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Ottoson Middle School Resources

The following resources are listed by the Ottoson Middle School Library Media Center for teachers and students to use in the Media Center, in the classroom, and from home.

Please use them regularly, as an alternative to the world wide web, as they provide safe, accurate and middle school curriculum-related information. Some have special teacher features including lesson plans aligned with national standards and rubrics for grading.

Ottoson Subscriptions * | Metrowest Subscriptions * | Library Access * | Free | Search Engines

* User names and passwords may be obtained from the Ottoson Library Media Center.

  METROWEST SUBSCRIPTIONS * (Subscriptions paid by Metro West Regional Library System)
World Book Online World Book Online version of the popular and authoritative reference encyclopedia. Articles may be emailed to students and it instructs on how to cite sources.


FirstSearch FirstSearch is an online service that gives library professionals and end users access to a rich collection of reference databases. With FirstSearch, materials in your library’s collection are highlighted in search results from dozens of leading databases.


INFOTRAC InfoTrac A Massachusetts statewide contract with Thomson Gale(tm) provides access to over 39 million online articles in magazines, reference books and newspapers, as well as complete biographical and bibliographical information and references for approximately 100,000 U.S. and international authors.

To access the full collection of databases, please select the first link in database lists provided below.

*Ottoson password is required for In-Library Access. MA Library Card number is required for Home Remote Access.

All statewide InfoTrac products   All statewide InfoTrac products
Academic OneFile   Academic OneFile
Biography Resource Center   Biography Resource Center
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select   Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Educator’s Reference Complete   Educator’s Reference Complete
Expanded Academic ASAP   Expanded Academic ASAP
General BusinessFile ASAP   General BusinessFile ASAP
General Reference Center Gold   General Reference Center Gold
Health Reference Center Academic   Health Reference Center Academic
InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition   InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition
InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition   InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition
InfoTrac OneFile   InfoTrac OneFile
Kids InfoBits   Kids InfoBits
Massachusetts History Online   Massachusetts History Online
The New York Times (from 1995-)   The New York Times (from 1995-)
Gale Virtual Reference Library   Gale Virtual Reference Library

Use the below form for Remote Access to all statewide and regionally licensed resources.

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Massachusetts Newsstand North Adams Transcript The Berkshire Eagle
Boston Globe Plymouth County Business Review The Patriot Ledger (Quincy,MA)
Boston Herald Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA) The Sun (Lowell, MA)
BusinessWest Standard Times  
Gazette (Haverhill, MA) Telegram & Gazette  

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Merriam Webster OnLine


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