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Magazines & Databases

These databases are available in every public library in Monroe County, and from your PC at home or at work. Check with individual libraries and divisions for specific products not listed here.

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


The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Business Insights: Essentialsnovelny
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. 


Career and Business Strategies Enjoy reading several dozen works about how to rise to the top in the corporate world, build your own business, find your passion and more in this collection from Career Press!  


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.


Classic Comics offers over 850 comic books from the "Golden Age of Comics" (1930s-1950). These collections include those organized by theme, series and publisher and include volumes from Key Publications, Story Comics, Orbit Comics, Holyoke Publishing and more. Discover the plots and heroes of comic yesteryear that inspired the big names of today!


CLIC-on-Health rrlclogo
 A "one-stop-shopping" site for Rochester health information, CLIC-on-Health is administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council. Funding for CLIC-on-Health is provided by a grant from NY Senator Jim Alesi and the Rochester Regional Library Council.


Consumer Reports
Find product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.


EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. With coverage dating back back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.


EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
This database 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 and librarians.  

eLibrary Elementary novelny 
Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary. 

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers) novelny
Eight full-text newspapers for New York State (from Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse) including: The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard.


Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.


Gale Directory Of Early Stage Investment
Covers the several types of early stage investors including: venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors and angel groups, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.


Gale Literary Criticism Online
Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.


Gale Something About the Author Online
Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles. 

Gannett Newsstand novelny 
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 OneFilenovelny
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.


Global Road Warrior
From travel planning to school work, Global Road Warrior connects you with information about countries around the world. Explore hotels, customs, history, business culture, maps and even recipes! 

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


A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.


Indie New York is a digital ebook collection you can enjoy great reads from local authors. Check out eerie mysteries, alluring romances, reflective memoirs, local histories, fun children's books and so much more in Indie New York. Start reading today to find your next favorite book!


InfoTrac Newstand  novelny 
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. 

 Kids Infobits novelny 
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. 

Library Catalog 
The online catalog of the holdings of the Monroe County Library System. 

Opposing Viewpoints novelny
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.

Rochester History
History is a journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line - from 1939 to the present.


Rochester Images
Contains over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.  

Scholastic Go! novelny
Includes the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and The New Book of Knowledge.


SELF-e  submission platform. Your library has made the SELF-e submission platform freely available to its patrons and local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state or region.


Virtual Reference Desk
The Virtual Reference Desk is a collection of web resources compiled and maintained by staff of the Monroe County Library System.


WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch 
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.




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