Recent Changes to Subscription Databases

January 2015


  • ScienceDirect
  • Project Muse

Because of the decreasing amount of funds available, the NYS Library has been reviewing the customer use and return on investment of its subscription databases as they come up for renewal. As a result of this process, the Library has decided not to renew its subscriptions to ScienceDirect and Project Muse. Direct online access to both these resources ends on December 31, 2014.

Although no longer available online, the Library may still be able to provide borrowers with articles from ScienceDirect or Project Muse journals via our print collections and interlibrary loan. For assistance in locating and obtaining journal articles, please contact the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355.

For questions about interlibrary loan forms or requests, please contact the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery unit at 518-474-5383.

October 2014

Cancellation :

  • Index to Current Urban Documents

Subscription cancelled.

August 2014


  • African American Experience

This database, from ABC-CLIO, expired at the end of July and was not renewed.

March 2014

Name Change :

  • Grolier Online

Grolier Online is now called ScholasticGO! (updated March 25, 2013)

December 2013


  • USA Trade


November 2013

Access Change:

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals


  • Foundation Search

Although Foundation Grants to Individuals is still available on site, it can no longer be accessed remotely.

August 2013


  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This databases is new to NOVELNY, as of August 1, 2013. It is available via geolocation (no username/password or driver license required) for those who are in New York State.

July 2013


  • Gannett Newsstand Complete
  • Kids InfoBits
  • eLibrary Elementary

These databases are new to NOVELNY, as of July 1, 2013.

Note: Several NOVELNY databases are now available via geolocation (no username/password or driver license required) for those who are in New York State.


  • Twayne's Authors Series
  • Primary Search (including Searchasaurus and Kids' Search interfaces)
These databases are no longer offered via NOVELNY, as of June 30, 2013.

April 2013


  • JobNow

The New York State Library regretfully announces that its subscription to the JobNow™ database, including the Adult Learning Center, made available as part of the online resources available through the NOVELny platform, ended on April 30, 2013.

JobNow™, a product of Brainfuse, was made possible through a federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) award funded through the New York State Education Department/New York State Library. This project, titled Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary, also ended on April 30. 


  • PAIS
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) database subscription has been cancelled. (April 25, 2013)
Various databases and e-journals Some of our online and print resources are temporarily unavailable. Please contact the Reference Desk for assistance at 518-474-5355. We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 2013

  • Business and Company ASAP
Business and Company ASAP has been available from Gale through NOVELNY. All of the content in this database is included in Gale's Business Insights: Essentials, which is currently a NOVELny database. Access to Business and Company ASAP will cease at midnight on March 31, 2013.

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Last Updated: January 6, 2015