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General Research and Reference on Many Topics

Tip: Try these general databases first if you are starting to search on a topic or if you need information from an online reference book. You can go back to the subject breakdown of databases to choose a more specific category. 

Please Note: Some databases may require you to enter your Provincetown, CLAMS or other Massachusetts Library card number.

Academic One File (Gale)

Articles from 10,000 indexed peer-reviewed journals and reference works on all subjects. Full text of the New York Times back to 1995, NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
Articles from 450 full-text academic journals including reports and reference sources.

elibrary (ProQuest)  (Only available inside the Provincetown Library)
Look for your topic in newspapers, magazines, books, maps, websites, pictures, audiovisual and transcripts. Consult reference works like dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, thesauruses or atlases. This database is easy to use.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

Many scholarly journals, news magazines and newpapers, most with full text and images.

General OneFile (Gale)

News and articles from periodicals on a wide range of subjects.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale)

Find articles on many topics from a variety of newspapers, reference books, magazines and trade publications.

Power Search (Gale)  (From home you will need to enter your Provincetown Library Card number.)

Search across all Gale databases through one search box. Excellent way to begin subject search.

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

Search through encyclopedias and multidisciplinary dictionaries and other sources.

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