Consumer Information

America’s News
From Home or the Library

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.   Funded by The Old Colony Library Network.

AtoZdatabases
From Home or the Library
Premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Boston Globe
From Home or the Library
Complete full-text content from 1980-present. Coverage of community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, people in the community, and much more. Paid advertisements and syndicated columns are not included. 

Boston Metro Collection
From Home or the Library
Provides access to an extensive full-text collection of news published in and around Boston. Updated daily, this one-stop resource includes fully searchable archives of nearly 200 daily and weekly news sources, including The Braintree Forum.

Consumer Reports
From Home  From the Library
Find product ratings and reviews and  in-depth advice, tips and trends. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow you to peruse the latest consumer news — whether you’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options, or searching for the latest recalls of baby products. Provided by Thayer Public Library.

eBook Collection from EBSCOhost
From Home or the Library
Choose from a wide range of eBooks covering a wide range of topics from the arts to the social sciences — and everything in between. Access the full text of eBooks from your computer, or borrow titles for download  to most popular portable devices. 

Enterprise Collection
From Home or the Library
Search news from Brockton and vicinity from the year 2000 to today with The Enterprise Collection. Explore current and archived issues of The Enterprise with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.  Funded by The Old Colony Library Network.

Gale Courses
From Home or the Library
Discover hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses to help with your professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Course offerings include business, computer, health and wellness, parenting, the arts and more. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Gale LegalForms
From Home or the Library
Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress. Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily. Includes Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Public users should consult an attorney in their state for serious legal matters. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Home Improvement: Gale OneFile
From Home or the Library
Research tool for hobbyists and professionals alike with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and much more.

Hoopla
From Home or the Library
Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Insurance and Liability: Gale OneFile
From Home or the Library
Protection of assets—physical or intellectual—is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals.

New York Times
From Home or the Library
Full-text of The New York Times from 1985- present.  

New York Times Digital Edition
From Home  From the Library
Full access the New York Times Digital Edition. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

A New York Times online account, which requires only an email address and a password, is needed to access the newspaper. Access from home is in 72 hour allotments; you may obtain a new access code every 72 hours for uninterrupted access. Please see the instructions for setting up an account and obtaining an access code to get started.  Provided by the Old Colony Library Network.

OverDrive
From Home or the Library

OverDrive provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes Kindle Books and thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, and there are no late fees.

Patriot Ledger Collection
From Home or the Library

Search news from Quincy and vicinity from the year 2000 to today with The Patriot Ledger Collection. Explore current and archived issues of The Patriot Ledger with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online. Funded by The Old Colony Library Network.

Power Search
From Home or the Library
Search across multiple databases. Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.

RBdigital Magazines
From Home or the Library
Choose from over 3,000 free downloadable magazines. Get digital access to popular magazines with your OCLN Library Card and enjoy unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. View them on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.  Funded by the Old Colony Library Network.