Homework Help & Research

Databases

Journal Articles & Magazines

Academic OneFile
This database contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.

General OneFile
This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, healthcare, politics and more.

Health Reference Center
This health database includes over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines.

Popular Magazines Collection
Popular Magazines includes full text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale InfoTrac products.

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Subject Help

English & Literary Criticism

Citation Machine
Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian! How easy is that?

MLA Guide
Answer all your MLA questions — even how to cite a Tweet!

Purdue OWL
The Online Writing Lab provides a variety of writing resources ranging from ESL to job search writing to citation.

Math & Science

A+ Math
Helps students develop their math skills interactively.

Unit Converter
The universal assistant for all your conversion needs.

World of Math Online
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond.

ChemTutor
Begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding chemistry.

Scientific Calculator
Just in case you forgot your calculator.

History & Social Studies

Biography
Biographies of famous people.

History Central
Complete timelines of major events in American history and world history.

Opposing Viewpoints [Database]
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. You will need to use your library card number to access this database from outside the library.

College and Careers

Career

MyFuture.com
Get the facts about the benefits and requirements of military service — with careers and programs spanning the five military branches.

Working Papers
NYS Working Papers: Facts for Teenagers under 18.

College

College Bound
A detailed directory of more than 5,000 school profiles highlighting four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and career schools.

High School Equivalency Exam: TASC
This site provides information about the TASC, test dates and times, and study materials.

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources
This guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.

OnlineU
OnlineU is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S.

Financial Aid

FinAid! Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, grants.

Mapping Your Future
Learn all about your student loan rights and responsibilities.

Paying for College
Financial Aid Calculators. Figure out how much your education is going to cost!

Peterson’s Colleges and Universities
Search for a college by major, location, tuition, etc.

Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders

Notary

A notary is available during some of the hours the library is open. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Accessibility Services

Vision

Large print books and audiobooks are available for those who find conventional print too small to read easily.

Low-vision equipment is available for magnification of print materials. Inquire at the Reference Desk.

The NYS Library maintains a free Talking Book and Braille Library service for qualified patrons.

Hearing

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for events held in the large meeting room.

Printing

Printing costs 15¢ per page for single-sided black & white, 30¢ per page for double-sided black & white and 50¢ per page for color. Wireless printing is also available in or to the library from any location, using any device. More info

Copy/Scan/Fax

A self-service color photocopier is available for public use, located outside the children’s room. The charge is $.15 per side for black & white copies and $.50 per side for color copies. Duplexing (double-sided) is available for both color and B&W.

The copier also has the ability to scan color or black & white to an email account. There is no charge to scan documents.

Sending a fax costs $1 per page.

Drive-thru

All materials, excluding “Stories to Go” kits, Library of Things items, and technology items, may be returned in the drive-thru book drop any time. Did you know you can set the drive-thru or checkout desk as your default pickup location?  Find out more