Art & Music  | Biography  | Business & Investing | Education & Careers | E-Books & E-Audio Books | Encyclopedias

Genealogy |General | Health, Science & Technology | History & Government

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Alphabetical List of Databases

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  Art & Music  
African Arts (Available in library only)

 

African Arts is devoted to the plastic and graphic arts of Africa, broadly defined to encompass sculpture in wood, metal, ceramic, ivory, and stone, and less familiar work in fiber, hide, mud, and other materials. Included in this mandate are architecture, arts of personal adornment, contemporary fine and popular arts, and the arts of the Africa diaspora.
African Arts is published quarterly.

Art Index (HW Wilson) (Available in library only)

 

Art Index is a bibliographic database that indexes articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, this database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Artvalue.com

 

Email:  hewlett@nassaulibrary.org   /  Password:  hewlett

This site gives you free and unlimited access to public auction results in all fields of the art market. Database content has been collected by Guide Mayer and Artvalue since 1987.

CAMIO A resource of high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums.
International Index to Music Periodicals (Available in library only)

 

IIMP Full Text is a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

Oxford Art Online

 




Oxford Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). We offer ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 1,500 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.


Oxford Music Online

 

 

 

 


Oxford Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (second edition; 29 volumes; London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (4 volumes; London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld (second edition; 3 volumes; London, 2002). Grove Music Online will be updated annually to ensure it remains the most up to date music reference work on the Internet.

p4A Antiques

 

The information in our database is drawn from about fifty leading regional auction houses located throughout the United States, plus other selected specialist auctions.

   
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Biography  
Biography Resource Center + The Complete Marquis Who's Who (Gale)

 

This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to hand-picked web sites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. With the Marquis Who's Who module, users have access to quick biographical reference information on more than 1 million additional people.

   
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Business & Investing  
ABI/INFORM (Proquest)

 

ABI/INFORM Dateline
Search a unique resource focusing on hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications.

ABI/INFORM Global
Most scholarly and comprehensive way to explore and understand business research topics. Search nearly 1800 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Expanded international coverage. Fast access to information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles. Now includes The Wall Street Journal.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.

Associations Unlimited (Gale)

 

The premier source for associations - use this database to locate approximately 460,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, including IRS data on U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations. The database is also used to monitor association trends; identify related associations; networking and making professional contacts; marketing to associations, their members and markets.

Business and Company ASAP 

 

Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

Business and Company Resource Center with PROMT and Newsletters (Gale)

 

Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Predicast's PROMT and Newsletter ASAP databases are fully integrated in this database. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business Searching Interface (EBSCO)

 

The new Business Source Interface features many enhancements designed specifically for business researchers, resulting in a streamlined appearance and faster searching capability to regular Business Source Premier.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

 

This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for nearly 8,200 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

General Business File ASAP (Gale)

 

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Hoovers

 

Hoover's™ Company Records is a valuable resource for academic libraries. Users can integrate business information from one of the world’s leading electronic distributors of information about companies, industries, and the people who lead them.

Featuring profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives, Hoover's Company Records provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available.

Kiplinger Finance and Forecasts

 

Kiplinger Finance & Forecasts is a new online database that gives you a single source for the entire editorial output of Kiplinger. For the first time ever, professionals seeking our reliable information can find it quickly and easily from one comprehensive resource. Take advantage of:

  • Our latest forecasts and reports, all indexed and loaded into the KFF database immediately after being cleared for publication in other Kiplinger sources.
  • Permanently archived data from all of our sources dating back to 1996 (1991 for some).
  • Focused searches and "more-like-this" links, with all text keyword searchable, separately or in combination with concept-based searching derived from a rich thesaurus created in house.
  • Fielded searching on title, author, abstract, date, forecast year, and more, available in combination with Boolean and proximity operators.
  • Linkage of every record to the PDF, ASCII or HTML versions of its full text.
  • Additional links to ancillary related Kiplinger source material, as well as external source material researched and verified for accuracy by Kiplinger editors.
Morningstar Libray Edition

 

Morningstar Library Edition provides data on nearly 100,000 stock and mutual funds worldwide, utilizing investment information, data, and analysis all packaged into an easily navigable interface.  Individuals, libraries, financial planners, institutions, and journalists all use Morningstar information.

Newsletters ASAP (Gale)

 

Newsletters ASAP provides access to information from specialized business, industry and technology newsletters issued by various news services and industry watchers.

PROMT (Gale)

 

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.

ReferenceUSA

 

ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons.
The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents. Libraries may customize the product by purchasing one or more of these five distinct modules.

Regional Business News (Gale)

 

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

   
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E-Books & E-Audio Books  
Gale Virtual Reference Library  

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.


Nassau Digital Doorway (Overdrive)

 



A collection of downloadable media. Browse a wide variety of audiobooks that can be downloaded to your computer, transferred to a portable device, or burned onto a CD (when allowed by publisher) for your enjoyment anywhere, anytime!

NetLibrary

 

NetLibrary provides access to your library’s eContent collection. eContent is the digital version of books, journals, and database content. You can access your library’s eContent 24 hours a days, seven days a week.

Tumble Books

 

An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

   
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Education & Careers  

Career Cruising

 

Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place!

ERIC (EBSCO)

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

 

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free. ERIC is moving forward with its modernization program, and has begun acquiring materials for addition to the database.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

 

Provides profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries.

Learning Express

 

LearningExpress Library provides a completely 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. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Live Homework Help

 

Requires Plugin - Follow instruction on website

Live Homework Help is easy to implement and use for libraries and students. The service is available seven days a week from 2 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. Eastern time. Students in 4th-12th grades as well as college freshmen can use the service as often as they wish and receive help in math, science, social studies and English.

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

 

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. In addition, the Testing & Education Reference Center includes Essay Edge and Resume Edge to help users organize and write application essays and resumes.

   
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Encyclopedias  
Britannica

 

Encyclopædia Britannica is the world's most comprehensive reference product, a distinction it has held since its first publication in 1768.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use Encyclopædia Britannica Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 300,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
Through this service, you can find more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by Encyclopædia Britannica editors and contributors; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 entries--including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories--from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus .

Encyclopedia Americana

 

Long a standard in school, academic, and public library collections, the Encyclopedia Americana is now available on the World Wide Web, blending the depth and accuracy of the print edition with the currency expected of an online reference work. Its 45,000 articles and more than 25 million words have been contributed by over 6,500 specialists in their respective disciplines and cover all academic fields and curriculum topics. Updated quarterly, the Americana Online can be used either as a stand-alone source of current information on almost any topic or as a guide to the resources of the World Wide Web.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

 

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

 

The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is published by Grolier Online, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc. Scholastic Library Publishing is a division of Scholastic Inc. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is derived from the Academic American Encyclopedia database, an 11-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff.

Grolier Online Passport

 

Grolier Online Passport, created for older students and adults, still provides quick and easy access your encyclopedia databases.

The new GO Atlas is an interactive, educational atlas that can be used to browse through geopolitical maps, as well as to photos of many points of interest. The user may also navigate between map types, moving from geopolitical to thematic, historical, and exploration where these exist, and they may now search maps for specific locations. Longitude and latitude information is also available for all major cities, as is a distance calculator, which provides mileage calculations (as the crow flies).

For Educators. The goal of this feature is to create a centralized area where educators can find professional development resources, as well as resources to help them better utilize Grolier Online in the classroom, library, and media center.

New Book of Knowledge

 

The New Book of Knowledge is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., from The New Book of Knowledge database, a 7-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial staff. NBK was engineered by Grolier Interactive.

World Book Encyclopedia

 

World Book Research Librariestakes users to a another part of the World Book Online Reference Center containing a collection of research libraries. The libraries form a huge collection of original source material and the works of great thinkers and writers. The content of the libraries provides great research support for students using the World Book Online Reference Center. There are libraries in the areas of World History; U. S. History; Social Science; Science and Mathematics; Political Science and Law; Philosophy and Religion; Literature; and Language. Subscribers may have access to all eight libraries, or to various combinations of libraries. Each collection has constant access to its own help file.

   
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Genealogy  
Ancestry (Proquest)

(Available in library only)

 

ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection of more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names is essential to having a complete genealogy collection and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.

HeritageQuest (Proquest)

 

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. Remote access is available.

   
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General  
AP Multimedia Photo Archive

 

The AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive provides a sensory journey of photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history. Student comprehension and recall skills will improve with visually stimulating imagery meant for use in research papers, theses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

2-1-1 LI Database

 

 

The 2-1-1 Long Island database is a free, online directory of health, human services, and education agencies and programs on Long Island – services for children, teens, adults, families and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. With detailed information on nearly 10,000 community resources, 2-1-1 Long Island provides instant, keyword access to essential information for Long Island individuals and organizations.

2-1-1 Long Island reaches people wherever computers linked to the Internet are available, wherever people can benefit from its use – in their homes, in their workplaces, in community agencies, schools, and libraries. 2-1-1 Long Island is current, with information added and updated on a daily basis.

FirstSearch (Available in library only)

 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Google Scholar

 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

LILCat

 

Union Catalog of newspapers and periodicals and other materials in Long Island Libraries.

Novel Databases (Gale)

 

NOVEL Databases are available to all New York State residents through their local library. Registered borrowers of the New York State Library can access the NOVEL and other databases through this site.

   
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Health, Science & Technology  
Access Science

 

AccessScience provides the finest collection of science reference materials—online and fully searchable. We offer easy accessibility to the information you need to make research easy—with access to all the articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News® headlines, biographies, and more. This online encyclopedia is tailored to researchers and students looking for the most relevant, readable, and trusted sources of information available. We maintain content of the highest standards, and readers may be assured that our authors are the top experts in the field, including a number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medals winners.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)

 

Alt HealthWatchfocuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. This database provides full text for articles from more than 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters. In addition, Alt HealthWatch includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Full text titles include American Journal of Chinese Medicine, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, California Journal of Oriental Medicine, European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Journal of Traditional Acupuncture and many others. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. The majority of the full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

American Medical Association (Proquest)

 

Journals published by the American Medical Association.

 

Computer Source (EBSCO)

 

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Eldercare

 

EBSCO Publishing, through a recent partnership with CareScout, is pleased to offer EBSCO Eldercare. This resource serves as a reliable source of eldercare-related information that can be used to empower consumers to make intelligent, informed eldercare decisions. CareScout's national senior care database is the underlying foundation of EBSCO Eldercare. Users can make use of the database’s sophisticated search environment to gain access to proprietary, comprehensive reports to over 90,000 eldercare facilities and services throughout the United States including: 95% of all certified nursing homes (17,000 reports); 45,000 assisted living facilities; 23,000 home health care programs; 3,500 adult day care centers; and 3,000 hospice organizations. All of the included reports are between 3-15 pages in length, and many include ratings & rankings as well as demographic information about the facilities.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

and Alternative Health Module  

 

Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Reference Center Academic 

 

Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

JAMA

 

Username: hwlpub / PW: password

JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. Contains Full Text and Abstracts from 1998- present, with indexing back to 1966.

MEDLINE (EBSCO)

MEDLINE ( National Library of Medicine )

 

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

New Book of Popular Science

 

The New Book of Popular Science is published by Scholastic Library Publishing from The New Book of Popular Science database, a 2.2-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staffs.



Nursing and Allied Health


 

All aspects of the Nursing profession Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Science Online

 

Facts On File’s Science Online is a curriculum-oriented database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences. Diagrams, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic and contain thousands of hyperlinks that create thematic paths through the content. More than 600 experiments, covering all of the key principles of science, encourage hands-on
learning. Each experiment is indexed by grade range and by subject category and contains links to related definitions, essays, and diagrams. Joining a powerful search engine with broad-ranging science material, Science Online provides students, teachers, and researchers with a complete science reference solution.
Science Online contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. The content is organized by subject area and by the National Science Education Standards. All material can be saved, emailed, or printed for educational purposes, and Boolean search capabilities help users maximize the potential of this powerful database.

Science In Context (GALE)

 







Science in Context
delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

  • More than 22,000 topic overviews
  • 7,000 biographies
  • 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
  • 16,000 images and videos
  • 170+ detailed experiments
  • 8,100 biographies
  • Two dictionaries

 

Student Resource Center - Health Module  (Gale)

 

A database containing over 1,400 essays on medical and health-related topics that include diseases, treatments, diagnostic equipment, and major historical figures in the fields of medicine, chemistry, biology, and related areas. Includes over 60 full-text medical and health periodicals, almost 200 pamphlets from authoritative sources, a timeline describing over 500 events from the history of medicine and health sciences, and 300 photographs and diagrams. Fully integrated into Student Resource Center Gold.

   
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History & Government  
America the Beautiful Online

 

America the Beautiful Online is published by Scholastic Library Publishing Inc., a division of Scholastic Inc. The online product is inspired by the America the Beautiful book series published by Childrens Press®, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing, and was developed for online publication by Scholastic's technical and engineering staff.

Ancient History and Culture

 

Encompasses six ancient centers of civilization–Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia.

Country Watch

 

CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world. CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data to over 4000 clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests. In addition, CountryWatch provides country information to large media audiences in various venues, such as FoxNews.com, as part of its media strategy. Key publications produced by CountryWatch include the CountryReviewsTM, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWireTM, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch ForecastTM, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country. CountryWatch is also launching the CountryWatch Energy ForecastTM, a 20-year forecast of energy demand, supply, and pricing for every country.

Facts.com Reference Suite

 

The Reference Suite @ FACTS.com fills general study, research, and reference needs of secondary students and the general public. Current users include school districts, colleges, public libraries, news organizations, and government departments. The Reference Suite @ FACTS.com consists of four interlinked modules, searchable jointly or independently:

  • The Facts On File World News Digest contains the entire back file of this weekly publication of record, with domestic and world news coverage from 1940 to the present. It adds a wire-service news feed, updated hourly, along with hundreds of original features, primary documents, newspaper editorials, and other materials that give perspective and context to the events.
  • Issues & Controversies On File presents more than 650 in-depth, objective articles on the most controversial, complex social issues of our times — in language that middle- and high-school students can understand. Articles link to news coverage, selected newspaper editorials, and other resources.
  • Today's Science On File offers a back file from 1992 to the present of science news coverage for secondary students, illustrated generously, updated weekly, and fully linked to background information.
  • The World Almanac Reference Database combines new and past editions of The World Almanac and Book of Facts with The World Almanac Encyclopedia in a broad reference database.
Greenwood Daily Life Through History

 

A groundbreaking, dynamic resource, Greenwood Daily Life Online provides content from a number of reference works, monographs, and primary documents. Based on the landmark Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life, Daily Life Online is supported by an active publishing program to ensure an ever-expanding and updated content base.

Content features include:
• Six volumes from The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
• 35 volumes from the critically acclaimed Daily Life through History series
• Related history reference works from Greenwood Press
• Related general nonfiction and monographs from Praeger Publishers
• Primary documents
• And more

Along with regular updates and content enhancements, subscribers have the opportunity to purchase additional modules that greatly expand the product’s content and provide in-depth coverage of related topics. One new content module is planned each year. These modules will include World Cultures Today; World Folklife and Folkways; American Pop Culture.

History Reference Center

 

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 860 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical film and video.

History Resource Center: US   (Gale)

 

The History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more then 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes access to the citations for over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index.

History Resource Center: World   (Gale)

 

History Resource Center: Modern World draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and seamlessly integrates reference sources from the Gale Group, Macmillan Reference USA and Charles Scribner's Sons, along with full-text articles from more than 100 academic journals, and maps and images. Full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents from Primary Source Microfilm collections are also included in the collection.

Issues and Controversies

 

Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com is a reference database that is also a classroom tool and home learning resource. It combines authoritative factual analysis, covering clear explanations of opposing points of view and numerous special features, so students and other users can quickly grasp the essentials of even the most complex topics.Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.

Lands and Peoples

 

Lands and Peoples is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., from the Lands and Peoples database, a 1.1-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staffs.

 

Statesman's Yearbook Online

 

 


The Statesman’s Yearbook Online
includes reliable information on every country in the world, covering key historical events, population, city profiles, social statistics, climate, recent elections, current leaders, defence, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, international trade, religion, culture, and diplomatic representatives, as well as fact sheets and much more.

   
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Kids  
EBSCO Animals (EBSCO)

 

Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

Junior Edition - K12   

 

This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits (Gale)

 

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. 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.

Kids Search (EBSCO)

 

Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

 

Middle Search Plus provides full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high 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. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Primary Search (EBSCO)

 

Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 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. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

 

Searchasaurus is EBSCO Publishing's user search experience for users in elementary or middle schools. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. They will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for young patrons to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

Student Reference Center 6-12 (EBSCO)

 

EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Student Resource Center - Bronze (Gale)

 

A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 750 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.

TOPICsearch

 

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 92,700 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

   
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Law  
LexisNexis

 

LexisNexis uniquely unites proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.

Martindale-Hubbell

 

Martindale-Hubbell publishes the most respected and widely used resources for information about the legal profession. Praised for its powerful Lawyer Locator, broad range of information and ease of use, martindale.com is now the most frequently used lawyer directory on the Internet, with more than 2.5 million searches on the Lawyer Locator alone.

   
   
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Literature  
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)


Literary Reference Center
(LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)

 

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series. Also includes 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.


Literature Criticism Online
 
LitFinder

 

LitFinder — your source for exemplary original literature content. This online resource is replete with full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study.
Students and researchers can access poems, plays, speeches, short stories and more at any time from anywhere they have access to the Internet.

MagillOnLiterature Plus (EBSCO)

 

MagillOnLiterature Plus, produced by Salem Press, is the premier literary database, combining MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. This database includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.

Masterplots (in MagillOnLiterature)
NoveList Plus

 

NoveList Plus is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

NoveList K-8

 

NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left hand column of your screen.

   
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Newspapers & Periodicals  
A-to-Z (EBSCO)

 

EBSCO’s A-to-Z service provides library patrons with a single, comprehensive online list of titles to which they have access. With A-to-Z, users can quickly locate and link to journals of interest. Users can search for journals by keyword or browse an alphabetical list by title or subject. Built-in administrative tools allow customization of the list including extensive branding options that allow the list to match the colors and style of the library’s other Web-based services. The master A-to-Z title database provides link and coverage information to more than 94,000 unique titles from more than 870 database and e-journal packages from approximately 175 different providers. All major database vendors and publishers are represented.

 

Consumer Reports

 

 

ConsumerReports.org features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.
Custom Newspapers  

 

Search a collection of 150 newspapers, both national and international.

EBSCOhost

 

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Galenet/InfoTrac

 

Access to all databases.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale)

 

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

InfoTrac OneFile (Gale)

 

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.

LILCat

 

Union Catalog of newspapers and periodicals and other materials in Long Island Libraries.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

 

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

National Newspaper Index (Gale)

 

National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)

 

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

New York State Newspapers  

Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.

New York Times Historical Newspapers (Proquest)

 

The New York Times (1851-2001) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Coverage: Sept 18,1851-Dec 31, 2001.

NOVEL Databases (NYS-requires NYS License)

 

NOVEL is New York's first statewide online virtual library. NOVEL is a collection of electronic databases that provide access from library, home, school, or office to thousands of full-text national and international newspapers and magazines, health and medical resources, business collections, Spanish language materials, and age-appropriate materials for youngsters.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)

 

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press as well as other Thomson Gale and Macmillan Reference USA core reference content to provide a one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Proquest

 

The ProQuest® online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986. Our deep backfiles of archival material are also expanding daily as we digitize 5.5 billion pages from our distinguished microfilm collection.

Proquest Newspapers (Proquest)

 

Search the full collection of more than 50 newspapers, including Barron's, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.

   
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  Spanish Language Databases  
  EBSCOhost Bases de datos (EBSCO)

 

Spanish language versions of EBSCOhost databases.

  Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

 

World Book Online Reference Center that is a Spanish-Language encyclopedia called Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. It contains 2,200 articles and more than 600 illustrations.

  ¡Informe! (Gale)

 

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

  La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

 

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre online is published by Grolier Online, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing. Scholastic Library Publishing is a division of Scholastic Inc. La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre online, derived from La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, published by Caribe Grolier, Inc. is a 6-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff.

  Salud para todos (EBSCO)

 

This database is a full text consumer health resource written entirely in Spanish and designed specifically for those seeking information about health and medicine. The articles contained within Salud para Todos were selected from over 300 publications and sources created by over 50 research associations and national institutes.

     
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