Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries
Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooksCross-search, read, download, and email chapters from a growing collection of reference books. There is no loaning or checking out - the books are always available to be read on your computer or portable device. GVRL has ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology built in for 19 languages and on-demand translation for 11 languages.
Online, searchable, full text content of the 4-volume reference title, Milestone Documents in American History. It combines 134 full-text primary source documents covering the time period 1763 to 2003 with expert analysis and commentary.
In-depth biographical and critical essays covering more than 600 musical artists who made an enduring impact on music between 1901-2000. Includes many genres, world music and music for film and musical theater.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides overviews, pro/con essays, articles from reference books, newspapers, and magazines, and links to websites, podcasts and videos on over 5,000 topics. Supports NYS Common Core.
A business and consumer research tool to use for quick lookups or creating customized lists. Includes listings for more than 14 million U.S. business, 4 million new businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, more than 800,000 U.S. physicians and dentists and 210 million U.S. residences. Profiles include contact and other directory information. Advanced search allows users to do reverse phone number lookups, search by yellow page heading, business SIC code, zip code, SMSA and more. **Using the ReferenceUSA Business Database Tip Sheet [pdf]
A collection of online encyclopedias and other reference titles including: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, New Book of Popular Science and Lands and Peoples.
Available to Central & City Branch Libraries†
†Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White
If your library card was issued by a suburban library, check that library's website for access.
Last updated November 19, 2013