LIBRARY CATALOGS | MAGAZINES, JOURNALS & NEWSPAPERS | BUSINESS & JOBS | EDUCATION |
ENCYCLOPEDIAS | GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY | HEALTH | LANGUAGE & LITERATURE |
LAW & GOVERNMENT | TAX FORMS | HOMEWORK HELP

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LIBRARY CATALOGS
  • SALS/MVLS Library Catalog Locate materials and request titles in SALS and MVLS public libraries.
  • My Account Check your library record, renew books, or cancel reserves.
  • CaDiLaC Online This regional union catalog includes materials in the New York State Library, academic, special and public libraries.
  • Library of Congress The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains over 12 million bibliographic records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials from the Library's collections.
  • New York State Library and Archives Search the records of the New York State Library, including Manuscripts and Special Collections, and the New York State Archives.
  • Pathfinder: Research Library Online Catalog The New York State Historical Association and Farmer's Museum holdings in art and architectural history, museum studies, and New York State history.
  • Upper Hudson Library System Online Catalog A union catalog of the holdings of public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties.
MAGAZINES, JOURNALS & NEWSPAPERS
  • Academic OneFile provided by NOVEL Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.
  • ELibrary Elementary provided by NOVEL Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete provided by NOVEL Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).
  • General OneFile provided by NOVEL News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
  • GreenFILE, provided by EBSCO GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand provided by NOVEL Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
  • LISTA, provided by EBSCO The Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings, and is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
  • National Newspaper Index provided by NOVEL An index to the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Dates covered are 1977 to the present.
  • New York State Newspapers provided by NOVEL Provides the full text of several major newspapers published in New York State, including the Albany Times Union, New York Times and the New York Post. Content in this database is also available in the Custom Newspapers database.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context provided by NOVEL An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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BUSINESS & JOBS
  • Business Insights: Essentials provided by NOVEL Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape: extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection; easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports; industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more.
  • CareerOneStop A portal for exploring careers and locating jobs, education and training.
  • GotResumeBuilder.com This site allows users to create a resume using professionally designed templates; look over resume-writing tips; review occupation-specific resumes; search jobs with a feature linked to Jobs by Indeed; and more.
  • Job Express - provided by the NYS Department of Labor Listings are by region around the state. The site takes over 42,000 job openings and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific companies. Other helpful features include video tutorials on resume writing, interview techniques, and transitioning to a new career.
  • New York First A business-focused portal to the economic development incentives, programs and resources available to large and small companies within the state and those that choose to relocate here.
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EDUCATION
  • College Source Information about 18,608 Colleges compiled by the Career Guidance foundation.
  • FAFSA, Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Apply for Federal financial student aid online.
  • Guide to Online Schools Search this college directory for the best options in online degrees, universities, and schools.
  • LISTA, provided by EBSCO The Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings, and is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
  • New York State Civil Service Exam Schedule Examination postings by the NYS Department of Civil Service. Schedule is updated approximately every two weeks.
  • Regents Exam Prep Center This site, developed by the Oswego City School District, helps high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The project is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant.
  • Summer On Campus Descriptions, contact information and active email and website links for hundreds of (day & residential) arts, sports, and academic summer camp programs for kids 8-18 on college campuses throughout New York State.
  • Teacher Reference Center (TRC), provided by EBSCO This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
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ENCYCLOPEDIAS
GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY
  • Adirondack History Network A site for teachers and students across New York State, developed by the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York, to aid in the study of state and local history. You will find information about Adirondack guides, the timber industry, the establishment of the Adirondack Park, the lives of Adirondack women in the nineteenth century and much more. Illustrated with historic photographs or ephemera.
  • American Memory American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 digital collections. Enter the name of your hometown to find historical images.
  • Cyndi's list of genealogy sites on the web A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • Fulton Montgomery Photo Archives A compilation of historic photos from various repositories, including The Johnstown City Historian, The Johnstown Historical Society, The Johnstown Public Library, and The Montgomery County Archives.
  • I Spy Children bring history to life in this I Spy game featuring historic sites in the New York State counties of Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie.
  • Mohawk Valley Web Guide to geneological databases for Albany, Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties.
  • NY GenWeb Link to each County within New York State, where you will find a wealth of county related genealogy information.
  • New York State Heritage Digital Collections A research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in the Empire State's history. Contains hundreds of digital collections about New York State's people, places, and institutions from libraries, museums and archives from all over the state.
  • The Documentarian An exhibit of historical and genealogical materials in the collections of public libraries in Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties, New York.
  • The Schenectady Digital History Archive Find Schenectady county places, people, industries and records as well as links to other New York State resources. This archive is a service of the Schenectady County Public Library coordinated by Robert G. Sullivan.
  • Where to find historical information on Saratoga Springs A guide to the physical location of information on Government/laws, Business records, Horse racing, Battle of Saratoga (1777), and Personal papers.
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HEALTH
  • Cancer.gov The first place to go for any question about cancer. From the National Cancer Institute.
  • Clinical Trials A clinical trial is a study to answer questions about drugs or new therapies. Here you can find out what Clinical Trails are ongoing or recruiting patients.
  • FamilyDoctor.org Hundreds of one-page handouts on common medical conditions, herbals, medicines and drug interactions. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Health Reference Center Academic provided by NOVEL Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources.
  • MayoClinic.com Experts at the Mayo Clinic help people find the answers and the support they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage illness. Stay informed on health issues important to you. .
  • Medline Plus The first place to go for patient education on the Internet. Compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Current, accurate and dependable.
  • NOAH: New York Online Access to Health Another excellent site for information on a number of diseases and conditions. From the New York metropolitan area medical library community.
  • New York State Department of Health Click on Disciplined Doctors to determine whether or not a doctor has been disciplined.
  • New York State Physician Profile Profiles for all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in New York State.
  • PubMed More than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
  • BookTalk - Resources for Readers Find out about your favorite author or others that have similar styles, local literary events and book discussions. You can also reserve a book online and select where you want to pick it up. All you need is an MVLS/SALS library card.
  • Books By Your Neighbors A gathering of authors who live in New York's Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties.
  • NoveList Plus (from EBSCO) Your guide to reading, NoveList Plus allows readers to use a favorite author or title to locate other authors and titles of interest. It provides subject access, reviews, annotations, and includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
  • Study Guides from Spark Notes Study guides to literature and other topics are written by self-proclaimed Harvard students and graduates who specialize in the subjects they cover. Similar to Cliffs Notes.
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LAW & GOVERNMENT
  • Congress Current Congressional legislative information, a service of the Library of Congress.
  • Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII) Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute is probably the most expansive legal reference tool online. Useful features include Law About with links to every legal topic imaginable, constitutions and codes, court opinions, law by source or jurisdiction (the 50 states and DC), and the American Legal Ethics Library. Key features are The United States Code, U.S. Supreme Court (1990-date), and New York State Court of Appeals opinions.
  • FindLaw Best legal information starting point for the consumer. Serious researchers can find Supreme Court Decisions from 1983-date.
  • First Gov This site offers a powerful search engine that searches every word of every U.S. government document in a quarter of a second or less. Includes a separate search engine for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (1976-date).
  • GPO Access Official Federal government information from the US Government Printing Office. Included here are popular regulatory materials such as the Federal Register (1994-date) and The Code of Federal Regulations, critical Congressional products such as the Congressional Record (1994-date) and Congressional Bills, and important business materials such as Commerce Business Daily (CBDNet).
  • International Trademark Association Listings for nearly 3,000 registered trademarks and service marks with their generic terms and indicates capitalization and punctuation.
  • LawHelpNY.org Designed to help low-income New Yorkers with their civil legal problems. It is a collaborative effort across New York State legal aid offices to give low income and vulnerable New Yorkers access to legal information, information about how to contact legal aid offices and other social agencies that can assist them, as well as help them understand their legal rights and navigate the court system. This website covers legal problems including (but not limited to): housing, public benefits, (SSI, SSD, or PA), family law, discrimination and more. LawHelpNY covers 16 legal areas and connects to over 500 legal aid programs offering free legal services in New York State.
  • New York State Legislature Legislative information for the current session.
  • State and Local Government on the Net
  • United States Copyright Office Key publications, including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration and links to the copyright law.
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TAX FORMS
HOMEWORK HELP



Access to these research tools is provided by your public library through its membership in the Southern Adirondack Library System or the Mohawk Valley Library System. Part of the licensing costs for some of these databases was paid for from New York State central library grants to Crandall Public Library and Schenectady County Public Library. Local public funds from six area libraries also support these costs.