Online Resource Databases
The Lee Library website offers a One-Step Link with access to a wide variety of resource databases (a total of 32 databases). This service is made available by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) to all of their member libraries, including the Lee Library Association.
This one-step link directs the user to a Galesites web page which consolidates access to 32 databases provided by Gale, the leading provider of online databases for schools and libraries. The databases give access to a vast array of resources in many subject areas (e.g. Academic, Arts & Humanities, Business, K-12 Resources, Home & Travel, Health & Nursing, Britannica Online, the Boston Globe, the NY Times, etc.).
The Databases are Grouped into Subject Areas
The Galesites web page which is accessible through the one-step link provides Selection Menus (vertical menus on the left and right sides of the page) by which you can select either a single subject area, or all of them. The following are some examples of the available subject areas:
Britannica Online Databases (12 databases, 4 of which are):
- Britannica Online Public Library Edition
- Britannica Online Public Library Edition: Kids
- Spanish Edition: Moderna (grades 9-12)
- Spanish Edition: Escolar (K-8)
If you want to explore the online resource databases at the Galesites web page, simply follow our one-step link.
The following are library organizations of which the Lee Library is a member.
- C/W MARS
- (Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing) Provider of common technologies and services for member libraries. The online catalogs in our Catalogs page are one example of a C/W MARS-supported technology.
- (Massachusetts Library System) Provider of services for member libraries, such as inter-library loan deliveries.
- (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) State Agency that supports library services throughout the Commonwealth. Many online search databases. State-wide directory of public and academic libraries.
The following web sites have information on town government, schools, and some community organizations in the town of Lee.
- Town of Lee, Massachusetts Web Site
- The official web site of the Town of Lee.
- Lee Public Schools
- The web site of the Lee Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, "Home of The Wildcats".
- Lee Historical Society
- The Lee Historical Society is dedicated "to promote and foster a greater knowledge and appreciation of the unique history of the Town of Lee".
- Lee, Massachusetts in Wikipedia
- An overview of the town's history, geography, demographics, government, and schools.
- Literacy Network of South Berkshire
- A non-profit, community-based organization that provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults in reading, GED, ESL and Citizenship preparation. Its office is in the Lee Library, 413-243-0471, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lee Community and Business Site
- Lee Chamber of Commerce
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.