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Electronic Databases

The Hopkinton Public Library provides access to the following electronic databases free of charge. You may need a valid Hopkinton library card in order to log in to view some of these resources.

If you have questions please contact us at 508-497-9777 and ask for the Reference Desk.


Search Encyclopedia Britannica for all your ready reference needs!

Research By Topic

Gale databases provide extensive resources for general reasearch topics.

Gale Biography In Context Gale in context global issues Gale in context science Gale in Context U.S. History Gale in context world history

Gale also provides databases for a variety of specific topics like Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Psychology, and Literature. Browse the full list of databases.


Gale Onefile News The New York Times The Boston Globe

Special Interest

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is only for use in the library.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports may be used at any library computer. Hopkinton residents may use Consumer Reports at home by logging in with their library card number.

Mango Languages

Hopkinton residents may use Mango online by logging in with their library card.

Other Resources

Can't find what you're looking for? The Boston Public Library has a wide variety of resources that are available to Massachusetts residents with a BPL E-Card. Apply online and get started with your BPL E-Card account in minutes!