certification required, prospects for growth, and typical salaries.

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One web page for every book ever published. The World’s classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.

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PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference) is a reference aid providing drug summaries and FDA communications for prescription drugs.

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Look up, or look for, a doctor. Good for finding specialists in an area as well as seeing hospital affiliation, education, malpractice, disciplinary actions, etc.

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This collaboration of historical societies, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.

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The National Library of Medicine’s gateway to over 14 million abstracts and citations for biomedical journal articles dating back to the 1950s. Links to sites providing full text articles. If full-text isn’t available online, ask the Reference Librarian about getting a copy through Interlibrary Loan!

Provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites and offers readers breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries.

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A collection of toxicology information from the National Library of Medicine.

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Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst’s Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.

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USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs.

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Thumbnail biographies and trivia about thousands of famous people.

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