Academic OneFile – Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
Business Insights: Essentials – Includes an intuitive user interface that makes it easy for researchers to find in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products.
Ebsco – A powerful solution for academic research, EBSCO is a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals. Requires library card log-in.
Gale Health Reference Center Academic – Full-text articles from carefully compiled and trusted medical reference sources and journals.
General OneFile – A source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: 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.
New York State Newspapers – A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following full-text newspapers from around New York State: Albany Times Union, Buffalo News, New York Times, New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, and Syracuse Herald-Journal.
NewsBank / America’s Newspapers – Available through the Northern New York Library Network, provides electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers with a shortcut to the Watertown Daily Times Archives. Requires library card log-in.
NNY Directory of Community Services – Provides a list of community resources for consumers, service providers, and community agencies in the Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties.
Opposing Viewpoints – Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. 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.
Universal Class – Offers hundreds of affordable online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic.
AARP Job Search – Aimed at people over 50.
ALA Notable Books List – American Library Association’s Notable Books List
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County – Working toward an addiction-free community through prevention.
ALSC Children’s Notable Lists – Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. Click the link to see their current and past lists.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder – Contains information on all physicians licensed in the United States.
Authors On Air – On air talk radio podcasts on the Authors On Air Network
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – Collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature. Compiled by John Bartlett.
Big Charts – A comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research tool, providing access to interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, market news and commentary. Source for historical stock quotes.
BOCES – Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida Counties – Regional BOCES
BOCES – Oswego County – Regional BOCES
BOCES – St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties – Regional BOCES
BookPage – Online edition of BookPage. A selection guide of the best new books focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. Published monthly.
Bookreview MostlyFiction – Mostly fiction book reviews
Books & Authors – Expert book reviews & recommendations
Cambridge History of English and American Literature – Contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
Career Bliss – Find a happier career by searching for great jobs in your area. Check out our job reviews and salary data to find a career that best matches you.
CareerZone – Aimed at teens, this site from the New York State Department of Labor, presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Credible health information for individuals and communities to educate and protect themselves on a wide variety of topics.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Provides answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. The site covers cerebral palsy from all angles-from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.
Community Action Planning Council – The Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Inc. is a Community Action Agency – one of 52 in New York State and one of 1,065 nationwide. Community Action Agencies all have a common purpose – to assist, support and empower low-income households. However, each agency recognizes and responds to the needs of the community with specialized programs and services.
Cornell Cooperative Extension – The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County educates youth, families, farmers and communities using research-based knowledge for practical application and lifelong learning.
Craigslist – A good source of job listings by specific location. You may also post your resume on local Craigslist site.
Cyndi’s List – Excellent starting point for online genealogical research. A cross-referenced index with more than 120 categories to genealogical resources on the Internet.
Cypress Resume – The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
Directory of State Medical and Osteopathic Boards – Locate information about physicians practicing across the country through links to all 50 State Medical and Osteopathic Boards.
EDGAR SEC Filings and Forms – All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
FamilySearch – From the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, this free site allows searching of birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes. Searches millions of names and records.
Farmer’s Almanac – Contains many of the same features as print version including weather forecasts and historical weather data. Special features require paid subscriptions.
FINRA – Includes updated market data, tools and calculators for investors, and other helpful financial information.
Fold3 – The Web’s Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. 7-day trial. Documents and photos. Historic war records.
Foreign Language Online Dictionary Link – From, links to numerous online foreign language dictionaries.
Fulton History – Searchable database of historical newspapers from central and northern NY.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Gale’s eBook collection provides authoritative sources on a plethora of topics. Includes resources for geography, history, art, education, literature, and more.
Goodreads – Meet your next favorite book.
Gray’s Anatomy –’s edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body, 20th ed.
Green Careers Guide – Resource for within careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries.
Huffington Post Book Club – Huffington Post Book Club
ICICILL – The interlibrary loan management system that helps library staff find books, articles, and other resources they need, and manage interlibrary loan transactions quickly, easily, and with great reliability. Username & password required. Contact North Country Library System for more information.
In Reference To Murder – Reference site for writers, readers, and fans of mystery and crime fiction.
Indeed – One Search. All Jobs. Search for positions locally or globally at this site with over 60 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, covering 94% of global GDP.
Information Please – Includes TIME Almanac, with Information Please, Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Infoplease Dictionary and The Infoplease Atlas.
Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection – Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
IT Ebooks – A free IT resource ebook website. Contains various Information Technology related ebooks of programming languages and operating systems.
Khan Academy – With over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
Kids Infobits – 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, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!
Law Help NY – is a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers with their civil legal problems. It is a collaborative effort across New York State legal aid offices to give low income and vulnerable New Yorkers access to legal information, information about how to contact legal aid offices and other social agencies that can assist them, as well as help them understand their legal rights and navigate the court system. This website covers legal problems including (but not limited to): housing, public benefits, (SSI, SSD, or PA), family law, discrimination and more. LawHelpNY covers 16 legal areas and connects to over 500 legal aid programs offering free legal services in New York State.
Library Thing – A home for your books.
LikesBooks – The back fence for lovers of romance novels.
LinkedIn – An important professional networking tool, LinkedIn has over 161 million members from 200 countries and territories (as of March 2012). Connect with friends and colleagues around the world, post your resume, education and work experience, and see job listings based on your skills and background. Membership is free, although additional benefits are available through paid subscription.
Literature Map – The tourist map of literature
LitLinks – From Bedford/St. Martins, this site contains biographies and annotated links to information on more than 700 authors and their works.
Medical Billing & Coding – The resource is a comprehensive guide to health insurance and healthcare in the United States that covers Health Insurance Industry, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Insurance for College Students, and Healthcare for the Uninsured.
Medline Plus – Comprehensive, accurate, current consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.
Merck Publications – Links to a variety of online publications, from Merck, a trusted source of medical information. Resources include The Merck Manual of Health and Aging, The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, and The Merck Veterinary Manual.
Modern Library – Modern Library 100 Best Novels
New York Heritage Digital Collections – Gateway to hundreds of digital collections about New York State’s people, places, and institutions.
New York State Department of Health Genealogy Records & Resources – Information on obtaining uncertified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates in New York State.
New York State Department of Labor – Information on unemployment assistances and tools to assist in job search and career exploration.
New York State Physician Profile – Profiles of all doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy registered to practice in New York State.
New York Times Books – Includes book news, reviews and best seller lists. Search book reviews since 1981.
NewPages – News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.
Newzjunky – Breaking news and links to all sorts of information of interest throughout the North Country.
North Country Now – News, weather, and sports from the St. Lawrence Co. region.
North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council – We are dedicated to strengthening maternal and family health by identifying service needs and improving access to care through community collaboration, education, and referral for the well being of every woman, every child, every family.
Northern New York Historical Newspapers – Indexed access to selected historical newspapers from our service area: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.
NYGenWeb – Hosted by Rootsweb, this site is a gateway to New York State genealogy and history. Includes links to county information throughout New York State.
NYS Historic Newspapers – Containing scans from 160 newspaper titles and approximately 2.5 million pages of historic newspapers from New York States past.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Excellent starting point for general information on almost any job or career.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New York – Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York provides high-quality, affordable family planning and reproductive health care for nearly 12,000 women and men in the North Country each year. We have eight health centers throughout Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Public Records – Links to each state source for locating public records.
PubMed – Aimed at healthcare professionals, PubMed contains more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. While this is a citation database, there are some links to full-text articles through PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
ReferenceUSA – The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. In fact, our business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources.
SBDCNet – Small Business Development Center national clearinghouse of information. Includes links to business plans, information on finance, marketing and other topics for small business.
SCORE – Nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
SFFWorld – Science Fiction and Fantasy world
Small Business Resources – IRS – Information o
n a variety of topics for small businesses and the self-employed from the IRS.
Smart B******, Trashy Books – Contains mature language not suitable for younger audiences.
State Job Bank Info – Use the map to locate job bank information for any state.
Stop, You’re Killing Me! – A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. We list over 4600 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 52,000 titles), both series (5300+) and non-series. – News, weather, and sports from the central New York region.
The Merck Manual Home Edition – Based on the medical textbook, The Merck Manual, this online edition aimed at health consumers explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis in everyday language.
The Millions – Who says lit coverage can’t survive online?
The Palladium Times – News, weather, and sports from the Oswego region.
The Rumpus – You can’t throw the rope of love to someone who hates ropes.
Thomas Register – Find manufacturers, distributors and service providers for a variety of products and services.
U.S. GenWeb – Links to all state GenWeb sites.
U.S. Small Business Administration – The SBA was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They provide various services to small business owners including counseling, education, advocacy, loans and contracts.
United Way of Northern New York – Helping people change their lives.
USAJOBS – U.S. Government’s official site for Federal jobs and employment information.
Varsity Tutors Practice Tests – Varsity Tutors offers free practice tests for SAT, PSAT, GRE, Common Core Math (4th and 5th), sciences, and more.
Watertown Daily Times – Local news from Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Oswego Counties for the past week. Please see the NewsBank link located above for archived issues.
What’s Next?: Books In Series Database of Kent District Library – Assists in searching series fiction. Displays series books in order. Searchable by author, title, series, and genre.
WorldCat – WorldCat anchors FirstSearch with its millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries. This database is used by staff to verify title information or as a tool to email NCLS staff of an addition to the library’s collection. Authorization number & password required. Contact North Country Library System for more information.