Databases

Using your Minuteman Library Card for Database Access

Access to databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is available to home/remote users holding a valid Minuteman library card. 
Access to databases provided by the Minuteman Library Network is available to residents of the 36 public library communities served by MLN, as well as current students, faculty, and staff of the seven academic libraries in MLN.

Access to some databases purchased by individual MLN libraries is limited to in library use in that library and, where possible, home/remote access for patrons of that community.
CLICK HERE for a complete ALPHABETICAL LIST of databases available at the Westwood Public Library, with content descriptions.
In addition to the databases available through the Westwood Public Library, Massachusetts residents are also eligible to use resources from the Boston Public Library (BPL).  If you do not already have a BPL Card, you can apply for a BPL eCard.  ECards expire after 3 years unless they are upgraded to standard BPL cards.  Register online for a BPL eCard to access more databases via the Boston Public Library:  
E-Journals Finder -  Ebsco A to Z List  -- Are you looking for a specific journal or article?  Search by title or browse by subject to access over 11,850 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Databases Listed by Subject

During the public health emergency the following databases have expanded access.

Proquest and its partner Ancestry.com is offering expanded access to Ancestry.com

  • Ancestry.com  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

TumbleBooks is offering free access to their databasess.  TumbleBooks are easy to use,  read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.