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A-Z periodical search

Looking for a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper? Search here to see if its contents are available through one of our databases.

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Browse Periodicals by Subject

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This is an online listing of periodicals in electronic databases available to all libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System.


Remote Access

Many of the databases the library subcribes to are available anywhere there is Internet access, not just in the library.  Just click on the link and enter your library barcode number when prompted.  If you see a  Remote Access  button, please click there and log-in with your library barcode number.


Legal Forms


Educational E-Book Collection


Article Search - Combined Sources

Article Word(s)

Use this search box to cross-search databases available in all RCLS libraries. (NOTE : the search will NOT access databases only subscribed to by the Valley Cottage Library).


Business and Company Resource Center

Automobile price guides

  • NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) guides
    N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides - is best known for its bright yellow and blue vehicle appraisal guidebooks. This web site, launched in 2000, offers a broad range of information, products and services to help educate people in the market to buy, sell, trade or simply shop for a vehicle, while providing a wealth of interesting articles and related information to help people maintain and properly care for the vehicles they currently own.
  • Kelley Blue Book
    Information on new and used vehicles.

Featured Databases

  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Millions of articles from full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Also search select consumer health information sources, full-text reference works and more.
    Funded by the New York State NOVEL program
  • JobNow
    JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. 1. Career Resources: Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments. 2. Resume Builder 3. Ace the Interview
    Funded by the Ramapo Catskill Library System
  • Hudson River Valley Heritage
    HRVH provides access to historical materials from digital collections contributed by colleges, libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations from the following counties in New York State: Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester.
    Funded by federal funds, New York State funding for library systems, special grants and annual membership dues.
  • HRVH Historical Newspapers
    Provides access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State. As a first step toward this vision, The Kingston Daily Freeman has been completely digitized for the years 1903 to 1912. Other newspapers available include the Rockland County Journal and the Rockland County Messenger.
    Funded by federal funds, New York State funding for library systems, special grants and annual membership dues.
  • Mango Language Learning
    Immerses you in real, everyday conversations in over 2 dozen languages for English speakers and English for foreign speakers.
    Funded by the Valley Cottage Library
  • Novelist Plus
    NoveList Plus is the premier database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
    Funded by the RCLS Central Library (Newburgh Free Library)
  • Novelist K-8
    NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
    Funded by the RCLS Central Library (Newburgh Free Library)

About Databases

What is a database?

A database contains information.  Databases let you search through that information (“data”) so you can retrieve specific facts or articles quickly.  Databases can cover specific subjects or many different topics. 

As a member of our library, you enjoy access to “full-text article databases,” which contain complete articles as well as abstracts (article summaries) from magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and other publications.

Specialized encyclopedias, illustrated reference works, educational services, online music, genealogy tools, and much more are available to you for free!

Why use databases?

Databases often contain a higher quality of information than what you might encounter when generally searching the Web.  Anyone can publish information online, and you might have no way of knowing if that information is accurate, up-to-date, or free of bias or propaganda.

Databases can help you find better information faster, especially since they contain many “peer-reviewed” articles (meaning that information has been examined by professionals or scholars prior to its publication).

Did you know?

Databases can save you money!  Often you will be asked to pay to access an article through a newspaper or journal website.  Because the Valley Cottage Library subscribes to numerous databases on your behalf, you can tap into all of that information freely at the library or elsewhere (e.g. at home!) using your library card!

Some databases are available to all New York State residents through the NYS NOVEL program (

Databases also offer powerful search options and often empower you to discover related information within a few clicks.  When you’re serious about doing research, databases can be tremendously helpful!


Access databases right at the library on most of our computers. Or many of the databases can be accessed  remotely through our website ( by clicking the Databases link on our home page and logging in with your library card number.


Articles in databases are usually as good as ones in print.  Many articles are available as PDFs (Adobe Portable Document Format), which display an article as it was originally printed, along with any photos or illustrations.

If you have an e-mail account, you usually can e-mail copies of articles to yourself for FREE.  At the library you can print articles at $ .10 a page.  

Many articles include citation information, making it very easy for you to write your “Works Cited” or “Bibliography” page!


Hudson River Valley Heritage Collections


Driving Tests Widget

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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