All MCLS Databases

1950 Census
The 1950 census records were released by the U.S. National Archives on April 1, 2022. This website provides full access to the 1950 census images, including population schedules, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions.

Academic OneFile
Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. *NOVELNY

Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S. – A selection of freely available primary source documents

Britannica Academic Edition
An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive. *NOVELNY

Britannica Escolar
Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area. *NOVELNY

Britannica School
Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. Includes three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs. *NOVELNY

Gale Business: Insights
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. *NOVELNY

Consumer Reports
Full access to product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Scholarly, government and general interest titles exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Covers subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Covers on key education topics for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Educators Complete Reference
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. *NOVELNY

Federal Domestic Assistance Listings
Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of assistance awards. You may browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources.

Foundation Directory Online Essential
Explore 103,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles, 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders, Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs, as well as FDO Workspace. Click here for details on availability and instructions for creating an account.

Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale General OneFile
Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events. *NOVELNY

Gale Health Reference Center Academic
Contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. *NOVELNY

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits)
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. *NOVELNY

Gale in Context – Middle School
Created specifically for middle-schoolers. Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *NOVELNY

Gale in Context – Opposing Viewpoints
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. *NOVELNY

Gale Literary Criticism Online
Provides the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Includes original broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
Spanish and Portuguese scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. *NOVELNY

Gale OneFile: News
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. *NOVELNY

Gale Something About the Author Online
Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Considered the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

A powerful genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.
The largest online catalogue of classical and jazz music, opera and dance videos.

New York Times
Search the full text of The New York Times archive (starting in 1985). *NOVELNY

NOVELny All Databases
See all databases included in the NOVELny program. *NOVELNY

Rochester History
A journal produced by the Rochester Public Library which covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images
Search thousands of historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Understanding Black Experiences
Resources compiled by staff of the Monroe County Library System.

VIN Decoder
Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch
A catalog of books and other materials found in libraries worldwide.


* Database provided by NOVELNY. NOVELNY gives communities across New York State
online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other references.