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General Reference/ School-Oriented


Grolier Online(includes Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre)

(Part of Scholastic)

Includes access to the Amazing Animals of the WorldAmerica the BeautifulEncyclopedia AmericanaGrolier Multimedia EncyclopediaLands and PeoplesThe New Book of KnowledgeThe New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

Amazing Animals is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals. 

America the Beautiful is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.

Encyclopedia Americana articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles.

The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia includes encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. It also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.

Lands and Peoples is for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.

The New Book of Knowledge is for middle grade students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.

The New Book of Popular Science is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre is a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.


The ultimate elementary reference resource--tailors all the media types and functionality of eLibrary for the young reader. Students use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 100 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles, all selected as safe and appropriate for elementary school studies.

Kids InfoBits (Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

Kids InfoBits is designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five.  Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun! Tune into this preview webinar to learn more about Kids InfoBits and what it can do for you and your elementary age users in the library. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

Health and Medicine


Health Reference Center Academic

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources

Job Hunting / Adult Learning Center


JobNow / Adult Learning Center

(Part of Brainfuse)

Job coaches provide live online assistance (resume preparation, interview practice, etc.) for jobseekers, and the Adult Learning Center offers an online writing lab, test preparation (including the GED) and the U.S. Citizenship Test.



Academic OneFile

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources

General OneFile

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics



InfoTrac Newsstand

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

National Newspaper Index

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

Provides indexing (1977 to present) 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. Indexing only.

New York State Newspapers

(Part of Gale Cengage Learning)

A subset of InfoTrac Newsstand, this database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-StarNew York TimesNew York ObserverNew York Post, and Newsday.

Gannett Newspaper (Part of Proquest)

This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.

NOVELny Databases for Schools


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