Looking for information on businesses? Try Mergent Online.

Mergent Online, the successor to the Moody’s Manual series, is a state-of-the-art product that provides online access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with the latest in features and functions. The database includes up to 15 years of customizable financial statement data, company histories, Moody’s debt ratings and much more. Information on over 1,000,000 private companies worldwide is included in a Dun and Bradstreet component. A report builder function allows customizable analysis of the data. You can export company reports and financials into software applications such as Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®.

You can access all of our business databases including Mergent Online with your New York State Library borrower card 24/7 from work or home. Any questions? Contact staff at the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355.

Books Online

Many of you are familiar with Google Booksexternal link as a resource for online books however there are numerous other online resources available.

  • Hathi Trustexternal link provides access to over ten million volumes; more than two million of these titles are in the public domain with viewing and downloading options available. Hathi Trust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible for future generations.
  • The Digital Book Indexexternal link has over 165,000 full-text books available from hundreds of commercial and noncommercial publishers, over 140,000 of these are free.
  • Internet Archive's Ebook and Texts Archiveexternal link provides access to over three million items.
  • The Free Libraryexternal link by Farlex offers close to twenty million books and articles free of charges. This site features a vast collection of classic literature with over 140 authors and their works represented.
Last Updated: March 3, 2014