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This registry allows Massachusetts residents to list their home or cell phone number as one that does not want to receive calls from telemarketers. Listing here will not eliminate all telemarketer calls, but should reduce them.
To add your number to the list, please visit http://www.mass.gov/donotcall.
In addition to the Massachusetts Do Not Call List, there is also a National Do Not Call Registry. Usually, adding your number to one list is good enough, but adding your number to both doesn't hurt.
To add your phone number to the National Do Not Call Registry, visit http://www.donotcall.gov.
Also, more information is available on the MA Do Not Call List and the National Do Not Call Registry, including how to verify your number's status and instructions on filing a complaint against a telemarketer.
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Chelmsford Independent's Website
Chelmsford Independent Database
For older issues, the Library has a microfilm archive of the Chelmsford Independent from 1986 to present. We also have the Chelmsford Newsweekly, from 1940-1993. The microfilm is located on the lower level of the library, near the Reference Desk.
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Chelmsford Library patrons now have a new way to research books and authors: Literary Reference Center.
Searchable from either your home or the library, this database has full-text information on thousands of authors and their works. Content is broken down into a number of categories (plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, author biographies, literary journals, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interview and more). All search results are gathered into convenient tabs for easy organization.
Information can best be found in one of two ways:
Other features include a Literary Glossary (for definitions of literature-related words), a timeline of works and their historical context, a research guide, help with citing sources, and frequently-updated books and author highlights.
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Database vendor Gale has released a set of new features to the InfoTrac databases and the PowerSearch platform. These databases can be used to find articles appearing in magazines, journals and books on a wide variety of subjects.
Many of the features were developed in response to end-user feedback. Some of the key features to note are:
If you're interested in learning about more enhancements or seeing what the changes look like, Gale has prepared a presentation (requires Microsoft PowerPoint): http://www.gale.com/Technical/PowerSearchSummer.ppt [ppt, 1.25MB]
To begin searching InfoTrac, please log in from the Library's Databases webpage.
For help with this or any other Library database, please contact the Reference Desk.
Forms on File, one of the Library's new databases, has just announced they have added a significant amount of new content.
This resource, which can be used to important forms ranging from personal, business, legal, real estate, etc., has been updated to reflect recent changes in government agency forms and cover everything from affidavits to employee evaluations and applications for Social Security benefits.
New and updated forms include:
To access these forms, log in from the Library's Databases webpage, or contact the Reference Desk for help.
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