General Reference Databases
Britannica Academic (Collegiate) (Britannica)
Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Britannica School (K-12) (Britannica)
A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high.
ConsumerReports.org (Consumer Reports)
Access to expert ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus over 8,000 ratings and reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews, and more.
Credo Reference (Credo)
Online reference service featuring over 900 full-text reference titles covering all subject areas with over 3 million articles from 100 highly-respected publishers all aggregated and integrated in a robust search engine.
General Reference Center Gold features 24/7 access to a wide range of full-text titles, indexes, and abstracts from prestigious general-interest sources. Operating on the award-winning Gale InfoTrac platform, it integrates magazines, newspaper articles, children's magazines, almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books, and more. Content includes more than 4,000 titles in full text, making it easy for researchers to locate answers. This premier resource empowers users by delivering the answers they need. Users will find articles on current events, business and industry trends, arts and sciences, popular culture, sports, hobbies, and more.
Available via NOVEL, a project of the New York State Library, federally funded by LSTA grants.
A database of over 3,557 encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religion, science, business, information & publishing, literature, law, medicine, education, technology, careers, and biography.
Home Improvement Collection (Gale)
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting. The Home Improvement Collection puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike, with more than 5 million articles from more than 266 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Available via NOVEL, a project of the New York State Library, Federally funded by LSTA grants.
Contains over 7,044 courses and over 232,711 video tutorials on a variety of technical, creative, and business topics taught by experts in their fields. Courses can be viewed from your computer, as well as on your tablet or smartphone.
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The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
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