Memorial Hall Library

School Project Research

MHL has teen services and children’s librarians who specialize in helping students do research for school projects.  Stop by the Teen Room or the Children’s Room, call or email for assistance. 

  • The Teen Room librarians are Renata Sancken and Anna Tschetter.  Contact them at 978-623-8400 or ya@mhl.org.
  • The Children’s Room librarians are Beth Kerrigan, Kate Belczyk and Kim Bears.  Contact them at 978-623-8440 or cr@mhl.org.
  • Librarians at the Information Desk are also able to help.  Contact them at 978-623-8430 or rdesk@mhl.org.

Try Researching on Your Own

MHL purchases subscriptions to many different databases containing magazine and journal articles, as well as the text of reference books (many reference books are now accessible online but are still considered books). 

Here are some of the most popular databases for student research that can be used from home:

  • General Reference Center
    Full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books containing information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.
  • Biography in Context
    Biographies with full text magazine articles, images, and hand-picked web site links. Includes material from Contemporary Authors.
  • Info Trac Junior
    Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for junior high and middle school students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Info Trac Student
    Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9–12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Additional databases can be found here.

Email Question Form

Use this form to submit a question to our Reference staff.  Please note that you are a student and your grade.