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Ebooks, Audiobooks, Music & Video
Search this database of newspapers published in the state of New York, including the Buffalo News, the New York Times and the New York Post.
New York Times
A 72 hour "offsite activation" for the NY Times will be created. You will have the option to create a new account after clicking the URL. You can use the URL again to renew your 72 hour activation.
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.
National Newspaper Index
National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
Magazines & Journals
Consumer Reports magazine and all articles are available.
Consumer Reports magazine and all articles are available.
General One File
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of 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 general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
Academic One File
Academic OneFile is the 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, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
AncestryLibrary.com is available within the library, but not remotely due to licensing restrictions. Portions of Ancestry.com pertaining to New York are free to NY state residents, even outside the library (this access requires a free Ancestry.com New York account; you will have free access only to the records available through Ancestry.com New York, not to the entire Ancestry database).
FamilySearch -- The library has Affiliate Library designation, giving patrons greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. It's the world’s largest repository of genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.
HeritageQuest offers over 48000 family and local histories, federal census listings (1790-1940), PERSI (the Periodical Source Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and Freedman's Bank Records. The database is available from home with your library card barcode, and within the library automatically.
Other resources helpful to Genealogists can be found on our Local History page.
Miss Humblebee's Academy
An award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.
Learn a language online: Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portugese, & American Sign Language.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre is a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.
El texto incluye los contenidos revisados de la versión impresa de la La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (1999), además de cientos de artículos traducidos de la Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, así como otros materiales recién agregados y revisados.
Careers & Jobs
Search for jobs, get help writing a resume or cover letter, do an interview simulation, assess your career interests, and more.
Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
Britannica Academic Edition
Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the Encyclopædia Britannica plus MerriamWebster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, e-books, primary source documents, multimedia resources, and many other databases and research tools.
Britannica School is the go-to site for research—the core of any inquiry learning model—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases.
A wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more. [Help].
Health Reference Center Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine (the world’s largest medical library), it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
- Business Directory provides access to the most accurate and comprehensive business database in the United States. This database contains information on over 14 million businesses. Each detailed business record contains business name, street address, city, state, county, zip code, primary contact and executive title, phone number, fax number, and toll-free number (where available). Also find annual reports, parent company, business profile, and sales volume.
- Residential Directory contains approximately 110 million households pulled from 6,000 telephone directories. Information includes name, address, telephone number as well as census statistics such as median income levels and home values. Listings appear as they are identified in the phone book.