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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
  • The Children’s Room librarians are Beth Kerrigan, Kate Belczyk and Kim Bears.  Contact them at 978-623-8440 or
  • Librarians at the Information Desk are also able to help.  Contact them at 978-623-8430 or

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 OneFile
    One-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. 
  • Biography in Context
    Biographies with full text magazine articles, images, and hand-picked web site links. Includes material from Contemporary Authors.
  • 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.

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