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Alphabetical List of Research Databases
The Long Beach Public Library subscribes to more than 60 databases
to give you easy online access to reliable, authoritative information.
For home access, you will need your library card (barcode) number.
To see these sources arranged by subject, click here.
|ABI Complete Comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.|
|ABI Dateline Research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies, and other topics from a local and regional perspective. Includes major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and area business publications.|
|ABI Global In-depth coverage for thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text, and the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels.|
|ABI Trade and Industry Study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.|
|Academic OneFile The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.|
Broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, comprised of nearly 200 titles--from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
|All Data Includes automobile diagnostics, repair procedures, electrical diagrams, technical bulletins and recalls which may be printed out.|
|Amazing Animals of the World Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school.|
|America the Beautiful Includes digital photographs, current events, interactive maps, almanacs, timelines and a dictionary of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and U. S. Territories.|
|Ancestry Library Edition Contains 5 billion genealogy records with new records added daily. Records include the entire United States Federal Census from 1790 - 1930. In-Library access only.|
|Annals of American History Online
Illuminates U.S. history from 1493 to modern times in over 2,000 primary documents-the original words of history-makers. History, society, and everyday life come into focus through a variety of articles and media.
Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Merges Gale's reference works with periodicals and multimedia. Search based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
Provides access to esteemed newspapers from across the U.S., searchable from 1989-present.
|Brainfuse JobNow Live Assistance Live interview coaching, resume lab, career resources, and adult learning center.|
|Business and Company ASAP Covers 1980 to current month. Includes information on companies, markets, industries, mergers, and management theory from business and trade journals with full-text and images.|
|Business and Company Resource Center Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and news.|
|Business Economics and Theory Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. More than 150 full-text journals.|
|Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry profiles, company financial reports, and company comparisons.|
|Byki, see Transparent Languages Online (below)|
|CareerCruising Explore a future career path or conduct research before you change careers by using Career Matchmaker and/or view multimedia interviews with people working in hundreds of careers. Career Cruising also includes detailed information about colleges and universities across the U.S. with links to financial aid resources.|
|Communications and Mass Media More than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.|
|Community Resource Database Lists 8,500 private non-profit or government sponsored agencies and programs that provide services to Long Island residents.|
|Credo Reference Credo Reference has 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields. Sources are selected from major publishers, such as ABC Clio, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Penguin, Routledge, Sage, Thames and Hudson, Wiley, and more. You may use precise searching or a more general concept map.|
|Criminal Justice Collection 150 journals for those studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.|
|Culinary Arts Collection 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.|
|Custom Newspapers 150 national and international newspapers. Includes NY Daily News.|
|Diversity Studies Collection 150 full-text journals exploring cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.|
|EBSCO History Reference Center The world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.|
|eLibrary Elementary Reference materials for elementary students. Includes newspapers, magazines, books, transcripts, maps, pictures, audio, and video.|
|Encyclopedia Americana An online version of the Scholastic publication.|
|Encyclopedia Britannica Search the encyclopedia as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore learning materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines.|
|Encyclopedia Britannica 21st Century Explorer For students. A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines. All information is provided on two reading levels.|
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Nearly 200 journals in the field of environmental issues and policy, including perspectives from the scientific community and governmental policy makers as well as corporate interests.
Entrepreneurship Covers a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats, from video to Excel files to text.
eSequels The online guide to series fiction.
|Explora - for kids Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.|
|Explora - for teens Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.|
|Financial Times A database of financial and economic news offers instant access to hundreds of thousands of articles and features from one of the world's leading sources of accurate and unbiased financial, economic and political news.|
Fine Arts and Music Collection
More than 100 full-text magazines and journals support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gale Computer Database
Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
|Gale Expanded Academic ASAP Meets research needs across all academic disciplines, from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -- many with full text and images.|
|Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. 1980-present, many with fulltext.|
|Gale General Science Collection Nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines covering all scientific endeavor, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.|
|Gale Medicine Several Gale medical encyclopedias.|
|Gale Pop Culture Collection Useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.|
|Gale Psychology Collection 200 full-text periodicals exploring what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. Gives a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops--and diminishes--over time.|
|Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.|
|Gannett Newsstand Complete A dozen newspapers from around the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and Newsday.|
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. Includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
|Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Studies Collection Over 30 largely full-text journals cover such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.|
|General Business File ASAP 1980 to present month. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, company directories, industry trends.|
|Global Reference Center Britannica's Global Reference Center, the home of comprehensive online content in five languages: Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French.|
|GreenFILE Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.|
|Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia For students, based upon the Academic Encyclopedia. Includes the encyclopedia, news, research starters, and timelines.|
|Grolier Online Eight databases for students and others: The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.|
|Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module 1980 to present month. Includes government databases, magazines, journals, newspapers and directories regarding all health topics.|
|Health Reference Center Academic Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students.|
|HeritageQuest A unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes images of original U.S. Census records.|
Historical New York Times
Indexes the full text of the New York Times from 1851, with an embargo on the current three years.
|Home Improvement Collection Nearly 100 home improvement focused titles for hobbyists and professionals. Includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and much more.|
|Hoovers Company Records Featuring profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives, Hoover's Company Records provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available.|
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
Current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals. Covers both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, as well as specialized aspects of the industry -- including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
|Information Science & Library Issues Collection Nearly 100 leading industry journals covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.|
A collection of hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.
|Infotrac Newsstand A full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. More than 1,000 newspapers.|
|Insurance & Liability Collection Over 20 journals covering this multimillion dollar industry, including such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.|
|JobNow Live Assistance (Brainfuse) Live interview coaching, resume lab, career resources, and adult learning center.|
|Kids InfoBits For grades K-5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.|
|Lands and Peoples An interactive version of the Scholastic reference book including the entire encyclopedia, a news desk and an atlas.|
|Learning Express Library Updated version with a new interface and updated tests including the new NYS high school equivalency exam. A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses. Study and practice for academic, civil service, and licensing tests, including basic skills, college entrance, EMS, Firefighter, GED, Law Enforcement, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship and more. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individualized analysis of results. Computer Module includes instruction for Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office and Word.|
|Lexis/Nexis Library Express Access over 10,000 news, business and legal sources. Outstanding news coverage includes deep back files and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and foreign-language sources. Use the LexisNexis® Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.|
|Long Island Business News The Official Business News Site of the LongIsland.Com Internet Community.|
|Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960s.|
|Literature Resource Center Biographies, bibliographies, critical analysis of novelists, poets, essayists and journalists from every age and literary discipline.|
|Literature Resources from Gale Cross-searches Literature Resource Center along with many other Gale literature databases.||Literati "Literati is an online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research."|
|Litfinder Author profiles, citations, explanations, analysis of 85,000 full-text poems, plays, speeches, essays, and short stories.|
|Live Librarian from Tutor.com Real-time chat with a tutor for student homework questions.|
|Military & Intelligence Collection Over 500 titles and more than 7 million articles with links to related sources: reference books, magazine and newswire articles.|
|National Newspapers Premier This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. Includes Investor's Business Daily|
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
|The New Book of Knowledge Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.|
|The New Book of Popular Science Based upon the popular students' print edition. Includes the sciclopedia, news, projects, biographies, and skywatch.|
|New York Daily News Use Publication or Advanced Search to specify this paper..|
|New York Post 2000-present in full-text. Use Publication or Advanced Search to specify this paper.|
|New York State Newspapers A database of 10 major newspapers published in the state of New York including the NY Times, NY Daily News & NY Post.|
|New York Times 1980-present in full-text. Use Publication or Advanced Search to specify this paper.|
|New York Times Historical Includes the full text of the New York Times from 1851 (in PDF), with an embargo on the current three years.|
|Newsday 1985-present in full-text.|
|NoveList A readers' advisory tool that assists readers in finding new authors and titles based on past reading preferences. NoveList is linked to the Library's catalog displaying the Library's holdings.|
The resource young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.
|La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Es para empezar estudiantes y intermedios. Incluye Países, Ciudades, Lugares de interés, Biografías, Historia, Tradiciones y Artes.|
|Nursing and Allied Health Collection Nearly 400 titles covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.|
|Opposing Viewpoints A source for information on social issues and current events. Pros and cons, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and links to websites.|
|Oxford Art Online A comprehensive source for all aspects of the visual arts including art reproductions, artist biographies, museum websites, and artists' home pages.|
|Oxford Music Online A comprehensive resource for all aspects of the musical arts including opera, jazz, popular and 20th Century music.|
|Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection Over 60 predominantly full-text titles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.|
|Popular Magazines 1000 of the most-searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac products, including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah.|
|Primary Search 1990 to present month. Full-text of more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research with reading level indicators.|
|PROMT (Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology) Research companies, products and technologies via summaries and full-text from 1000 business journals, newspapers, market research studies and reports.|
|Pronunciator Language Learning Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages, for a total of 4,000 available course combinations. Plus, ESL for 50 non-English languages.|
|Proquest Academic Journals|
|Proquest Business Databases This resource covers publications on the latest business and financial information for researchers of all levels.|
|Proquest Computer Journals Information from scholarly journals and trade publications as well as consumer titles. Includes product reviews, database design and management, software, hardware, e-commerce, Web site development, intranets and extranets, and technology management.|
|Proquest Direct From 1986 to current day. Provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers with full-text. Includes Newsday.|
Proquest Entrepreneurship Covers a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats, from video to Excel files to text.
|Proquest Health Management Journals In-depth coverage from over 1,440 publications with nearly 1,200 available in full text. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.|
|Proquest Historical Newsday Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the Long Island newspaper of record. Coverage runs from 1940 through 1985.|
|Proquest News Nine databases: Black Newspapers, Financial Times, New York Times, New York Times Historical, Newsday, Newsday Historical, Wall Street Journal Historical, and Gannett Newstand|
|Proquest Newsstand (aka Gannett Newsstand) A dozen newspapers from around the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and Newsday.|
|Proquest Professional Education Journals A comprehensive research collection of more than 760 magazines and journals for professional development and continuing education.|
|Proquest Research Library One-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,050 titles—nearly 2,800 in full text—from 1971 forward.|
|Proquest Science Journals|
|Reference USA Directory information for US businesses and residences, doctors and dentists. Annual reports, 10-Ks and other SEC information. Canadian business and residential.|
|Religion & Philosophy Collection 250 periodicals, many full-text, can be used to research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.|
|Salud en Español Una base de datos de Ebsco que es un texto repleto el recurso de consumo de la salud.|
|Scholastic GO Eight databases for students and others: The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.|
|Science in Context Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.|
|Small Business Collection Over 280 full-text periodicals for business students and entrepreneurs. Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.|
|Spanish Reference Center|
|Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center Help with job search, resume creation, and financial literacy, both with live tutors and with an Adult Career Center.|
|Twayne's Authors Online Contains the full-text of 200 Twayne Literary Masters books on world, U. S. and English authors.|
|U. S. History Collection Well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.|
Careers & Technical Education Collection
Over 300 largely full-text journals providing content from general career
guides to highly specialized industry journals.
|War & Terrorism Collection Almost 100 full-text periodicals give researchers and students of history, social science, and current events insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale.|
|Webster's Dictionary Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged.|
|World Data Analyst Combines detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, this resource features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and informative comparative charts and tables.|
Nearly 40 predominantly full-text journals provide balanced coverage of
events in World History. Useful both to the novice historian and to the
advanced academic researcher.
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all Gale Empirelink (NOVEL) databases
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|all Proquest core databases|