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      NOVEL is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library.
    There are dozens of databases accessible through this link!
     academic one file  agriculture  business economics business insight communication
     computer  criminal justice  culinary arts  diversity studies  educator's reference
     environmental studies  expanded academic  fine arts  GVRL  gardening
     gender studies  general onefile  general reference center  general science  health reference center
     home improvement  hospitality  information science  informe  insurance
     kids infobits  military  NYS newspapers  newsstand  nursing
     opposing viewpoints  physical therapy  pop culture  popular magazines  psychology
     religion and philosophy  research in context  small business  u.s. history  vocations and careers
     war and terrorism  world history      

    academic one file
    Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed, full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines.
    Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject, offering up-to-date and relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.
    culture grams
    CultureGrams is the leading primary source reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world.  
     eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users. Titles cover a wide range of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.
    fact cite
    FactCite is a comprehensive online database with thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations. FactCite includes ten databases on a variety of subjects, including Biographies for Beginners, Shapers of Society, Sports Champions, World Biography, Mythology, American History, Defining Moments in U.S. History, Science, Countries and Cultures, and Essential Information.
    fact cite
    FactCite is a comprehensive online database with thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations. FactCite Elementary version includes four databases: biographies, mythology, American history and science.
    general one file
      General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines.
     history study center
    History Study Center covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study units offer editorially seleted material on over 500 historical topics.
     Issues & Controversies is the authoritative online source of up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.
    american history
    Issues & Controversies in American History is a unique online resource of clear, concise and balanced explanations of the most contentious issues in American history. 
    Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate tools to find information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
    learning literature
    Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This unique resource also offers secondary sources, such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines, and journals.
     Newsbank contains the databases, Access World News and America's Historical Newspapers 1690-2000. These databases allow students to gain access to newspapers and other news sources that provide an accurate, concise record of history and current events.
    Please see this link to access the database. See the library for username and password.
    Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
    Research in Context was created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research In Context contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find support to complete assignments in literature, science, social studies, and history.
    SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. 
    knowledge source
    SIRS Knowledge Source provides full text articles on social, scientific, historic, business, political and global issues as well as insights on the arts and humanities. The database include SIRS Issues Researcher, Government Reporter, and Renaissance.
     SIRS Decades features 5,000+ hand-selected primary and secondary source articles that highlight key events, movements, people, and places in 20th century America.
    Stem database  
    The database is comprised of more than 500 scholarly journals and popular science magazines. These publications support research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. All coverage is front-to-back full-text, with images and graphics reproduced exactly as they appear in the original editions. ProQuest's STEM database offers something for students and educators at multiple grade levels.
    world book
    The premier online reference source, including all the articles from the 22 volume encyclopedia, as well as state of the art multi-media, editor-reviewed websites, homework help, and more.