Ancestry Library Ancestry is the most popular and well known website for family history.

It includes more than 7,000 databases and more than 200 billion records.

You can use this database only within the Osterville Village Library. Fortunately, that means you can ask our reference librarian for assistance if you need help!
  • Build a family tree
  • Learn about distant relatives
  • Watch your story emerge! 
Boston Public Library's Electronic Resources - The Boston Public Library's eCard is a virtual library card that allows you to instantly use most of BPL's online resources from the comfort of your own home. If you live, own property, or commute to work in Massachusetts, you can register for a BPL eCard via the web!

Just follow the prompts on their registration form and your eCard number will be emailed to you.
BPL provides databases including art and music, business, health, history and genealogy, job resources, full-text newspapers of the 1600s through 2000s, and more.

  • Access to databases including ones on art, music, business, health, history and more.
  • Full text newspapers of the 1600's through 2000.
  • Whatever you may be looking for in research you should be able to find here.
Britannica Library-  has expanded into a searchable, user-friendly reference website with sections aimed at children, young adults, and adults. You can use this database in the library or anywhere else in Massachusetts.

If you've been looking for Spanish-language educational resources, statistical data about a variety of countries, a world atlas, or the biographical and topical articles that Britannica has long been famous for, then this is the resource for you!

 
  •  Safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate resource
  • Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculums
Gale Resources - Looking for sources to help with homework? Need some business information? Try some of the collections in this great database, which you can use in the library or anywhere else in Massachusetts.

Resources include; including Academic OneFile, General Business File ASAP, InfoTrac Student Edition, and Opposing Viewpoints.

 
  • Health & Wellness
  • Comprehensive Business insights, forms, theory and Entrepreneur information
  • Environmental information
  • Access to Newspapers
  • Latest on science & tech
  • Info for Home & Travel
  • and lots more...
Glassdoor - Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more. Hiring? Post a job for free.
  • Company reviews
  • Search interview questions
  • Find & post jobs
  • Check out salaries
Learning ExpressThis website offer practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire learning center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

  • Learn Microsoft Office
  • Access college pre material
  • Job & career accelerators
  • Prepare of an entrance or occupation  exam
  • Improve your math, reading, writing & grammar skills
  • Search for jobs and internships 
Mango Languages - A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness.

Unlimited remote access to 44 complete courses, including English for foreign speakers.

 
  • Learn grammar
  • Learn culture
  • Learn vocabulary
  • Learn pronunciation
Medline Plus -  is the National Institutes of Health's web site for patients and their families and friends.

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

 
  • Learn about the latest treatments
  • Look up information on a drug or supplement
  •  Find out the meanings of words
  • view medical videos or illustrations
  • Find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
NoveList Plus -is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 titles.
 
  • Author read-alikes
  • Book Discussion guides
  • Booktalks
  • Annotated book lists
Nursing and Allied Health Connection - With a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL and over 10 million articles, this collection's current and authoritative content will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. This document will provide instruction for using it efficiently.
  • Over 10 million articles 
  • Advanced searching options to help find the resources you're looking for
Trial Court Libraries - There is a system of 17 libraries across Massachusetts.
  • State and federal laws and cases accessible by books or computers
  • Electronic databases for legal research, including access to Westlaw and Lexis at no cost;
  • Legal forms; & books, audiotapes, and videotapes on a variety of legal topics.