Online Research & Resources

  • Logo for Gale Academic OneFile
    Academic OneFile
    Articles from scholarly journals for academic research. Mixture of full-text and abstracts.
  • American Ancestors
    Provides access to 1.4+ billion genealogy records from the United States and beyond. In-library access only.
  • The logo for Ancestry
    Genealogy database which includes census records, vital records, military records, immigration records, obituaries, and more. In-library access only.
  • A picture of the Arlington Advocate
    Arlington Advocate
    Search full-text articles of Arlington’s weekly local newspaper by keyword and date or browse articles in an issue. Covers September 2005 to 2022. Arlington residents only.
  • Arlington Advocate & Star
    The Advocate & Star is a weekly newspaper covering local news and events in the Boston suburbs of Arlington and Winchester and the surrounding communities of Middlesex County in eastern Massachusetts.
  • Logo for Arlington's Covid-19 Community Archive
    Arlington's Covid-19 Community Archive
    A community-created archive of documents showcasing life in Arlington during the pandemic. Create an account or select Robbins Library from the drop-down.
  • Logo for A to Z Databases
    AtoZ Databases
    Search for business and executive profiles, healthcare professionals, job listings, homeowners, residents, and much more. Arlington residents only.
  • The logo for Biblioboard
    Locally created content, with additional primary sources and popup collections
  • Logo for Gale in Context Biographry
    Biography (Gale in Context)
    Biographies, news, magazine articles, and multimedia about influential people.
  • Logo for Boston Globe
    Boston Globe
    Full-text access for the period 1980-current.
  • Logo for Britannica Fundamentals
    Britannica Fundamentals
    Early learning platform for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade.
  • Logo for Britannica Library
    Britannica Library
    Britannica Encyclopedia and other select resources for different age groups and audiences. Includes audio and video content. Incluye un enlace web a materiales en español para estudiantes
  • Logo for Gale OneFile Business
    Business (Gale OneFile)
    Articles and abstracts from a variety of business and trade publications. Updated daily.
  • Logo for Commonwealth Catalog
    Commonwealth Catalog
    Search for and request books and other materials from all over Massachusetts that aren’t available in the Minuteman network.
  • Logo for Gale Communications and Mass Media
    Communications and Mass Media (Gale OneFile)
    Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.
  • Logo for Consumer Reports
    Consumer Reports
    Ratings and reviews for a variety of consumer products and services. Content differs from the magazine.
  • Logo for Credo Reference
    Credo Reference
    Full-text online reference library. Includes images and sound files. Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for Digital Commonwealth
    Digital Commonwealth
    Historical photos and other primary source materials related to Arlington.
  • Elevating Arlington's Voices of Color
    A collection giving voice to the experience of people of color in our community.
  • Logo for Gale Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship (Gale OneFile)
    Business and marketing plans, funding sources, and other business tools and articles.
  • Logo for Gale Environmental Studies and Policy
    Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile)
    Includes magazine, journal, and news articles from a variety of perspectives.
  • Gale Gateway
    Access our full list of Gale databases. Search multiple databases with the PowerSearch feature.
  • Gale Legal Forms
    A collection of Massachusetts legal forms for business and and personal issues
  • Logo for Gale Peterson's Career Pre
    Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep
    Career assessments, job opportunities, and resume-building tools.
  • Logo for Gale General OneFile
    General OneFile
    One-stop source for news and periodical articles. Best for general research.
  • Logo for Gale Global Issues
    Global Issues (In Context)
    Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
  • Logo for Gale Health and Wellness
    Health and Wellness
    Health information from publications such as medical journals, reference volumes, articles, and videos.
  • Logo for HeritageQuest
    Genealogy source that includes census records, city directories, family and local history books, and a database of articles.
  • Historical Arlington Newspapers
    Complete, searchable scans of the Arlington Advocate, the Arlington Press, and more from 1871-2005.
  • A picture of a very old edition of the Boston Globe
    Historical Boston Globe
    Full image archive that covers the period 1872-1990.
  • Hoopla
    Audiobooks, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV. Check out up to 5 items per month. No wait lists! Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for Gale Insurance and Liability
    Insurance and Liability (Gale OneFile)
    Articles and abstracts relating to physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.
  • Logo for Internet Archive
    Internet Archive
    Digitized primary source materials from Arlington including AHS yearbooks, Town Street Directories, and more.
  • Kanopy
    Stream movies, documentaries, foreign films, early cinema, cult classics, learning films, and a kids’ collection. Check out up to 5 items per month. No wait lists! Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for Mango Languages
    Mango Languages
    Language learning tool that includes many languages including ESL instruction. Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Financial information on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for The New York Times for off-site visitors
    New York Times Free Digital Subscription
    Subscribe for free access from your computer and other devices.
  • Screenshot of Gale New York Times search page
    New York Times (Gale, text only)
    Full-text from January 1, 1985 to the present.
  • Logo for The New York Times for in-library access
    New York Times, In-library
    Instant, free access for visitors to the library.
  • Logo for Gale News
    News (Gale OneFile)
    Access major U.S. and international newspapers.
  • Logo for Novelist
    Novelist Plus
    Looking for a good book? Use NoveList to search for readalikes for your favorite books, browse book lists, or search by topic or theme. Arlington residents only.
  • Logo for Nursing and Allied Health
    Nursing and Allied Health (Gale OneFile)
    Full-text resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
  • Logo for Gale Opposing Viewpoints
    Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)
    Overviews, news, and opinions on important social issues.
  • Logos for OverDrive and Libby Digital Media
    Our largest collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.
  • PebbleGo
    Simple, safe, and fun research for elementary school children
  • Peterson's Test Prep
    Peterson's Test Prep
    Academic and vocational test prep along with career and college guides
  • Logo for Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)
    Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)
    Articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines that analyze and contribute to popular culture.
  • Logo for Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
    Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
    Access magazines on current events, sports, science, health, and more.
  • Logo for ProQuest
    Science Database from ProQuest
    Search full-text articles from science sources that include charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements.
  • Science (Gale in Context)
    Access journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
  • Transparent Language
    Learn over 110+ languages, including ESL, anytime, anywhere.
  • Logo for Gale U.S. History
    U.S. History (Gale in Context)
    Access to full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and vetted websites.
  • Logo for Gale Vocations and Careers
    Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile)
    Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.
  • Decorative image describing Wall Street Journal registration for library patrons.
    Wall Street Journal
    Use your library card to register for a three-day pass to You can re-register as often as you like for an additional three days.
  • Logo for Gale World History
    World History (Gale in Context)
    Access to full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and vetted websites.
  • Logo for WorldCat
    IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY. OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. For home access try the free version at