Other Libraries and Resources

Libraries, with their resources, have long been on the forefront of sharing resources via the Internet. Here are just a few local, regional, national and international sources that you might like to try:

UMass Libraries

Local Resources

Articles & Databases

Books, Videos, and Music

Regional Libraries and Resources

Boston Library Consortium (BLC) - The Boston Library Consortium, an association of 17 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, is dedicated to sharing human and information resources to advance the research and learning of its constituency.

Boston Public Library - Access to BPL Databases

Consortium of RI Academic & Research Libraries - CRIARL

Massachusetts Library Networks

  • CMRLS - Central Massachusetts Regional Library System
  • CWMARS - Central Western Mssachusetts Automated Reource Sharing, Inc.
  • C.L.A.M.S. - Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing
  • MassCat - Five of the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems (Central, Metrowest, Northeast, Southeastern, and Western) have formed MassCat. Search all their catalogs from this site, including some law, hospital and other special libraries.
  • MVLC - Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
  • MBLN - Metro Boston Library Network (Other catalogs at Boston Public Library)
  • MLN - Minute Man Library Network
  • NOBLE - North of Boston Library Exchange
  • OCLN - Old Colony Library Network
  • SAILS - (formerly SEAL and ABLE)

MBLC - Massachusetts Board of Library Commisioners - Good for information and access to libraries throughout the state

MCCLPHEI (links to academic libraries statewide) - Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions

SMCL: Southeastern Massachusetts Cooperating Libraries

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

U.S. Libraries and Resources

The Library of Congress

National Agriculture Library

The National Library of Medicine

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - from the Library of Congress

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet - from the Library of Congress

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

U.S. Copyright Office - from the Library of Congress

The WWW Virtual Library

Libraries and Resources Worldwide

The Berkeley Digital Library - Library WWW Servers from around the World

The British Library

Libraries Online - via LibrarySpot

Resources for Portuguese Related Information - from the UMass Dartmouth Library