Databases & E-Resources

Business & Finance

Business Insights: Essentials – Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. (NOVELny)


JobNow! – Resume and Interview Help

Classes Online (Software, Creative, & Business) – Contains an extensive library of video courses on topics ranging from business and web design to photography and video production.

Driver's Education

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests ( – Practice NYS permit tests

eBooks & Audiobooks

Overdrive – Download eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the library.

TumbleBook Library – Access eBooks, puzzles, and more, for kids.


Ancestry Library Edition – Providing Steele Library visitors with access to US census, military, court, land, probate records, passenger lists, Social Security Death Index, and much more (Note: this database can only be accessed from computers at Steele Memorial Library)

Heritage Quest Online Database consisting of the full text of local histories, family histories, and Federal Census indexes and images 1790-1910


Gale’s Health Reference Center Academic – Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources. (NOVELny)

Language Learning

Transparent Language – Learn a new language! Choose from over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language.  Also includes English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses.


Literary Reference Center – Full-text database with information on thousands of authors and their works

Music, Movies, & Art

Art Museum Image Gallery – Contains over 165,000 superior quality images with entries from 3000 B.C. to the present day, with art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples.

Freegal – Free music (both streaming and downloadable)

InstantFlix – This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries, with thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries.

Periodicals (Magazines & Newspapers)

Academic OneFile  – Over 13,000 titles including peer-reviewed journal and reference sources (NOVELny)

General Onefile  – Provides periodical and news information with over 12,000 titles and 30 years of coverage (NOVELny)

Infotrac Newsstand  – Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world (NOVELny)

National Newspaper Index  – Gives quick access to indexed articles from America’s top five newspapers (will be merged with Infotrac Newsstand on 8/7/2015) (NOVELny)

New York Newspapers  – A full-text newspaper database that includes various NYS newspapers (NOVELny)

OCLC FirstSearch – An online reference search tool that delivers quality content from WorldCat and dozens of quality, respected databases of bibliographic and full-text content

Omni File – Full text articles from nearly 3,000 publications

Zinio – Electronic access to dozens of magazine titles, available from your computer or mobile device.

Reference Works

eLibrary Elementary  – An easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students (NOVELny)

Kids InfoBits  – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students (NOVELny)

Scholastic GO! (formerly Grolier Online) – Includes the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands & Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre. (NOVELny)

Social & Current Issue

Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more (NOVELny)

NOVELny – A NOVEL database provided by the New York State Library. NOVELny connects New Yorkers to 21st century information.