NOVELny Databases Announcement

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Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce the selection of electronic products to constitute the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection through June 30, 2013. 

In 2012/2013, NOVELNY offers an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, an interface and content for children, and author information.  Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources.

Primary Search

Academic OneFile
Business Insights: Essentials
General OneFile
Health Reference Center Academic
InfoTrac Newsstand
National Newspaper Index
New York State Newspapers
Twayne’s Authors Series

From GROLIER ONLINE (Scholastic):
Encyclopedia Americana
The New Book of Knowledge
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre*
Amazing Animals of the World*
The New Book of Popular Science*
America the Beautiful*
Lands and Peoples*

* Not yet available – Once available another announcement will be made.

JobNow, also available through the NOVELNY Portal and funded by federal ARRA funds through the State Library's Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary BTOP Project, is an online service for job seekers that features the following services: live interview coaching; resume/cover letter assistance, and access to both statewide and nationwide job resources. 

The above databases will be available to the more than 5,500 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit and log on with a driver license ID or a non-driver ID.  If your library is not registered please see the “For Librarians” link on the website or contact the NOVELNY Help Desk toll-free at (877)-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.

Look for future postings on NYLINE, NOVEL-DB and the website regarding registration, training and educational tools. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to:

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st Century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).