Research Tools

 

Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals

  • American Physical Society (APS) Physics Journals – Free access to several journals related to varying physics fields.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals – A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Gale Academic OneFile – The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Gale General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
  • Google News Archive – Search and explore information from historical archives dating back over 200 years. For a quick how-to on using Google News Archive see this post on the Free Technology for Teachers blog.
  • Infotrac Newsstand (Gale) – Full-text newspaper database has several NY newspapers, including the NY Times from 1995-Present, as well as over fifty national and international newspapers. Click here for a title list. (Full-text)
  • Press Reader (in library) – Delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss, and share.  Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.
  • Press Reader (at home) – Delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss, and share.  Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.
  • NYS Newspapers – Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance. (Full-text)

Business Research

  • Business Insights: Essentials – Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports, etc.
  • Mergent Archives – Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of more than a century’s worth of global corporate and industry-related documents.  This collection contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries.  Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy-to-navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.
  • Mergent Archives Home Access
  • Mergent Intellect – Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible Web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence.
  • Mergent Intellect Home Access
  • Mergent Online – This state-of-the-art product provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate, and comprehensive global company database available with the latest in features and functions.
  • Mergent Online Home Access

Encyclopedias, Reference, & Health

  • ABC Mouse in Library | ABC Mouse @ Home– HHFL is pleased to bring you a pilot of a new product from ABCMouse.com allowing patrons to access the service at home. ABCMouse.com helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.
  • Fulton History – A historic newspaper website which contains archives of over 1000 New York newspapers, and some from other states and Canada.
  • 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.
  • Merck Manuals – Offering both the professional and consumer versions, The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.  The manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. This database has been made possible thanks to the Bridging Cultures Grant. Please note: Home access is not available.
  • X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials – More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests, and procedures.

 For Students

  • Britannica Academic – Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.
  • Britannica Elementary – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students. Lets students look for people, places and things, watch and learn with videos and animations, and have fun with games and activities.
  • Britannica High – Encyclopedia Britannica for high school students. Helps students get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place and find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.
  • Britannica Middle – Encyclopedia Britannica for middle school students. Helps students find fast answers and get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places as well as discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.
  • Britannica Primaria – Geared towards elementary school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
  • Britannica Secundaria – Geared towards high school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
  • Kids InfoBits – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.
  • Research In Context – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
  • Secrets of the Sequences: Video series on the Life Sciences – With initial funding from the Pfizer Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, VCU has assembled 50 of the best videos from the public television series, “Secrets of the Sequence” to assist teachers in the application of genetic research across the biology curriculum. Funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has allowed for the creation of additional videos, which are also included on this site.