Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Includes the full text of 150,000 poems and is searchable by author, title, first line, last line, subject, and words in poem. From home use username and password, available from the library.
EBSCO Includes professional resources for librarians.
Facts on File Reference Database Center Includes full access to a number of sources: Science Online, Health Reference, World History, American History, Ancient History & Culture, American Women’s History, African American History & Culture, and American Indian History & Culture as well as a World Atlas. At home connect with this link. User name and password are available from the library.
Gale Group Databases Databases offering general and specialized full-text articles and primary documents. Includes Biography Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, General Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic ASAP, US History in Context, World History in Context, Global Issues in Context. From home use the password available from the library.
JSTOR Academic and scholarly journals; no current coverage for the last 3-5 years. Access is via the Boston Public Library, with a BPL card (free to everyone in Massachusetts). If you do not already have a BPL card, you can register for one here.
ProQuest Direct Features the full-text of thousands of magazines and newspapers including The New York Times back to 1851, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Also includes CultureGrams, History Study Center, and more. Use this link at home.
The WWW Virtual Library Started by the guy who invented the World Wide Web, this "is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert."
Also try using college and university library sites, which often include subject directories. Click on your subject and look for free websites (as opposed to their own subscription-only databases). Here are just a couple of good ones to start with: