Research & Databases

Bridgewater Public Library offers over 45 different databases to help you find the information you need! No pay walls or pop-ups, just reliable information. Below, you will find our most frequently used databases. To see ALL of our databases as well as a category overview, visit our full database listing HERE

Are you working on a high school project? Our Teen Homepage will show you some really useful databases under the "Teen Homework Help" section. If you are an elementary or middle school student, our Kids Homepage lists databases designed just for you!

For tips on using these databases, you can access individual tutorials on the Gale Support site.


Academic OneFile Biography in Context Peterson's Career Prep Culinary Arts
Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs.
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.
Diversity Studies


Health & Medicine


U.S. History In Context


World History In Context


Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Global Issues In Context


Science In Context


Literary Resource Center




Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.