Library Guides, commonly referred to as LibGuides, are research guides that organize and highlight library resources like databases, print materials, and vetted web resources that are relevant to individual research projects and assignments and created in conjunction with library instruction. LibGuides are organized in a linear fashion that reflects the research process and directs students to begin broadly with resources that provide background information to more complex resources like academic journal databases.


Whatever the topic of study and wherever a student is in the research process, a variety of databases are available for research. Databases provide access to reliable and credible sources like academic journal articles, encyclopedic sources, primary sources, newspapers, photographs, video, and e-books.

Citation Tools

NoodleTools is a citation management system that empowers students to build citations and export formatted bibliographies into their papers. In addition, students can create annotated bibliographies and plan, gather, and organize their research with electronic notecards. NoodleTools allows for project collaboration and teachers can create class projects in order to monitor research progress. Librarians are available to provide instruction and support on the different citation management styles and how to use NoodleTools.

Newspapers & Periodicals

Deerfield provides digital access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Greenfield Recorder, as well as archival access to a number of historic newspapers through our databases.  Additionally, the community can enjoy a variety of current print periodicals in the library’s reading room.

Library Catalog

The library catalog is the gateway to the library’s rich print collection. Whether the purpose of your visit is to find materials for research or leisure, the catalog will help you locate your next fiction or nonfiction book, graphic novel, encyclopedia, or children’s book.

Video Resources

A number of video resources are available for research and classroom use. Kanopy offers a rich selection of documentaries and Classroom Video on Demand provides access to documentaries, biographies, current news, historic newsreels, and instructional videos.  

EBSCO Super Search

SuperSearch is a single search platform that searches a number of the library’s databases and provides access to thousands of resources including scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, e-books, video, and primary sources. Get in touch with a librarian in order to learn how  to efficiently and effectively use SuperSearch.

Suggest a Purchase

Is there a particular book that you believe the library should acquire? Whether for teaching, student research, or recreational reading, help build the library collection by suggesting a purchase.

Interlibrary Loan

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from other libraries using the appropriate form above.  Some items are received electronically in a day or two, others take longer. Recently published, reference, and special collections materials are generally not available through this service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most materials may be renewed for an additional loan period in one of several ways:

Reserves, many interlibrary loans, and items with holds may not be renewed.

Students and others will be charged the cost of replacement for any item not returned after a bill has been issued and for damaged materials.

Reference, rare book collection, some interlibrary loan titles, and the most current issue of a periodical do not circulate and may be used only in the library.

Any library patron may place a hold on a currently-checked-out item. Information Desk staff are happy to place holds or users may place their own holds online (search the Library catalog for the title of interest, if it’s Not Available click the Place Hold button and follow the prompts). Users will receive an email notification once the item is ready for pick-up.

Contact Boyden Library
Information Desk: 413-774-1510

Boyden Library Hours

PO Box 277
Deerfield, MA 01342