Britannica Online is available to all public, school, academic, and non-profit libraries for a per FTE cost. A weighted FTE-based formula exists for each library type. Other products available from Britannica include Britannica Online School Edition, Britannica Online Library Edition, Image Quest, Global Reference Center, Annals of American History, Webster's Third New Intl. Dict. Unabridged Online, and Spanish Reference Center. To sign up for any of these products or to renew your subscription, please fill out the Subscription form and return it to the RRLC office.
Free Databases available from EBSCO
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management.This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Teachers Reference Center http://www.teacherreference.com
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
EBSCO proudly offers GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 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. The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Also included in GreenFILE is a 6,800-term Thesaurus.
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.
Databases currently available to NOVELNY databases participants are:
- Gale Cengage Learning Databases
Gale Cengage Learning Databases also provide access to subject specific databases that are part of the InfoTrac collection.
- Academic OneFile
- Business Insights: Essentials
- InFoTRac Newstand
- General OneFile
- Health Reference Center Academic
- National Newspaper Index
- New York State Newspapers
- Kids Info Bits
InfoTrac Collections on NOVELNY
- Grolier Online -- Grolier Online Passport and Grolier Online Kids includes:
Grolier Encyclopedia Americana
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
New Book of Knowledge
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Amazing Animals of the World
Gannett Newstand Complete
America the Beautiful
Lands and Peoples
The New Book of Popular Science
LA Nueva Enciplopedia Cumbre
Grolier Online Materials for NOVELNY users
- New York State libraries that are members of a New York State library system may participate directly in the NOVELNY databases program. The NOVELNY Databases Help Desk toll-free phone number is (877) 277-0250. The Help Desk phone is staffed by New York State Library database specialists, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the databases, see the NOVELNY Databases page at the New York State Library web site at http://novelnewyork.org
WorldCat contains all bibliographic records (with holdings information) cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, computer data files, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, videotapes, sound recordings, journals and magazines. The database currently comprises over one billion records and is updated daily.
RRLC member libraries who would like more information about any of the shared database projects should call Janet Altimonda (585-223-7570) or email firstname.lastname@example.org the Council Office.