Databases for Research
Great links to use from home
with your Westbury Library card number:
- Encyclopedia Americana
In-depth information for middle school and higher
- Grolier Multimedia
Quick reference with rich media for middle school and higher
- New Book of Knowledge
Reference and current events for elementary school and higher
- New Book of Popular Science
Science and technology plus science in the news for middle school and high school
- Lands & Peoples
Countries and cultures of the world for middle school and high school
- America the Beautiful
State history, people, places, and events for elementary school and middle school
- Amazing Animals
Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Besides the encyclopedia entries, includes: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary and Thesaurus, World Data Analyst and World Atlas, Notable Quotations, and current, full-text magazine and journal articles and advanced search and workspace features.
- Global Reference Center
Comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, and technology in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese and French, with photos, maps and images.
- Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
Unabridged dictionary for librarians, teachers and students.
- World Data Analyst
Quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world.
- Annals of American History
2,100 entries from 1493 to the present including speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials and more that bring history to life.
Genealogy & Ancestry Research
- Heritage Quest
Data, unique books and records, and an informative comprehensive periodical index for genealogy enthusiasts at every level. U.S. Federal Censuses with original images of federal census from 1790 through 1930. Electronic access to the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, PERSI—The Periodical Source Index, and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.
Los Bancos De Datos Disponibles en Español
- Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
Un recurso de referencia para las personas que hablan Español y para estudiantes de la idioma Español. (A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students)
- Spanish Reference Online
Enciclopedia y diccionario en Español para las edades de 6 anõs hasta la universidad.
Enciclopedia elemental en Español con 2,000 artículos, imágenes, videos en Español diseñado para estudiantes adolescentes.
Enciclopedia y diccionario en Español sobre 50,000 artículos, imágenes de mapas y tablas.
Gale Cengage Learning
Please Note: The following databases are from NOVELNY (New York Online Electronic Library). NOVELNY is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a project funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
- Academic OneFile 1980 - JAN, 2014
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
- Agriculture Collection JANUARY, 2014
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection is comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
- Business Economics and Theory JANUARY, 2014
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
- Business Insights: Essentials
Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
- Communications and Mass Media Collection JANUARY, 2014
This collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
- Computer Database 1980 - Dec 2013
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
- Criminal Justice Collection JANUARY, 2014
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.
- Culinary Arts Collection JANUARY, 2014
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
- Diversity Studies Collection
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.
- Environmental Studies and Policy Collection JANUARY, 2014
A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
- Expanded Academic ASAP 1980 - Jan 2014
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!
- Fine Arts and Music Collection JANUARY, 2014
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
- Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection JANUARY, 2014
This collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. This collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
- Gender Studies Collection
This collection covers such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
- General OneFile 1980 - JAN, 2014
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
- General Science Collection
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
- Health Reference Center Academic 1980 - Jan 2014
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
- Home Improvement Collection JANUARY, 2014
A collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters for coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
- Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection JANUARY, 2014
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
- Information Science and Library Issues Collection
This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect.
- InfoTrac Newsstand JANUARY, 2014
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. You can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.
- Insurance and Liability Collection
Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation. This collection of journals covers such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
- Military and Intelligence Database
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.
- National Newspaper Index 1977 - Jan 2014
National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
- New York State Newspapers
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.
- Nursing and Allied Health Collection JANUARY, 2014
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
- Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.
- Pop Culture Collection
This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
- Popular Magazines JANUARY, 2014
Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons, and is 100% full-text.
- Psychology Collection JANUARY, 2014
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
- Religion and Philosophy Collection
Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
- Small Business Collection
Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.
- U.S. History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
- Vocations and Careers Collection
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
- War and Terrorism Collection
A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.
- World History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
Art & Music
- Oxford Art Online
Coverage of visual arts including paintings, sculpture, architecture, photography, decorative arts, peformance arts and multimedias. Provides links to International galleries and museums.
- Grove Music Online
Up to date music information including biographies, covers popular music, opera and jazz, links to sound archives and illustrations.