Library Media Center Databases

Citing Sources/Taking Notes | Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers | General Topics Databases | Subject Specific Databases | Electronic Reference Books | Encyclopedias

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Citing Sources/Taking Notes

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Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers

  • Access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines
  • Gale Academic OneFile: This periodical resource provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including the New York Times.
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select: This collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
  • Gale General OneFile: This general-interest periodical resource allows users to find the information they want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures they tap into quality sources.
  • Gale In Context | High School: Magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos at 9th through 12th grade levels
  • Gale in Context: Magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos at 5th through 9th grade levels
  • Gale OneFile | News: Full-text newspaper database with several New York newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers
  • Gale OneFile | Popular Magazines: Access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile databases
  • NewsBank: Resources provide researchers with valuable information on any topic imaginable, including the Times Union. Enter un/pw from password sheet.

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Databases for information about general topics from a combination of resources

Excellent for Pro-Con perspectives

  • InfoBase Source Reference: Full-text articles on a variety of research topics as well as research and information skills and tools. Enter un/pw from password sheet.
  • ProQuest Research Companion: Tools to help students do more effective scholarly research and support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information
  • ProQuest SIRS Discoverer: All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources. The collection includes reference materials such as encyclopedias and trusted periodical titles.
  • ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher: Thousands of editor-reviewed, authoritative newspaper and magazine articles, graphics, charts, maps, primary sources, government documents, multimedia, as well as critical thinking questions, and timelines broaden student comprehension of each topic. A Research Guide organizes a student’s research inquiry process.
  • CQ Researcher: A source for researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news
  • Gale in Context | Opposing Viewpoints: A range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints, includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more
  • Gale Power Search: Choose which Gale databases to search in at the same time, even all of them!

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Subject Specific Databases

A combination of resources (books, magazines, websites, journals, etc) organized by topic

Arts | Biographical Information | Business & Economics | History | Language | Music | Science | Social Sciences | Technology


Biographical Information

Business & Economics




  • Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish
  • Gale OneFile | Informe Académico: Spanish interface provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America



Social Sciences


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Electronic Reference Books

These full text reference books just might be the answer to your research question!

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  • World Book
  • Britannica Academic: Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools
  • Britannica School: A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities

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