Library Resources

How to use Library databases

Research is the first step in the writing process. When researching a topic for an assignment, it is important to find credible and accurate sources. Use the online databases to find:

  • Books
  • E-Books
  • Professional journals
  • General information about a topic

The online databases can be used on school computers or at home.

To Find Books:

  • Click Library World
  • Search your topic
  • Choose the titles that are most related to your topic
  • Check to make sure that the branch is New York
  • Write down the call number and title of the book
  • Visit the library to borrow the book. You can checkout up to 3 books at a time, and they are due back in 2 weeks

To Find E-Books:

  • Click Gale Reference Library
  • Enter the password from the library
  • Search your topic
  • Choose books and view them on the computer by clicking on the links to chapters and specific topics

To Find Journals:

  • Choose a database
    • EbscoHost
    • Gale Academic One File or Gale General One File
  • Get password from Librarian
  • Search your topic
  • Before choosing an article, make sure the entry is listed as full text
  • Click full text to view the whole article

To Find General Information:

  • Click on Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Search your topic
  • Click on links that will take you to articles and encyclopedia entries

Research Databases

Below is a selection of excellent research databases, from which you can locate full text articles on a wide range of subjects. If you need a username or password, please contact your campus librarian.

lexisnexis  Library Resources lexisnexisFor paralegal students only.

libraryworld  Library Resources libraryworldMildred Elley Libraries Online Catalog

ebsco  Library Resources ebscoA Nursing and Allied Health Database

Gale Databases and Encyclopedia Provided by:

novel_lg  Library Resources novel lg

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica High

Britannica Academic Edition

E-books from Gale Virtual Reference Library

Please see Librarian for Password

Academic One File

Please see Librarian for Password
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world”s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences,technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts,theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

General One File

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One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of 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 general interest topics.

Expanded Academic ASAP

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From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!


Library Guides

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