Boxborough Patron eResources

These resources are made available to Sargent Memorial Library patrons through the generosity of the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation. 

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A to Z the USA
A to Z the USA offers in-depth e-content in 156 data categories with 50+ maps for each state. It has thousands of U.S. state reports and articles ready to download, royalty-free image collections of flags, vintage postcards, panoramic photos, license plates, and much more. Map collections include thousands of modern and antique maps, and dozens of other categories feature data on geography, government, history, and society and culture. Created by a dedicated team of researchers, cartographers, and writers, the database is continually updated. A valid library card from the Sargent Memorial Library is required.

A to Z World Travel
A to Z World Travel is an online database for all your travel needs. Perfect for the world traveler, armchair traveler, or school reports. You will find a wealth of information on 175 countries about travel essentials, society and culture, maps, money, accommodations, main attractions, essential language terms, health and safety information and more. A valid library card from the Sargent Memorial Library is required.  (In Library)
Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more. Library Edition is available for IN LIBRARY USE only.

American Physics Society  (In Library)

The American Physical Society (APS) is providing readers and researchers in public libraries in the United States full use of all online APS journals, from the most recent articles back to the first issue in 1893, a collection including over 400,000 scientific research papers. Accses to APS Online Journals is available for IN LIBRARY USE only.

In addition, APS also provides free access to Physics, a website that highlights significant papers from APS journals, and Physics Central, an educational/information site about physics. These websites are available to all users. No registration or subscription required.

Consumer Reports Online
Access to unbiased, expert opinions of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.

HeritageQuest Online  A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids with coverage dating back to the 1700's

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless! You will need a valid Sargent Memorial library card to access Mango Languages database.


The Morningstar Investment Research Center is an online investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Designed specifically for libraries and other academic research institutions, it provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools, and the Morningstar Investing Classroom(SM) series of web-based educational tutorials.

NoveList Plus: At Home (In Library)

Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next? 

Reference USA

Reference USA offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.  The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Universal Class
Universal Class™ offers hundreds of affordable online CE classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Classes are led by real instructors, via the Internet. Continuing Education Units available on selected courses