Massachusetts Statewide Databases

Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12

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On May 2, 2016 will be launching an exciting new feature for your service! Our new Algebra Drop Off Review service will allow students from 8th grade through college to submit their Algebra I and II questions to our expert tutors and get a detailed explanations of the step-by-step solution within 24 hours.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Access (You must have your library card number to access)

Newsbank's Hot Topics

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Check out Newsbank’s Hot Topics. With your library card you will have access to the latest information on current events. Newsbank’s Special Reports provides you with updated news and events, articles, background data, images cleared of copyright that you are welcome to use in your research, maps, and any additional websites.


TEMPORARY ACCESS FROM HOME! Click here for access to from home using a valid Mansfield Public Library card.

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. See more though this video link. Ancestry® Library Edition can only be accessed at the Mansfield Public Library Internet area.


Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Fold3 Library Edition can be accessed using a Mansfield library card number to log-in.


Heritage Quest. Genealogical research website. Use your library card number to log-in.

The Reference Shelf

The Reference Shelf, a part of Salem Press and Grey House Publishing, offers users digital access to reference books purchased by the Mansfield Public Library. Click on the link for access to these resources, including the, This is Who We Were Series:

This is Who We Were Series provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America throughout various time periods and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the Census, readers will find richly illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meaning and depth to what life was like.

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