Online Databases

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.

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Ebooks, Thieme
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The Thieme E-Book Library is an acclaimed online collection of lavishly illustrated full-color downloadable textbooks. This comprehensive electronic library covers every course in the medical school curriculum to help students, researchers and clinicians master critical subjects in medicine and the life sciences.
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Consumer Health Complete
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The information provided on Consumer Health Complete™ is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. CHC designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
Cochrane Methodology Register
Category: | Source: EBSCO
CMR contains bibliographic details and summaries of articles which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
Full-text articles and protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. The reviews are highly structured and systematic, with evidence included or excluded based on explicit quality criteria to minimize bias. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
This includes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE® or other bibliographic databases. A bibliography of controlled trials, updated quarterly, from the world's journals compiled as an effort to create an unbiased source for systematic reviews.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
DARE includes abstracts and full text articles of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world. It provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.
Health Technology Assessments (HTA)
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
HTA provides detailed health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of health care interventions) from around the world. HTA contains ongoing and completed research based on trials, questionnaires and economic evaluations. Links to summaries, full text or the web site of the research agency are included in the abstracts.
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
NHS EED provides information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures. An economic evaluation of the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures.
Alt Health Watch
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
Alt HealthWatch™ focuses on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.It offers full text articles and peer reviewed journals and reports.
AMED - (ALT medicine)
Category: Health & Science | Source: EBSCO
AMED is an alternative medicine database with full text articles for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians. It includes complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, palliative care, and more.
EJS E-Journals
Category: General | Source: EBSCO
EJS can help you find full text electronic journals and articles that the library subscribes to. You can also perform this type of search by clicking on the journals button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Category: Books & Other Media | Source: EBSCO
An extensive collection of ebook titles relating to the NYCC curriculum. Some text books are available as well as a number of informative titles.
OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
Category: General | Source: EBSCO
This full text-only database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 3,100 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
Category: Books & Other Media | Source: FirstSearch
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
An OCLC collection of scholarly journals
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
Journal articles and reports in education
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
U.S. government publications
Category: Health & Science | Source: FirstSearch
Combined search of WorldCat, MEDLINE and ArticleFirst
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
Global OCLC FirstSearch
Category: General | Source: FirstSearch
OCLC FirstSearch service connects you to references and full-text articles in a wide range of subjects in 13 databases
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OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals
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Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
Opposing Viewpoints
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Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Culinary Arts Collection
Category: | Source: GaleGroup
The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles.
Agriculture Collection
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Coverage of agriculture and its related fields, comprised of hundreds of journals and magazines. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative content.
General OneFile
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A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of 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 general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Health Reference Center
Category: | Source: GaleGroup
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Category: | Source: GaleGroup
Covering a wide spectrum of information with full text articles, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
General Science Collection
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A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
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All aspects of the Nursing profession are covered in this collection. Current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Academic OneFile
Category: General | Source: GaleGroup
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Business Insights: Essentials
Category: General | Source: GaleGroup
This database brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search here to find detailed company and industry news and information.
National Newspaper Index
Category: General | Source: GaleGroup
National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Category: | Source: GaleGroup
This database focuses specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, including herbal medicine. A fertile and growing collection of full text articles, including content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
Psychology Collection
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This collection of full text articles give individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
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Users of this full text article collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
New York State Newspapers
Category: General | Source: GaleGroup
Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.
InfoTrac Newsstand
Category: General | Source: GaleGroup
Search a collection of 150 newspapers, both national and international.
Diversity Studies Collection
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This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals and full text articles.
Vocations and Careers Collection
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Finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. This collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Newsstand Complete- Gannett
Category: | Source: ProQuest
This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
Natural Medicines
Category: Health & Science | Source: Therapeutic Research Center
Unbiased, clinical data on approximately 90,000 herbal products, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic products, Ayurvedic medicines, complementary alternative medicines, integrative therapies, alternative treatment modalities (e.g., acupuncture), traditional Chinese medicines (fixed combination) products, and other natural remedies. Updated every business day
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Category: Health & Science | Source: Therapeutic Research Faculty
Provides in depth information on natural medicine products. Included are common, as well as colloquial names, brand names, scientific names, product uses, safety, effectiveness, pharmacological actions, adverse reactions, possible interactions, any influence on nutrient levels and other pertinent information NMCD includes clinical management series on topics such as: obesity, depression, colds and flu, osteoporosis, menopause, chronic fatigue syndrome and others.
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.
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Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
Clinical Trials
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BioMed Central
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BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 258 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication.
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
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The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.
HighWire Press
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HighWire Press is a large archive of free full-text articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. At the site is a list of journals showing specific date ranges of open-access content available in each. Embargo periods vary.
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
PubMed Health
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PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.
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MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
PubMed Central (PMC)
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PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
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An integrated database system of hazardous chemicals, toxic releases and environmental health. This site also includes references and abstracts from toxicology literature.
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PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 30,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
DC Consult
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From the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
NCBI databases
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
NLM Gateway
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
Search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, HSRProj, and MEDLINE
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
PubMed comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, online books and relevant websites and links. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
Entrez Cross Database Search
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
Entrez is a powerful federated search engine, or web portal that allows users to search many discrete health sciences databases at the NCBI website.
Category: General | Source: Website
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. This website provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
Category: General | Source: Website
FedStats, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government. With convenient searching and linking capablilties it provides data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.
Index to Chiropractic Literature
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
ICL provides indexing (not full text) of the peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers.
Ebooks, zillions of free fiction
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Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser. or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub. This is a free service!
ChiroAccess (MANTIS)
Category: Health & Science | Source: Website
An online chiropractic, osteopathic and related research database. MANTIS is used by virtually all chiropractic and osteopathic colleges and thousands of students and practitioners.
Trip Database
Category: | Source: Website-users have to register-FREE
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.