Databases and Research Sites: A to Z List of Databases with Descriptions

List of databases by Topic
Having trouble logging in?
(if prompted for "Borrower Id", use the 14 digit number near the barcode on your library card and press Enter)

A

Back to top

Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. View a Tutorial
(Click here if outside NY State.)
Agricultural Collection Agricultural Collection: With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection is comprised of nearly 200 titles, covering practical aspects of farming and cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. (Click here if outside NY State.)
America's News Magazines from Newsbank America's News Magazines provides the full text of 27 prominent news magazines, including Newsweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and Popular Science.
A to Z Maps Online AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. All maps are downloadable and royalty-free for non-commercial use.
A to Z the USA AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
A to Z World Travel AtoZ World Travel For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel  is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.
A to Z World Culture AtoZ World Culture Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.
Auto Repair Reference Center (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) The Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Content includes: • More than 31,660 vehicles, from 1945 to present • Over 205,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs • Approximately 75,000 technical service bulletins & recalls • Over 130,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing • Specifications & maintenance schedules • Labor Time Guide & Estimator • AutoIQ (Instructional videos) • Quick Tips – a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

B

Back to top

Business Economics and Theory Business Economics and Theory provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Business Insights Essentials Business Insights Essentials: Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Includes industry rankings, news, profiles, market share data, company histories and more. (Click here if outside NY State.)

C

Back to top

Communications and Mass Media Communication & Mass Media Collection: This collection contains over 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, literature and writing, and linguistics.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Community Connections Community Connections: CEFLS has created a booklet listing community resources for people returning to Clinton, Essex and Franklin County from a correctional facility.  The resources listed are designed to be helpful for those seeking to reenter society, gain employment, improve their education and find help with health, legal issues, housing and other needs.
Computer Database Computer Database: Use this database to find computer- related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Criminal Justice Collection Criminal Justice Collection: Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, students will find that this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Culinary Arts Collection The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. (Click here if outside NY State.)

D

Back to top

Diversity Studies Collection Diversity Studies Collection: A good resource for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 journals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Driving Tests Driving-tests.org: For New York State, this free resource contains the following state-specific information:
• 10 car practice tests
• 6 motorcycle practice tests
• 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
• 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
• An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

E

Back to top

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition (Provided by NOVEL NY) Encyclopedia Britannica : One of the most authoritative information sources in the world, with over 73,000 articles, 2,000 video clips, 4,000 quotations, a world atlas and timeline, entries from the Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, recommended websites, current magazine and journal articles, and image and sound files.  A friendly kids' interface is included.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. (Click here if outside NY State.)

F

Back to top

Fine Arts and Music Collection Fine Arts & Music Collection: With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. (Click here if outside NY State.)
ABA NY Free Legal Answers Free Legal Answers is an online version of the walk-in clinic model where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyer. Lawyers provide information and basic legal advice for non-criminal legal matters for those who may not be able to afford to pay. There is no fee for the advice and information provided.

G

Back to top

Gale News Stand With Gale InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Gale Power Search Gale PowerSearch simplifies browsing through Gale's more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents. The interface provides users a Web-like experience and includes added features that appeal to and empower library researchers. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture Collection Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection: Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will find useful information in this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. The collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Gender Studies Collection Gender Studies Collection: This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Genealogy LibGuide (Provided by CEFLS) This guide to genealogy is a locally produced collection of genealogy resources, including links to organizations and resources in the local community, books, ebooks, websites, videos, and more.
General OneFile General OneFile: This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. Updated daily, and contains millions of articles. (Click here if outside NY State.)
General Science Collection General Science Collection: Composed of over 200 journals – from highly specialized academic journals to general science-focused magazine – the General Science Collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavor, including such topics as particle physics and quantum theory, advanced mathematics, biotechnology, and many more. (Click here if outside NY State.)

H

Back to top

Health LibGuide (Provided by CEFLS) This guide to health is a locally produced collection of health-related resources, including links to services in the community, books, ebooks, videos, apps and more.
Health Reference Center Academic This health database includes over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Home Improvement Collection Home Improvement Collection: A collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, with coverage of architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection: With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more. (Click here if outside NY State.)

I

Back to top

Information Science and Library Issues Collection Information Science and Library Issues: A collection of more than 100 leading industry journals, including Library Journal, Wired, Kirkus Reviews, and Teacher Librarian, to name just a few. (Click here if outside NY State.)

J

Back to top

K

Back to top

Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits: A collection of more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface. (Click here if outside NY State.)

L

Back to top

Learning Express Library 3.0 (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) A site with interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. Also explore the Job Search resources, such as Resume Writing and Interviewing courses. View a Tutorial

M

Back to top

Military and Intelligence Database The Military and Intelligence Database periodical list is composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. Additionally, the product includes some basic reference materials that are updated annually: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. With more than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text), searchers are sure to find answers to their reference questions. (Click here if outside NY State.)

N

Back to top

New York State Digital Collections New York State Heritage Digital Collections: a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The site provides free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items.
New York State Newspapers New York State Newspapers: A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following full-text newspapers from around New York State: Albany Times Union, Buffalo News, New York Times, New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Syracuse Post-Standard. (Click here if outside NY State.)
NY Historic Newspapers logo  The Northern New York Library Network has debuted a new historic newspapers website. The new site, named NYSHistoricNewspapers.org, replaces the Network’s Northern New York Historical Newspapers site.  The new  platform features several significant improvements, including a better browsing experience on all devices, improved search features, and access to titles from all over New York. All contents of New York State Historic Newspapers are available for online use at no charge. The site currently contains 160 newspaper titles and approximately 2.5 million pages of historic newspapers, featuring coverage from 20 counties. Newspapers from around the state and New York City will be added in the coming years.
NoveList K-8 Plus Logo
NoveList K-8 Plus
(Provided by CEFLS Libraries)
Engage your younger readers and encourage reading success! NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers. In NoveList K-8 Plus you'll find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens, expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists, and read-alikes for every title, author, and series.
NoveList Plus Logo
NoveList Plus
(Provided by CEFLS Libraries)
Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. View a Tutorial
Nursing and Allied Health Collection All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. (Click here if outside NY State.)

O

Back to top

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Topic areas include Science, Global Issues, History, and Biography. Teachers can search by state and national curriculum standards for materials to use in the classroom.

P

Back to top

Pathways to Success Pathways to Success: CEFLS has created a booklet for adult new learners looking for more resources to help them achieve educational and economic success. The listed local agencies and resources in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties of New York focus on education, jobs and support for those seeking to improve their lives. (This publication was supported by funds from the new York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program.)
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection Over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.  Covering a wide spectrum of information, with a focus on proven treatment techniques and experimental research.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Plattsburgh Press Republican (Provided by Northern NY Library Network) Newsbank provides current and archived information from the Plattsburgh Press Republican in searchable text format, going back to 1999. There is a gap from 4/24/2006-6/30/2006.  Older issues up to 1995 can be found in digitized form at New York Historic Newspapers.
Pop Culture Collection Pop Culture Collection: Useful information for researchers in social science, history, art and liberal arts, with over 100 periodicals on popular culture. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Popular Magazines Popular Magazines includes 1000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac product line. All the titles were selected based on the actual publication searches performed by library patrons. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Psychology Collection Psychology Collection: This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. (Click here if outside NY State.)

R

Back to top

Religion and Philosophy Collection Religion & Philosophy Collection: Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The Religion & Philosophy Collection is perfect to fill gaps in coverage of this under-served area. Two hundred and fifty subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Rocket Languates Rocket Languages: is an interactive online language learning system. You learn conversational language at your own pace, and you can access downloadable mp3 lessons, games, flash cards and more. Languages include French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, and nine more. Track your progress and earn badges!    View a tutorial
Routes to Recovery Routes to Recovery: CEFLS has created a mobile app and a resource booklet to help people connect with local and online resources related to substance abuse. Individuals seeking services, as well as the loved ones and professionals supporting them will find helpful information on addiction and mental health services, housing, transportation, and more. The booklets will be available at local libraries in the tri-county area. (The booklet and mobile app were produced in association with Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC) and are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.)

S

Back to top

Small Business Collection The Small Business Collection is perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. (Click here if outside NY State.)

T

Back to top

U

Back to top

U.S. History Collection U.S. History Collection: This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of over 40 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. (Click here if outside NY State.)

V

Back to top

Vocations and Careers Collection Vocations & Careers Collections: Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. (Click here if outside NY State.)

W

Back to top

War and Terrorism Collection War & Terrorism Collection: A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Watertown Daily Times from Newsbank (Provided by Northern NY Library Network) Newsbank provides current and archived information from the Watertown Daily Times.
Wilson Omnifile Full-Text Select Edition (Provided by Northern NY Library Network) Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select Edition is a multidisciplinary, 100% full-text database providing full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, from the following Wilson periodical databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Wilson Business Full Text. OmnFile Full Text Select is a 100% full-text database and presents full text with every entry from more than 1,600 publications.
World History Collection World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. (Click here if outside NY State.)

Google
WWW cefls.org