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Online databases are collections of magazine, journal and newspaper articles, as well as other reference sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries and directories. Databases contain the same information that you can find in library books, magazines and newspapers, but make it available electronically over the Internet.  Access these premium websites free with a library card.

Auto Repair

EBSCOhost Auto Repair Reference Center
Provides repair information for approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; over 65,000 technical service bulletins and recalls; wiring diagrams; labor time guide and estimator.

Books and Reading

NoveList
Don’t know what to read? Start your journey here. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more.
NoveList K-8
Find information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8.  Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database.
Gale - Twayne's Authors Online
Contains the full text of the Twayne Literary Masters books which provide biographical and literary criticism on a wide variety of world, US, or English authors.

Business Information

Gale - Business and Company ASAP
Contains full text articles on companies, markets and industries including market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Included are business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

Gale - Business and Company Resource Center
Includes company profiles, brand information, company histories, financial reports, periodical articles, and links to relevant Web sites. 

Gale - Business Index ASAP
Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators, and business theories and practices as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. 

Encyclopedias

EBSCOhost - Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Find high-quality information about almost any general topic.

Grolier - Encyclopedia Americana
Search encyclopedia articles.  Articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, and web page links.

Grolier - Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Find encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters.  This resource also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level.

Grolier - The New Book of Knowledge
Geared for middle grade students, this encyclopedia includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.

Geneology

Ancestry.com
Research the history of your family with online access to historical records provided by Ancestry.com. Discover where and when your ancestors lived. Read actual historical documents that refer to members of your family. Perfect for building family trees and other genealogical research.
*Access to Ancestry Library Edition is not available from home.  Library access only.
Heritage Quest
Search census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800.

Health

Gale - Health Reference Center Academic
Research the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources.

Jobs

Jobs Now
JobNow is a service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching.

Kids & Homework Help

EBSCOhost - Kids Search
Designed specifically for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade, it contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines.  Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets, the Funk and Wagnall's encyclopedia, EBSCO Animals and a dictionary.

EBSCOhost - Primary Search
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, Primary Search contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets, an encyclopedia and a dictionary. Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. (Searchasaurus (see below) is the more graphical interface to Primary Search.)

EBSCOhost - Searchasaurus
Searchasaurus is a colorful interface to Primary Search. Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, it contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets, an encyclopedia and a dictionary. Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.

NoveList K-8
Find information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8.  Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database.

NioKids
Locate excellent quality websites that are age and content appropriate for children of all ages.

Schoolrooms
Helps with homework as it integrates thousands of pages of multimedia content, Web links, and powerful search capabilities - all within the context of K-12 curriculum.

Magazines & Newspapers

EBSCOhost - MasterFILE Elite
Search the full text of nearly 1,180 journals including Newsweek and Consumer Reports.  This resource also includes abstracts and indexing for over 2,690 journals, many dating back to 1984.

Gale - Academic OneFile
Find news articles covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.  Updated daily.

Gale - Custom Newspapers
Search a collection of 150 newspapers, both national and international. 

Gale - General OneFile
Search news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more.

Gale - National Newspaper Index
Provides indexing of America's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Dates covered are 1977 to present. Type: Indexing only.

Gale - New York State Newspapers
Search for articles in the following seven full-text newspapers from around New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times (from 1985 on), New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Post-Standard (Syracuse).

 


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