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Our Digitial Collection
Check out what Gale Free has available in the digital collection!

Overdrive digital catalog

Establish your Roots
Start your family genealogy search with these FREE TO USE databases.

Heritage Quest Database

Ancestry Library Edition

Learn a New Language
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Why not start with this FREE database offered through the Library?

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Where to Start?
What we mean when we say "e-resource"

This section of the library’s web site provides access to electronic resources including subscription databases and online digital catalogs. The databases include e-journals, e-books, and e-newspapers, interactive imagery, and video media.

All e-resources are available to our patrons FREE. Where home access is available, a patrons library card barcode is required to log in.  


Introducing... ZINIO!
Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines.

Downloadable magazines for free with your Gale Free Library card. Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest library newsstand, brings the very best in magazine publishing to thousands of libraries worldwide.  Create an account using your library card number, and select both new and back issues of your favorite magazines.  Add them to your personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. 
 
As with our other databases, patrons will need a Holden barcode to access it. If you need assistance with using the service, or with your login, please contact the Reference Desk @ (508) 210-5569.
 
This service can be accessed through either a desktop or mobile device. There are apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX to use Zinio. You can download the app for your respective devices through a link on the Zinio library magazine collection home page.
 
For more information on the service or how to use its features check out Zinio's FAQ page.
 

FREEGAL
A music service offered FREE to Holden Library patrons
 
 
 
 
Downloadable music for free with your Gale Free Library card.  Just enter your library card number to download up to three songs per week --  156 songs per year  --  that you can keep forever. 
Songs are downloaded in an MP3 format (compatible with everything), so they can be saved to any computer, mobile device or MP3 player, including an iPod.  There are no digital rights management restrictions, and no special software is required.
Choose from hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music from the Sony Music entertainment catalog, through the Freegal music service.
 
As with our other databases, patrons will need a Holden barcode and OPAC pin to access it. Your OPAC pin is the password you use to access your C/W Mars account online. If you've never used the catalog login, or have forgotten your pin, please contact the Reference Desk @ (508) 210-5569.
 
This is service can be accessed through a desktop or mobile device using the FREEGAL app.
 
For more information on the service- check out Freegal's FAQ 
 

Available Databases
 
 
Gale Virtual Reference

This database offers thousands of scholarly, full-text articles organized by subject matter. Highlights include access to Academic OneFile, Britannica Online, Consumer Reports, and the archives for the Boston Globe and New York Times newspapers.
 
 
 
Rocket Language Logo
 

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language?  Why not start with this FREE database offered through the Library?  Rocket Languages allows you to learn a language on your own terms and in your own time.  Lessons are formatted to simulate modern, everyday conversations, with fun vocabulary games to improve comprehension and recognition.
 

 
 
NoveList Homepage
NoveList
 
Looking for your next book? Not sure what else your favorite author has written? NoveList is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
 
 
 

 


 
Oxford Art OnlineOxford Art Online
 
Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access the following reference sources:
Grove Art Online- the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms- which provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts.
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics- the most substantial English-language reference work devoted solely to the exploration of this subject
The Oxford Companion to Western Art- which contains more than 2,600 entries and provides discriminating and reliable coverage of over 1,700 artists and their work.
 
 
We also have accounts with Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest located on the
Genealogy Database page.