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Ebooks, Audiobooks, Videos, and Magazines

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First Generation iPads and OverDrive: Please Read
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All Databases (A-Z)

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  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

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. *NOVELNY

AtoZdatabases
Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

Britannica Academic Edition
An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive. *NOVELNY

Britannica Escolar
Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area. *NOVELNY

Britannica School
Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. Includes three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs. *NOVELNY

Business Insights: Essentials
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. *NOVELNY

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

CLIC-on-Health
A collaboration of Rochester-based hospital, public and school librarians to provide quality healthcare information and resources needed to make wise lifestyle and healthcare choices.

Consumer Reports
Full access to product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

EBSCO GreenFILE
Scholarly, government and general interest titles exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Covers subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Covers on key education topics for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Educators Complete Reference
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. *NOVELNY

Foundation Directory Online Essential
Explore 103,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles, 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders, Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs, as well as FDO Workspace.

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)
Search 26 full-text New York State newspapers and blogs, including The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard. *NOVELNY

Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment
Covers early stage investors, including venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.

Gale Literary Criticism Online
Provides the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Includes original broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

General OneFile
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. *NOVELNY

Health Reference Center Academic
Contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. *NOVELNY

HeritageQuest
A powerful genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.

Informe Académico
Spanish and Portuguese scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. *NOVELNY

InfoTrac Newsstand
Full-text newspaper search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. National collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. *NOVELNY

Kids Infobits
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. *NOVELNY

Medici.tv
The largest online catalogue of classical music, opera and dance videos.

New York State Driver’s Manual & practice tests
From the Dept. of Motor Vehicles website.

Opposing Viewpoints
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. *NOVELNY

Research in Context
Created specifically for middle-schoolers. Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *NOVELNY

Rochester History
A journal produced by the Rochester Public Library which covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images
Search thousands of historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Something About the Author Online
Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Considered the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

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Statista
Statista is an intuitive search portal to data, statistics, and reports covering a little bit of everything related to national and global market research, including company, industry, and consumer information. Most of the data is in the form of charts and graphs and is compiled from a variety of sources, including the US government, company filings, consulting firms, international agencies, marketing companies such as Nielsen, Kantar and Experian Simmons, and many more. Downloadable industry reports are also available for conducting business market research.
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VIN Decoder
Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch
A catalog of books and other materials found in libraries worldwide.

Arts & Entertainment

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  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

Medici.tv
The largest online catalogue of classical music, opera and dance videos.

Business & Nonprofits

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  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

AtoZdatabases
Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

Business Insights: Essentials
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. *NOVELNY

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

Foundation Directory Online Essential
Explore 103,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles, 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders, Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs, as well as FDO Workspace.

Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment
Covers early stage investors, including venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.
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Statista
Statista is an intuitive search portal to data, statistics, and reports covering a little bit of everything related to national and global market research, including company, industry, and consumer information. Most of the data is in the form of charts and graphs and is compiled from a variety of sources, including the US government, company filings, consulting firms, international agencies, marketing companies such as Nielsen, Kantar and Experian Simmons, and many more. Downloadable industry reports are also available for conducting business market research.
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Children & Teens

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

Britannica Escolar
Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area. *NOVELNY

Britannica School
Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. Includes three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs. *NOVELNY

Kids Infobits
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. *NOVELNY

Opposing Viewpoints
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. *NOVELNY

Research in Context
Created specifically for middle-schoolers. Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *NOVELNY

Something About the Author Online
Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Considered the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

College-Level Research

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

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. *NOVELNY

Britannica Academic Edition
An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive. *NOVELNY

EBSCO GreenFILE
Scholarly, government and general interest titles exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Covers subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Health Reference Center Academic
Contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. *NOVELNY

Informe Académico
Spanish and Portuguese scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. *NOVELNY

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch
A catalog of books and other materials found in libraries worldwide.

Educators

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Covers on key education topics for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Educators Complete Reference
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. *NOVELNY

Genealogy & Local History

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

HeritageQuest
A powerful genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.

Rochester History
A journal produced by the Rochester Public Library which covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images
Search thousands of historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Health

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

Ask a Librarian
From the University of Rochester Medical Center, Edward G. Miner Library.

Health Reference Center Academic
Contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. *NOVELNY

MedlinePlus
The National Library of Medicine’s website for consumer health information.

Reliable Health Information Websites
From Rochester Regional Health Werner Medical Library.

Literature

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  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Literary Criticism Online
Provides the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Includes original broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Newspapers, Magazines, & More

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  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

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. *NOVELNY

Consumer Reports
Full access to product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)
Search 26 full-text New York State newspapers and blogs, including The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard. *NOVELNY

General OneFile
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. *NOVELNY

InfoTrac Newsstand
Full-text newspaper search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. National collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. *NOVELNY

OverDrive Magazines
The popular downloadable service also carries full-facsimile magazines.

Reference

  • If prompted for a login, enter your library card barcode.
  • “NOVELNY” databases are free to NYS residents; if asked, allow your browser to detect your location.

AtoZdatabases
Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

Consumer Reports
Full access to product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

New York State Driver’s Manual & practice tests
From the Dept. of Motor Vehicles website.

VIN Decoder
Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.