Databases-ARC

Books & Literature Health & Science Home & Garden
Business & Job Hunting Technology Lifestyle & Hobbies
Genealogy Kids & Homework Magazines & Newspapers

 

Books & Literature
Academic Search Premier As a source geared toward college-level literature research and the world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Grolier Online Includes access to the Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
Business & Job Hunting
AtoZdatabases AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Business Insights: Essentials Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Morningstar Investment
Research Center
The Morningstar Investment Research Center includes comprehensive financial information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators can help you determine what your asset mix should be and how your investments are working together. The help and education section offers short online tutorials to sharpen your investing skills or you can sign up for an online database training class. Note: This can only be accessed from within the Library.
Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition Includes approximately 4,000 databases including U.S. Federal Census, the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); and Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes). Note: This can only be used within the Library
Health and Science
General Science Collection A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
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. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Health Source – Consumer Edition This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source – Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Technology
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.
Computer Source This database provides a balance of full-text journals and full-text consumer computer titles. Content includes many subject areas and is not limited to: computers, electronics, the internet, telecommunications, computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software–EBSCO. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Kids & Homework
eLibrary Elementary eLibrary Elementary is an easy-to-use general reference resource, designed specifically to engage and guide beginning and younger researchers. Via a colorful, graphically engaging interface, children have access to over 300 full-text magazines, newspapers, transcripts, and reference books plus millions of kid-friendly images, maps, websites, videos, and interactive simulations not found in other online reference resources.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Grolier Online Includes access to the Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Kids Search by EBSCOhost Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Primary Search Contains full text of 57 children’s magazines plus almanacs and an encyclopedia. Indexing and abstracting for 80+ titles. (For a more graphical interface, see Searchasaurus.) (Supported by the NOVEL project.) Available to Colonie patrons only.
Searchasaurus An interface to Primary Search, which contains full-text articles from elementary school magazines, an encyclopedia and a dictionary. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Student Research Center The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases–EBSCO Available to Colonie patrons only.
TumbleBooks TumbleBooks are books for beginning readers with added animation, sounds, music and narration—a fun format for children and parents to enjoy together! Games and activities are included with some stories. A language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish, instead of English.
U.S. History Collection As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, 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 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
World History Collection As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
Home & Garden
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection This database contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. The database also contains some full text titles that are cited in databases such as AGRICOLA, CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO and others. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Home Improvement Collection Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
Lifestyle & Hobbies
Mango Languages With Mango, you’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and culture, you’ll learn how to communicate. Mango’s self-paced learning environment offers an easy way to learn a new language. Mango teaches actual conversational skills within the context of real-world situations. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Culinary Arts Collection The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Fine Arts and 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 you with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Magazines & Newspapers
Academic OneFile This database contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. The database also contains some full text titles that are cited in databases such as AGRICOLA, CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO and others. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Academic Search Premier The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Consumer Reports Product and Service Ratings and Recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports print edition, searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports’ exclusive product and car reliability reports, and more. Available to Colonie patrons only.
Gale Newsstand This full-text newspaper database lets you search newspapers electronically by title, headline, date, author, or section.With 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. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Gannett Newsstand Complete Gannett Newsstand offers exclusive access to over 85 local and regional U.S. newspapers from Gannett. The Gannett newspapers are available in full text and include all articles of substance written by staff writers, death notices, birth notices, editorials, reviews, letters to the editor, and selected online content.
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 (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
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. (Supported by the NOVEL project.
Newspaper Source Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Available to Colonie patrons only.
New York State Newspapers Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post. (Supported by the NOVEL project.)
Popular Magazines Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries”.
Times Union Online archives are provided at no cost to the user and contain most staff-written stories published in the Times Union newspaper since March 1986 (obituaries since 1993). The archives do not include online-only stories, such as local and wire-service breaking news updates.