Databases and Online Resources

The Webster Public Library, in conjunction with the Monroe County Library System, offers databases for students of all ages, small business owners, genealogy enthusiasts, job seekers, and book lovers. Our reference staff is always prepared to assist you in the use of any of these databases.

Academic OneFile1
Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects.

Ancestry
Search for census, voter, immigration, marriage and birth records ....and much more.  This database is not available outside the library.

Business and Company Resource Center1
This fully integrated business resource includes company profiles, rankings and market share information, investment reports, company histories, industry profiles and news, and periodicals from General Business File.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

Children's and Teen Series Wiki
Created by the Webster Public Library and maintained by users from all over the globe in order to help librarians, teachers, parents, and kids find the chronological and publication order of series books.

CLIC-on-Health2
A "one-stop-shopping" site for Rochester health information. Funding for CLIC-on-Health is provided by a grant from NY Senator Jim Alesi and the Rochester Regional Library Council.


Consumer Reports
Find product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

EBSCO GreenFILE
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. With coverage dating back back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Gale Newsstand1
This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)1
Eight full-text newspapers for New York State (from Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse) including: The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Gale National Newspaper Index1
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.

General OneFile1
This database contains 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.

Global Road Warrior
From travel planning to school work, Global Road Warrior connects you with information about countries around the world. Explore hotels, customs, history, business culture, maps and recipes.

Grolier Online1
Includes
the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and The New Book of Knowledge.

Health Reference Center Academic1
Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources.

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.

Novelist
Use a favorite fiction author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Browse theme-oriented book lists, look for outstanding titles in Best Fiction, find out more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.

ReferenceUSA
National criss-cross directory. Search for people and businesses by name, phone number, address, and more.

Rochester History
Rochester History is a journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line - from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images
Contains over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Virtual Reference Desk
The Virtual Reference Desk is a collection of web resources compiled and maintained by staff of the Monroe County Library System.

WorldCat by OCLC
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.

1 Access provided by New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

2 Access provided by Rochester Regional Library Council.