Business & General Reference
Business Insights: Essentials
Offers company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Provides limited access to full text of Consumer Reports.
Geared toward older students, faculty, and researchers, contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. Academic OneFile has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Academic OneFile also includes some major reference sets including Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and Encyclopedia of World Biography.
City of Ithaca Municipal Code
The Ithaca city code is on CD-ROM and can be accessed in the library. Please ask for the disc at the Reference desk. However, the code is also available online at
For researchers at all levels, is a general periodical database containing over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. In addition General OneFile features 500+ travel guides as well as full-text sports, travel, fashion, gardening, children’s and general interest popular magazines.
Grolier Encyclopedias (Scholastic) Help (PDF)
Full-text access to the following encyclopedias:
Amazing Animals of the World - wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school
America the Beautiful - State history, people, places and events for elementary and middle school
Encyclopedia Americana - In-depth research and worldwide current events for older students and adults.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - Quick reference and rich media for middle school and high school students.
Lands and Peoples - Current information for country and state reports
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - A comprehensive encyclopedia for Spanish speakers
The New Book of Popular Science - In-depth science, plus science in the news.
The New Book of Knowledge - Reference and current events for elementary readers and older.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A comprehensive social issues database providing pro/con viewpoint articles, reference information, statistics, journal and newspaper articles, images, and web links to develop and enhance critical thinking skills for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation. Available from home.
Updated title and category lists and descriptions of database content are available at Finger Lakes Library System's E-Source Home.
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