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About Using Databases
Using Databases guide offers information and tips for database use.
Database Video Tutorials
We have added buttons to connect you to video tutorials for information about, and some instruction for several of the GTL's subscription databases. Some of the tutorials were produced by libraries at other institutions or by Niche Academy, so, they might have instructions for other access methods, to contact a librarian from another institution for help, or to contact a sales representative for additional information. Please
always contact the GTL staff for help, and always link to any of our subscription databases from the GTL's webpages.
ABI/INFORM This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly and professional articles for business and economics.
Academic OneFile (Gale-NOVELny) This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly articles on a broad range of academic subjects.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly and popular articles on a broad range of academic subjects.
Academic Video Online: Premium (Alexander Street Press) This link opens in a new window
Award-winning online videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning, including PBS Video Collection and World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966.
AGRICOLA This link opens in a new window
Citations and links to full-text in agriculture, biology, and environmental studies.
America: History and Life (EBSCO)   This link opens in a new window
Citations, some full text articles and books covering the history and culture of the U. S. and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Anthropological Index Online This link opens in a new window
Citations for anthropology articles, 1957-present. (For GTL holdings, go to Library Search --> Advanced Search link --> "Library Links" button --> "Browse Journal Titles")
Archival Films & Newsreels Collection (Films on Demand) This link opens in a new window
Historic newsreels from United News focusing on World War II. Useful as a primary source for historical and cultural research.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1 This link opens in a new window
Primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.
Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Journal articles in Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.
CBS News 60 Minutes (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Among the most respected TV journalism programs in the world. Transcripts and video from 1997–2014.
CCH IntelliConnect This link opens in a new window
Federal and state tax laws, documents, rulings, and news. (First-time users must create a User ID in order to use this database.)
Chronicle of Higher Education This link opens in a new window
News, advice, and jobs for higher education professionals.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Citations with full-text articles in nursing and allied health. (Access limited to 12 simultaneous users.)
ClasePeriodica This link opens in a new window
Index of articles published in Latin American and Caribbean journals, 1978-present.
Cochrane Clinical Answers (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Physician-focused resource that provides answers to clinical questions. Content is based on the high-quality evidence found in Cochrane systematic reviews. (Access limited to 4 simultaneous users.)
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
A bibliography of controlled trials worldwide which can serve as an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews. (Access limited to 4 simultaneous users.)
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Full-text articles and protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis). (Access limited to 4 simultaneous users.)
Cochrane Methodology Register (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
A bibliography of publications reporting on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings. (Access limited to 4 simultaneous users.)
ComDisDome (Communication Sciences & Disorders Dome) This link opens in a new window
Citations for articles and books on communication disorders, especially speech-language pathology and audiology.
Computer Science (Gale-NOVELny) This link opens in a new window
Access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.
Computer Science Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Journal articles in database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, intranets and the Internet.
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Health information from journals, magazines, reference books, evidence-based reports, images, diagrams, pamphlets, and animations with audio narration.
Consumer Health Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Journal and magazine articles in consumer health.
Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly) This link opens in a new window
Weekly news and analysis of U.S. Congressional activities, 1983-present.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
In-depth weekly reports on “hot topic” political and social issues.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
A full-text source for background information on general topics and specific subjects. Try the “Mind Map” tool to pinpoint your research topic.
Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)   This link opens in a new window
Citations with some full text of articles and books on criminal justice and related subjects.
Facts on File World News Digest This link opens in a new window
Key news stories from more than 100 major newspapers, magazines, and other sources from the U.S. and world, from 1940 to present.
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
Thousands of quality video titles suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Includes Master Academic Collection, Archival Films and Newsreel Collection, and World Cinema Collection.
FirstSearch (OCLC) This link opens in a new window
Access to several databases, millions of full-text and full-image articles and links.
General OneFile (Gale-NOVELny)
Full-text articles on a broad range of topics from journals, magazines, and newspapers, and other authoritative sources.
Starting point for exploring U.S. government publications and information. (GPO platform)
Starting point for exploring U.S. government publications and information. (OCLC FirstSearch platform)
Full-text and citations for articles in environmental studies.
Grove Art Online
Images and background information on art and artists. Part of Oxford Art Online. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, XI, Life Sciences
A journal archive with full text of articles in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. (Current issues may be available in other databases -- go to Library Search --> Advanced Search link --> "Library Links" button --> "Browse Journal Titles")
LexisNexis Academic (see Nexis Uni)
Legal materials (U.S., Canada, and international), news sources, company profiles, and biographical information.
Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) (EBSCO)
Citations for articles, books, reports, and proceedings in library and information science.
Life Sciences (JSTOR)
Journal archive with full text coverage in botany, ecology, ornithology, general science, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, and public health.
Literary Reference E-Book Collection (EBSCO)
Rich selection of e-books, articles and essays covering a broad range of literary-related subjects.
Literature Online - LION (ProQuest)
Combines the texts of thousands of literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources.
New World Cinema: Major Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present (Alexander Street Press)
An online streaming video collection delivering full-length feature films from leading independent distributors, along with award-winning shorts.
New York Times (Gale - NOVELny)
Full-text articles, 1965-present.
News (Gale OneFile) (NOVELny)
Access major U.S. and international newspaper articles online by title, headline, date, or other fields.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Full-text articles from over 40 national and international newspapers, plus citations from over 330 regional U.S. papers and full-text TV and radio transcripts.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis)
Includes over 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including company profiles and U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating from 1790.
Nineteenth Century US Newspapers Digital Archive
Newspaper content from the 19th century, with full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U. S.
Nursing Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
Provides staff nurses and nurse educators with support for education goals, access to original research, and options for patient care.
Union catalog of digital resources from open archive collections, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale-NOVELny)
Contextual information and opinions on social issues with updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.
Oxford Art Online
Information on all aspects of art and art history, including essays and images. (Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.)
Provides citations and abstracts for worldwide literature on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health consequences of traumatic events. (Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Formerly called PILOTS.)
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Full-text articles and reports in education.
Complete, full-text versions of scholarly journal articles from leading university presses and scholarly societies in a broad range of subjects.
Full-text articles on current issues in psychology, 1985-present.
Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Citations and full-text articles in psychology.
Citations to articles, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology. Also contains links to full-text articles in the Library's other databases.
Publicly Available Content Database (ProQuest)
Complements other databases and collections, bringing together or linking to full text for publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world.
Regional Business News (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Full-text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Religion Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Journal articles on international religion and spirituality.
Research Library (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly articles on a broad range of academic subjects.
Science Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Journal articles on science and technology.
Serials Directory (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Provides access to up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale) This link opens in a new window
Primary documents covering slavery. Parts include Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, The Institution of Slavery, Age of Emancipation.
Social Science Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Citations and full-text articles in the social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, political science, communication, education, criminology, demography, and economics.
SocINDEX (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Citations with some full-text articles in sociology and related subject areas.
Statista This link opens in a new window
Statistics on a wide range of current issues.
Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new window
Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Wall Street Journal - 1984-current This link opens in a new window
Recent newspaper coverage of business and finance in the United States.
Washington Post - 1988-current This link opens in a new window
Recent newspaper coverage of news, politics, and government in the United States.
Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities This link opens in a new window
Primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more trace the path of women’s issues from past to present.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 This link opens in a new window
Primary documents on U.S. women's history, plus a chronology, a dictionary, and more.
WorldCat This link opens in a new window
Search millions of records from thousands of libraries throughout the world. Resources include books, maps, recordings, videos, and electronic media, including web sites, MP3s, DVDs and more.
WorldCat Dissertations This link opens in a new window
Dissertations and theses cataloged by OCLC member libraries from the 16th century to the present.
World Cinema Collection (Films on Demand) This link opens in a new window
Feature films from renowned American and ground-breaking international directors, including silent era and mid-20th century masterpieces, and award-winning contemporary films.
World News Digest see Facts of File World News Digest
Key to Resource Icons
-- Access limited to EC users
-- Open access
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Databases Not Searchable through Library Search
NOTE: Databases marked with a red flag (see example below) cannot be searched through Library Search, due, in most cases, to the nature of their content. Select their links from the Databases A-Z list to search them individually.
Provided by the New York State Library,
NOVELny is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). See the NOVELny designation after each of the titles included in the collection.
Free access to NOVELny databases and their full-text content is available to any user who is searching them from within New York State.