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You can access the following databases from home. You will need to type in your OCLN  library card number for each database.

Full suite of Gale Databases

Mango Languages - Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages.

Magazine Articles

General Onefile: A one stop source for news and periodical articles on many general interest topics including business, market-research, and health-related articles. 
Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

Ebsco Masterfile: Find full text articles in over 1000 periodicals. Also included are reference books, maps, flags and many other images.

Business Information

General BusinessFile ASAP: Includes articles on business and management topics as well as directory listings for more than 150,000 companies.
Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

Business and Company Resource Center: Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

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Research Databases

Ancient and Medieval History Online:   Facts On File's Medieval History Online  provides biographies, timelines, primary sources and more for the ancient and medieval history of the Mideast, Greece, Rome, Asia, Africa and even America. 

Consumer Reports: Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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Culture Grams:  Experience the cultures of 190 countries and territories in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, flags, and in depth information on 25 categories. 

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Global Road Warrior:   Factual, cultural, demographic, historical information and much more on 175 countries.  There are also printable maps available in .pdf .  This comprehensive cultural guide is an excellent resource for students, travelers and researchers.  Use your library card number as the password.

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Salem Press Health:  Information regarding health and medicine from health reference works including Magill's medical guide.

Salem Press History:  Find topics in World, American and African-American history.  Includes biographies of well known athletes.

Salem Press Literature: Includes access to reference and literary criticism including critical insights, Magill's literary manual, and surveys of drama, poetry and short fiction.

Salem Press Science:  Access scientific reference databases including Encyclopedia of Global Resources,   Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Forensic Science and   The Solar System.

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Worldbook Web: Includes articles from the World Book Encyclopedia and more, such as the reference center, info finder and a section for children in both English and Spanish.

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Biography Resource Center:   Includes over one million thumbnail biographies from the Complete Marquis Who’s Who, the Who's Who of African Americans, and 250 full-text periodicals.
Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

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Books & Authors

Blooms Literary Reference:  Author biographies and critical essays are provided for literature from antiquity to the present.  Essays are included on novels, short stories, poetry, drama and nonfiction.

Contemporary Literary Criticism: Provides biographical and bibliographical information as well as critical essays on contemporary authors.
Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

Ebsco e-books: Find the full text of books you can download or read online.

LitFinder:  Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

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Standardized Test Practice

Learning Express:   Learning Express provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice testes and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.  You must have a valid library card.  The first time you access the practice test select new user.  Your library card number is the username.  Your default password is 'ocln'.   

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