Tuesday, January 21 9:30am to 9pm

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
Gale in Context: Biography
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.

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.

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.

Careers & Jobs
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.

Cypress Resumé
Online resumé and cover letter builder. Create simple, professional-looking resumés in three steps as well as manage cover letters and reference sheets.

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.

Albany Medical College Consumer Health Guide
The Schaffer Library of Health Science at Albany Medical College created this guide for researching Health and Medical topics. In 2017, VPL partnered with Schaffer Library to have all Reference Librarians certified as Consumer Health Information Specialists through the Medical Library Association.


Nuwav Legal Documents
Nuwav Legal Documents provides legal documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and more.

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

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.

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 21,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Research in Context (NOVEL)
Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.

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 Times Online

NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. NYTimes.com is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York, Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video. For instruction on accessing the service, visit our webpage.

Available at the library

These databases are only accessible at the library:


Access genealogy records to discover your family history.