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Databases

The databases below are accessible to Voorheesville Central School District residents from any computer. You may be prompted to login using your library card and PIN. We also provide access to NOVEL databases supplied by the New York State Library supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Those databases are accessible to New York State residents using geolocation.


Searching databases is a little different than searching the web. If you need any help, contact a librarian.


General Reference
Biography in Context
Information on the world's most influential people.

Britannica Academic (NOVEL)
Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research—all from one resource. Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, Britannica Academic’s articles provide trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights that users will not find anywhere else.

Career Cruising
Resources to build your resumé, search job postings, and gain knowledge of interview skills. It’s a great tool for individuals, parents, teachers and counselors.

Consumer Reports
Expert ratings and consumer reviews from an independent product testing organization.

DMV Permit Practice Tests
Access to NYS DMV practice driving tests and handbooks for car, motorcycle, and CDL.

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Admendments
A complete examination of each of our nation's 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789.

eSequels
Search for books by character, location, or subject. And, most important for some readers, find fiction series listed in reading order.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Multi-subject encyclopedias and digital reference books.

Lynda.com
Over 144,000 online training videos in software, creative, and business skills.

Languages
Mango
Learn a new language with this online language learning system. Create an account to track your progress or practice basic skills.

Health and Medicine
Natural Medicines
Information about herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals along with complementary practices like yoga and acupuncture.

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

Business and Finance
Business Insights: Essentials (NOVEL)
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.

Multi-Subject
Academic OneFile (NOVEL)
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.

General OneFile (NOVEL)
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

School-Oriented
Britannica School (NOVEL)
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities—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—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Britannica Escolar (NOVEL)
Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

Kids InfoBits (NOVEL)
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (NOVEL)
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.

Newspapers
InfoTrac Newsstand (NOVEL)
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 (NOVEL)
A subset of InfoTrac Newsstand, this database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, and Newsday.

Available at the library

These databases are only accessible at the library:


Ancestry.com

Access genealogy records to discover your family history.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

Find books by subject, age level, genre and more.