The mission of the Schenectady County Public Library is to satisfy our community's educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs by providing free and open access to a comprehensive range of materials, services and programs.

Databases by Subject

*Central - Database is only available at the Central Library.
All other databases are accessible from home 24/7! Call 518.388.4511 for assistance.

Books & Literature

NoveList Plus
Includes information on both fiction and non-fiction titles, including recommended reading lists, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes.

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Business & Finance

Business Insights: Essentials provided by NOVEL
Formerly Business and Company Resource Center. Search for company and industry information. Includes full-text news articles, investment reports, and financial information on companies.
Morningstar (Remote)
Morningstar (Central)
Research companies, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and more.
Reference USA (Remote)
Reference USA (Central)
This business database contains 14 million U.S. businesses with verified, accurate data; it is updated monthly. Also, the residential database includes the phone numbers of 135 million U.S. households. Small business owners find this resource to be useful for market research.
Value Line (Remote)
Value Line (Central)
Features Value Line Investment Survey, including small-and mid-cap companies, the Mutual Fund Survey, and more.

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Educator's Reference Complete provided by NOVEL
Educator's Reference Complete 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. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.
Teacher Reference Center provided by EBSCO
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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Ancestry (Central)
Birth, marriage, and death records, U.S. immigration collection, and more.
The New York Times from 1851-2007 by ProQuest (Central)
Includes full-text articles.

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Health Information

Health Reference Center Academic provided by NOVEL
Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources.

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Mango Languages
Learn a new language! Mango Languages offers lessons using real-life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. There are 60 languages including German, French, Russian, Italian Greek, Korean, and Spanish. Mango is also available in English as a Second Language (ESL) versions for speakers of 16 foreign languages, including Japanese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Portuguese. Click here for a complete list of available languages.

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Newspapers & Periodicals

Academic OneFile provided by NOVEL
Features peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources with extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and more. The articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Updated daily.
America's Newspapers
This full-text database includes The Daily Gazette (August 15, 1997-present), The Times Union (March 1986-present), The Saratogian (June 25, 1985-present), and other U.S. newspapers.
Computer Database provided by NOVEL
Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.
EBSCO Databases
MasterFILE Premier as well as the EBSCO databases provided by NOVEL which include Primary Search (Searchasaurus), Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia of Animals.
EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
This database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Included periodicals are Consumer Reports (Jan. 1991-present), Time (May 1990-present), and Newsweek (Jan. 1990-present).
Gale PowerSearch
Users will be able to search multiple databases all at once. Databases include: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand, Health Reference Center Academic, New York State Newspapers, and more.
General OneFile provided by NOVEL
Contains full-text news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, and much more. Full-text articles, many with images, are available. Updated daily.
GreenFILE provided by EBSCO
Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources.
InfoTrac Newsstand provided by NOVEL
Search a collection of over 1000 newspapers, both national and international.
New York State Newspapers provided by NOVEL
Search this database of 28 major New York state newspapers, including full-text articles from The New York Times (July 1985-present).
Opposing Viewpoints in Context provided by NOVEL
This resource, drawing on the popular Greenhaven Press series, covers all the hot social issues of the day to help students explore topics from all perspectives. Users will be able to analyze data, complete writing assignments, and prepare for debates by exploring podcasts, pro/con viewpoint essays, over 300 primary source documents, academic journals, biographies of social activists and reformers, and more. Full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added daily.
Research in Context provided by NOVEL
Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.
Teacher Reference Center provided by EBSCO
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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Britannica School provided by NOVEL
A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high.
Britannica Academic provided by NOVEL
Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Kids InfoBits provided by NOVEL
World Book

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