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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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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.

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!


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.

MasterFILE Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Elite provides full-text magazines and reference books covering many subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection.

Publicly Available Content Database

Over 3,000 scholarly journals, and trade journals, magazines, reports and conference papers published from a number of different sources around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open access journals.

The New York Times Historical (From 1851)

Offers complete newspaper records, cover-to-cover, including article, and full-page images in an easily downloadable PDF format. All available records are searchable, including images. Coverage includes: editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries and death notices, birth and marriage announcements, historical photos, classifieds, and display advertisements.

Due to publisher restrictions, there is a three-year gap of availability, from the current year, in coverage.

The New York Times Searchable Database

Pairs robust searching features (from 1980 forward) with detailed indexing to help you quickly find the news information you need. The searching covers complete bibliographic information so you can search on subjects, companies, people, products, and geographic areas so that you have access to not only top news stories, but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. And workflow tools such as cite, share, print, and export help make the research process flexible, thorough, and efficient. Most content loads same day — oftentimes by 8 AM U.S. Eastern time. See how to navigate the NYT Searchable Database.

The Wall Street Journal Online

Access to in-depth coverage by reporters on the ground when news happens, all over the world, with sources and market insights. WSJ provides news on topics from business and the economy to politics, tech and much more.
Account creation is required. Access is available for 3 days. After 3 days, you must use this link again to reactivate your account.

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