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    GENERAL REFERENCE

    Biography In Context
    Contains biographies from over 80 sources.  Searchable by Occupation, Nationality, Ethnicity, Birth/Death Year, Birth/Death Place, Gender and last name.
    Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    Britannica Online School Edition offers encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. At the high school level, a wide variety of reference, journal, and magazine articles are offered as well as multimedia. 
    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
    General OneFile
    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.  *A NOVEL -funded program
    Grolier Online
    Provides access to three online general subject encyclopedias: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and Encyclopedia Americana.  Finding information is as simple as entering a term in the Search box and clicking "Go" to search all three at once, or clicking on the specific encyclopedia icon on the left of the page and searching just that encyclopedia. *A NOVEL -funded program.
    JSTOR
    JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations.
    Popular Magazines
    This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah.  *A NOVEL -funded program
    ProQuest News and Issues
    ProQuest news collections provide online access to a trove of international, national and regional newspapers that provide journalistic balance and perspective.
    SIRS Researcher
    Features thousands of relevant full-text articles and analysis on today’s hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

    World Book Encyclopedia
    Includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, all combined in a single search. A great start for any research project!
    Comprehensive list of Gale Databases
    Click here to find a full list of all our Gale databases, including many subject specific that are not listed separately on this page. This link is worth a visit! 

    NEWSPAPERS

    Gale Newsstand
     Search a collection of 150 newspapers, both national and international. *A NOVEL-funded program.
    New York State Newspapers 
    Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post. *A NOVEL -funded program
    ProQuest News and Issues
    ProQuest news collections provide online access to a trove of international, national and regional newspapers that provide journalistic balance and perspective.
    New York Times
    The electronic version of the well-known newspaper providing breaking news, world news, and multimedia. Please see Mrs. Williams or Remote Access page for log-in information
    Times Union eEdition
    To access this local paper electronically, please see Mrs. Williams or Remote Access page for log-in information.
    Ballston Journal
    The Ballston Journal is Ballston Spa and Malta community news and advertising for the Village of Ballston Spa, Town of Malta, Town of Ballston and the Town of Milton.
    Saratogian
    News and entertainment coverage for all of Saratoga County and specifically the city of Saratoga Springs.

     ART

    Grove Art Online
    A comprehensive reference source for all aspects of the visual arts.  Includes articles, images, timelines and lesson plans for worldwide arts from prehistory to present day.
    Fine Arts and Music Collection 
    This collection will provides resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. *A NOVEL -funded program

    BUSINESS 

    Business Insights
    A fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. *A NOVEL -funded program

    ENGLISH

    Literary Reference Center Plus 
    A comprehensive literary reference database with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
    Drama for Students
    Presents analysis, context and criticism on hundreds of plays Be sure to consult this database when needing information about a play.
    Novels for Students
    Presents analysis, context and criticism on hundreds of novels. Be sure to consult this database when needing information about a novel.
    Poetry for Students
    Presents analysis, context and criticism on hundreds of poems. Be sure to use this database for any poetry project!
    Short Stories for Students
    Presents analysis, context and criticism on hundreds of short stories. Be sure to use this database for any short story criticism!
    SIRS Researcher
    Features thousands of relevant full-text articles and analysis on today’s hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

    HEALTH, MATH AND SCIENCE

    Infobase Publishing Math eBooks
    A comprehensive collection of math reference books in eBook format. Search each eBook or use the search bar on page one to search entire collection.
    Ebsco Science Reference Center
    Offers full-text articles from more than 60 of the most popular science publications, providing information on all aspects of the scientific world. Subject areas covered include the observation, description, identification, and experimental investigation of phenomena and its applications.
    Gale General Science Collection
    Composed of nearly 300 full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavors, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology. *A NOVEL -funded program
    Gale Science in Context
    Science In Context is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Science In Context showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content.
    Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Contains magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.
    SIRS Researcher
    Features thousands of relevant full-text articles and analysis on today’s hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Culture Grams
    Provides access to 190 countries and territories with maps, statistics, and in-depth information in over 25 categories.  Includes recipes, photographs and short biographies from each country's best-known individuals.
    ABC-CLIO American History
    From the explorers of America to today's headlines, this database investigates the people, events and themes of our nation's history.
    ABC-CLIO World History, Ancient and Medieval Eras
    Covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.
    ABC-CLIO World History, The Modern Era
    Provides key historical developments from 1500 to the present day.
    ABC-CLIO MODERN GENOCIDE
    Offers a variety of content including: 1,200 reference items on individuals, events, organizations, and places; feature stories connecting current events with historical references; signed essays discussing such topics as the factors that precede and cause genocide as well as 300 primary sources about modern genocides.
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Covers today's hottest social issues from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day.

    SIRS Researcher
    Features thousands of relevant full-text articles and analysis on today’s hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

    TEACHER RESOURCES

    ProQuest-Education
    Search selected professional educators' titles covering current issues in education

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Noodletools
    The site to use when creating a bibliography or works cited page in MLA or APA format.  Also can be used to create online notecards.
    Turnitin.com
    A database that will detect possible plagiarism. Your teacher may ask you to use this as a self-check before turning in your research paper.


    *NOVEL is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library.  You will need to enter remote passwords to access the Novel databases outside of school. See Mrs. Williams for the list of passwords.