Northern Onondaga Public Library Online Databases
Access full-text magazine and journal articles, newspapers, and reference books 24 hours a day with your OCPL library card and PIN. If you do not have a PIN, or cannot remember your PIN, please contact your library for assistance.
- NoveList- Database covering more than 120,000 adult, teen and children’s fiction titles. Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels, award-winning and recommended titles, read-alikes, book reviews and much more.
- Twayne Author Series* – Contains the full text of 600 books in the Twayne Literary Masters Series about American, English and World authors.
- Biography In Context - Biographical information from reference books and magazines with links to recommended websites.
- Great Athletes – A comprehensive look at over 1,400 sports heroes and legends.
- Great Lives from History – Worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement from the Ancient World, the Renaissance, the 17th Century and historically significant people considered notorius and controversial.
- Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century – In-depth biographical and critical essays covering more than 600 musical artists who made an enduring impact on music between 1901 and 2000.
- Business Insight: Essentials* – Provides in depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories and full text periodical articles.
- ReferenceUSA – Business and residential phone numbers, addresses and other detailed information.
- BusinessDecision – A useful tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs, it allows users to combine geographic information systems (GIS) technology with extensive business, demographic, and consumer household data.
Careers and Education
- LearningExpress Library- Interactive online practice for academic and licensing tests including civil service, ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT and more.
- Job & Career Accelerator - Combines everything you need for a successful job search. Explore occupations, search national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, improve your work skills with software tutorials.
- Rocket Languages – Interactive online language instruction programs for 11 different languages.
- Encyclopedia Americana* – In-depth research and worldwide current events for older students and adults.
- Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia*- Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia* – Based on the full text of the Academic American Encyclopedia with extensive articles and rich media resources for middle school and high school students.
- New Book of Knowledge *- Reference and current events for elementary school and up. Fun and easy to use with leveled text to help students gain access to a wide range of topics.
- Heritage Quest – A collection of genealogical resources with digitized books and periodicals containing family and local histories from around the country, and searchable images of the complete U.S. Federal census, 1790 – 1930.
- Ancestry Library – [In-library use only] Provides access to Census records; birth, marriage and death records; military records; immigration and emigration records and more.
- Gale Health Reference Center Academic*-Over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines. It contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines.
- Salem Health – Contains 835 essays on all aspects of cancer for the patient, family members and caregivers.
- Great Events From History – Includes hundreds of essays covering historical events from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. It also includes historical biographies.
- Milestone Documents in American History – Includes 268 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary covering American and African American history.
- Gale Academic OneFile* – Includes nearly 13,000 titles, more than 7,300 are peer-reviewed journals. Has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
- Gale General OneFile* – A general interest periodical resource with more than 12,000 titles, over 7,800 full-text. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.
- NewsBank – “America’s News Magazines” from NewsBank includes full text articles from popular magazines.
- Gale National Newspaper Index* – Offers indexing and abstracts from 1977 to present for the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and USA Today.
- Gale New York State Newspapers*- Provides full-text articles from 10 major New York State newspapers.
- InfoTrac Newsstand* – Access full text articles from more than 1000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading international titles. Search articles by title, headline, date, author or newspaper section.
- NewsBank – Full text access to the Syracuse Newspapers from 1986 to present. It also includes Rochester and Utica newspapers.
- Access Newspaper Archive - Searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from over 2000 newspapers from U.S and foreign cities. Includes Syracuse newspapers from 1809 forward.
Students K – 8
- Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia* – Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
- New Book of Knowledge* – Designed for elementary school students, it includes full-text access to more than 60 magazines and over 100 pamphlets, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
- Kids Search* – This fun, lively interface lets young researchers explore various subjects and interesting sources of information.
- Searchasaurus* – A colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students.
- TumbleBook Library – An online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Onondaga County Public Library Online Databases
- Find links here to all of the databases available through the Onondaga County Public Library Website, organized by subject.
* The New York State Library currently provides free access to online resources through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library, . This statewide program is funded by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Additional databases are provided by the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) and the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL).