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19th Century Masterfile - A resource for pre-1920 studies that contains indexes to historical periodicals (1802 to 1906), including the New York Times and the New York Daily Tribune. Type: Indexing.

ABI/INFORM Dateline - North American business periodicals from 800 sources provide information on advertising, economics, human resources, finance, marketing, computers and more. In addition, there is information on over 60,000 companies. Part of ABI/Inform Complete. Type: Citations and abstracts.

ABI/INFORM Global - A database that covers business, finance and economics, ABI/INFORM Global contains journals (including the Wall Street Journal) and company profiles, providing a comprehensive way to explore and understand business research topics. Nearly 1800 worldwide business periodicals provide in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. There is also information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles. Part of ABI/INFORM Complete. Type: Full text.

ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry - More than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more. Type: Full text.

Academic OneFile - Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Full text.

Academic Search Complete - Over 5,500 full-text periodicals, including over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition it indexes and abstracts over 10,000 publications including journals, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content back to 1865, and searchable cited references for nearly 1,000 titles. It covers a wide range of subjects including animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, multicultural studies, food science and technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion and theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and more. Type: Full text, indexes and abstracts.

Accessible Archives - Online databases of primary source material from 18th and 19th centuries, including coverage of the Colonial Period, The French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, African-American History, and the Industrial Revolution. Users may search across all of the databases simultaneously or search only selected databases. The six databases are: Godey's Ladys Book 1830-1880; The Pennsylvania Gazette from 1728-1800; The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective Nov. 1860 - April 1865; African American Newspapers: The 19th Century; The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County 1819-1870; and The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue: Chester County 1809-1870. Type: Full text.

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century - The database consists of six newspapers: The Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, Frederick Douglass Paper, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, and The Christian Recorder. Dates covered are 1827-1902. Type: Full text.

Alt-Health Watch - 1990+. A full-text database offering 50,000 articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care, and wellness. Also includes pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Type: Full text.

America's Historical Newspapers - New York newspapers published between 1733 and 1915. The over 200 New York newspaper selections include newspapers from Albany, Ballston Spa, Cooperstown, Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Schenectady, Sing-Sing, Troy, and Utica. Type: Full text.

America's Newspapers: New York - Full text coverage of a wide range of New York State newspapers from Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Lewisboro, Long Island, New York City, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Suffolk county, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester county. Titles include the Buffalo News, Daily Gazette (Schenectady), Long Island Advance, Times Union (Albany), New York Post, Observer-Dispatch (Utica), Post Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glens Falls), Press-Republican (Plattsburgh), Saratogian, Watertown Daily Times, and more. Dates of coverage vary with the newspaper. Type: Full text.

Ancestry (Library Edition) - Ancestry contains family and local histories, family trees, directories, periodical and newspaper articles on genealogy, immigration and naturalization records, birth marriage and death records, and federal census records. While not every state or country is represented for every publication, the majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries are included. Type: mostly full text.

  • Only available onsite New York - Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free to New York State residents. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the New York web page. Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the page. Access requires a free New York account. First-time users should go to this page and enter their zip code to get started: More about NY. Type: mostly full text.

AnthroSource - AnthroSource contains a retrospective archive of peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the American Anthropological Association - over 100 years of published scholarly research across approximately 31 publications. Type: Abstracts.

Big Online America - Big Online contains information on the largest private and public foundations, grants from US government agencies, and Canadian foundations, Canadian government grants, and Canadian corporate donors. Contains information about the foundation's history, directors, and a link to the 990 form. Type: Directory.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index - Citations for over 12 million entries for current and historical persons. Refer to the source cited for the biographical entry. [Note: Search various forms of a name to retrieve all possible records.] Type: Citations.

Biological Sciences - Abstracts and indexes to scientific and technical research literature in the biological sciences. Type: Indexing and abstracts.

BioOne - BioOne is full-text bioscience research journal database created by a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers and contain information on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Type: Full text.

Business Insights: Essentials - Includes company profiles, brand information, company histories, financial reports, periodical articles, and links to relevant Web sites. Type: Full text.

Charleston Advisor - The Charleston Advisor (TCA) contains in-depth, critical reviews of web products and online databases for librarians and other information professionals. TCA's five-star rating system scores each product based on four elements: content, searchability (user interface), price and contract options/features. Type: Full text.

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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective - This database contains the full text of major articles from the New York Herald, Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. It includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies. Type: Full text.

CollegeSource - A resource for national and international college catalogs. Type: Full text.

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CQ Magazine - The CQ Magazine provides legislative news and analysis in a nonpartisan manner, consistently hailed for its accuracy and comprehensiveness. The CQ Magazine on the Web includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983. Articles in the current issue can be browsed, or past articles can be searched by words, dates, subjects or other criteria. Detailed floor votes dating back to August 1983 are available. Full text.

CQ Researcher - The CQ Researcher is a database of research reports providing in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Full text.

Current Biography - Current Biography Illustrated includes biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. It includes both contemporary figures as well as historical information. Type: Citations, abstracts, and some full text.

eBook Collection - Our collection of electronic books (e-books) contains 3,772 copyrighted books. Formerly netLibrary. Type: Full text.

EBSCO Electronic Journals Service (EJS) - EJS provides access to journals the State Library receives from EBSCO in print. Topics covered include psychology, education, medicine, economics, geology, criminal justice, information science, physics, history, and more. If you are asked to submit payment, please contact the library and let us know which journal you were trying to reach. EJS also indexes (and in some cases abstracts) titles from thousands of journals which the State Library does not subscribe to and for which there is no full text. Contact your library to find out how to get a copy of these articles. Type: Full text and tables of contents.

EBSCOhost - Databases include Abstracts in Social Gerontology; Academic Search Complete; Alt-HealthWatch; America History and Life; Biological Abstracts; Computers and Applied Sciences Complete; ERIC; Health Source: Consumer Edition; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts; MEDLINE; Newspaper Source; Primary Search; PsycARTICLES; PsycBooks; PsycINFO; Public Administration Abstracts; and Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide. Type: Indexing, abstracts and some full text.

Education Full Text - 6/83-Present, Abstracts since 1/94 Fulltext since 1/96. Indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Type: Indexing (1983 on); abstracts (Jan. 1994 on); some full text (Jan. 1996 on).

eLibrary Elementary - Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary. Type: Full text.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management 1981- - This database provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences from over 4000 scientific journals and thousands of other sources. Citations for articles from environmental science journals, includes: Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts, Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality, Ecology Abstracts, EIS; Digests of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Health and Safety Science Abstracts, Microbiology Abstracts - Section A: Insdustrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts - section B: Bacteriology Pollution Abstracts, Toxicology Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) - Indexing/abstracts of education (and related) journals, and research/technical reports from 1966 on. Selected full text of thousands of ERIC digests. U.S. Department of Education. Type: Full text for ERIC Digests and some articles.

Fastcase - A comprehensive national law library that includes searching, sorting, and visualization tools. (Fastcase replaces Loislaw.)

Folio Upstate, NYC and Long Island Medical Directories - You can search or browse by facility type such as hospitals,ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, managed care organizations, and group practices. You can also search for physicians in New York State by name. Note: Opens in pop-up window. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Directory.

  • Only available onsite

Foundation Directory Online - Updated continually, Foundation Directory Online provides current details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Over 92,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, 1.3 million recent grants, and more than 400,000 key decision makers are provided. Includes links to searchable 990s as well. Type: Full text.

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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This unique online database is the only one devoted exclusively to the needs of individuals. Use it for online access to accurate, up-to-date information on financial support for individuals including scholarships, fellowships, professorships, research support and program development. This database is updated quarterly. Type: Directory.

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Gannett Newsstand Complete - Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, six 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). Type: Full text.

General OneFile - This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

Godey's Ladys Book - In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies, etc. Full text of sheet music is included, as well as works by authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe. Type: Full text.

Health Reference Center-Academic - Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. Type: Full text, abstracts.

Health Source: Consumer Edition - 1984+ for indexing/abstracts, 1990+ full text. Includes full text for over 270 journals, 1,100 pamphlets and 20 books. Covers health, nutrition, medical self-care, drugs and alcohol, and many other topics. Type: Indexing and abstracts (1984 on), full text (1990 on).

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 540 scholarly full-text journals, pamphlets and some books focusing on medical disciplines such as health, nutrition, and medical self-care form the professional point of view. Type: Full Text.

HeritageQuest Online - Contains the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and full text of: the Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Legislation and Administration Relating to Participation in the Revolutionary War; Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company 1865 - 1874; ProQuest's Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books; and the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1860 -1880 and 1900-1920 censuses for the entire U.S. (Note: Check for variant spellings of names in the census, as abbreviations were often used for first names.) It also includes Private Relief Actions, Memorials, and Petitions from the Serial Set and content from the American State Papers, the predecessor to the Serial Set. The documents in the collection are from the years 1789-1969. Type: Full text.

Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1935) - Indexes the microform collection owned by the New York State Library. Index to periodicals published between 1700 and 1850. Type: Indexing.

IndexMaster - Searchable tables of contents/indexes of 6,000 legal publications. Type: Indexing.

InfoTrac - Provides access to Gale databases, including LegalTrac, Business and Company, Health Reference Center - Academic, and Biography and Genealogy Master Index. For more information see individual database descriptions on this list. Type: Multiple databases.

InfoTrac Newsstand - This full text newspaper database has seven New York Newspapers, including the New York Times from 1985 on, and over fifty national and international newspapers. Type: Full text.

JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines. Topics include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business education, geography, history, language and literature, law, mathematics, music, performing Arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religion, sociology and more. Most issues appear three to five years after publication. Type: Full text.

JSTOR - Sciences (Biology, Ecology and Health and General Science) - Contains full text from extensive back files of scholarly journals related to biological sciences, including ecology and botany, and health and general sciences, including nursing and epidemiology. Starting dates vary, but some go back to the 19th century. Most issues appear 3-5 years after publication. Type: Full text.

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

LegalTrac - 1980+ Some full text. Index to major legal publications, including law reviews, legal newspapers, and bar association journals. Covers case studies, government regulations, statutes, taxation, and international law. Type: Indexing, some full text.

Legislative Retrieval Service (LRS) - The Legislative Retrieval System (LRS) provides online access to current and prior years' legislative session information including bill text, status, summaries, memos, floor calendars, agendas and the Legislative Digest daily sheets. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

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Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Type: Indexing and abstracts.

Loislaw - Unavailable as of 12/1/2015. See Fastcase.

MEDLINE - MEDLINE 1966+. The U.S. National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts to journal articles. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and much more. Type: Citations and abstracts.

National Climatic Data Center. (NOAA) - Provides online access to publications of the National Climatic Data Center, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Includes satellite resources, climate resources and radar resources. Type: Full text.

National Newspaper Index - Provides indexing of America's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Dates covered are 1977 to present. Type: Indexing only.

New York City Charter & Administrative Code - This publication contains the complete set of rules and regulations enacted by New York City agencies and departments. Annotated with case notes and historical notes, it includes all 71 titles. Type: Full text.

  • Only available onsite

New York Red Book - The NY Red Book is widely recognized as the most up-to-date text on the decision makers in all segments of NY State Government. Type: Full text.

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New York State Contract Reporter - The official weekly listing of bidding opportunities for New York State. Available to all Library users onsite. Type: Full text.

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New York State Newspapers - A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following seven full-text newspapers from around New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times (from 1985 on), New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Post-Standard (Syracuse). Type: Full text.

New York Times - Historical - A digital archive for The New York Times, the newspaper of record for the United States, is currently available, from its first issue in 1851 through 2007. Users can search and view article images and full page images, page through issues, and search by a variety of methods. Type: Full text.

Newsbank - Online service that includes access to the following databases: America's Newspapers: New York and America's Historical Newspapers (New York only). Type: Full text.

Newspaper Source - Selected full text for over 150 U.S. and international newspapers. Full text of some major U.S. newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Oneonta Daily Star, and the San Jose Mercury News. Type: Indexing and abstracts, selected full text.

NTIS - 1899+. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, this database contains summaries of unclassified US and international government agency reports in many topics including agriculture, business, communication, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, science, and much more. Type: Indexing and abstracts.

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. Type: Full text.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online - The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language, the OED details the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. Citations include quotations, etymological analysis and variant spellings. The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition as well as the New Edition in progress. Type: Full text.

Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800) - Considered The New York Times of the 18th century, the Gazette provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. It includes editorials, letters, and the full text of important documents such as the U.S. Constitution. Type: Full text.

Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue: Chester County 1809-1870 - This database is primarily a listing of marriages, deaths and obituaries from the Village Record, published in West Chester, PA. Type: Full text.

Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County 1819-1870 - Consisting of five Delaware County newspapers, this database contains the full text transcriptions of articles, advertisements, and vital statistics, providing insight into technology, business activity and culture in a down-river milling and manufacturing area. Type: Full text.

ProQuest - Provides access to ABI/INFORM databases, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Science and Pollution Management.

PsycArticles - PsycArticles contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from American Psychological Association and affiliated journals. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Type: Full text.

PsycBooks - PsycBooks has over 21,000 chapters from over 1,400 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It includes over 700 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology and over 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. Type: Full text.

PsycINFO - PsycINFO contains indexing and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage is from 1887 to present. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Many journals indexed in PsycInfo are available in full text in Academic Search Premier. Type: indexing and abstracts.

PubMed - The National Library of Medicine's free search service to 9 million citations on the Medline and Pre-Medline databases. Type: Full text, indexes and abstracts.

Readers Guide Retrospective - This database contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Phase One coverage includes the years 1969 through 1982. (The complete database will cover the years 1890 through 1982.) Type: Indexing.

Sanborn Maps - Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to large-scale maps (50 feet to an inch) of towns and cities in the United States. The State Library subscribes to the New York subset of these maps. Type: Full text and maps.

Scholastic GO! - Includes access to the Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, 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. Encyclopedia Americana articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia includes encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. Also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards. The New Book of Knowledge is for middle grade students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more. Amazing Animals of the World is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals. America the Beautiful is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and presidents. Lands and Peoples is for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. Also includes an atlas and almanacs. The New Book of Popular Science is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine. La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre is a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective. Type: Full text.

ScienceDirect ebooks - Ebooks and some open-access journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. The Library may still be able to provide borrowers with articles from ScienceDirect journals via our print collections and interlibrary loan. For assistance in locating and obtaining journal articles, please contact the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355. Type: Full text.

Scipio: Art & Rare Book Sales Catalogs - SCIPIO is a union catalog of auction catalog records covering art and rare book auction sales catalogs from the late 16th century to upcoming auctions. Records contain information on dates and places of sale, catalog title, the auction house, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works. Both North American and European auction houses and some private sales are included. SCIPIO provides bibliographic access to sources of art objects and rare books, the history of collecting, and contemporary and historical market trends. Type: Index.

State Capital Universe - Contains bills, regulations, and statutes; information about state legislators, issues and policy in State Net Capitol Journal and other news sources, including state newspapers of record; and links to Web sites with state information. Not all states are covered under each topic. Type: Full text.

State Session Laws - Session laws from the United States (dates vary) and Canada (2003-2005). Type: Full text.

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USA Trade (current) - Contains U.S. import and export data at the country and district level. Four years of annual commodity data available. Available online. Type: Full text.

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Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide indexes the literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered. Publications are searched on topics such as fisheries, wildlife, zoology, aquaculture, and veterinary medicine. Federal documents, cd-roms, books, obituaries, dissertations, and technical reports are some of the document types included. Type: Citations and abstracts.

WorldCat - The OCLC Online Union Catalog contains 40 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Each record contains library holdings and bibliographic information. Those who do not have a NYSL P card can access a free version of the database at Type: Bibliographic information.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2016