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Librarians have chosen and provided resources here which often are a better option for completing certain research than what’s found from a standard web search. For additional help in your research contact one of our helpful librarians.

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ABCmouse In-Library Access Only

ABCmouse is a progressive learning tool targeting learning levels from Preschool through 2nd Grade. With 10 levels, over 850 lessons, and more than 10,000 different learning activities to progress through, there’s plenty of opportunity for supplemental learning. Children are encouraged by a reward system to continue moving through the step-by-step lessons and activities. ABCmouse is available on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Ancestry: Library Edition In-Library Access Only

Start your own genealogy using the U.S. Census (1790-1930), New York Passenger lists (1851-1891), World War I Draft Registration Cards (1917-1918), Civil War Service Records, the Social Security Death Index, and the England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland Parish and Probate Records plus much more.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

In this website, ProQuest presents primary source documents from several of the time periods in American History when the river of the Black Freedom Struggle ran more powerfully, while not losing sight of the fierce, often violent opposition that Black people have faced on the road to freedom. This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom.


BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews; previews; “beyond the book” articles; author interviews; author read-alikes; extensive resources for book clubs, including reading guides; and much more. Sign up for the BookBrowse newsletter to get a twice-monthly email with information on the latest industry book buzz, reviews, interviews and more!

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. Access Consumer Reports from inside the library on a library computer, personal computer, or device. Remote access may require a Saratoga Springs Public Library card number.

Coronavirus Research Database

“A health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.” - ProQuest


EBSCO provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This information service also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags. Includes MasterFILE, MasterFILE Reference eBook collection, Teacher Reference Center, GreenFile, and Consumer Reports!


With Explora, EBSCO’s dedicated interface for students, completing research and writing essays is easier than ever. Watch this video to learn how Explora helps!

Explora Educator's Edition

Focuses on the needs of teachers and librarians offering professional development resources, lesson plans, research guides, and curriculum standards.


GreenFILE is a free research database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its scholarly, government, and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Guides by Librarians

Our librarians review, discover, and find amazing internet resources on a vast amount of topics. Sharing their knowledge and experience is a primary focus of what we do here at the library. These guides, referred to as LibGuides, made by our librarians include recommendations in a variety of subject areas, as well as guides about library services, events, and helpful links and tools.


Your library’s resource for census data, family records and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. HeritageQuest Online is an ongoing project (new content is added regularly).


Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows on a computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV!

Kanopy Read additional information on Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform specifically made for patrons of libraries that offers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries, as well as children’s programming.

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