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Genealogy

Ancestry.com

Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, Social Security Death Index, and Military records. Ancestry.com must be accessed using a computer at the Gates Public Library.

HeritageQuest  

A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history sources. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.


What to Read Next

Beanstack

Beanstack allows you to receive a weekly book recommendation for you child (ages 0 to 12) in your email which comes with a learning tip and a link to our catalog to locate the book. There are other fun features like app recommendations and learning guides, which are lists of books, crafts, activities and more based on a theme. Beanstack also allows you to log your child's reading so you can keep track of what books they have read.

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is a reader's dream come true! You can use NoveList Plus to find recommended reads, find book discussion guides, find author readalikes.

Novelist K8 Plus

Novelist K8 Plus is a version of Novelist for children and middle school age readers. 

What's Next Database

This database chronicles the publication order of a variety of popular series.

WorldCat  

A worldwide catalog of library materials. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.


Newspapers & Magazines 

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.

Gannett Newsstand  

Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira). Provided by the Monroe County Library System.

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)  

Eight full-text newspapers for New York State (from Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse) including: The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Gale National Newspaper Index  

Provides indexing of American's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

General OneFile

This database contains abstracts and full text news and periodical articles on many 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 more. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

InfoTrac Newsstand  

InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.


Academic

Good Call Scholarship Search Engine

The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web and is an excellent resource for college bound students looking to mitigate college expenses. Unlike other scholarship websites, the GoodCall Scholarship Engine is 100% free and open-access, meaning no personally identifiable information is required in order to use it.

Gale Literary Criticism Online  

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.

Academic OneFile

Full-text and abstract periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects.


Business & Government

A to Z Databases  

A to Z Databases is a research tool for public and academic libraries, and offers database access to U.S. businesses and residential listings, as well as U.S healthcare, consumer and employer databases. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.

Business Insights: Essentials  

Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.


Health

CLIC-on-Health  

A "one-stop-shopping" site for Rochester health information, CLIC-on-Health is administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council. Funding for CLIC-on-Health is provided by a grant from NY Senator Jim Alesi and the Rochester Regional Library Council. Provided by the Rochester Regional Library Council

Health Reference Center Academic  

Database contains the full-text and abstracts of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.


Reference

Auto Repair Reference Center

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. The Auto Repair Reference Center must be accessed using a computer at the Gates Public Library.

Opposing Viewpoints  

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. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Scholastic GO!  

Includes the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and The New Book of Knowledge. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Gale Something About the Author  

Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.


Resources for Kids

Beanstack

Beanstack allows you to receive a weekly book recommendation for you child (ages 0 to 12) in your email which comes with a learning tip and a link to our catalog to locate the book. There are other fun features like app recommendations and learning guides, which are lists of books, crafts, activities and more based on a theme. Beanstack also allows you to log your child's reading so you can keep track of what books they have read.

Kids Infobits  

This database contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

eLibrary Elementary  

This database contains over 140 magazine and books for elementary students. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.