Library Online Resources


NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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  • ABI Inform Complete (Proquest) - Search across all ABI Inform databases.
  • Academic OneFile - Provided by the New York State NOVEL program this database contains journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO) - Coverage includes professional and scholarly journals in all academic areas. Also includes documents from "Essential Documents of American History".
  • ACLS Humanities E-book Project - Over 2800 full-text, books in the field of history and the humanities
  • ACM Digital Library - Professional journals and proceedings in computer science
  • Alt-Health Watch (EBSCO) - Professional journals, reports, and magazines in alternative and holistic medicine.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Alexander Street Press) - Firsthand accounts of historical events, as well as, glimpses of daily life in the army and at home from 1855 to 1875.
  • American Film Scripts (Alexander Street Press) - Authoritative versions of critically acclaimed American screenplays that have historical or sociological significance.
  • ARTStor - Digital collection of artwork from many periods and cultures. Click on "search and browse for images" to access the collections .
  • Asian American Drama (Alexander Street Press) - Over 250 plays representing Asian American historical events and sociological issues.
  • Barron's - Provides financial news.
  • Biography Reference Center - In depth profiles of personalities worldwide.
  • BioOne - Articles from 80 professional journals from 2000 to present
  • Black Drama (Alexander Street Press) - Coverage includes writings from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movements of the sixties and plays dealing with African history and neo-colonialism.
  • Black Newspapers (Proquest) - A collection of significant Black newspapers from the United States.
  • Black Thought and Culture (Alexander Street Press) - Monographs, essays, articles, speeches and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the 1700s to the present.
  • Britannica - Online Encyclopedia covering all subject areas. Includes time-lines, year in review and web links.
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries (Alexander Street Press) - Firsthand experiences of British and Irish women from the last 300 years.
  • Business Essentials (Gale) - Provided by New York State NOVEL program this database includes company overviews, management, mergers and acquisitions. Includes business and trade journals.
  • Business Source Elite (EBSCO) - Business journals covering management, economics, finance, international business and country economic reports.
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index - Index to articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents and books dealing with the Catholic faith.
  • CINAHL Plus Full Text (EBSCO) - Professional journals for nursing and allied health.
  • Columbia Granger's Poetry Database (EBSCO) - Index for locating poetry found in anthologies. Includes nearly 50,000 full text poems, commentaries and biographies.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO) - Scholarly journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
  • CountryWatch - General background information on over 191 countries. Includes maps, data, news and curriculum resources.
  • CQ Electronic Library - Main menu for all CQ databases allows cross searching across the entire CQ library. In-depth reports on current issues, legislative action, public policy issues, Supreme Court cases and government encyclopedia.
  • CQ Public Affairs - Chronologies, legislative action and court case summaries on public policy issues.
  • CQ Researcher - In-depth reports on current issues and events.
  • CQ Supreme Court Collection - Summaries, time-lines and analysis of court decisions, biographies of supreme court justices and constitutions of other nations.
  • Credo Reference - Reference books in a broad range of topic areas, from general reference to art to technology.
  • Early Encounters in North America (Alexander Street Press) - Letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of the people, cultures and the environment encountered in North America from the 1400s to the 1600s.
  • ebrary - Over 48,000 electronic books covering all subject areas
  • EBSCO Databases - Main menu for all EBSCO databases. Allows simultaneous searching across general, business, health, education, and newspaper databases.
  • EBSCO E-book Collection - View subscription electronic books
  • eLibrary Elementary (Proquest - NOVEL) - This database provided by the New York State NOVEL program provides a collection of text and images designed for the young reader. Students can search more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, maps, images,web links, transcripts, and audio/video titles. Teachers use it for lesson planning, in class activities, library work, and student assignments.
  • Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier) - Online version of Grolier's Encyclopedia Americana
  • ERIC (EBSCO) - Studies and articles from peer reviewed education journals and full text from ERIC digest.
  • Film and Television Index (EBSCO) - Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, as well as full text for more than 90 journals.
  • Films on Demand - Criminal Justice Collection - Films On Demand contains streaming videos on a number of Criminal Justice topics
  • Gale Literature Platform - Cross search Literature Resource Center and MLA
  • Galegroup - Main menu for all Galegroup databases. Select from business, health, newspapers or author databases.
  • Gannett (NOVEL - Proquest) - Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers
  • General OneFile - Provided by the New York State NOVEL program this database contains periodicals, government and general-interest titles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • GreenFile (EBSCO) - Periodicals, government and general-interest titles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • Grolier - Provided by New York State NOVEL program, Grolier Online includes Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge and the Encyclopedia Americana.
  • Grove Art Online - Includes the Grove Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • Handbook of Psychology - 2012 edition of Handbook of Psychology published by Wiley.
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) - Provided by the New York State NOVEL program this database contains periodicals,magazines and newsletters covering nursing, allied health and consumer health.
  • Health Source Nursing Academic (EBSCO) - Professional journals in the medical disciplines with a strong emphasis on nursing and allied health.
  • Hoovers - Hoover's includes detailed company fact sheets, detailed coverage of industries, and information about executives, with biographies when available. Information may include company profiles, corporate history, financial, executive compensation, and information on the competitive landscape.
  • Hospitality and Tourism Complete - Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism
  • In the First Person (Alexander Street Press) - Provides indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history, letters, diaries, personal narratives and memoirs in English from around the world. Full text linking where available.
  • Infotrac Newstand - Provided by NOVEL this database contains national and international newspapers.
  • JSTOR - Provides access to back issues of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Subject coverage includes sociology, political science, history, philosophy, religious studies, mathematics and statistics, art and music, and literature.
  • Kids Infobits (Gale - NOVEL) - Provided by the New York State NOVEL program, this database contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.
  • Latino Literature (Alexander Street Press) - Covers fiction, poetry and plays representing the Chicano culture plus other Latin American writers working in the United States.
  • Lexis Nexis - Access to more than 15,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - An index of more than 500 core journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale) - Reference articles, literary journals, and websites covering critical analysis, reviews and author biographies.
  • Magill on Literature Plus (EBSCO) - Literary criticism coverings novels, short stories, poetry, as well as character profiles and author biographies.
  • Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries: from the American Antiquarian Society - Personal writings of women of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries
  • Medline (EBSCO) - Professional health care journals covering medicine, nursing and health care systems.
  • Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions - Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print(EBSCO) - Information and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, etc. Covers the 9th edition to the present. Earlier print editions are available in both the Callahan Library and McEntegart Library reference area - Z5814 .P8 B91
  • Military and Government Collection (EBSCO) - Newspapers, magazines and journals dealing with all branches of the military and the government.
  • MLA Bibliography (Gale) - Scholarly literary criticism in literature, language, linguistics and folklore.
  • National Newspaper Index (Gale) - Provided by NOVEL this database is an index to New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor back to 1977.
  • National Newspapers Premier (Proquest) - 50 major national and regional interest newspapers with some coverage back to 1986.
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale) - Provided by NOVEL, this database provides access to 10 newspapers from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Westchester, Binghamton and New York City.
  • New York Times (Proquest) - News and book reviews back to 1999.
  • New York Times Historical - News coverage from 1851 to 2001.
  • Newsday - Long Island news back to 1985.
  • Newspaper Source - Over 200 regional, national and international newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • NoodleTools - Create works cited or reference lists
  • North American Immigrant Diaries, Letters and Oral Histories (Alexander Street Press) - Personal views of the immigration experience to the United States and Canada. Coverage is from around 1800 to the present.
  • North American Indian Drama - North American Indian Drama brings together full text plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century.
  • North American Theatre Online - Cross search the drama databases; Twentieth Century North American Drama, Black Drama, Asian American Drama, North American Women's Drama, North American Indian Drama.
  • North American Women's Drama - Full text of 1,500 plays written from colonial times to the present by more than 100 women from the United States and Canada.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries (Alexander Street Press) - Firsthand experiences of North American women from the last 300 years.
  • Opposing Viewpoint in Context (Gale) - Provided by the New York NOVEL program, this database contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints.
  • Oral History Online - Oral histories are the voices of the disenfranchised—the famous and the lesser known. Artists, musicians, laborers, survivors, immigrants, and students are just a few of the silent people to whom oral histories give voice.
  • Oxford English Dictionary - Online version of the OED. This dictionary traces the history and development of the English Language since 1150
  • Oxford Music Online - Includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Online reference dictionaries in art, science, religion, language, literature, business and social science.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Art - Online reference dictionaries and companions.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Bilingual Dictionaries - Online dictionaries in various languages.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Biology - Online reference dictionaries
  • Oxford Reference Online - Computer Science - Online dictionaries in computer science.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Economics and Business - Online reference dictionaries.
  • Oxford Reference Online - History - Online dictionaries and companions.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Literature - Online dictionaries and companions.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Math - Online dictionaries in mathematics and the physical sciences.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Medicine - Online dictionaries in medicine.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Philosophy - Online dictionaries in philosophy and religion.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Politics - Online dictionaries and companions for political and social science.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Religion - Online dictionaries and companions in religion.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Social Science - Online dictionaries and companions in Social Science.
  • Philosophy Documentation Center - Full text for 5 subscription titles and Table of Content views for 102 Philosophical journals.
  • Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) - Professional journals covering the education profession.
  • Project MUSE - Scholarly articles covering history, literature, political science and cultural studies.
  • Proquest - Main menu for all Proquest database. Allows simultaneous searching across general, business, newspaper, psychology, religion, education, social sciences and health management databases.
  • Proquest Education - ProQuest Education Journals covers the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education, special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.
  • Proquest Health Management - Professional journals covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations and law.
  • Proquest Psychology Journals - Covers a range of psychology disciplines including behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, personality, physiological, psychobiology, psychometrics and social psychology.
  • Proquest Religion - Journals covering religious issues and perspectives.
  • Proquest Social Science Journals - Covers a range of topics within the social sciences including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies and international relations.
  • PsycArticles (EBSCO) - Journals published by the American Psychological Association from 1989 to the present.
  • PsycInfo (EBSCO) - The database indexes information in psychology and psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO) - Provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications, including titles from Crain Communications
  • Research Library (Proquest) - Professional and general periodicals covering humanities, business, literature, education, health, law and social science.
  • RIA Checkpoint (Thompson Reuters) - AICPA publications, Internal Revenue Code, Tax Court Decisions, Citator 2nd, Tax Tables, Calculators and more.
  • Salem Health - Online version of Magill's Medical Guide.
  • Salem History - Includes Great Events from History, Great Lives from History and the Historical Encyclopedia of American Business.
  • Salem Literature - Includes Critical Insights of authors and individual works.
  • SciFinder Scholar - SciFinder provides access to current, high-quality scientific information, Links to relevant journal articles and patent documents, and offers the capability for exploring substructures and reactions. Please not that for SciFinder Scholar there is a first time registration process required for all users. Please refer to the registration instructions.
  • Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online - Cross search the following databases: Black Thought and Culture, British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, American Civil War Letters and Diaries, North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Histories, North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Oral Histories online, and Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries.
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama - Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 2,000 plays from the United States and Canada. The collection offers a unique window into the economic, historical, social, and political psyche of two countries.
  • Wall Street Journal (Proquest) - Business news from 1986 to present
  • Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select - Professional and general periodicals covering humanities, social science, education, business, general science and art. Subject areas may be selected from the dropdown menu on the main search screen.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States (Alexander Street Press) - Includes books, essays, commentaries and documents of women's reform activities and social movements from 1600 to 2000.
  • World History (EBSCO) - Scholarly journals with content from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.
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