History

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.

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.

Braintree High School Yearbooks and Town Reports
From Home or the Library
Braintree High School yearbooks from 1935 to 2016 are now digitized and available to browse online. Browse through any year or download as many as you like to search for friends and relatives! Braintree Town Reports from 1640 to 2006 are also digitized and available online.  The Town Reports include births, deaths, and marriages from 1640 to 1946.

Heritage Quest
From Home or  the Library
Research your family tree with over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and other expanding collections.

Massachusetts Digital Collections
From Home or the Library
Links to digital special collections from Massachusetts libraries that include local history monographs and pamphlets, a significant portion is manuscript material (personal and organizational papers), photographs, posters, ticket stubs, broadsides, etc. 

Massachusetts Special Collections Directory
From Home or the Library
A database of over 600 archive and manuscript collections in Massachusetts.

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.

News: Gale OneFile
From Home or the Library
An innovative full-text newspaper resource that allows you to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. It includes access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

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.

Salem History
From Home  From the Library
Includes full text of the following reference books:
The 1990s in America 

Great Events from History: Modern Scandals 
Provided by Salem Press.


U.S. History In Context
From Home or the Library
Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

War and Terrorism: Gale in Context
From Home or the Library
Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

World History in Context
From Home or the Library

Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.