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AmericanAncestors AmericanAncestors is the genealogy database of the New England Historical Genealogical Society. It includes authoritative compiled genealogies, scanned original records, and full-text genealogy periodicals. Available in-house only at the Central Library's Grosvenor Room.
Ancestry Library  Provides access to more than 1 billion names. Includes city directories, census records, immigration records and much more. Available at all library locations.
APS Physics Physical Review Journals published by the American Physical Society (APS). Available at all library locations.

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Britannica Academic Edition Britannica Academic combines the Encyclopædia Britannica with Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Articles are written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other experts. NOVELny
Britannica Escolar Britannica content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.NOVELny
Britannica School Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities—offering 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. NOVELny
Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry news and information from company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, periodicals and more. NOVELny

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Chilton Library Diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
ConsumerReports.org Consumer Reports provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos. Categories of products include appliances, automobiles, babies and kids, electronics, health information, home & garden, and money/personal finance.

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FamilySearch.org A massive genealogy database including digitized genealogical records and full-text genealogy books from all over the world. Available in-house only at the Central Library's Grosvenor Room.
FindLaw Web directory of laws, cases and codes, law schools, legal directories, lawyers and law firms, and legal organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
Foundation Directory Online An extensive and frequently updated resource that provides non-profit organizations with the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Includes grantmaker profiles and IRS 990 information on over 100,000 U.S. foundations. Available at the Central Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals An online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available at the Central Library.

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Gale Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. NOVELny
Gale Academic OneFile Select Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects. NOVELny
Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Features millions of full-text articles, many with images that are updated on a daily basis. NOVELny
Gale in Context: Middle School Resource for students in grades 6 to 8.  Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics.  Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science. NOVELny
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspective on many important issues, with more than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and more than 19,000 reference articles and topic overviews. You'll find more than 12,000 charts and graphs along with statistical information. Includes full-text coverage from newspapers and magazines such as National Review, The New York Times, Commentary, and CNN Wire. NOVELny
Gale Literature Criticism Brings together several literary series from Gale, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Gale OneFile: Computer Science Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries. NOVELny
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. NOVELny
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.NOVELny
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. (Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.) NOVELny
Gale OneFile: News Provides full-text searches of a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. NOVELny

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HeinOnline Legal Database An extensive legal research tool that contains approximately 370 legal periodicals, the Federal Register from 1936-present, 18,000 treaties and international agreements and resources from the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Available at all library locations.
HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online contains U.S. federal census records from 1790-1940, special federal census schedules, over 20,000 local and family history books, over 20,000 U.S. city directories, a genealogical and local history serials index, Revolutionary War Pension Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and select content from the U.S. Serial Set.

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JobNow Provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Features four services to choose from: Resume, Job Interviews, Career, and Adult Learners.

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Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for students in kindergarten through grade five. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. NOVELny

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Library, Information Science & Technology Provides access to more than 600 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics and more.

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MEDLINE Plus A comprehensive medical website from the National Library of Medicine. Includes information on diseases and medications, and directories of hospitals, physicians and organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
MEDLINE Plus español Le ayuda a encontrar las respuestas que busca en la salud. Tiene mucha información sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las últimas noticias de la salud. Por favor, consulte con el personal para acceder a Internet.

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New York Code Rules and Regulations Provides free access to an unannotated web version of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Please consult staff to access the Internet.
New York State Newspapers This database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State. NOVELny
New York Times Provides select full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny

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ProCitizen Procitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test through a series of 100 videos, practice exercises and quizzes. If you have already signed up for a user name and password through Pronunciator, you can use the same user name and password for ProCitizen.
Pronunciator Pronunciator is a language resource database offering instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students in 80 foreign languages. It also offers English instruction for speakers of 50 foreign languages including Arabic, Bengali, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Residential Search over 12 million residential listings throughout Canada. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Consumers / Lifestyles Use this database of over 279 U.S. Consumers to conduct market research. Records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Historical Businesses 198 million historical records dating back to 2003. Find businesses by geography, sales volume and employment size. Advanced search available by year or specific time frames. For businesses trends reporting and overall industry market research by year.
ReferenceUSA Jobs / Internships Combine the power of ReferenceUSA with the job site, indeed.com. Find your next job with the mapping tool and view results with detailed business profiles.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers / Homeowners Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Residential Includes 89 million residential listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Sanborn Maps of New York 1867-1970 Sanborn fire insurance maps are detailed property and land-use records.
SCOLA SCOLA provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this site.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.

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USA.gov Easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Users can apply for federal student loans, track Social Security benefits, compare Medicare options and more. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
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Categories



African American Resources

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.
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Business

Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry news and information from company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, periodicals and more. NOVELny
ConsumerReports.org Consumer Reports provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos. Categories of products include appliances, automobiles, babies and kids, electronics, health information, home & garden, and money/personal finance.
Gale OneFile: Computer Science Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries. NOVELny
ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Consumers / Lifestyles Use this database of over 279 U.S. Consumers to conduct market research. Records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).
ReferenceUSA Historical Businesses 198 million historical records dating back to 2003. Find businesses by geography, sales volume and employment size. Advanced search available by year or specific time frames. For businesses trends reporting and overall industry market research by year.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers / Homeowners Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
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Car Repair

Chilton Library Diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
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Career & Citizenship

JobNow Provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Features four services to choose from: Resume, Job Interviews, Career, and Adult Learners.
ProCitizen Procitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test through a series of 100 videos, practice exercises and quizzes. If you have already signed up for a user name and password through Pronunciator, you can use the same user name and password for ProCitizen.
ReferenceUSA Jobs / Internships Combine the power of ReferenceUSA with the job site, indeed.com. Find your next job with the mapping tool and view results with detailed business profiles.
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Current Topics

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspective on many important issues, with more than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and more than 19,000 reference articles and topic overviews. You'll find more than 12,000 charts and graphs along with statistical information. Includes full-text coverage from newspapers and magazines such as National Review, The New York Times, Commentary, and CNN Wire. NOVELny
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Education

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. NOVELny
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Español

Britannica Escolar Britannica content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.NOVELny
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. (Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.) NOVELny
MEDLINE Plus español Le ayuda a encontrar las respuestas que busca en la salud. Tiene mucha información sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las últimas noticias de la salud. Por favor, consulte con el personal para acceder a Internet.
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Foundation Center

Foundation Directory Online An extensive and frequently updated resource that provides non-profit organizations with the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Includes grantmaker profiles and IRS 990 information on over 100,000 U.S. foundations. Available at the Central Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals An online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available at the Central Library.
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Genealogy

AmericanAncestors AmericanAncestors is the genealogy database of the New England Historical Genealogical Society. It includes authoritative compiled genealogies, scanned original records, and full-text genealogy periodicals. Available in-house only at the Central Library's Grosvenor Room.
Ancestry Library  Provides access to more than 1 billion names. Includes city directories, census records, immigration records and much more. Available at all library locations.
FamilySearch.org A massive genealogy database including digitized genealogical records and full-text genealogy books from all over the world. Available in-house only at the Central Library's Grosvenor Room.
HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online contains U.S. federal census records from 1790-1940, special federal census schedules, over 20,000 local and family history books, over 20,000 U.S. city directories, a genealogical and local history serials index, Revolutionary War Pension Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and select content from the U.S. Serial Set.
New York Times Provides select full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny
Sanborn Maps of New York 1867-1970 Sanborn fire insurance maps are detailed property and land-use records.
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Health and Medicine

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.NOVELny
MEDLINE Plus A comprehensive medical website from the National Library of Medicine. Includes information on diseases and medications, and directories of hospitals, physicians and organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
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History

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.
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Kid Search

Britannica Escolar Britannica content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.NOVELny
Britannica School Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities—offering 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. NOVELny
Gale in Context: Middle School Resource for students in grades 6 to 8.  Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics.  Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science. NOVELny
Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for students in kindergarten through grade five. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. NOVELny
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Language

Pronunciator Pronunciator is a language resource database offering instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students in 80 foreign languages. It also offers English instruction for speakers of 50 foreign languages including Arabic, Bengali, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
SCOLA SCOLA provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this site.
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Law and Government

FindLaw Web directory of laws, cases and codes, law schools, legal directories, lawyers and law firms, and legal organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
HeinOnline Legal Database An extensive legal research tool that contains approximately 370 legal periodicals, the Federal Register from 1936-present, 18,000 treaties and international agreements and resources from the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Available at all library locations.
New York Code Rules and Regulations Provides free access to an unannotated web version of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Please consult staff to access the Internet.
USA.gov Easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Users can apply for federal student loans, track Social Security benefits, compare Medicare options and more. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
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Literature

Gale Literature Criticism Brings together several literary series from Gale, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
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Magazine and Journal Articles

APS Physics Physical Review Journals published by the American Physical Society (APS). Available at all library locations.
ConsumerReports.org Consumer Reports provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos. Categories of products include appliances, automobiles, babies and kids, electronics, health information, home & garden, and money/personal finance.
Gale Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. NOVELny
Gale Academic OneFile Select Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects. NOVELny
Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Features millions of full-text articles, many with images that are updated on a daily basis. NOVELny
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspective on many important issues, with more than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and more than 19,000 reference articles and topic overviews. You'll find more than 12,000 charts and graphs along with statistical information. Includes full-text coverage from newspapers and magazines such as National Review, The New York Times, Commentary, and CNN Wire. NOVELny
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. (Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.) NOVELny
Library, Information Science & Technology Provides access to more than 600 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics and more.
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Newspapers

Gale OneFile: News Provides full-text searches of a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. NOVELny
New York State Newspapers This database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State. NOVELny
New York Times Provides select full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny
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Phone Books

ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Residential Search over 12 million residential listings throughout Canada. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Consumers / Lifestyles Use this database of over 279 U.S. Consumers to conduct market research. Records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Historical Businesses 198 million historical records dating back to 2003. Find businesses by geography, sales volume and employment size. Advanced search available by year or specific time frames. For businesses trends reporting and overall industry market research by year.
ReferenceUSA Jobs / Internships Combine the power of ReferenceUSA with the job site, indeed.com. Find your next job with the mapping tool and view results with detailed business profiles.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers / Homeowners Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Residential Includes 89 million residential listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
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Reference

Britannica Academic Edition Britannica Academic combines the Encyclopædia Britannica with Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Articles are written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other experts. NOVELny
Britannica Escolar Britannica content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.NOVELny
Britannica School Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities—offering 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. NOVELny
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