History

America’s News
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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
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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
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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 Braintree Town Reports
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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.

Enterprise Collection
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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.

Massachusetts Digital Collections
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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
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A database of over 600 archive and manuscript collections in Massachusetts.

Patriot Ledger Collection
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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.

PowerSearch
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Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.

Salem History
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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
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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. 

World History in Context
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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.