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Use the Powersearch feature to search across all Gale databases. For more specific results, use the subject databases below. Additional databases and e-books are available from the Boston Public Library with a free e-card.

General Reference

OneFileGeneral reference for scholarly articles and academic research on multiple topics.


BritannicaComprehensive encyclopedia for high school students.


Britannica SpanishSpanish-language reference source.


EbscoPowerful academic resource for AP Capstone students.


ABC-CLIO  & History

American GovernmentEverything related to the US government, politics, and the electoral process. Includes articles, images, primary documents, and video.

American History Covers American History from the 1300s to the present, including maps, primary source documents, and multimedia content.

Issues Current news and historical context for hundreds of relevant issues and social topics.

World at War Military history focused database with maps, battles, primary sources, and in-depth analysis.

World Geography Geography by region, keyword, and country for sources on political, social, cultural, economic, and geological information.

World History World history from Columbus to the present.


US History Contextual content on significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history.


World History Contextual content on significant people, events, and topics in world history.


Multicultural and Literature

Biography References and multimedia on nearly 350,000 current and historic individuals.


Diversity Studies Explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences.


Literary Critique Literary analysis, critique, and essays.


News and Current Events

Boston Globe Full text of The Boston Globe from 1980 to the present day.


Global Issues International viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events.


New York TimesArchived editions as well as the daily electronic edition of The New York Times.


All other subject-specific databases can be found at Gale Subject Databases, including sciences, criminal justice, arts, and additional history content.