Investor’s Business Daily webinar

April 25, 2014

ibd_30yearswebinarAs part of our subscription to Investor’s Business Daily, we have access to a recent one-hour webinar with IBD Founder William J. O’Neil and IBD Executive Editor Chris Gessel to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Investor’s Business Daily. The archived webinar is available here:

The webinar discusses the beginnings of IBD and the importance of innovation. Then, Bill and Chris show you strategies for handling true market leaders with an analysis of two model book stocks, and discuss current market action.


Nature: Now available from your library

September 29, 2010

If you read about a new study published in the journal Nature, and you want to see the original article right away–now you can!  The current issue and previous four years of Nature, the international weekly journal of science, are now available 24/7 using your library card.  Just click here, or look on our homepage under Databases & Websites.

(Full text back issues of Nature for the last ten years–but not including the most recent year–are also available in our Infotrac databases.)

Please note:  Home access for this database is available only to Newton residents with a Newton library card number beginning 21323.

Need scholarly articles?

October 14, 2009

jstor_logo_mediumJSTOR has them–over 1,800,000 of them!  Also over 1 million book reviews, and content going back to 1665.  The database includes over 900 full-text journals across more than 40 disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Available at the Library or from home, it’s our Database of the Month for October.

JSTOR   Home Access | In Library Access
(Home access for this database is available only to Newton residents with a Newton library card number beginning 21323.)

New features for reading database articles

August 5, 2009

Gale’s Infotrac databases (Academic OneFile, General Reference Center, Science Resource Center, Health Reference Center, Literature Resource Center, etc.) have added new features to use when reading articles:

1)  Dictionary:  Highlight any word or phrase in an article, click “dictionary,” and your understanding increases!

2)  Audio:  No time to read?  Most articles can now be read to you by a charming automated voice!  You can even download these mp3 files for later listening (educational, noncommercial use only).  Many Fodor’s Guides are in the General OneFile database, for example.  Type “italy travel” in the search box and the “Books” tab will show 46 books.  Download one for listening on the plane!

3)  Translation:  Read your articles in 11 languages–yes, the results are machine-generated, and “in no way intended to replace human translation,” but it’s fun for learning new vocabulary!

4)  Social networking tools:  Share articles on Facebook, Twitter,, MySpace, and more.

Our article databases (Gale’s and others) can be found here.

Adoption resources

February 5, 2009

We add new websites to our resource pages on a regular basis, and our newest addition is a page of resources on adoption.

If you want to learn more about this topic, check out these websites:

Adoption – Child Welfare Information Gateway

Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Adoption – Office of Health and Human Services

Information on adoption and foster care from the Mass. Office of Health and Human Services.

Adoption Guide

Information on all aspects of adoption, from Adoptive Families Magazine.

Adoptive Families Magazine

Includes selected articles from the current and past issues, as well as links to other adoption information.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys has members throughout the U.S. and Canada who are experienced in the complexities of adoption law as well as interstate and international regulations surrounding adoption.

Foster Care – Office of Health and Human Services

Information on foster care services and licensing information, from the Mass. Office of Health and Human Services.

Intercountry Adoption

Information on adopting a child from overseas, from the Office of Children’s Issues, U.S. Department of State.

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Information on adopting children in foster care.

New magazines

August 22, 2007

We’ve got magazines of all kinds in our first floor periodical area–browse in our comfortable chairs or check them out for one week.  We’ve added these titles in the past few months:

American Photo

Autism Spectrum Quarterly is part high quality magazine with the substance and depth of a professional journal. Each issue features a line of research and commentary aimed at helping parents, teachers and clinicians to translate current research on autism into practice. There are also articles by, for, and about individuals and families with autism, book and product reviews, research reports, and contributions by professionals.

bp Magazine is a quarterly publication which is filled with articles by and about people who share the issues of living with bipolar disorder. Each issue contains hints on thriving, enjoying life, and eating well. There are pages of news, current information about research, and health tips for those living with bipolar, and recommendations for family members as well.

Brain, Child describes itself as the only literary magazine dedicated to motherhood. It was founded in 1999 and contributors have included Barbara Kingsolver, Susan Cheever, Jane Smiley, and Anne Tyler. Each quarterly issue celebrates the diversity of mothers and their styles with essays, fiction, and feature articles.

CR Magazine (“a magazine about people and progress in cancer”)

Cure: Cancer Updates, Research and Education

Easy English Times (an easy English newspaper for ESL & literacy students)

L’Express International (French language)

Geek Monthly

Home Power is a bi-monthly periodical that is here to help readers make informed decisions about energy use. Even if you are not a real do-it-yourselfer, there is product information anyone can use, with consumer advice, and homeowner testimonials. The focus is on small-scale solar, wind, hydro, biofuel, and other renewable energy systems.

Internet Genealogy is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to news and information for those interested in researching family history online. An increasing number of resources have become available electronically, and Internet Genealogy keeps readers up to date on the top tech toys for genealogists, Internet research techniques, and software and database reviews.


Model Railroader

Northern Woodlands

Outdoor Photographer contains articles geared to help readers capture the best wildlife, travel, and outdoor sports photography. Each monthly issue includes articles on the latest photography equipment and tips from a team of experts on landscape and nature camera work. This magazine is packed with great pictures and recommendations on the best photography locations.

Pink is published 7 times per year and presents career advice, inspiration and mentoring for female business executives. There was a recent feature on Kerrii Anderson, the CEO of Wendy’s, another on lobsterwoman and writer, Linda Greenlaw, plus a list of the top companies for women in business. Each issue has book reviews (Books in the Pink), a promotion of Pink Events, and Pink Ink (an editorial). As Diana Vreeland once said, pink is the navy blue of India.  Why Pink? Why not?

Seed is a bimonthly periodical that attempts to connect science with today’s society and culture in a unique, understandable style. Seed hopes to affect how its readers live, how they work, and how they feel about issues of the day. Stem cells, climate change, public health, DNA, and capital punishment have been recent topics.

Vokrug Svieta (Russian language)

Zhuan Ji Wen Xue (Chinese Biography Magazine)

Cookbook Locator

February 7, 2007

Our cookbook collection is large, and you need that extra time for cooking.  So if your browsing isn’t finding what you need, use our new Cookbook Locator Index, posted in the cookbook (641) section on the second floor.  It will help you quickly find the right section for bread baking, Chinese cooking, desserts, natural foods cooking, and many other categories.  New cookbooks, in the New Books area on the first floor, are organized the same way.

And don’t forget our extensive magazine selection, which includes Bon Appetit, Cook’s Illustrated, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Edible Boston, Everyday Food, Fine Cooking, Food & Nutrition News & Reviews, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Herb Companion, Intermezzo, Magazine of La Cucina Italiana, Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, Taste of Home, and Vegetarian Times.  Back issues may be checked out (all except the most current issue).