The Information Desk is available for all your research and fact-finding needs. For more information, e-mail a reference librarian, or call (508)-473-2145.
Or, use the “Ask a Question” page on this web site.
Mango Languages is a web-based language tool that allows users to learn a variety of languages, including English as a Second Language.
Access to Mango Languages is possible thanks to a Conversation Circles LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant administred by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Reference Links Funded by CMRLS
|Electronic Books from Net Library - Net Library provides access to electronic books and patrons can register for a virtual library card to check these books out for 24 hours. The ebooks in the collection cover topics in business, buying and selling a home, careers, complete idiots guides, computer how to books, consumer health, consumer law, psychology, self help, sports coaching, sports how to, study guides, travel, and web development. This is a pilot program for one year (2001) sponsored by The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.|
|NewsBank‘s Comprehensive Newspapers is an online resource that provides instant full-text access to individual newspaper titles. With Comprehensive newspapers, you will receive the full text of all staff-written news features, special interest stories, editorials, daily columns, letters to the editor, sports reports, and much more.Boston Globe (1980-current)Boston Herald (1997-current)Worcester Telegram & Gazette (1989-current)
Springfield Union-News (1988-current)
|Online newspapers and magazines - If you have a library card with the Milford Town Library, you can now access online periodical databases from home or office. Type in your library card number. (e.g. D12####### with # representing a number and no spaces)Business and Company Resource Center with PROMTContemporary Authors Nov 2001Contemporary Literary Criticism – Select Nov 2001
Expanded Academic ASAP (Scholarly journals/newspapers, 1980 forward)
General BusinessFile ASAP (1980 forward)
General Reference Center (Magazine Index) (1980 forward)
Health Reference Center Academic 1980 – Nov 2001
Health and Wellness Resource Center 1997 – Nov 2001
InfoTrac OneFile (multiple subject areas in one database, 1980 forward
Biography Resource Center
Predicast Overview of Markets and Technolog
Other Reference Links of Interest
CMRLS - The online resources below are all provided with funds from the Central Mass. Regional Library System (CMRLS) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. All three can be searched from in the Milford Town Library or from any other computer with an Internet connection by a person with a valid C/W MARS library card.
Internet Public Library - IPL Reading Room
Massachusetts - The official web site of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
NoveList - A readers’ advisory service for fiction readers. Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Connect to NoveList at the library Connect to NoveList from home. You will be prompted for your library card number.
Library of Congress - Catalogs, collections, exhibits, and research services.
The IRS - See how many days there are until April 15th.
Issues and Controversies @ FACTS.com is a comprehensive, dependable online source of current, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day. It combines objective analysis, clear explanations of opposing points of view and numerous special features, so students, researchers and other users can quickly grasp the essentials of even the most complex topics. [Log in using your library card number and scroll down to Magazines for K-12 students.]
Massbedrock - Links to accurate and relevant data, guides and services referrals for those planning for or already doing business in Massachusetts. This site also has links to a list of regional continuing education programs designed to help the professional library community navigate this new resource..
Milford Home Page - The town of Milford web site with business listings, town services, and an events calendar.
Newspapers Online - Find newspapers throughout the United States and the world.
The United States - Each state has its own official web page. Get to all of them from here.
Today’s Science @FACTS.com delivers more than a decade of science news in articles that are written specifically for students and researchers in clear language, and highlighted by a visually appealing presentation. Updated weekly with a 12- year backfile, Today’s Science @FACTS.com connects the science that students learn in the classroom with the science happening today. [Log in using your library card number and scroll down to Magazines for K-12 students.]
Transparent Language - The Internet Language Community.