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The Internet is a great source of information, but sometimes it just doesn't have the quality information you need. Reuben Hoar Library databases provide accurate information that is often peer-reviewed.  Databases are more credible because publishers have checked the contents for accuracy and reliability. Databases provide quick access to information on the Web, such as newspapers, magazine articles, biographies, book reviews, images and more.  All you need is your Library card to access all of the below resources. If you have a library card from other Massachusetts public libraries you will be able to access some of these resources, but not all. More quality resources are available from the Boston Public Library.  Massachusetts residents also have access to the online resources provided by the Boston Public Library with a BPL Library Card or eCard. To access BPL online resources please click here.   To obtain a BPL eCard, please click here.

RHL Database Tutorials:

For video tutorials on how to use the databases, please click here or use the Jump to Section links below.

All eResources A to Z

All eResources by Subject 

Art and Music
Audiobooks & eBooks
Automotive, Food, Gardening, & DIY


Books and Reading
History, Geography, and Political Science
Kids & Teens
Language Learning
Magazines and Newspapers
Movies & TV (Streaming Services)
Online Learning
Research / Encyclopedias
Test Prep & Tutoring
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If you are a resident of Massachusetts, you are eligible to receive a free e-Card from the Boston Public Library. With that e-Card you will have access to their many databases. To get an e-Card click here. BPL databases can be accessed here for those who already have a card.

Click here for Niche Academy Database Video Tutorials