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Biography

Biography in Context Biography in Context enables searches for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or  a combination of criteria. Includes the Complete Marquis Who's Who for quick reference information on an additional 900,000 people.
Current Biography Illustrated Search the complete content of the acclaimed print resource plus photographs!
Business

ABI Select ABI/INFORM Select is a source for acquiring business news and information. ABI/INFORM Select delivers over 510 journals, with more than 400 available in full text. Users can research industry and economic conditions, business tactics, market strategies, and more.
ABI Dateline ABI/INFORM Dateline allows users to research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies,
and other topics from a local and regional perspective. ABI/INFORM Dateline includes major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and area business publications
ABI Trade & Industry With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.
Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Perfect for libraries requiring a comprehensive resource that can satisfy the needs of owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, academics, investors, students and general researchers alike, Gale Business Insights: Essentials features rich content, a user-friendly interface, robust analytical tools and a vastly improved research experience.

Financial Times An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to understand the context of global trade and finance. This huge database of financial and economic news offers instant access to hundreds of thousands of articles and features from one of the world's leading sources of accurate and unbiased financial, economic and political news.
General Business File ASAP

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

Hoover's Company Records Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries. Coverage: 1986-Current.
Proquest Business Market Research Collection Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries. Coverage: 1986 - current.
PROMT PROMT -- Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology. Use this database to research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete. Includes summaries and full text from nearly 1,000 business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.
Proquest Entrepreneurship A full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.
Education/Tests/Careers/Language Instruction/Tutoring

Career Cruising Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in career, school,
and life.
ERIC ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature.
Explora Educator's Edition Find more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Collection provides focus on education by provide full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. To set up an account from home, enter your library card number as your username (no spaces or dashes) and then choose a password.
Library & Information Science Abstracts Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Pronunciator Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages, for a total of 4,000 available course combinations. Plus, ESL for 50 non-English languages. Please use your library barcode for access.
Teacher Reference Center Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.
Test Prep Review Test Prep Review is a free Internet resource that offers access to sample reviews and modules for many college and career exams.
Tutor.com-Princeton Review The Tutor.com Learning Suite is a one-stop-shop for academic support for learners in kindergarten through intro-level college as well as adult learners. Learners can take practice quizzes and tests to identify areas in which they need to work, and connect with expert tutors in a one-to-one virtual classroom. Tutors are available 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.
Encyclopedias/eBooks/Ready Reference Tools

Brittanica Academic Edition Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
EbscoHost eBook Collection

Search and view the full text of eBooks on a variety of non-fiction topics.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia has over 25,000 articles covering a variety of subject areas. Search by title if you have a specific topic.
New York State Library Ready Reference Sources These are a few of the many sites which contain ready reference resources such as calendars, encyclopedias, & telephone books. Algunos sitos están disponibles en español. Para verlos oprima el botón marcado "en español".
NOVELNY-NEW YORK ONLINE VIRTUAL ELECTRONIC LIBRARY New York State residents can find answers to any imaginable question by using their library. NOVELNY is only one of many ways libraries organize the books, articles, and other information sources they hold. NOVELNY makes all this information available to you – wherever you are.
Spanish Reference Center

Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español para todas las edades en dos interfaces exclusivos — cada uno con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Universal en Español para High School (edad de 14+) y la Enciclopedia Juvenil para edades de 6-12 años.

Genealogy

HeritageQuest HeritageQuest provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.
Health/Science

The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists The Official ABMS Directory is a fully searchable database  that provides easy to read physician profiles and includes a quick and easy search form. Search by name, specialty, subspecialty, city, state and zip code.
AccessScience AccessScience provides a fully searchable collection of the finest science reference materials.
Gale Science in Context

Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Facts-on-File SCIENCE ONLINE
Offering Science Online; a complete electronic reference for anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, earth science and biology and Science Experiments and projects in biology, chemistry, and earth science.
Health Reference Center Academic

Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

MEDLINEplus MEDLINEplus brings together consumer information from the National Library of medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government, non-profit and health-related organizations. Search here for answers to all your health questions.
History

ABC-CLIO Daily Life through History What did people eat, wear, use? What did they hope, invent, sing?
ABC-CLIO Daily Life through History brings history up close by providing award-winning content in an authoritative and accessible database.
Historical New York Times Indexing with the full text of the New York Times from 1851, with the embargo of the current three years.
Kids

Brittanica School A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended web sites, and three separate databases-Elementary, Middle, or High.
EBSCO Primary Search Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990
Explora for Kids & Teens Elementary and high school students can look up articles and facts for research papers, classroom projects or homework from the world's leading magazines and reference books.
Kids Infobits The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Sesame Street e-Books
Sesame Street e-Books make story time extra engaging with bright
pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more.
Tumblebook Library
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Tutor.com-The Princeton Review The Tutor.com Learning Suite is a one-stop-shop for academic support for learners in kindergarten through intro-level college as well as adult learners. Learners can take practice quizzes and tests to identify areas in which they need to work, and connect with expert tutors in a one-to-one virtual classroom. Tutors are available 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.
Literature

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists from every age and literary discipline.
Lit Finder Contains Poem Finder which offers full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts as well as explanations, biographies, pictures and a glossary, Story Finder featuring short stories, biographies, pictures and a genre navigator and Essay Finder containing 20th century essays and discursive writing which have been analyzed in standard library indexes.
Play Index The Play Index covers every important play ever written, from Aeschylus and Shakespeare to contemporary playwrights.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.
Twayne's Author Series Features the content of nearly 600 books with an emphasis on literary and critical interpretation and discussion.
Magazines/Newspapers/Current Events

Academic OneFile Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.
Black Newspapers Proquest Black Newspapers provides your patrons with access to esteemed newspapers from across the U.S., searchable from 1989-present.
Explora Explora offers a single search box, mobile friendly design, easy to browse categories, and Lexile level indicators. Explora also offers thousands of Topic Overviews for all top searches. These give the user quick background information. They are current and up-to-date facts that provide the big picture on the topic being researched and they can be cited. AP Videos have been added to the Explora interface and are displayed on a video carousel with other search results..
GreenFile GreenFile offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Historical New York Times Indexing with the full text of the New York Times from 1851, with the embargo of the current three years.
InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields, eliminating random searching through newspaper archives.

Infotrac Gale General Reference Center

Integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals featuring current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, and hobbies.

InfoTrac New York State Newspapers The State Newspapers database offers ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post. Newspapers can be searched by title, headline,author, or subject.
Ebsco Full Text Finder An index to full-text magazines in our electronic database subscriptions. We have access to many more resources than what's on our shelves! Library barcode needed for access.
Newsday Full-text articles from Long Island's daily newspaper, 1985-present.
New York Times This is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history. 1980-current.
Proquest Research Library Provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Proquest Global Newstream Includes full-text and graphics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
Wall Street Journal Published Monday through Friday, the Journal keeps readers up-to-date on breaking news around the world, with in-depth analysis and insights to enlighten, educate and inspire readers. 1984-current.
The World Factbook

The Central Intelligence Agency's World Fact Book contains information about over 250 different countries. Includes geography, people government, economy, communications, transportation, military, reference maps, flags of the World, international organizations and groups, selected international environmental agreements, a cross-referenced list of Country Data Codes, Hydrographic data codes, geographic names.

Spanish

Brittanica Escolar Discover the leading knowledgebuilding resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Spanish Reference Center Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español para todas las edades en dos interfaces exclusivos — cada uno con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Universal en Español para High School (edad de 14+) y la Enciclopedia Juvenil para edades de 6-12 años.