UPDATE for 2013/2014:
NOVELNY will offer free statewide access to an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, and an interface and content for children. Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources.
The databases listed below will be freely available to the nearly 5,600 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit http://www.novelnewyork.org and log on with a driver license ID or a non-driver ID. If your library is not registered please see the For Librarians link on the website or contact the NOVELNY Help Desk toll-free at 877-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.
ELEMENTARY LEVEL GENERAL PERIODICALS
- Business Insights: Essentials (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains over 3,900 magazines and journals, nearly 25,000 industry reports, nearly 11,000 company histories and nearly 500,000 company profiles.
- eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest): Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.
- Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.
- Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier/Scholastic): Articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles. Includes maps, flags, tables and illustrations.
- The New Book of Knowledge (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for middle grade students that includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for upper middle school students through adults that includes encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. It also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.
- La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Grolier/Scholastic): Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective. Includes timelines, maps and an events calendar.
- Amazing Animals of the World (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for elementary school students that includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
- The New Book of Popular Science (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for middle and high school students that includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine. Also includes photos, maps and technical illustrations.
- America the Beautiful (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for elementary and middle school students that includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
- Lands and Peoples (Grolier/Scholastic): Resource for middle and high school students that includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
- Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains over 13,000 peer-reviewed journals covering a wide variety of subjects. Full text is available for over 6,000 journals.
- General OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains over 13,000 popular magazines and periodicals covering a wide variety of subjects. Full text is available for over 6,000 magazines and periodicals.
- Health Reference Center Academic (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains almost 3,000 magazines and journals covering medicine, health and nursing, over 2,500 topical overviews, and videos of medical procedures.
The New York State Education Department's EngageNY website, which includes information on New York State's P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, is also linked from the NOVELNY website.
- Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest): 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).
- InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains over 1,100 newspapers, 33 of which are New York State newspapers.
- National Newspaper Index (Gale Cengage Learning): Contains indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Washington Post.
- New York State Newspapers (Gale Cengage Learning): Subset of InfoTrac Newsstand which contains 33 New York State newspapers, including the Albany Times Union, New York Times, Newsday, Buffalo News, Post-Standard (Syracuse), Watertown Daily Times, Times Herald-Record (Middletown) and others.
END OF UPDATE 2013/2014
In order to better serve NOVELny customers, the NOVELny vendors (EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest and Scholastic) will be expanding their support by answering questions directly related to their own products, as of Monday, December 7, 2009.
Starting December 7, 2009:
The following types of questions should be directed to the individual vendors:
- Updates in contact information (contact person, e-mail address, phone number, etc.)
- IP updates Requests for URLs, usernames and passwords Statistics Remote access
Vendor contact information:
EBSCO: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-758-5995
Gale: http://access.gale.com/noveltech/(to submit questions online) or email@example.com 1-800-877-4253 (press 4)
Scholastic (Grolier): firstname.lastname@example.org option 4
The following types of questions will continue to be answered by the NOVELny Help Desk:
- General how-to's
- Questions about the NOVELny program and databases
We encourage you to send NOVELny Help Desk questions via e-mail to email@example.com. These will usually be addressed within 48 hours. If you call please understand that you may need to leave a voicemail. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to call the NOVELny Help Desk at 1-877-277-0250 or, in the Capital District, 518-486-6012.
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
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 Knowledge Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY.