The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System are happy to announce the outcome of the procurement process for the next round of statewide databases beginning July 1, 2012. Please see the press release on posted on the MBLC website at:

A big thank you to all library staffs that participated in the process (see more about this in the press release). MLS member libraries will be receiving a letter at the end of this month with more details about the products and access.

The full list of titles that all residents and MLS member libraries will have access to is as follows:

Gale Cengage
Academic OneFile
Biography In Context
Books and Authors
Business and Company Resource Center
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Educator’s Reference Complete
Expanded Academic
Gale Powerpacks in assorted subject areas
General BusinessFile
General OneFile
Global Issues In Context
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
Health Reference Center Academic
InfoTrac Junior
The New York Times
Kids InfoBits
Literature Resource Center
Massachusetts History Online
Nursing Resource Center (new to Massachusetts libraries)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Science in Context
U. S. History In Context
World History In Context
50 Selected Gale Virtual Reference Library titles (titles forthcoming)

ProQuest, Inc.
The Boston Globe

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Britannica Online School Edition, PLUS read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages
Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood interactive learning resource)
Britannica Online Public Library, Edition PLUS read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages
Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Includes Enciclopedia Moderna, a reference collection for the high school and college ages and Escolar Online, geared to ages 6-12)
World Data Analyst (current and historical statistics on the countries of the world)
Annals of America (online Access to Original Source Documents From U.S. History)
Britannica Online Mobile Edition