NOVELNY Databases is an electronic database access project that enables libraries across New York State to provide their communities free online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other information sources.
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/ .
Below are links to searching tips, training materials, and additional information about the NOVELNY databases. RRLC will be updating this web page on an ongoing basis.
New York State Library Web Site
- Statewide access: http://novelnewyork.org/. Enter NOVELNY - Log in with Public Library Card, NY Driver License, or Non-Drive Photo ID.
- NOVELNY Toolkit: In order to assist librarians in marketing NOVELNY and their other electronic resources, a series of publications have been created and assembled in a downloadable marketing toolkit. http://novelnewyork.org/librarians_toolkit.php
How to Access NOVELNY
NOVELNY from the New York State Library
You can access all of the NOVELNY databases from the NYS Library website. Go to http://novelnewyork.org. Under the picture of the Statue of Liberty, you can enter NOVELNY, logging in with your choice of Public Library Card, NY Drivers License or Non-Drivers Photo ID or NYS Library Card.
NOVELNY from the Monroe County Library
Connect to the MCLS LibraWeb site at http://www2.libraryweb.org
On the left side of the screen select Magazines & Databases.
The databases are listed alphabetically, by title. Click on your database of choice and you will be prompted to enter your MCLS library card # and your last name.
NOVLENY from the Pioneer Library System
Connect to the PLS OWWL site at http://owwl.org
At the Welcome to OWWL.org screen scroll down to “Find articles, practice lists and more in online databases. Access from home will require an OWWL borrower card.” Click on online databases and you will see a listing of all subscription databases, including the NOVELNY databases. Select your database of choice and you will then be prompted to enter your library card number to login.
Searching the NOVELNY Databases Power Point Presentations
NOVELNY and MCLS Tutorials
Please note that an MCLS library card # is required for portions of the tutorials:
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.