This link leads to

         Encyclopedia Americana

         Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

         The New Book of Knowledge

       as well as  clickable maps, dictionary, thesaurus, current events, games, Today in History, Pro and Con (debate starters), world newspapers.

Other databases:

       La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre   

       The New Book of Popular Science   

          America the Beautiful   

        Lands and Peoples   

          Amazing Animals of the World   

            (To log in, click the link above, then type the NOVEL EBSCO ID and password.)




Contains over 140 books and magazines.  Most are easier to read for research.  Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.

           (To log in, click the link above, then type the NOVEL EBSCO ID and password.)



This link leads to various databases including
       Academic OneFile
         General One File
         Popular Magazines

         Custom Newspapers
       New York State Newspapers
         InfoTrac Newstand

         National Newspaper Index

       Business and Company ASAP
         General Business File ASAP

         Small Business Collection

         Computer Database

         Diversity Studies Collection

         Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

         Fine Arts and Music Collection

         Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

         General Science Collection

         Health Reference Center Academic

         Nursing and Allied Health Collection

         Psychology Collection

         Military and Intelligence Database

         Business Insights: Essentials           

         Kids InfoBits

        Opposing Viewpoints in Context plus additional subject databases

                (To log into any of these databases, click the link above them, then type the NOVEL GALE password.)



Gannett Newstand

Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, six of which are from New York State. They are Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie  Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

               (To log into this database, click the link above, then type the NOVEL EBSCO ID and password.)

This link leads to
      Gale Virtual Reference Library    

                  Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

                  Encyclopedia of World Biography

                  CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business

                  Encyclopedia of Education

                  Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans: A Guide to Education Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professions

                  Alternative Energy

             American Decades (1900-1999)

                  History Behind the Headlines (background on public issues prior to 2003)

                  New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (a survey of Western thought and culture)

                  American Law Yearbook (law cases, biographies of legal figures and government appointees)

                  Novels for Students (critical overview of dozens of novels taught in schools and colleges)

                  The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (2011)

                  UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

                  Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (covers 194 countries and dependencies, plus biographies of national leaders)

                  Encyclopedia of Religion              

         Gale Science in Context

         Testing & Education Reference Center

                  (To log into any of these databases, click the link above them, then type the EDISON GALE password.)


Tutorial for Testing & Education Reference Center may be found at    



Salem Press   (To log into Salem Press, click the link above. On the next page type the NOVEL EBSCO PASSWORD without the last letter. You're ready to choose a source and search your topic.)


Critical Insights
              By theme:  Dystopia, Good & Evil, Literature of Protest, The Slave Narrative, Technology & Humanity, War  NEW 

              By author:  Arthur Miller, Jane Austen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Tim O'Brien,  Tennessee Williams    

              By specific works of literature: All Quiet on the Western Front, Canterbury Tales, Death of a Salesman, Fahrenheit 451, The Great Gatsby, The Inferno, Jane Eyre, A Streetcar Named Desire, To Kill a Mockingbird 

Other literature publications: Magill's Literary Annual, 1977-2013; Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes and Heroines;  Love, Sexuality, and Desire; and Recommended Reading: 600 Classics Reviewed  


              Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century            

              The Thirties in America, The Forties in America, The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, The Eighties in America,  The Nineties in America, The 2000s in America 

               Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914-1919), The Cold War (1945-1991) 

                    Human Rights Innovators, Internet Innovators

                    Countries, Peoples& Cultures: Eastern & Southern Africa; Western & Central Africa; Middle East & North Africa  

                   The Reference Shelf: The Digital Age; The Supreme Court; The Transformation of American Cities; Surveillance; Whistleblowers; Representative American Speeches; Guns in America; and more...


              Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society  


              Addictions and Substance Abuse

                  Adolescent Health and Wellness


                  Magill’s Medical Guide

                  Psychology and Behavioral Health      



ABC-CLIO Social Studies Databases 

This link leads to
        American Government
        American History
        World History: Ancient
        World History: Modern

          World Religions       

           (To log into any of these databases, click the link above them, then type the NOVEL EBSCO ID without the last letter and the PASSWORD without the last letter. When you see the greeting "Welcome Thomas Edison" you're ready to search one or more databases.)

Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
Provides up-to-date information and self-help tools on diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity and family, school and work . 
           (To log to this database, click the link, then type the NOVEL EBSCO ID and password in the upper right corner. Press enter. When the screen loads, you're ready to go.)

A portal to thousands of multimedia resources that enhance your reading experiences: find author interviews, book guides and lesson plans, video book trailers, audio and video book readings, pronunciation of names, booklists, and authors' personal websites and blogs.  
           (To log to this database, click the link, skip the ID box and type the Teaching Books password.)




Covers the relationship between human beings and the environment with topics ranging across global warming, recycling, alternative fuels, and more. Information has been gathered from scholarly and general level journals as well as government documents and reports. It draws on the disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Produced by EBSCO. 
           (No password needed to log in to this database.)

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Indexes and abstracts 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. It covers topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science & mathematics, and more for K-12 teachers and librarians. Produced by EBSCO. 
           (No password needed to log into this database.)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes books, journals, and reports on libraries and information management. Produced by EBSCO. 
           (No password needed to log in to this database.)

Revised 03/08/2017 BHULL 

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