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August 27, 2021

Exciting changes are coming to NOVELny on August 31, 2021!

NOVELny is getting a new look which includes a new logo and a new website. The newly redesigned www.novelnewyork.org site will be solely for access to the databases. All information about the NOVELny program, including the fact sheet, toolkit with logo style guidelines, Help Desk and registration information, and more will be on the State Library’s Division of Library Development page at https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/novelny/.

There will also be a slight change in the NYS Newspapers database. It will be renamed The New York Times and it will only include that publication with both indexing and full text from January 1985 to the present. There will be no change in the Gale OneFile: News database. Any newspapers included in the current NYS Newspapers database will continue to be available in Gale OneFile: News.

All database URLs will remain the same. Links to pages on the current NOVELny page will need to be updated.

If you have any questions about the changes please email the NOVELny Help Desk at NYSLNOVEL@nysed.gov.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

February 7, 2020

NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES CONTINUATION OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS FOR NOVELny THROUGH 2021

As was initially announced in February 2019, the NOVELny (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) e-resources will continue for the coming year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). Barring unforeseen circumstances and pending availability of funds, the following databases will be available through June 30, 2021:

Business:
*Business Insights: Essentials (Gale, a Cengage company)

Education:
*Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale, a Cengage company)

General Periodicals:
*Gale OneFile: Academic OneFile with Subject Collections (Gale, a Cengage company) *Gale Academic OneFile Select with Subject Collections (Gale, a Cengage company) *Gale General OneFile with Subject Collections (Gale, a Cengage company) *Gale OneFile: Informe Académico (Gale, a Cengage Company)

Elementary Level General Periodicals:
*Kids InfoBits (Gale, a Cengage company)

Secondary Level General Periodicals:
*Gale In Context: Middle School (Gale, a Cengage company)

Encyclopedia
*Encyclopedia Britannica (Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.): Includes Britannica School, Britannica Academic and Britannica Escolar.

Health
*Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine (Gale, a Cengage company)

Issues
*Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Gale, a Cengage company)

Newspapers
*Gale OneFile: News including New York State Newspapers (Gale, a Cengage company)

Technology
*Gale OneFile: Computer Science (Gale, a Cengage company)

NOVELny is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide. NOVELny is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references.

The databases listed are freely available to over 5,900 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELny and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit the NOVELny website. If your library is not registered please see the For Librarians link on the website or contact the NOVELny Help Desk toll-free at 877-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.

The databases are also available through geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation). Geolocation is a method to allow or disallow a user access to a database based on his/her geographic location as determined from their IP address. If a patron is accessing the databases through a library website or the NOVELny portal while in New York he/she will be able to enter the database without entering a username/password, library card number or a driver license number.

Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to nyslnovel@nysed.gov.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st Century information. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). New Yorkers conducted over 44 million searches in NOVELny during 2019.



July 26, 2019

Gale has released an enhanced user experience for several resources to support accessibility standards, incorporate customer feedback, and promote user success. As part of this project, product names have changed to help end-users identify the resources that best suit their research needs. For more information on these enhancements, visit the Product Enhancements page.

The new names and new icons for the NOVELny databases provided by Gale are available at the NOVELny Support page.

All product links are now automatically redirecting to shorter URLs utilizing the HTTPS protocol. Libraries that use proxy links or firewalls may need to update their existing URLs or update their domain exceptions. A list of domain exceptions and instructions on configuring proxy URLs can be found on the Technical Documents page of the support site.

In addition, as of July 26, General Reference Center Gold will be discontinued. Most of the content of the database will be available in General OneFile. Links to General Reference Center Gold will redirect to General OneFile until November, after which time the links will no longer work. If your library is using Gale Pages, the link to General Reference Center Gold will automatically be removed on July 26.

If you have any questions about the changes above please contact Gale at Gale.CustomerSuccess@cengage.com.

Last Updated: September 9, 2021