Academic OneFile
Searches the most journal articles for colleges and universities.

Agawam High School Yearbooks
To view the complete scanned editions for 1927 to 2010 please visit the online archive.

Agawam Newspapers
Issues of the Agawam Advertiser in pdf format from 1971 to 2018.

Agawam Town Reports
To view the complete scanned editions of the Agawam Town Reports from 1891 to 1984 please visit the online archive.

Articles, videos, podcasts and blogs for the small business owner. Includes starting and running a business, green business, franchises, business taxes, and a Finance Resource Center. Site is sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet.


American Family Immigration History Center
This massive database contains records of over 22 million passengers who entered the U.S. through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Requires registration, available free of charge.

America’s News
Search national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, education and more with over 3,000 news sources including the Springfield Republican and USA Today. Also includes access to 10 Western MA newspapers including Berkshire Eagle, The Valley Advocate & many more.

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Subscribers can efficiently search through birth, marriage and death records, census records, immigration documents, photographs, maps, military records, personal narratives and newspapers. Collection includes the digitized United States Federal Census available from 1790 to 1930 and over 180 million immigration records, including passenger lists from ships arriving at United States ports from 1820 to 1960, including Ellis Island.

Biography In Context
Search thousands of biographies from this one site.

Boston Globe
Full-text coverage from 1980.

Boston Public Library Online Resources
The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more. Massachusetts residents, property-owners or people who commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard click here.

Britannica Learning Zone
offers an engaging online tool for early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
The Spanish Reference Center delivers two sites in one, with separate home pages and resources for adults and children that allow libraries to tailor the site to their users’ needs. It’s an excellent resource for Spanish-language students and native speakers alike

Business Collection
Find business articles plus information on large companies.
The U. S.’s largest online job site. Publishes jobs on the Internet and in print. Search for jobs and/ or post your resume.

Consumer Reports® enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Digital Catalog

Driving Tests has partnered with Agawam Public Library and offers free DMV permit practice testsGet started today!

Educator’s Reference Complete
Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator – from school teachers to administrators to college and graduate level students studying education.

Encyclopedia Online
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and lots more Search this site by word or letter, or browse for information.

Abstracts from Education Journals

Expanded Academic ASAP
Searches journal articles for use in colleges and universities.

Family Search
Site contains a billion names from over 110 counties and territories including those found in the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1881 British Census, the Ellis Island database and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

Find a Grave
Find the grave site of your ancestors.

Gale Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

Gale Sites
The Agawam Library gale sites page is a compilation of statewide licensed electronic resources. Here you will find links to databases, ebooks, scholarly journals & much more! Accessible from any computer or mobile device, either at home or at the library.

GCF Learn Free
Free online tutorials on a range of subjects including Microsoft Office, Computer basics & much more!.

General OneFile
Searches the most magazine and newspaper articles on any topic.

Global Issues In Context
Provides international viewpoints on global issues and current events. Also, provides information on each country of the world.

Good Reads
See what your friends are reading, get recommendations for books, keep a list of what you’ve read and/or what you want to read, rate and review books, play trivia, form a club, and collect quotes.

Google Books
Google Books allows you to search a comprehensive index of full-text books.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health and medical information (including videos) from trusted resources, magazines, and journals.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy Database
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses.

Infotrac Newsstand
InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than
1,100 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.

Infotrac Student Edition
Magazine and newspaper articles for High School students.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 472 billion archived web pages.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that provides Agawam library patrons access to a large collection of films.

Library Thing
A network of over a million readers. Catalog your books, rate books and write reviews, connect to other people who’ve read what you’ve read, and join clubs.

Literature Resource Center
Comprehensive and reliable online resource on literary topics, authors, and their works. Requires a Massachusetts Library card.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.

Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder
Need help with a legal problem in Massachusetts?
Answer a few questions – we’ll give you contact information for legal aid offices, government agencies and court programs that may be able to help you for free or at low cost.
We’ll also give you links to free legal information and self-help materials.

Comprehensive information on conditions, diseases, wellness, prescription and over-the-counter medications. Also includes lists of hospitals, doctors, and libraries and the most recent health news. Created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a very large amount of records that are useful for genealogy, but most of these records are not online. NARA has locations all over the country but the two nearest to Agawam, are the archives in Waltham and Pittsfield.

New York Times
Full text articles from the New York Times from 2005 to the present.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that gives Agawam Public Library patrons access to  ready-to-use tutorials for common library services like Ancestry, Consumer Reports & Kanopy among others.

Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations

Onelook is a dictionary site that searches over seven-hundred dictionaries to find the ones that contain the word you request.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)





Physicians Desk Reference
PDR is now online.

Over 15 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 million).

Research In Context
Searches magazine and newspaper articles for Junior High students.

Science In Context
Covers all topics in science including biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, math and technology, and physics and astronomy. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links

Springfield Republican
Access the Springfield Republican from 1988 to the Present.


United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

USDA National Nutrient Database
Find nutrient information on nearly 9,000 foods.

USPS Zip Code Lookup
Zip Code Lookup looks up ZIP Codes for corporate and residential addresses.

Western Massachusetts Newspapers
Access to 10 Western MA newspapers:
North Adams Advocate, Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire Eagle, Daily Hampshire Gazette, North Adams Transcript, Greenfield Recorder, Springfield Republican, Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner & Easthampton Valley Advocate.

World History In Context
Covers all topics in World History. Provides access to reference sources, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources, images, videos, audio files, and links.