General Library Guides

Pathfinders to Library Resources

Astronomy Resources - Info about the telescope with answers to some common questions + resources regarding space!

Food Insecurity & Housing Assistance - Contact info for 15 groups that offer support for food insecurity and housing. 

Gardening for Kids - Suggestions of garden plants, list of necessary garden tools, and instructions for plant care, as well as related children's books. 

Garden Bibliography 2021 - Southborough Library - A list of Southborough Library books about gardening (with link to catalog included).

Herb Gardening for Adults - Advice on what plant suits your garden
, step by step garden instructions, and related books and online titles that can further your growing knowledge!

LibraryH3lp Chat - Find out how to access the library's online chat box, which is monitored by staff while the library is open.

Unemployment Assistance - Websites and books that help with finding job openings, submitting applications, receiving unemployment benefits, and forming professional connections. 

Resources for the Visually Impaired - Online resources for the visually impaired, including programs and apps to assist with reading and writing and the library's electronic magnifier.

Youth Creative Writing - Websites with writing prompts and online tools to help expand vocab and writing skills. A selection of suggested titles as well. 

 

Electronic Resources

Access our Reference Databases Online!

Ancestry Library Edition - Resources and documents to research your family history.

Consumer ReportsYour one stop shopping resource. Research before you buy!

Creativebug - Video 'how to' presentations on arts and crafts topics.

Cypress Resume - An easy-to-use personal resume builder designed for the novice.

HelpNow - Live online tutoring help and study support for grades 1-12.

JobNow - Live online job coaching and job search support, including resume and cover letter review.

JSTOR - A digitized archive of major scholarly journals in many academic fields, including the humanities.

Kanopy - Educational and entertainment streaming videos. Includes The Great Courses collection.

Freegal Music - Stream and download music for free with your library card.

Mango Languages - Learn a new language with this interactive resource. Over 60 languages available.

Massachusetts Newspapers - Electronic, searchable access to 256 different Massachusetts newspapers.

Nuwav Legal Documents - Need a living will? Download different legal document templates from this resource.

Reference Solutions - An up-to-date business directory with detailed information. Include white pages online.

Skillshare - An learning platform with online classes taught by the world's best practitioners.
 

Idea Lab LibGuides

For Equipment in the Teen Room


3D Printing - Beginner info on necessary steps, materials, and useful resources to get started on that printing!

Blue Yeti Podcaster - Learn how to use the library's podcast microphone to start your own recordings, and read advice to keep in mind when recording and uploading material.

Button Maker  - Steps for using the button maker to start making buckets and boxes of buttons. 

Canon Camera - Pointers on successful videography and photography and texts at the library with more info. 

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool - Safety precuations for beginners, steps for starting a project, beginner project examples, and online articles and videos with suggestions and demonstrations. 

Dremel Bit Table - An illustrated list of accessory bits for the rotary tool.

How to Use a Green Screen - Instruction on use of the green screen and reserving it at the library, and resources regarding how to adapt images and videos digitally. 

Image Editing with GIMP - Advice on using GIMP to edit images, including necessary files and tools and related books and online resources. 

MakeyMakey - Get intro info on how the Makey Makey works and find some projects to try out!

Website Development - See a list of  web hosting platforms, programs for writing http, suggested titles, and websites about creating your own platform.