All databases listed here are available at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District branch libraries. However, remote access to some databases may be limited to City and Town of Poughkeepsie residents, while others are available throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System. If you have an access problem and live in the Mid-Hudson region, but not in Poughkeepsie, you can find your local library’s home page, and look for the ‘Home Access’ logo.
ChiltonLibrary.com – Automotive repair information for do-it-yourself people.
Gale Encyclopedia of World Biography – Approximately 7,000 biographies in 24 volumes on notables from every part of the world and from all time periods.
Books & Reading
Business Insights: Essentials – Company profiles, industry rankings, products, brands, stock prices. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.
Gale Small Business Collection – Hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals. The collection contains 10,231,146 articles updated daily. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2012.
Reference USA - A premier business and residential directory. Source a supplier, prepare for a job interview or do research on a company or business, see who your competitors are, and more. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Careers and Job Information
GALE TERC (Testing & Education Reference Center) – Select a vocational or career school, find a college or graduate program, plan your education finances, or prepare for civil service/licensing exams. Log off and come back whenever you like!
Gale Vocations & Careers – Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Job Express – Current job openings in New York State.
JobNow – A database that will help you create a resume, hone your interview skills and search for jobs. Patrons can also take practice tests, chat with a live tutor or receive writing help.
Consumer Reports Online — This is the full access to the official Consumer Reports subscription level Web product, including articles and product ratings. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District
HeritageQuest – Census records and other documents for genealogy and family research. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Ancestry.com – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Government & Current Affairs
CQ Researcher - A database of in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923 — each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Opposing Viewpoints – Covers covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.
Health & Wellness
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine – Current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, information on recommended therapies, and medicinal uses for plants and herbs.
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer – Includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects, and diagnostic procedures.
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders – Clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies.
Gale’s Health Reference Center Academic – Articles on general health issues from popular and scholarly magazines and encyclopedias; includes alternative medicine.Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.
Mango – Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, or Russian the fun, interactive way – all on your own schedule, at your own pace, and wherever you want. Stop in the middle of a lesson and sign back in at a later point, Mango will keep track of everything for you.
Rosetta Stone- Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in more than 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
(Rosetta Stone is provided though funding from The American Dream Starts @ your library® initiative, an adult literacy grant program administered by the American Library Association and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.)
Artemis: Gale Literary Sources - Profiles and criticism of contemporary authors, contains LitFinder, Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Newspapers, Magazines, Journals
GALE Academic OneFile – News are articles covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.
GALE General OneFile – News and articles covering business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Updated daily. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.
Gannett Newsstand Complete – Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).
Historical New York Times – Online provides full text coverage of the New York Times from 1851 through 2005 and is searchable by keyword (“Titanic sinks”) or by date (April 16, 1912). Scroll through all related articles, or use the Page Map to view the entire page and navigate through the paper from first page to last. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Infotrac Newsstand – Full-text newspaper articles from newspapers across the country and around the world, including the New York Times, the New York Post, The Daily News, the Albany Times Union and other newspapers.
New York Times – Full text access from 1985 to the present. Articles can be translated into more than 10 different languages or listened to using the audio player.
OmniFile Full-Text Select – Full text articles in science, humanities, education and business. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Reference Books Online
Credo Reference – A wide-ranging selection of over 600, full-text, searchable, authoritative reference works in digital format. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – A library of searchable electronic-format reference books covering biography, business, history, medicine, nations of the world, and science.
Grolier Online – Contains comprehensive reference works like the Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
New Book of Popular Science – Digitized version of the print reference set published by Grolier Online, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science – Profiles topics related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre –
This Spanish language encyclopedia is published by Grolier Online, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.
Test Preparation & Education
Testing & Education Reference Center from GALE – Select a vocational or career school, find a college or graduate program, plan your education finances, or prepare for civil service/licensing exams. Log off and come back whenever you like!