Online Databases

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.

Auto Repairs

ChiltonLibrary.com – Automotive repair information for do-it-yourself people.

Biography

Contemporary Poets, 7th ed. – Information on hundreds of the world’s most important contemporary English-language poets. Includes a biography and bibliography for each poet, along with criticism by experts in the field.
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

eSequels – The online guide to series fiction.
Hudson Valley Reads – Subscribe to e-newsletters featuring the types of books you like to read.

Business Information

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.
Encyclopedia of Small Business – Key information needs of small business owners: financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues.
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce – Answers to questions about web site development, financing, advertising, and more. Covers topics, terms, leading companies and innovators, and events and legislation.
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.   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.
Mid-Hudson Job Resources – Practical answers to common questions about finding a job including how to search for local jobs, how to research companies and careers, job and career resources for veterans, and what to do if you are recently unemployed.

Genealogy

HeritageQuest – Census records and other documents for genealogy and family research.  Access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Ancestry.com – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.  Access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.

Government & Current Affairs

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa – Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa. Each country in the region is reviewed.
Major Acts of Congress – An illustrated encyclopedia of congressional acts from the earliest days of the American republic up through recent years.
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.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations – Information on 200 countries and dependencies around the world. Topics include banking and securities, climate, government data, demographics, and national leaders.

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.

History

American Civil War Reference Library – Events and people of the Civil War period, including biographical profiles and primary source materials.
American Revolution Reference Library – Events and people of the Revolutionary War period, including the biographies and primary source materials.
Americans at War – Major American conflicts in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Articles include biographies and a broad range of social topics.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa – Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa. Each country in the region is reviewed.
Europe, 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World V.6 – Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution.
History Behind the Headlines: The Origin of Conflicts Worldwide – In-depth information on contemporary conflicts, with historical background and analysis.

Language Learning/ESL

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.

Literature

Contemporary Poets, 7th ed. – Information on hundreds of the world’s most important contemporary English-language poets. Includes a biography and bibliography for each poet, along with criticism by experts in the field.
Gale Literary Databases – Profiles and criticism of contemporary authors, contains Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary CriticismAccess limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Scribner Writers Online – Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world.

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.  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.  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.  Access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia – Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries.
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.

Science

Biology – Articles on all aspects of biology and biological science, including its history and issues, biology-related careers and important individuals.
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.

Spanish/español

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!