Research Sources

General eResources for newspaper, magazine and encyclopedia articles, as well as peer-reviewed, scholarly content from academic journals

Access to Academic OneFile, General OneFile and all of the Content Collections is provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, using funds from the State of Massachusetts and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (part of the National Endowment for the Humanities)

Consumer and Investing eResources

Access to all Consumer and Ivesting eResources is provided by the Canton Public Library

Genealogy eResources for family history

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Access to all Genealogy eResources is provided by the Canton Public Library

Newspaper Archives

Access to Newspaper Archives is provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, using funds from the State of Massachusetts and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (part of the National Endowment for the Humanities)

American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society


Contains databases, vital records, maps, gazetteers, town guides, and atlases from the thirteenth century to the present.  This database is provided by the Canton Public Library.

Go to American Ancestors

Ancestry.com


The library's latest service offering, Ancestry.com is available to patrons for use in the library. It provides genealogical information from over 4,000 databases and 4-billion names and covers the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, and other countries, from sources that include census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more. Register for live training sessions taught by a team of expert trainers or access a library of recorded webinars. Training is complimentary from Ancestry.com Register Here.  Ancestry.com is provided by the Canton Public Library.

Boston Globe


This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper including advanced searches, obituaries, and signed articles. This database has been provided the Massachusettes Library and Information Network.

Start using Boston Globe online today.

Consumer Reports


Consumers' Union is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1936. Consumer Reports serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. 

Start using Consumer Reports today.

EBL


Ebook Library (EBL) is a web-based lending catalog of primarily non-fiction ebooks of interest to the academic and lifelong learner communities.

Start checking out books using the Ebook Library today.

Encyclopedia Britannica


Comprehensive online encyclopedia offering primary sources, specialized collections, e-books and research articles. This database has been provided the Massachusettes Library and Information Network.

Start browsing sources by using the Encyclopedia Britannica today.

Heritage Quest


HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s. This database is provided by the Canton Public Library.

Go to Heritage Quest

Learning Express


Learning Express provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests including GED, ASVAB, SAT, GMAT, GRE. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of test results. This database is provided by the Canton Public Library.

Find out more about Learning Express resources today.

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections


This database has been provided the Massachusettes Library and Information Network.

View manuscripts, archives, and special collections.

Massachusetts Statewide Resources


Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages. Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History,  newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books. These resources are made available through the Massachusettes Library and Information Network.

Start using Massachusetts statewide resources today.

Morningstar


Online database which replaces the print subscription which includes data and analysis on investments for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Analyst reports and ratings, article and videos, and market coverage and industry reports. This database can be accessed online at the Canton Public Library or remotely if you have a CANTON library card. This service is provided by the Canton Public Library.

Find out more about Morningstar databases.

Valueline


Valueline is a multidimensional investment management tool that enables new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides financial information, commentary, price projections, and analytical tools. This resource is available in the library from your laptop or a library workstation.  This service is made available by the Canton Public Library.

Visit the Valueline website.

Boston Public Library Resources



If you live or work in Massachusetts and are above the age of 13 you are eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard that will allow you to access all of the BPL's research databases.  

Go to the BPL Resource Page or apply here for a BPL eCard.