Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Jeffrey Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, is pleased to announce the selection of electronic products to constitute the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection for July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

2010/2011 NOVELNY Databases:
EBSCO’s Primary Search (including Searchasaurus and Kids Search interfaces)
Gale’s Academic OneFile (new)
Gale’s Business and Company Resource Center Gale’s Health Reference Center Academic (new) Gale’s General OneFile (new) Gale’s InfoTrac Custom Newspapers Gale’s National Newspaper Index Gale’s New York State Newspapers Gale’s Twayne Authors Series Grolier Online (includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and the New Book of Knowledge)

The above databases will be available through more than 5,500 public, school, academic and special libraries registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit and log on with a driver license ID or a non-driver ID.

Note: ProQuest Platinum and Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center will be available through NOVELNY only until June 30, 2010.

Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources.
Consideration of comments from the field (witness the restoration of health content) and priority subjects were weighed in the decision.
Additional information is available in an FAQ HERE.

The NOVELNY Steering Committee subgroup charged with database evaluation provided advice and consultation throughout the process. In 2010/2011, NOVELNY offers an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, an interface and content for children, and author information.

Look for future postings on NYLINE, NOVEL-DB and the website regarding developing information about registration, training and educational tools. Any questions regarding the resources described above should be sent to:

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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