Your 24-Hour Library

 

Information Sources:

For Rochester residents only: have your library card handy.

  Encyclopedia Britannica and Britannica for Kids

  Optimal Resume

Create your resume, cover letter, portfolio; practice interviews; search for jobs.

 

   Universal Class

Sign up for free online courses to take on your own time.

       Law Depot

Create free legal documents for all types of situations.

   Transparent Language 

Learn a new language with 33 lessons, interactive games, apps for iPhone and Android, and more.

    Atomic Training

Learn how to use an iPad, iPod Touch, Microsoft Word, Excel, Wordpress, flickr, iTunes, and more.

     Zinio

Download copies of current magazines. 

 

Available to all:

 

Click the Virtual Catalog button above to locate books you can't find in the SAILS network.

Overdrive: Download free ebooks and audio books

Compatible devices for Overdrive.

 

Full Suite of Databases

Included the entire list of databases offered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, including those listed below and many more.

Highlights:

  Academic OneFile

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, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

  Biographies

This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

  Books and Authors

Let this database help you chose your next book.  Search by author, title, genre, awards, and more.  Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN lets you browse by Character, Subject, Location and Time Period, and get a visual representation of your matching books.

  Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select is an extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. 

 

  Educator's Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

 

  Expanded Academic ASAP

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!

  General BusinessFile ASAP

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

  General Reference Center Gold

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

  Health Reference Center Academic

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

  Info Trac OneFile

  Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

  New York Times

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995).

The Boston Globe

This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.

  Massachusetts History Online

Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.

  Full Suite of Gale Databases

FOR KIDS:

  Info Trac K-12 Junior Edition

Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

  Info Trac K-12 Student Edition

Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

  Kid InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Britannica Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is a place where younger children can learn about simple math, shapes, geography and more.  Follow Newton as he leads you through the Learning Zone.

  Tumblebooks

Online books, games, and more for ages 2-10