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NOVELNY Databases

Academic OneFile - Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Full text.



Ancestry.com: New York - Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free to New York State residents. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the Ancestry.com New York web page. Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the page. Access requires a free Ancestry.com New York account. First-time users should go to this page and enter their zip code to get started: More about Ancestry.com: NY. Type: mostly full text.

Freely available to New Yorkers.


Britannica Academic - Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Britannica School (K-12 edition) and Britannica Escolar (Spanish version) are also available. Type: Full text.



Business Insights: Essentials - Includes company profiles, brand information, company histories, financial reports, periodical articles, and links to relevant Web sites. Type: Full text.



General OneFile - This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.



Health Reference Center-Academic - Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. Type: Full text, abstracts.



InfoTrac Newsstand - This full text newspaper database has seven New York Newspapers, including the New York Times from 1985 on, and over fifty national and international newspapers. Type: Full text.



Kids InfoBits - Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. Type: Full text.



MEDLINE (via PubMed) - PubMed® is a database interface that provides free access to MEDLINE, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals around the world. It's used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development. Links to full text articles when available or contact your library for information about how to request a specific article. Type: Indexes, abstracts and some full text.

Freely available.


New York State Newspapers - A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following seven full-text newspapers from around New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times (from 1985 on), New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Post-Standard (Syracuse). Type: Full text.



Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. Type: Full text.




Agricultural Sciences

BioOne - BioOne is full-text bioscience research journal database created by a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers and contain information on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Type: Full text.



ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.Type: Full text.




Anthropology and Archaeology

America's Newspapers: New York - Full text coverage of a wide range of New York State newspapers from Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Lewisboro, Long Island, New York City, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Suffolk county, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester county. Titles include the Buffalo News, Daily Gazette (Schenectady), Long Island Advance, Times Union (Albany), New York Post, Observer-Dispatch (Utica), Post Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glens Falls), Press-Republican (Plattsburgh), Saratogian, Watertown Daily Times, and more. Dates of coverage vary with the newspaper. Type: Full text.



AnthroSource - AnthroSource contains a retrospective archive of peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the American Anthropological Association - over 100 years of published scholarly research across approximately 31 publications. Type: Abstracts.



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



New York Times - Historical - A digital archive for The New York Times, the newspaper of record for the United States, is currently available, from its first issue in 1851 through 2007. Users can search and view article images and full page images, page through issues, and search by a variety of methods. Type: Full text.




Art and Architecture

JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



Scipio: Art & Rare Book Sales Catalogs - SCIPIO is a union catalog of auction catalog records covering art and rare book auction sales catalogs from the late 16th century to upcoming auctions. Records contain information on dates and places of sale, catalog title, the auction house, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works. Both North American and European auction houses and some private sales are included. SCIPIO provides bibliographic access to sources of art objects and rare books, the history of collecting, and contemporary and historical market trends. Type: Index.




Biological Sciences

BioOne - BioOne is full-text bioscience research journal database created by a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers and contain information on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



PLOS (Public Library of Science) - PLOS is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS publications cover the areas of medicine/health sciences, biology/life sciences, research analysis/science policy, computer/information science, and earth/environmental sciences. Type: Full text.

Freely available


ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. Type: Full text.



Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide indexes the literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered. Publications are searched on topics such as fisheries, wildlife, zoology, aquaculture, and veterinary medicine. Federal documents, cd-roms, books, obituaries, dissertations, and technical reports are some of the document types included. Type: Citations and abstracts.




Business

ABI/INFORM Collection - The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. Includes content from ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive. Type: Full text.


America's Historical Newspapers - New York newspapers published between 1733 and 1915. The over 200 New York newspaper selections include newspapers from Albany, Ballston Spa, Cooperstown, Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Schenectady, Sing-Sing, Troy, and Utica. Type: Full text.



America's Newspapers: New York - Full text coverage of a wide range of New York State newspapers from Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Lewisboro, Long Island, New York City, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Suffolk county, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester county. Titles include the Buffalo News, Daily Gazette (Schenectady), Long Island Advance, Times Union (Albany), New York Post, Observer-Dispatch (Utica), Post Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glens Falls), Press-Republican (Plattsburgh), Saratogian, Watertown Daily Times, and more. Dates of coverage vary with the newspaper. Type: Full text.



Business Insights: Essentials - Includes company profiles, brand information, company histories, financial reports, periodical articles, and links to relevant Web sites. Type: Full text.



InfoTrac Newsstand - This full text newspaper database has seven New York Newspapers, including the New York Times from 1985 on, and over fifty national and international newspapers. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



New York State Contract Reporter - The official weekly listing of bidding opportunities for New York State. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

New York State Newspapers - A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following seven full-text newspapers from around New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times (from 1985 on), New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Post-Standard (Syracuse). Type: Full text.



New York Times - Historical - A digital archive for The New York Times, the newspaper of record for the United States, is currently available, from its first issue in 1851 through 2007. Users can search and view article images and full page images, page through issues, and search by a variety of methods. Type: Full text.



Newsbank - Online service that includes access to the following databases: America's Newspapers: New York and America's Historical Newspapers (New York only). Type: Full text.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



ProQuest - Provides access to ABI/INFORM databases and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.



Readers Guide Retrospective - This database contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Phase One coverage includes the years 1969 through 1982. (The complete database will cover the years 1890 through 1982.) Type: Indexing.



USA Trade (current) - Contains U.S. import and export data at the country and district level. Four years of annual commodity data available. Available online. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite


Education

CollegeSource - A resource for national and international college catalogs. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) - This internet-based digital library of education research and information is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other data) for items indexed from 1966 to the present. Links to full text articles when available or contact your library to request a specific article. ERIC provides full text access to most ERIC documents, which includes federal and state reports as well as other research reports. Type: Citations, abstracts, some full text.

Freely available.


JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



Readers Guide Retrospective - This database contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Phase One coverage includes the years 1969 through 1982. (The complete database will cover the years 1890 through 1982.) Type: Indexing.




Environmental Science and Ecology

BioOne - BioOne is full-text bioscience research journal database created by a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers and contain information on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



PLOS (Public Library of Science) - PLOS is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS publications cover the areas of medicine/health sciences, biology/life sciences, research analysis/science policy, computer/information science, and earth/environmental sciences. Type: Full text.

Freely available


ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. Type: Full text.



Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide indexes the literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered. Publications are searched on topics such as fisheries, wildlife, zoology, aquaculture, and veterinary medicine. Federal documents, cd-roms, books, obituaries, dissertations, and technical reports are some of the document types included. Type: Citations and abstracts.




Genealogy

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century - The database consists of six newspapers: The Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, Frederick Douglass Paper, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, and The Christian Recorder. Dates covered are 1827-1902. Type: Full text.



America's Historical Newspapers - New York newspapers published between 1733 and 1915. The over 200 New York newspaper selections include newspapers from Albany, Ballston Spa, Cooperstown, Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Schenectady, Sing-Sing, Troy, and Utica. Type: Full text.



Ancestry (Library Edition) - Ancestry contains family and local histories, family trees, directories, periodical and newspaper articles on genealogy, immigration and naturalization records, birth marriage and death records, and federal census records. While not every state or country is represented for every publication, the majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries are included. Type: mostly full text.

  • Only available onsite

Ancestry.com: New York - Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free to New York State residents. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the Ancestry.com New York web page. Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the page. Access requires a free Ancestry.com New York account. First-time users should go to this page and enter their zip code to get started: More about Ancestry.com: NY. Type: mostly full text.



Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective - This database contains the full text of major articles from the New York Herald, Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. It includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies. Type: Full text.



Godey's Ladys Book - In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies, etc. Full text of sheet music is included, as well as works by authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe. Type: Full text.



HeritageQuest Online - Contains the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and full text of: the Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Legislation and Administration Relating to Participation in the Revolutionary War; Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company 1865 - 1874; ProQuest's Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books; and the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1860-1880 and 1900-1920 censuses for the entire U.S. (Note: Check for variant spellings of names in the census, as abbreviations were often used for first names.) It also includes Private Relief Actions, Memorials, and Petitions from the Serial Set and content from the American State Papers, the predecessor to the Serial Set. The documents in the collection are from the years 1789-1969. Type: Full text.



Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1935) - Indexes the microform collection owned by the New York State Library. Index to periodicals published between 1700 and 1850. Type: Indexing.



New York Times - Historical - A digital archive for The New York Times, the newspaper of record for the United States, is currently available, from its first issue in 1851 through 2007. Users can search and view article images and full page images, page through issues, and search by a variety of methods. Type: Full text.



Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - Considered The New York Times of the 18th century, the Gazette provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. It includes editorials, letters, and the full text of important documents such as the U.S. Constitution. Type: Full text.



Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue: Chester County 1809-1870 - This database is primarily a listing of marriages, deaths and obituaries from the Village Record, published in West Chester, PA. Type: Full text.



Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County 1819-1870 - Consisting of five Delaware County newspapers, this database contains the full text transcriptions of articles, advertisements, and vital statistics, providing insight into technology, business activity and culture in a down-river milling and manufacturing area. Type: Full text.



Sanborn Maps - Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to large-scale maps (50 feet to an inch) of towns and cities in the United States. The State Library subscribes to the New York subset of these maps. Type: Full text and maps.




Geology

BioOne - BioOne is full-text bioscience research journal database created by a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers and contain information on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.




Government

Fastcase - A comprehensive national law library that includes searching, sorting, and visualization tools. (Fastcase replaces Loislaw.)



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



Legislative Retrieval Service (LRS) - The Legislative Retrieval System (LRS) provides online access to current and prior years' legislative session information including bill text, status, summaries, memos, floor calendars, agendas and the Legislative Digest daily sheets. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

Loislaw - Unavailable as of 12/1/2015. See Fastcase.


New York Red Book - The NY Red Book is widely recognized as the most up-to-date text on the decision makers in all segments of NY State Government. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

New York State Contract Reporter - The official weekly listing of bidding opportunities for New York State. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



State Capital Universe - Contains bills, regulations, and statutes; information about state legislators, issues and policy in State Net Capitol Journal and other news sources, including state newspapers of record; and links to Web sites with state information. Not all states are covered under each topic. Type: Full text.




Grants

Foundation Directory Online - Updated continually, Foundation Directory Online provides current details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Over 92,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, 1.3 million recent grants, and more than 400,000 key decision makers are provided. Includes links to searchable 990s as well. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This unique online database is the only one devoted exclusively to the needs of individuals. Use it for online access to accurate, up-to-date information on financial support for individuals including scholarships, fellowships, professorships, research support and program development. This database is updated quarterly. Type: Directory.

  • Only available onsite


Health and Medicine

Alt-Health Watch - 1990+. A full-text database offering 50,000 articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care, and wellness. Also includes pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Type: Full text.



Folio Upstate, NYC and Long Island Medical Directories - You can search or browse by facility type such as hospitals,ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, managed care organizations, and group practices. You can also search for physicians in New York State by name. Note: Opens in pop-up window. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Directory.

  • Only available onsite

Health Reference Center-Academic - Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. Type: Full text, abstracts.



MEDLINE (via PubMed) - PubMed® is a database interface that provides free access to MEDLINE, the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals around the world. It's used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development. Links to full text articles when available or contact your library for information about how to request a specific article. Type: Indexes, abstracts and some full text.

Freely available


PLOS (Public Library of Science) - PLOS is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS publications cover the areas of medicine/health sciences, biology/life sciences, research analysis/science policy, computer/information science, and earth/environmental sciences. Type: Full text.

Freely available


ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.Type: Full text.




History

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century - The database consists of six newspapers: The Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, Frederick Douglass Paper, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, and The Christian Recorder. Dates covered are 1827-1902. Type: Full text.



America's Historical Newspapers - New York newspapers published between 1733 and 1915. The over 200 New York newspaper selections include newspapers from Albany, Ballston Spa, Cooperstown, Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Schenectady, Sing-Sing, Troy, and Utica. Type: Full text.



Ancestry (Library Edition) - Ancestry contains family and local histories, family trees, directories, periodical and newspaper articles on genealogy, immigration and naturalization records, birth marriage and death records, and federal census records. While not every state or country is represented for every publication, the majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries are included. Type: mostly full text.

  • Only available onsite


Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective - This database contains the full text of major articles from the New York Herald, Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. It includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies. Type: Full text.



Godey's Ladys Book - In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies, etc. Full text of sheet music is included, as well as works by authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe. Type: Full text.



Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1935) - Indexes the microform collection owned by the New York State Library. Index to periodicals published between 1700 and 1850. Type: Indexing.



Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - Considered The New York Times of the 18th century, the Gazette provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. It includes editorials, letters, and the full text of important documents such as the U.S. Constitution. Type: Full text.



Sanborn Maps - Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to large-scale maps (50 feet to an inch) of towns and cities in the United States. The State Library subscribes to the New York subset of these maps. Type: Full text and maps.



Scipio: Art & Rare Book Sales Catalogs - SCIPIO is a union catalog of auction catalog records covering art and rare book auction sales catalogs from the late 16th century to upcoming auctions. Records contain information on dates and places of sale, catalog title, the auction house, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works. Both North American and European auction houses and some private sales are included. SCIPIO provides bibliographic access to sources of art objects and rare books, the history of collecting, and contemporary and historical market trends. Type: Index.




Language and Literature

JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.




Law

Fastcase - A comprehensive national law library that includes searching, sorting, and visualization tools. (Fastcase replaces Loislaw.)



LegalTrac - 1980+ Some full text. Index to major legal publications, including law reviews, legal newspapers, and bar association journals. Covers case studies, government regulations, statutes, taxation, and international law. Type: Indexing, some full text.



Legislative Retrieval Service (LRS) - The Legislative Retrieval System (LRS) provides online access to current and prior years' legislative session information including bill text, status, summaries, memos, floor calendars, agendas and the Legislative Digest daily sheets. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

Loislaw - Unavailable as of 12/1/2015. See Fastcase.


New York City Charter & Administrative Code - This publication contains the complete set of rules and regulations enacted by New York City agencies and departments. Annotated with case notes and historical notes, it includes all 71 titles. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

New York State Contract Reporter - The official weekly listing of bidding opportunities for New York State. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

State Capital Universe - Contains bills, regulations, and statutes; information about state legislators, issues and policy in State Net Capitol Journal and other news sources, including state newspapers of record; and links to Web sites with state information. Not all states are covered under each topic. Type: Full text.



State Session Laws - Session laws from the United States (dates vary) and Canada (2003-2005). Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite


Library and Information Science

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



WorldCat - The OCLC Online Union Catalog contains 40 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Each record contains library holdings and bibliographic information. Those who do not have a NYSL P card can access a free version of the database at http://www.worldcat.org. Type: Bibliographic information.




Multi-Subject

Academic OneFile - Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Full text.



Accessible Archives - Online databases of primary source material from 18th and 19th centuries, including coverage of the Colonial Period, The French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, African-American History, and the Industrial Revolution. Users may search across all of the databases simultaneously or search only selected databases. The six databases are:

  • Godey's Ladys Book, 1830-1880;
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800;
  • The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, Nov. 1860 - April 1865;
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century;
  • The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County, 1819-1870; and
  • The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue: Chester County, 1809-1870.

Type: Full text.



Britannica Academic - Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Britannica School (K-12 edition) and Britannica Escolar (Spanish version) are also available. Type: Full text.



eBook Collection - Our collection of electronic books (e-books) contains 3,772 copyrighted books. Formerly netLibrary. Type: Full text.



EBSCO Electronic Journals Service (EJS) - EJS provides access to journals the State Library receives from EBSCO in print. Topics covered include psychology, education, medicine, economics, geology, criminal justice, information science, physics, history, and more. If you are asked to submit payment, please contact the library and let us know which journal you were trying to reach. EJS also indexes (and in some cases abstracts) titles from thousands of journals which the State Library does not subscribe to and for which there is no full text. Contact your library to find out how to get a copy of these articles. Type: Full text and tables of contents.



General OneFile - This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.



Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1935) - Indexes the microform collection owned by the New York State Library. Index to periodicals published between 1700 and 1850. Type: Indexing.



InfoTrac - Provides access to Gale databases, including LegalTrac, Business and Company and Health Reference Center - Academic. For more information see individual database descriptions on this list. Type: Multiple databases.



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. Type: Full text.



Readers Guide Retrospective - This database contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Phase One coverage includes the years 1969 through 1982. (The complete database will cover the years 1890 through 1982.) Type: Indexing.




Newspapers

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century - The database consists of six newspapers: The Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, Frederick Douglass Paper, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, and The Christian Recorder. Dates covered are 1827-1902. Type: Full text.



America's Historical Newspapers - New York newspapers published between 1733 and 1915. The over 200 New York newspaper selections include newspapers from Albany, Ballston Spa, Cooperstown, Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Schenectady, Sing-Sing, Troy, and Utica. Type: Full text.



America's Newspapers: New York - Full text coverage of a wide range of New York State newspapers from Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Lewisboro, Long Island, New York City, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Suffolk county, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester county. Titles include the Buffalo News, Daily Gazette (Schenectady), Long Island Advance, Times Union (Albany), New York Post, Observer-Dispatch (Utica), Post Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glens Falls), Press-Republican (Plattsburgh), Saratogian, Watertown Daily Times, and more. Dates of coverage vary with the newspaper. Type: Full text.



Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective - This database contains the full text of major articles from the New York Herald, Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. It includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies. Type: Full text.



InfoTrac Newsstand - This full text newspaper database has seven New York Newspapers, including the New York Times from 1985 on, and over fifty national and international newspapers. Type: Full text.



New York State Newspapers - A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following seven full-text newspapers from around New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times (from 1985 on), New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Post-Standard (Syracuse). Type: Full text.



New York Times - Historical - A digital archive for The New York Times, the newspaper of record for the United States, is currently available, from its first issue in 1851 through 2007. Users can search and view article images and full page images, page through issues, and search by a variety of methods. Type: Full text.



Newsbank - Online service that includes access to the following databases: America's Newspapers: New York and America's Historical Newspapers (New York only). Type: Full text.



Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - Considered The New York Times of the 18th century, the Gazette provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. It includes editorials, letters, and the full text of important documents such as the U.S. Constitution. Type: Full text.



Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County 1819-1870 - Consisting of five Delaware County newspapers, this database contains the full text transcriptions of articles, advertisements, and vital statistics, providing insight into technology, business activity and culture in a down-river milling and manufacturing area. Type: Full text.



State Capital Universe - Contains bills, regulations, and statutes; information about state legislators, issues and policy in State Net Capitol Journal and other news sources, including state newspapers of record; and links to Web sites with state information. Not all states are covered under each topic. Type: Full text.




Political Science

JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



State Capital Universe - Contains bills, regulations, and statutes; information about state legislators, issues and policy in State Net Capitol Journal and other news sources, including state newspapers of record; and links to Web sites with state information. Not all states are covered under each topic. Type: Full text.




Psychology

Alt-Health Watch - 1990+. A full-text database offering 50,000 articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care, and wellness. Also includes pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



PsycArticles - PsycArticles contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from American Psychological Association and affiliated journals. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Type: Full text.



PsycInfo (via Ovid) - contains citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Links to full text articles when available or contact your library for information about how to request a specific article. Type: Citations, abstracts, and some full text.


ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. Type: Full text.




Reference

Britannica Academic - Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Britannica School (K-12 edition) and Britannica Escolar (Spanish version) are also available. Type: Full text.



Charleston Advisor - The Charleston Advisor (TCA) contains in-depth, critical reviews of web products and online databases for librarians and other information professionals. TCA's five-star rating system scores each product based on four elements: content, searchability (user interface), price and contract options/features. Type: Full text.

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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online - The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language, the OED details the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. Citations include quotations, etymological analysis and variant spellings. The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition as well as the New Edition in progress. Type: Full text.



Scipio: Art & Rare Book Sales Catalogs - SCIPIO is a union catalog of auction catalog records covering art and rare book auction sales catalogs from the late 16th century to upcoming auctions. Records contain information on dates and places of sale, catalog title, the auction house, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works. Both North American and European auction houses and some private sales are included. SCIPIO provides bibliographic access to sources of art objects and rare books, the history of collecting, and contemporary and historical market trends. Type: Index.



WorldCat - The OCLC Online Union Catalog contains 40 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Each record contains library holdings and bibliographic information. Those who do not have a NYSL P card can access a free version of the database at http://www.worldcat.org. Type: Bibliographic information.




Statistics

Academic OneFile - Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Full text.



JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.




Technology

ABI/INFORM Collection - The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. Includes content from ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive. Type: Full text.


Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.



ScienceDirect - Ebooks and journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. Type: Full text.



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