UHLS Digital Resources
We know some folks want their library available wherever
they are, 24/7! In 2017, a public library card in Albany and Rensselaer
Counties includes access to ebooks, digital audiobooks and magazines,
streaming video, and several subscription databases. Some of our member
libraries provide additional digital resources, so be sure to contact
your home library for information
on how to access these resources or to get a library card.
Funding for the UHLS digital resources below is provided
by the Albany Public Library via the New York State Library's Central
Library grants. Additional funding for OverDrive is provided by our
29 member libraries.
Flipster: Digital magazines
Read the complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your
computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up--your
library card grants you access from wherever you are. Titles include
People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes, and many more. Please note:
Flipster is the replacement for OverDrive Magazines in 2017.
audiobooks, streaming video
The Upper Hudson Library System hosts a great collection of ebooks,
digital audiobooks, and streaming video. It's easier than ever to enjoy
them on your desktop computer or mobile device. Learn more on our OverDrive
Getting Started page.
Virtual Reference Library: Nonfiction eBooks
These eBooks are available 24/7 with no wait, and can be browsed, searched
and downloaded anytime from any Internet-connected device. Topics include
test preparation, financial literacy, job readiness, computer literacy,
Do-It-Yourself projects, and cooking.
Languages: Language learning platform
A fun and easy to use, self-paced language learning program with courses
in over 70 languages! Library patrons can create an account using their
email address and start learning right away. Mango language courses
are accessible on a computer or an Apple or Android mobile device using
free apps that allow users to take their learning with them, with or
without an internet connection.
Edition (In Library Use Only): Genealogy research database
Ancestry® Library Edition brings the worlds most popular
consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Its 7,000 databases
deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North
America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Access is
only available at your library--ask your home
librarian for details.
New York Heritage:
Local history digital collections
Several public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties have begun
digitizing their local history resources to make them even more accessible.
New York Heritage is an invaluable research portal for anyone interested
in learning more about New York State. UHLS members on New York Heritage
include: Albany Public
Free Library, Bethlehem
Public Library, Guilderland Public
Library, Nassau Free
Public Library, and William
K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie).
Access several online databases where you
can find newspapers and research materials on many different
subjects. Searching a database is a little different than using
an Internet search engine like Google, and specific strategies
for combining search terms may be necessary to get the best
results. The reliability of the information you can find in
a database is well worth the extra effort, so please ask your
home librarian if you have any questions.
These databases are available from home from anywhere in New
York State. No library card required. For more information,
please visit NOVELNY.
Information about NOVELNY for librarians:
Includes company profiles, industry reports
and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.
/ School Oriented
Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites. Available at three levels—Elementary, Middle, or High.
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5.
Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags,
seals, charts and graphs.
Viewpoints in Context
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
Reference Center Academic
This health database includes over 2800 journals
and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing
and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters
and consumer health magazines.
This database contains over 12,000 journals
and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full
text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology,
medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and
more. The database also contains some full text titles that are
cited in databases such as AGRICOLA, CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, MEDLINE,
MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO and others.
|Britannica Academic Edition
Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource. Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, Britannica Academic’s articles provide trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights that users will not find anywhere else.
This general periodical database contains
over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia
sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends
nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental
issues, technology, health care, politics and more.
This full-text newspaper database has several
New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on,
and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.
York State Newspapers
A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this
database includes the following full-text newspapers from around
New York State: Buffalo News, New York Times, New York Post, New
York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal,
and Syracuse Post-Standard.