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Business Insights: Essentials


A business research tool for the job seeker, casual investor, or business student, offering up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. Provided by NOVEL.

Career One Stop


A portal for exploring careers and locating jobs, education and training.

Computer Database Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries. Provided by NOVEL.
Glassdoor An inside look at jobs and companies. Anonymous reviews and salary data from employees and interview candidates.
NYS Civil Service Exam Schedule

Exams are posted by the NYS Department of Civil Service and updated approximately every two weeks.

Reference USA


Available to Crandall Public Library card holders.

Detailed information on 12 million businesses and 120 million households. Business information includes executive names, number of employees, credit ratings, SIC code, and more. Search using whatever information you have, even if it is incomplete. Training Guides


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College Source Information on over 18,000 colleges compiled by the Career Guidance foundation.
Educators Reference Complete Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC. Provided by NOVEL.

FAFSA, Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Apply for Federal financial student aid online.

Regents Exam Prep Center


This site, developed by the Oswego City School District, helps high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The project is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant.

Summer On Campus


Descriptions, contact information and active email and website links for hundreds of (day & residential) arts, sports, and academic summer camp programs for kids 8-18 on college campuses throughout New York State.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC), provided by EBSCO

This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.


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For more information on local history contact the Folklife Center


Ancestry Library Edition



Available in the library only-Access from computer desktop.

Start your own genealogy using the U.S. Census (1790-1930), New York Passenger lists (1851-1891), World War I Draft Registration Cards (1917-1918), Civil War Service Records, the Social Security Death Index, and the England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland Parish and Probate Records plus much more.

fold3 by ancestry


Available to Crandall Public Library card holders ONLY.

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

HeritageQuest Online



Research your family history online. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.

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Britannica Academic

Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Provided by NOVEL.

Britannica Escolar Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish. Available at two levels—primary and secondary. Provided by NOVEL.
Britannica School A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high. Provided by NOVEL.
General Reference Center Gold with InfoTrac Collections General-interest sources include magazines, children’s magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books and more. Provided by NOVEL.
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. Provided by NOVEL.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Students of all levels will benefit from a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. Provided by NOVEL.
Research in Context Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.


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Health Reference Center Academic


Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. Provided by NOVEL.

MedlinePlus MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, NIH, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Included is extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Merck Manuals Access to professional and consumer health information. Consumer version includes drug information.



Citations and abstracts to the world's biomedical literature back to 1966, from the National Library of Medicine.


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Books By Your Neighbors


A gathering of authors who live in New York's Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties.

BookTalk - Resources for Readers


Find out about your favorite author or others that have similar styles, local literary events and book discussions. You can also reserve a book online and select where you want to pick it up. All you need is an MVLS/SALS library card.

Learn English on the Net


Useful sites for adult learners, tutors, educators, and program coordinators of Basic English Education and English as a Second Language

NoveList Plus


Your guide to reading, NoveList Plus allows readers to use a favorite author or title to locate other authors and titles of interest. It provides subject access, reviews, annotations, and includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. Provided by EBSCO.


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Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII)


Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute is probably the most expansive legal reference tool online. Useful features include Law About with links to every legal topic imaginable, constitutions and codes, court opinions, law by source or jurisdiction (the 50 states and DC), and the American Legal Ethics Library. Key features are The United States Code, U.S. Supreme Court (1990-date), and New York State Court of Appeals opinions.

FindLaw Find general legal information & search for lawyers.
New York Codes Search the Consolidated Laws of New York at FindLaw for Legal Professionals.


This site offers a powerful search engine that searches every word of every U.S. government document in a quarter of a second or less. Includes a separate search engine for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (1976-date).

GPO Access


Official Federal government information from the US Government Printing Office. Included here are popular regulatory materials such as the Federal Register (1994-date) and The Code of Federal Regulations, critical Congressional products such as the Congressional Record (1994-date) and Congressional Bills, and important business materials such as Commerce Business Daily (CBDNet).

New York State Legislature

Legislative information for the current session.

State and Local Government on the Net


A directory of official state, county, and city government websites.


Current Congressional legislative information, a service of the Library of Congress.

United States Copyright Office


Key publications, including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration and links to the copyright law.


Available in the library only-Access from computer desktop.

Your starting point for legal research. Search State & Federal Cases, Regulations, Forms, and more.
Warren County Law Library The Warren County Law Library is a public-access law library located on the first floor of the Warren County Municipal Center.


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Capital District Library Council CDLC is a regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, school & special libraries & library systems in ten upstate New York counties. Click on CaDiLac to search for materials.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.



The Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings, and is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. Provided by EBSCO.

Mohawk Valley Library System


MVLS: Serving Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady & Schoharie Counties.

New York State Library


Search the records of the New York State Library, including Manuscripts and Special Collections, and the New York State Archives.

Southern Adirondack Library System


SALS: Serving Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties.

Upper Hudson Library System


UHLS: Serving Albany & Rensselaer Counties.



WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

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Academic OneFile Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Provided by NOVEL.

Consumer Reports

Available to Crandall Public Library card holders ONLY.

Full text articles from Consumer Reports magazine.
Expanded Academic ASAP with InfoTrac Collections Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects. Provided by NOVEL.
General OneFile News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Provided by NOVEL.



GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Provided by EBSCO.

Informe Académico Spanish interface provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America. Provided by NOVEL.
InfoTrac Newsstand This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers. Provided by NOVEL.
NYS Historic Newspapers The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history. This is created and administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.
New York State Newspapers A subset of InfoTrac Newsstand, this database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, and Newsday. Provided by NOVEL.


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Federal Tax Forms & Publications


New York State Tax Forms & Instructions


Other State Forms and Publications



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Access to these research tools is provided by your public library through its membership in the Southern Adirondack Library System or the Mohawk Valley Library System. Part of the licensing costs for some of these databases was paid for from New York State central library grants to Crandall Public Library and Schenectady County Public Library. Local public funds from six area libraries also support these costs.