Homework Help, Testing & Careers
Academic OneFile (Gale)
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.
Encyclopedia of Animals (See Kids Search and Searchasaurus.)
Funk & Wagnalls New Word Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Full-text articles of over 25,000 encyclopedia entries, covering an array of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. It is updated annually.
GROLIER ONLINE DATABASES
Our subscription to GROLIER ONLINE (link opens in new window) through the NOVELny program now includes:
- Encyclopedia Americana
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
- The New Book of Knowledge
- Amazing Animals of the World contains reference and media materials on 1200 animals for grades 2 and up.
- America the Beautiful has State-by-State geographical, historical and cultural reference as well as information about U.S. Presidents, and Native American people.
- La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbreis a comprehensive encyclopedia for Spanish speakers.
- Lands and Peoples
- The New Book of Popular Science
JobNow (from Brainfuse) (subscription ended April 30, 2013)
The New York State Library regretfully announces that its subscription to the JobNow™ database, including the Adult Learning Center made available as part of the online resources available through the NOVELny platform, ended on April 30, 2013.
JobNow™, a product of Brainfuse, was made possible through a federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) award funded through the New York State Education Department/New York State Library. This project, titled Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary, also ended on April 30. This successful project made more than 700 additional public access computers available in public libraries; increased broadband connections and videoconferencing services for public use and delivered over 770,000 hours of digital literacy instruction. More information about the Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary project is available at: www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nybbexpress/index.html
Kids Search (EBSCO) Now includes Encyclopedia of Animals!
This fun student-friendly menu is divided by topic which allows kids to easily search for magazines, newspapers, photos, transcripts, and encyclopedias. Encyclopedia of Animals offers in-depth full-text information on a variety of topics relating to animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and dinosaurs. It includes full-text articles describing the nature and habitat of these animals. Some articles include just the abstract or citation. Some of the full-text articles include images.
Primary Search Magazines (EBSCO)
Primary Search contains full-text magazine articles from nearly 70 elementary school magazines. Some of the magazines included are Appleseeds, Boys’ Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, Turtle, and many more. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. The American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition is included, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags. Full-text backfiles go as far back as 1989, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1984. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.
Searchasaurus Kids’ Search (EBSCO) Help (PDF)
A colorful kid-friendly menu that allows kids to search Primary Search Magazines, Encyclopedia of Animals, General Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children's Dictionary.
TumbleBooks Ebooks for Kids (TumbleBook Library)
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which are created from existing picture books. TumbleBooks also includes a collection of full length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Also available are puzzles, games and quizzes. Create a list of Favorites for easy access or preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. The entire site can also be viewed in Spanish and French.
Requires a Flash plug-in to view and hear animation which can be downloaded for free from the TumbleBooks Help page.
Learning Express Library (LearningExpress)
This instructional database assists patrons of all ages prepare for a variety of academic and civil service tests, including SAT, GED, ASVAB, clerical worker, police officer, firefighter, postal worker and real estate practice tests. There are math, reading, and writing skill-building resources for all students. Job seekers can receive help in creating a resume and cover letter and tips on preparing for a job.
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing® - For Library Use only on designated computers.
Practice on Library computers to improve your keyboarding speed and accuracy with this popular program.
Funded by the Tompkins County Public Library.
What do the icons mean?
- Available in the Library or from home with a TCPL card.
- Funded by NOVEL, an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references.
- Funded by the Finger Lakes Library System.
- Funded with RBDB funds through the South Central Regional Library Council
- In-Library Use - Accessible from Library computers only