Massachusetts Past & Present

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.

Central Register
From Home or the Library
The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Invitations to bid, lists of contractors picking up specifications on a weekly basis, and final awards of contracts are all published. Proposals and advertisements for the lease, sale or transfer of real property are published; as are lists of certified minority and women contractors and contractors who have been debarred from state work.

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.

Goods and Services Bulletin
From home or the library
Weekly publication contains solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities). State purchases of goods and procurements of certain services or consultants are published.  Notices advertising sole source procurements and the availability of surplus property are also published in the Bulletin.

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.

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.