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BUSINESS & JOBS

 

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.

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.

 

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EDUCATION

 

College Source Information on over 18,000 colleges compiled by the Career Guidance foundation.

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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GENEALOGY

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.

HeritageQuest Online

 

Available to Crandall Public Library card holders ONLY.

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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GENERAL REFERENCE

 

eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest)

 

Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary. 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.

Scholastic GO!

 

Includes 8 online encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples. 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.

 

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HEALTH

For more help finding health information check out our Consumer Health Information Center

 

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.

PubMed

 

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

 

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LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

 

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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LAW & GOVERNMENT

 

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

 

Best legal information starting point for the consumer. Serious researchers can find Supreme Court Decisions from 1983-date.

USA.gov

 

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.

Thomas

 

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.

 

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LIBRARIES & LIBRARIANSHIP

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.

LISTA

 

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

 

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

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MAGAZINES, JOURNALS & NEWSPAPERS

 

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.
Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest) Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira). Provided by NOVEL.
General OneFile News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Provided by NOVEL.

GreenFILE

 

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.

InfoTrac Newsstand This full text newspaper database has more than 95 major newspapers, including the Albany Times Union (full text from Mar 1, 1986), The New York Times (full text from January 1, 2000). Provided by NOVEL.

National Newspaper Index

 

An index to the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Dates covered are 1977 to the present. Provided by NOVEL.

New York State Newspapers Provides the full text of several major newspapers published in New York State, including the Albany Times Union, New York Times and the New York Post. Provided by NOVEL.

 

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 TAX FORMS

 

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.