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Student Guide to Collections & Services is a learning platform featuring a video library of nearly 6,000 online courses. You can learn anything from photography to web design, animation to architecture all in the comfort of your own home. Accessible via computer, mobile device and TV, is a great way to freshen up your existing skills or learn something completely new. 

William James College Library students can access via the Boston Public Library for free. All you need to do is set up a free online account with the Boston Public Library. Click here to set up your account.

After you have created your BPL account, you can log into using your BPL credentials.

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Now that you have your new Boston Public Library eCard, why not check out their other electronic resources?

The BPL offers Massachusetts residents free access to:

  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks
  • Videos and music
  • Newspaper archives
  • Digital magazines
  • Academic databases
  • And more...!

Stop into any BPL branch to upgrade your eCard and access even more benefits:

  • Museum passes
  • Borrowing priveleges
  • Access to public computers at all branches


Thanks to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, all Massachusetts residents have access to several academic databases in a variety of subjects. 

Click here to visit the main page and browse or search through all of the databases. Or click on any of the icons below to browse specific collections.

Gale Psychology Collection GALE Criminal Justice Collection GALE Business Collection
GALE Gender Studies Collection GALE Diversity Collection GALE Educator's Reference Complete


GALE Academic OneFile 

Academic OneFile features a new browse by discipline feature that can help narrow your search. Browse by Discipline provides a curriculum aligned browsing experience with smaller targeted results. The publications for each discipline are hand-selected by subject matter experts to ensure topic results are related to the discipline. Example: Browsing through the Psychology discipline for "memory" will result in content specific to the Psychology discpline and not necessarily related to "computer memory".

To get started, click on Browse by Discipline.

Academic OneFile Browse by discipline

Save articles directly to your Google Drive or your WJC OneDrive!

GALE has partnered with Google and Microsoft to give users a more streamlined workflow. Simply log into either Google or your WJC Microsoft OneDrive to save articles directly to your cloud accounts.

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