Chemung County Library District
Chemung County Library District

Electronic Databases
(a CCLD library card is required for access)

Business & Finance

Business Insights: Essentials Provided by NOVEL - Detailed company and industry news and information

Reference USA - Provides addresses, executives, and sales information for millions of businesses in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other services such as job and internship listings, U.S. and Canadian White Pages, and more.


JobNow! - Resume and Interview Help

Classes Online - Contains an extensive library of video courses on topics ranging from business and web design to photography and video production.

DMV Practice Tests

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


Foundation Directory Online (access from Steele only) - packed with features to help grantseekers find the right match for their organization's mission


Health and Reference Center Academic Provided by NOVEL - Information on health-related topics


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

Magazine & Newspaper Databases

Academic OneFile Provided by NOVEL - Over 13,000 titles including peer-reviewed journal and reference sources

Gannett Newsstand Provided by NOVEL - Exclusive access to 85 full-text newspapers from the world-leading news and information provider, Gannett (includes Star Gazette from 1999 to present)

General Onefile Provided by NOVEL - Provides periodical and news information with over 12,000 titles and 30 years of coverage

Infotrac Newsstand Provided by NOVEL - Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world

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

New York Newspapers Provided by NOVEL - A full-text newspaper database that includes various NYS newspapers

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.

Music, Movies, & Art

Art Museum Image Gallery - Over 165,000 superior quality images with art from various cultures and time periods

Freegal - Free music (both streaming and downloadable)

IndieFlix - 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.

Reference Works

eLibrary Elementary Provided by NOVEL - An easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students

Grolier Online Provided by NOVEL - Includes two learning environments (Grolier Online Kids and Grolier Online Passport) and three curriculum-aligned databases: New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Americana

Kids InfoBits Provided by NOVEL - 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

Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints in ContextProvided by NOVEL - Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more

Novel NY


Provided by the New York State Library, NOVEL NY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information.

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