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     Access to the following online databases is provided for Rochester Public Library patrons.

     You can access EBSCO Host, TOPIC Search, NoveList, MagillOnLiterature and Searchasaurus (blue background) by entering the barcode number from the back of your library card (2210...).

     Many peer reviewed and popular magazines are found in the MasterFILE Premier database, within the EBSCO Host suite of databases.

     Databases with the green background require a user I.D. and password. To obtain these, call or visit the library. After confirming your patron status, you will be provided with the necessary login information.

     Databases with the red background are only accessible from inside the Rochester Public Library. Please visit us to access these resources.

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  • EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system
    accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of
    proprietary full text databases and popular databases
    from leading information providers.
  • The comprehensive databases range from general
    reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific
    databases for public, academic, medical, corporate
    and school libraries.

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     This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 50,000 articles from more than 3,000 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals collections, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.
  • NoveList is a fiction readers' advisory service with over 100,000 titles in the database and 75,000 full text reviews.
  • NoveList contains over 1,200 pre-constructed booklists on a wide range of topics and genres.
  • NoveList now also contains Read-alikes. Written by Joyce Saricks, a nationally known readers' advisor, this powerful new resource describes an author's appeal and style and then defines how the suggested 'read-alikes' are selected based on the traits described for the author.

     Two popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search and Middle Search Plus) can be accessed via Searchasaurus. Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It has an animated interface with a dinosaur theme.
HeritageQuest Online

     With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online provides access to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. This collection of research materials helps in tracing family his tory and studying American culture.

Ancestry Library

     Provides instant access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary-source document images and a variety of genealogical research features including 450 million census records from the U.S. Federal Census between the years 1790 and 1930. In addition, AncestryPlus includes immigration, vital, military, court, church and ethnic records; city directories; genealogical societies; Social Security Death Index; Periodical Source Index; family history library; and much more.

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Rochester Public Library.
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this resource.
New England Ancestors

     The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest genealogical society in the country. For over 150 years, NEHGS has helped new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, NEHGS today has over 20,000 members worldwide.

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accessible from inside the
Rochester Public Library.
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this resource.
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