All MCLS Databases

Academic OneFile

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. *NOVELNY 


Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

Britannica Academic Edition

An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.  *NOVELNY 

Britannica Escolar

Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area.  *NOVELNY

Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.  *NOVELNY

Business Insights: Essentials

Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. *NOVELNY

Consumer Reports

Full access to product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


Scholarly, government and general interest titles exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Covers subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

Covers on key education topics for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Educators Complete Reference

provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.  *NOVELNY

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)

Search 26 full-text New York State newspapers and blogs, including The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard. *NOVELNY

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.

Gale Literary Criticism Online

Provides the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available; access original broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Gale Something About the Author Online

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

General OneFile

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.  *NOVELNY

Health Reference Center Academic

Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources.  *NOVELNY


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

Informe Académico

provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.   *NOVELNY

InfoTrac Newstand

Full-text newspaper search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. National collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. *NOVELNY

Kids Infobits

For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5; covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.  *NOVELNY

NY State Historic Newspaper

Opposing Viewpoints

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.  *NOVELNY

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.  *NOVELNY

Rochester Images

Search thousands of historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch

Access a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.