Web Resources

Our librarians have curated valuable resources that often surpass what you’d find through a regular web search. Explore these resources provided below. If you require further support, our librarians are ready to offer further assistance!

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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.

Access World News by NewsBank

Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including local newspapers such as the Saratogian, Times Union and Daily Gazette.

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.


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!

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.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

Access from inside the library on a library computer, personal computer, or device. Remote access requires a Saratoga Springs Public Library card.

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