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

AtoZ Databases

The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.

A selection of freely available primary source documents

Britannica Academic Edition

An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.  *NOVELNY 

Britannica Escolar

Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area.  *NOVELNY

Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.  *NOVELNY

Consumer Reports

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

DHS 101

Monroe County Department of Human Services: The information provided in this booklet addresses the most common issues encountered by
community Case Managers.

Driver Education Program

New York DMV explained! Get free instant access to free NY DMV practice tests (car, motorcycle and CDL), handbooks, tips and tricks, and more!


A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

This database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

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.

Educators Complete Reference

Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.  *NOVELNY

Edward G. Miner Medical Library

Ask a librarian medical questions and get reliable and accurate answers.

Gale Academic OneFile

Search abstracts and some full-text articles from journals and references sources. Includes arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. *NOVELNY

Gale Business Insights

Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. *NOVELNY

Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment

Covers several types of early stage investors including: venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors and angel groups, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.

Gale General OneFile

This database contains abstracts and some full text news and periodical articles on: 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. *NOVELNY

Gale in Context: Elementary (Formerly Kids Infobits)

Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. The database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. *NOVELNY

Gale in Context – Middle School

Age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *NOVELNY

Gale in Context: 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.

Gale Informe Académico

Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.   *NOVELNY

Gale New York Times

Covers domestic, national, and international news, and comprises opinion pieces, investigative reports, and reviews.

Gale Literary Criticism Online

The largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. 10,000 hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.

Gale OneFile Computer Science

Full-text and abstracts of leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. *NOVELNY

Gale OneFile Health and Medicine

Full-text and abstracts of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. *NOVELNY

Gale OneFile: News

Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. *NOVELNY

Gale Something About the Author Online

Examine the lives and works of authors and illustrators. *NOVELNY

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.


A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Census, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.


Access to music, movies, TV series, graphic novels/comics, ebooks, and audio books. 

Learning Resources

Resources put together by the staff of the Webster Library to help students who are distance learning. 

Library Catalog

Search the Monroe County Library System collection for books, music, movies, and more.

The largest online catalogue of classical music, opera and dance videos.


The National Library of Medicine’s website for consumer health information.

Mental Health – Finding Your Way Guide

This guide is intended to assist consumers of behavioral health services, their families and professionals in finding and accessing appropriate mental health services in Monroe and Livingston Counties.

Monroe County Area Food Cupboards

Food cupboards help meet emergency food needs. Each cupboard operates as a neighborhood volunteer unit covering a specific area and receives support from its local churches and funders.

New York Times

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985). *NOVELNY

NOVELny All Databases

See all databases included in the NOVELny program). *NOVELNY

Novelist Plus

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.

Rochester History

A journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available online from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images

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

Shelters and Meals Guide

Where to go for: Hot Meals, Clothing for Men, Women and Children, Shelter, Services, Senior Centers and Meal Programs

VIN Decoder

Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.