All databases listed here are available at both Poughkeepsie Public Library District branch libraries. However, remote access to some databases may be limited 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.

Database by Letter (select the letter to view available databases):

Academic OneFile (Gale) – News 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.

Academic OneFile Select (Gale) – Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects.  Ideal for smaller academic libraries and high schools.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Resources – List of direct links to free study guides, practice tests, and books.

Ancestry.com – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Remote access ended December 31, 2021.

Ancestry Education Resources – access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records and online tutorials and video courses. *This at home service is provided temporarily by Ancestry during the quarantine.

ArtistWorks –  Provides Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find ArtistWorks. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Britannica Academic Encyclopedia Online –  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

Britannica Escolar – Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.

Available at two levels for students— Britannica Escolar Primeria  and Britannica Escolar Secundaria.

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) – Company profiles, industry rankings, products, brands, stock prices. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.

Computer Science (Gale OneFile) – Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

CourseraNew Yorkers can Access Nearly 4,000 Online Free Courses and Certificate Programs on Coursera. Courses Focus on High-Growth and In-Demand Industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Tech, and Healthcare.

CQ Researcher – Timely social and political issues covered factually, offering pro/con viewpoints on controversial topics.

Creativebug

Creativebug – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access online instructional videos that teach you how to paint, knit, sew, crochet, screen print and other creative skills, and is perfect for the beginner as well as advanced crafters! To access, you must create an account using your email, password, and Library Card number. After you have created an account, you may receive periodic updates about new classes from CreativeBug. To opt-out of those emails, click here. Stream from your internet-connected device. No app available.

DigitalLearn.org – If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

DMV-Permit-Test.com – provides free access to a wealth of driver-related resources, including: free online permit practice tests based on the actual contents of each State’s Driver Manual, driver’s training, frequently asked questions, latest official Driver’s Manuals.

Dutchess County Clerk Ancient Document Search – Explore digital images of 37,000 pages of eighteenth-century legal documents. These records comprise the oldest surviving manuscripts from the Dutchess County Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions, which began operation in 1721 through 1786 (document numbers 1-11400). These documents detail daily life in Dutchess County as seen through both civil and criminal cases that came before the judges and justices of the peace.

Educators Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) – Resource for educators and education students.  Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Also contains federal and international reports and publications, including full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

Elementary (Gale In Context) – Explores hundreds of fun topics and provides reliable facts for your grade-schooler.

Entrepreneurship (Gale) – 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.

ERIC – Education Journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials, become indexed in ERIC through a formal review process.

Foundation Center – Non-profits can learn how to win more grants and make a bigger difference using this database.

Freegal –  This music service allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. You will need your library card number and PIN. Stream from your internet device.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) – A library of searchable electronic-format reference books covering biography, business, history, medicine, nations of the world, and science.

General OneFile (Gale) – 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.

GCFLearnFree.org – offers more than 1,000 lessons from Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more. No registration required.

The Great Courses – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents access to in depth courses taught by the world’s most renowned experts. Over 500 expertly-produced courses covering history, science, economics, professional development, languages, health, travel, photography and more! Stream from any internet connected device. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find The Great Courses. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Health & Medicine (Gale OneFile) – 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.

HeritageQuest – Census records and other documents for genealogy and family research. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District cardholders.

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.

Hoopla – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to check out 12 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

IndieFlix – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access thousands of titles- anywhere, anytime from your internet connected device. Stream award winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find IndieFlix. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Informe Académico (Gale OneFile) –  Spanish interface provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America.

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.

Jobted – A database that searches career sites across the US and posts current US average salaries.

Kanopy – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access thousands of titles-anywhere, anytime from your internet-connected device. Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Kanopy. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Learn It Live offers Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and programs for wellness and personal development. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Learn It Live. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Libby, by Overdrive – While this service is available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons, Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access additional premium services and titles – visible only after you log in. Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, or take online classes on your internet-connected device using the Libby app by OverDrive.

LinkedIn Learning Pathways – (formerly Lynda.com) is providing some free learning paths available during the pandemic. Note that a LinkedIn account is required to view the courses. That account can be created while accessing the free materials. Available through the end of 2021.

From any of the Learning Path choices listed on the page, once selected, you will be brought to a blog page. From the blog, choose a course, then you should see this screen where you can click Sign In (do this with or without a LinkedIn account).On the Sign In page, you can sign in (if you already have a LinkedIn account) or click Join Now to create an account. Do not click the Start Free Trail as it will ask you for a credit card. It is not necessary to access the free Learning Paths. View this short video tutorial on how to access LinkedIn Learning.

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.

Medici.tv – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access the world’s leading classical music channel featuring over 1,800 programs including concerts and archived historical concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs.

Middle School (Gale in Context) – Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.

MiSN (Maternal Infant Services Network) – Community-based nonprofit Perinatal Network, established in 1990 to improve birth outcomes and reduce ethnic and racial disparities leading to infant mortality, maternal mortality, preterm birth and low birth weight babies.

Mousing Around – Learn how to use the keyboard and mouse.

News (Gale OneFile) – Full-text newspaper articles from newspapers across the country and around the world, including the New York Times (1985-present), the New York Post, The Daily News, the Albany Times Union and other newspapers.

NewsBank: America’s Historical Newspapers – Available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District resident cardholders. Explore three centuries of early American history (1690-1922) from over 1,100 historical newspapers.

Newspapers.com -New York – Page image newspapers that are keyword searchable from many parts of New York State.  The Poughkeepsie Eagle News is available from November 30, 1861 – December 30, 1922 (with some coverage gaps).  Also, included are the Kingston Daily Freeman (1873-1977), and the Middletown Herald and variant names (1894-1970s). Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District Cardholders. ***If you are inside a PPLD library building, click HERE for immediate access.

NY Crime Victims Legal Help – an online resource that connects crime survivors and victims with legal help on issues related to housing, family, employment, finances, and more.

New York Heritage Digital Collections – features a broad range of materials that present a glimpse into New York State’s history and culture. The collection is compiled from over 350 libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions and include primary source materials that span the range of New York State’s history, from the colonial era to present.

New York State Historic Newspapers Project – provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.

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.

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many of our library services.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context) – 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.

Qello – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to stream the greatest concert video moments in Classic Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Metal, Country and more! Stream from your internet connected device. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Qello. Learn how to get started using Libby here.

Reference Solutions – 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.

Salem Press Reference Titles — American Book of Days; Famous First Facts: Great Lives From History: Inventors & Inventions: Cyclopedia of Literary Characters

Scholastic ScienceFlix – Over 8,000 digital science-related videos, texts, projects, and interactive features for grades 5 – 9.

Scholastic Teachables – Ready-to-go lessons and activities for every age, grade, or skill level.

Typing.com – Learn to type and how to use the keyboard

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace.

Upsolve – A government backed 501(c)(3) that helps low-income families file for bankruptcy for free.

Value Line Investment Survey – The premier tool to explore publicly traded stocks, with history and risk analysis. The PPLD subscription also includes access to the Mutual Funds Advisor. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District Cardholders.

Vocations & Careers (Gale OneFile) – 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.

World Book Online – Thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. From pre-K to high school and beyond. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents with library card.

Database by Subject (click on box to jump to that section):

Arts & Entertainment

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Business & Personal Finance

Careers & Jobs

DMV & Driving

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Education

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Español / Spanish

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Genealogy

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Government

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Health & Wellness

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Languages

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Law

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Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

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Resources for Nonprofits

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Reference Books Online

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Technology

Arts & Entertainment

ArtistWorks logo

ArtistWorks –  Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Learn from world-class instructors for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find ArtistWorks. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

CreativeBug logo

Creativebug – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access online instructional videos that teach you how to paint, knit, sew, crochet, screen print and other creative skills, and is perfect for the beginner as well as advanced crafters! To access, you must create an account using your email, password, and Library Card number. After you have created an account, you may receive periodic updates about new classes from CreativeBug. To opt-out of those emails, click here. Stream from your internet-connected device. No app available.

Freegal logo

Freegal –  This music service allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. You will need your library card number and PIN. Stream from your internet device.

Great Courses logo

The Great CoursesPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Great Courses provides engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find The Great Courses. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Hoopla logo

Hoopla – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to check out 12 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

IndieFlix logo

IndieFlixPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream thousands of titles – anywhere, anytime from your internet-connected device. Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find IndieFlix. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Kanopy logo

KanopyPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream thousands of titles – anywhere, anytime from your internet-connected device. Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Kanopy. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Medici.tv – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access the world’s leading classical music channel featuring over 1,800 programs including concerts and archived historical concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs.

Qello logo

QelloPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream the greatest concert video moments in Classic Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Metal, Country and more! After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Qello. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Universal Class logo

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons. Find it in the Libby app in the “Extras” section.

Business and Personal Finance

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Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) – Company profiles, industry rankings, products, brands, stock prices. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.

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Entrepreneurship (Gale) – 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.

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Reference Solutions – 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.

Upsolve.com logo

Upsolve – A government backed 501(c)(3) that helps low-income families file for bankruptcy for free. Keep in mind, Chapter 7 bankruptcy information stays on your credit report for 10 years. This can make it hard to get credit, buy a home, receive life insurance, or get a job. Learn more about bankruptcy, and other options for dealing with debt.

ValueLine Logo

Value Line Investment Survey – The premier tool to explore publicly traded stocks, with history and risk analysis. The Library District subscription also includes access to the Mutual Funds Advisor. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents

Career and Job Search

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CourseraNew Yorkers can Access Nearly 4,000 Online Free Courses and Certificate Programs on Coursera. Courses Focus on High-Growth and In-Demand Industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Tech, and Healthcare.

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Job Express – Current job openings in New York State.

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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.

Keyboard, magnifing glass and blocks that spell Job Search

Jobted – A database that searches career sites across the US and posts current US average salaries.

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Library District’s Job Search webpage has many resources available that could help you snag the position you are seeking. Learn about the best sites for job listings, as well as self-assessment websites to match your interests and skills with a new career path and resources for exploring new careers.

Linked In Learning Logo

LinkedIn Learning Pathways – (formerly Lynda.com) is providing some free learning paths available during the pandemic. Note that a LinkedIn account is required to view the courses. That account can be created while accessing the free materials. Available through the end of 2021. From any of the Learning Path choices listed on the page, once selected, you will be brought to a blog page. From the blog, choose a course, then you should see this screen where you can click “Sign In” (do this with or without a LinkedIn account).

Screenshot from LinkedInLearning website

On the Sign In page, you can sign in (if you already have a LinkedIn account) or click “Join Now” to create an account. Do not click the Start Free Trail as it will ask you for a credit card. It is not necessary to access the free Learning Paths. View this short video tutorial on how to access LinkedIn Learning.

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Vocations & Careers (Gale OneFile) – 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.

DMV and Driving Tests

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DMV-Permit-Test.com – provides free access to a wealth of driver-related resources, including: free online permit practice tests based on the actual contents of each State’s Driver Manual, driver’s training, frequently asked questions, latest official Driver’s Manuals.

Education

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Resources – on Hoopla available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.

Coursera Logo

CourseraNew Yorkers can Access Nearly 4,000 Online Free Courses and Certificate Programs on Coursera. Courses Focus on High-Growth and In-Demand Industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Tech, and Healthcare.

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Educators Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) – Resource for educators and education students.  Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Also contains federal and international reports and publications, including full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

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Elementary (Gale In Context) – Explores hundreds of fun topics and provides reliable facts for your grade-schooler.

ERIC logo

ERIC – Education Journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials, become indexed in ERIC through a formal review process.

Linked In Learning Logo

LinkedIn Learning Pathways – (formerly Lynda.com) is providing some free learning paths available during the pandemic. Note that a LinkedIn account is required to view the courses. That account can be created while accessing the free materials. Available through the end of 2021. From any of the Learning Path choices listed on the page, once selected, you will be brought to a blog page. From the blog, choose a course, then you should see this screen where you can click “Sign In” (do this with or without a LinkedIn account).

Screenshot from LinkedInLearning website

On the Sign In page, you can sign in (if you already have a LinkedIn account) or click “Join Now” to create an account. Do not click the Start Free Trail as it will ask you for a credit card. It is not necessary to access the free Learning Paths. View this short video tutorial on how to access LinkedIn Learning.

ScienceFlix logo

Scholastic ScienceFlix – Over 8,000 digital science-related videos, texts, projects, and interactive features for grades 5 – 9. Available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.

Scholastic Teachables Logo

Scholastic Teachables – Ready-to-go lessons and activities for every age, grade, or skill level. Available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.

Universal Class logo

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons. Find it in the Libby app in the “Extras” section.

Español / Spanish

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Britannica Escolar – Contenido en español preciso y apropiado para la edad para hablantes nativos de español, estudiantes bilingües y estudiantes que aprenden español. Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.

Disponible en dos niveles para estudiantes. Available at two levels for students— Britannica Escolar Primeria  and Britannica Escolar Secundaria.

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Informe Académico (Gale OneFile)–  la interfaz en español brinda acceso a revistas académicas en español y portugués tanto de América Latina como sobre ella. Spanish interface provides access to Spanish and Portuguese language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America.

Mango Logo

Mango – Aprende inglés, francés, italiano, alemán, griego o ruso de una manera divertida e interactiva, todo en tu propio horario, a tu propio ritmo y donde quieras. Deténgase en medio de una lección y vuelva a iniciar sesión en un momento posterior, Mango hará un seguimiento de todo por usted.

Genealogy

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Ancestry.com – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Remote access ended December 31, 2021.

Ancestry Education Resources – access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records and online tutorials and video courses. *This at home service is provided temporarily by Ancestry during the quarantine.

 

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Dutchess County Clerk Ancient Document Search – Explore digital images of 37,000 pages of eighteenth-century legal documents. These records comprise the oldest surviving manuscripts from the Dutchess County Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions, which began operation in 1721 through 1786 (document numbers 1-11400). These documents detail daily life in Dutchess County as seen through both civil and criminal cases that came before the judges and justices of the peace.

HeritageQuest logo

HeritageQuest – Census records and other documents for genealogy and family research. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents.

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NewsBank: America’s Historical Newspapers – Available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District resident card holders. Explore three centuries of early American history (1690-1922) from over 1,100 historical newspapers.

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Newspapers.com – New York – Page-image newspapers that are keyword searchable from many parts of New York State.  The Poughkeepsie Eagle News is available from November 30, 1861 – December 30, 1922 (with some coverage gaps).  Also included are the Kingston Daily Freeman (1873-1977), and the Middletown Herald and variant names (1894-1970s). Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents. ***If you are inside a PPLD library building, click HERE for immediate access.

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New York State Historic Newspapers Project – provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.

Government and Current Affairs

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CQ Researcher – Timely social and political issues covered factually offering pro/con viewpoints on controversial topics.

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context) – 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 and Wellness

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e-Resources on General Health – General health and nutrition resources compiled and vetted by the National Library of Medicine; presented by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

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Health & Medicine (Gale OneFile) – 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.

 

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Learn It Live – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and programs for wellness and personal development. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Learn It Live. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

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MiSN (Maternal Infant Services Network) Not just for women and babies! This community-based nonprofit that offers women’s wellness services, perinatal and lactation services, youth services, community health advocate services, and healthcare enrollment navigator services!

Language Learning / ESL Learning

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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.

Aprende inglés, francés, italiano, alemán, griego o ruso de una manera divertida e interactiva, todo en tu propio horario, a tu propio ritmo y donde quieras. Deténgase en medio de una lección y vuelva a iniciar sesión en un momento posterior, Mango hará un seguimiento de todo por usted.

Law

NY Crime Victims Legal Help – an online resource that connects crime survivors and victims with legal help on issues related to housing, family, employment, finances, and more.

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Upsolve – A government backed 501(c)(3) that helps low-income families file for bankruptcy for free. Keep in mind, Chapter 7 bankruptcy information stays on your credit report for 10 years. This can make it hard to get credit, buy a home, receive life insurance, or get a job. Learn more about bankruptcy, and other options for dealing with debt.

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

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Academic OneFile (Gale) – Easily search over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, the Economist, the New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning. Updated daily. Contents can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Articles search in a Catalog Search.

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Academic OneFile Select (Gale) – Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects.  Ideal for smaller academic libraries and high schools.

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Elementary (Gale In Context) – Explores hundreds of fun topics and provides reliable facts for your grade-schooler.

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General OneFile (Gale) – 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.

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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.

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Libby, by Overdrive – While this service is available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons, Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access additional premium services and titles – visible only after you log in.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, or take online classes on your internet-connected device using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

 

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Middle School (Gale in Context)– Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.

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News (Gale OneFile) – Full-text newspaper articles from newspapers across the country and around the world, including the New York Times (1985-present), the New York Post, The Daily News, the Albany Times Union and other newspapers.

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NewsBank: America’s Historical Newspapers – Available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District resident card holders. Explore three centuries of early American history (1690-1922) from over 1,100 historical newspapers.

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Newspapers.com – New York – Page-image newspapers that are keyword searchable from many parts of New York State.  The Poughkeepsie Eagle News is available from November 30, 1861 – December 30, 1922 (with some coverage gaps).  Also included are the Kingston Daily Freeman (1873-1977), and the Middletown Herald and variant names (1894-1970s). Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents. ***If you are inside a PPLD library building, click HERE for immediate access.

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New York Heritage Digital Collections – features a broad range of materials that present a glimpse into New York State’s history and culture. The collection is comprised from over 350 libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions and include primary source materials that span the range of New York State’s history, from the colonial era to present.

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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.

Resources for Nonprofits

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Foundation Center and other resources – Non-profits can learn how to win more grants and make a bigger difference using this database.

Reference Books Online

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) – A library of searchable electronic-format reference books covering biography, business, history, medicine, nations of the world, and science.

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Britannica Academic Encyclopedia Online –  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

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Britannica Escolar – Contenido en español preciso y apropiado para la edad para hablantes nativos de español, estudiantes bilingües y estudiantes que aprenden español. Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.

Disponible en dos niveles para estudiantes. Available at two levels for students— Britannica Escolar Primeria  and Britannica Escolar Secundaria.

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Salem Press Reference Titles – American Book of Days; Famous First Facts: Great Lives From History: Inventors & Inventions: Cyclopedia of Literary Characters.

World Book Online – hosts thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. Offsite access limited to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents with library card.

Technology

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Computer Science (Gale OneFile) – Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

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DigitalLearn.org – If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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GCFLearnFree.org – offers more than 1,000 lessons from Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more. No registration required.

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Mousing Around – Learn how to use the mouse efficiently.

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many of our library services.

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Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons. Find it in the Libby app in the “Extras” section.