Databases


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

Books & Literature
Scholastic Go Includes access to Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful,Encyclopedia Americana,Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples,The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre 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.
Small Business Collection Small Business Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students, entrepreneurs and any small businessperson. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Test Prep & College Readiness Materials for the GRE, SAT, GMAT and other college readiness materials. Job-specific test prep materials such as corrections officer/clerical/EMT/dental hygienist/case worker exams. And other vocational exams such as the ASVAB, nursing school entrance and others.
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
Gale Virtual Reference Library With materials covering literature, science, history, health, art/media, science and technology, business and more, Gale Virtual Reference Library is a good fit for your all your research needs.
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.)
Kids, Teens & 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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library With materials covering literature, science, history, health, art/media, science and technology, business and more, Gale Virtual Reference Library is a good fit for all your research needs.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
Scholastic Go Includes access to Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Encyclopedia Cumbre as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
Test Prep & College Readiness Materials for the GRE, SAT, GMAT and other college readiness materials. Job-specific test prep materials such as corrections officer/clerical/EMT/dental hygienist/case worker exams. And other vocational exams such as the ASVAB, nursing school entrance and others.
U.S. History Collection U.S. History Collection is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field. Articles included are updated daily and come from leading journals such as: American Jewish History, Indian Life, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of the Southwest, New American, Urban History Review, America’s Civil War, American Heritage, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs and hundreds of others.
World History Collection Both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher will find useful information in this collection of leading journals in the field of world history, including: Digest of Middle East Studies, East European Quarterly Foreign Policy in Focus, Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Online Collection, Israel Studies, NOVA, BBC News and many others.
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
Cooking Cooking covers publications on cooking different types of food, dieting and wine.
Culinary Arts Collection The Culinary Arts collection includes 300 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.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure The Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, provides unparalleled coverage of tourism. It provides access to information on luxurious resorts, popular tourist attractions, geographic facts, great restaurants and more. A few of the titles available:
Camping Magazine, Faces: People, Places, and Cultures, Fodors, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler
Retire & Thrive, Parks & Recreation
Pop Culture Collection Ideas, perspectives and attitudes on mainstream culture. Some of the sources include American Theatre, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Hollywood Reporter, Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, Newsweek, Vogue.
Mango Languages Learn a new language! Mango teaches self-paced language skills through short conversations and film clips in the context of real-world situations. There are over 70 foreign and 21 English as a second language (ESL) languages to choose from. A few of the languages: Spanish (Spain, Latin America), French (France, Canadian), American Sign Language, Far East: (Chinese, Hindi, Korean), ESL for Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Russian speakers.
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.)
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.
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.)
InfoTrac Newsstand This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.
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.
Politics, Social Issues, Current Events
Environmental Studies and Policy Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
Military and Intelligence Database Military and Intelligence Database provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
Psychology Collection Psychology Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.
Religion and Philosophy Collection The Religion and Philosophy Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics around a wide range of philosophies and religions from around the world.
U.S. History Collection U.S. History Collection is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field.
Articles included are updated daily and come from leading journals such as: American Jewish History, Indian Life, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of the Southwest, New American, Urban History Review, America’s Civil War, American Heritage, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs and hundreds of others.
War and Terrorism Collection Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for researchers of history, social science and current events covers 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily, including: Defense Daily, Military History, National Defense, War without Borders, The American Military Advisor, Terrorism in the United States and hundreds of other periodical titles.
World History Collection Both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher will find useful information in this collection of leading journals in the field of world history, including: Digest of Middle East Studies, East European Quarterly Foreign Policy in Focus, Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Online Collection, Israel Studies, NOVA, BBC News and many others.
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 Literacy This database contains sources on computer security, devices and applications.

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