While OCPL works to get us back online, we’re still checking out books, etc. at the library – and Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy are working!
(The catalog, circulation system and databases are still unavailable).

Databases

Access journals, newspapers and online reference resources 24 hours a day with your library card and PIN.

Business & Finance

Morningstar Investment Research Center (Skaneateles cardholders only)
Independent and in-depth recommendations and research on stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds in an easy-to-understand format.

Business Insights: Essentials
Full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors and students. Analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools.

ReferenceUSA
One of the world’s largest databases of industry and company information, with contact information, sales and employee figures. Searchable by yellow page heading, SIC code, geography and more.

Education & Skill Building

Learning Express Library
Online learning resource for academic and career test preparation and reading, writing, math and science basic skills improvement with practice tests, courses and downloadable ebooks in PDF format. New test preparation tools enable users to select viewing answers during testing or at the end, after scoring. Practice in untimed or timed modes.

Kids InfoBits
Age-appropriate magazine articles for grades K-5. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Britannica School
Thousands of up-to-date, curated and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites and three separate databases for elementary, middle or high school students.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Overviews, pro/con essays, articles from reference books, newspapers, magazines and links to websites, podcasts and videos on more than 5,000 topics. Supports NYS Common Core.

General OneFile
More than 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, more than half of which are full text. Backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.

Academic OneFile
More than 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.

Lynda.com
Award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills. Courses are taught by recognized industry experts. Build custom playlists to organize courses you want to watch using your computer, tablet or mobile device.

DrivingTests.org
New York State specific car, motorcycle and CDL practice tests and driver’s manuals, plus an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Newspapers

NewsBank: America’s News & Access World News
Comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Newspapers include all the Syracuse Newspapers (12/2/86-Current), Utica Observer Dispatch, Albany Times Union and many major U.S. metropolitan titles. Text only, no images.

Newspaper Archive
Searchable archive of digital images from US and international newspapers. Coverage includes more than 750 cities and 2,000 newspaper titles. Includes a searchable archive of Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. Full text and images of newspaper pages. Years and dates available may be incomplete.

InfoTrac Newsstand
Full text articles from more than 1,000 major US regional, national and local newspapers, as well as leading international titles.

New York State Newspapers
Full-text articles from a collection of NYS newspapers, including the Syracuse Post Standard (1996-current). To search the Buffalo News and Albany Times Union, use the Newsbank database. To search the New York Times use InfoTrac Newsstand database.

New York Times (2008 – present with a 3-month delay)
Full-page, searchable images of the digitized newspaper.

Wall Street Journal (2008 – present with a 3-month delay)
Full-page, searchable images of the digitized newspaper.

Books & Literature

NoveList Plus
Covers more than 120,000 adult, teen and children’s fiction and non-fiction titles. Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels, award-winning and recommended titles, read-alikes, book reviews and much more.

BookBrowse
Online magazine for book lovers, including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides and much more.

Local History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only)
Unparalleled access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research, including all available records from the US Census (1790-1940); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and much more.

From Our Collection (records may not be complete; call to check specific dates):

Skaneateles Newspaper Archives (in library use only; microfilm and searchable PDF)
Skaneateles Telegraph (1832-1839)
Skaneateles Columbian (1835-1853)
Skaneateles Democrat (1843-1921)
Skaneateles Free Press (1874-1926)
Skaneateles Journal (2006-2009)
Skaneateles Press (1927-2017, current in print)

Cemetery and Church Records (in library use only; print)
Lakeview Cemetery (1796-1988)
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles (1801-1917)
Headstone Inscriptions (various)

Skaneateles High School Yearbooks (in library use only; print)
1946 to 2011, plus assorted elementary yearbooks from the early years.

Want to research your family’s history in Skaneateles? Contact our friends at the Skaneateles Historical Society!

Health & Wellness

Health Reference Center
More than 2,800 journals and magazines, many in full text. Contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines.

Recommended Websites (start here for reliable health info online):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A treasure trove of reliable, research-backed info on diseases and conditions, general health, nutrition and safety, as well as info for travellers and preparing for emergencies. Includes data and statistics by topic and CDC publications.

Mayo Clinic
Info on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements and living a healthy lifestyle from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

MEDLINEplus
Authoritative, up-to-date info from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. Covers diseases, conditions, drugs, supplements and wellness issues. Great resource for medical videos and illustrations and the latest research and clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Merck Manual for Consumers
Detailed info on disorders, symptoms, diagnoses, prevention and treatment.

PLOS | ONE
Peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science covering primary research from any discipline within science and medicine.

Nature & the Environment

Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Key issues in gardening, landscaping and other areas of horticulture. Includes content from 50 journals relating to both the practical aspects and scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather
Essential topics including the processes that produce weather, the world’s climates, classification of climates and important scientific concepts used by climatologists and meteorologists. Explore the history of atmospheric sciences, biographies of noteworthy contributors to the field and significant weather events from extreme tropical cyclones to tornadoes to hurricanes.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Multiple viewpoints on this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers and corporate interests.