ERC Databases

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

Just for Kids Access Video gives kids a fun and educational place to stream a wide variety of videos without advertisements.

Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

Bilingual Dictionaries – Oxford ebooks

Reference books available include: The Oxford Business French Dictionary (English-French), The Oxford Business French Dictionary (English-French), The Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary (English-Spanish), The Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary (Spanish-English), The Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary (English-French), The Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary (French-English), The Concise Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (English-German), The Concise Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (German-English), The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary (English-Italian), The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary (Italian-English), The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (English-Latin), The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (Latin-English), The Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (English-Spanish), and The Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (Spanish-English)

Biography Resource Center + Lives & Perspectives

Not only is BioRC a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas, it combines more than 432,000 biographies from over 980 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources. BioRC now has full-length biographies that offer unique biographical viewpoints and provide definitive scholarly records of the lives of some of the most notable and influential figures in history, world culture, science, religion, health, government, and more. The Lives & Perspectives Collection is fully integrated with Biography Resource Center for seamless searching.


Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills.

Brainfuse Live Homework Help

Got Homework? Get FREE help online from real tutors. Live academic assistance is available every day from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM! Includes K-12 Student Center, College Center, and Adult Education & Career Center.

Britannica Escolar Secundaria

Welcome to Britannica Escolar , an informative resource for primary and secondary education that is safe, updated and appropriate for each educational level. Discover encyclopedic articles, multimedia resources and other learning materials that support student research and reinforce curriculum programming.

Children’s Literature Review

This illustrated series covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.

Climate Change in Context

Explores the history, politics and ethical issues related to climate change, including its impact on daily life, trade, commerce, travel, natural resources and various animal species as well as the future of both industrialized and developing nations of the world. This two-volume, full color set provides comprehensive coverage of climate change, including global warming. It supports basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, general science, government, history and social sciences. Climate Change: In Context combines original essays written by a team of international experts in the field with primary source documents and sidebar features on the cultural, economic and political issues surrounding climate change

CollegeSource Online

22,854 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format. View online or download.


Did you know the United States has more than 250,000 rivers! Access interesting facts, information and even recipes from 182 countries around the world! There are three editions: World, Kids, & States.

Demographics Now

DemographicsNow provides up-to-date resources on demographic estimates, consumer expenditure and retail sales potential for all level of geography across the United States. This database allows users to generate maps and reports for easy analysis of the information.

Dictionary of American History

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Educate Station

Educate Station provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for Pre K - 5th grade. Learning plans and worksheets are provided for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning subject areas. The Educate Station team is committed to inspiring joyful learning and supporting kids, teachers, and parents.


The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.

Explora (EBSCO)

Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, and country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Fiero Code

Learn the basics of coding! (Formerly Prenda Code Club)

Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th ed.

This six-volume set covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.

Gale Literature

Gale Literature provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information. This resource searches Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Poetry Criticism, Poetry For Students, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Stories For Students, Short Story Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and more.

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Kids InfoBits

Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly is now LinkedIn Learning. Combining the library of with the insights from LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning provides access to relevant, in-demand skills, via the web or the LinkedIn Learning app.  Be sure to register online before using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app. When signing onto the mobile app, please note that our libraryID is middlecountrypl. Click here to download a one-sheet How-to guide.

Literature – Oxford ebooks

Reference books available include: The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature, The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, A Dictionary of Shakespeare, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English, and A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

Literature Criticism Online

Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.


The platform now provides over 3000+ digital picture books in 65+ World Languages, including English translations.

Mango Languages

The increasing importance of foreign language knowledge is more evident today than ever before. And Mango has utilized advanced technologies to make this increasingly necessary process of foreign language learning incredibly fun, simple, effective and accessible. Offers 65 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. Mango also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

MasterField Select

Provides full text coverage for nearly 800 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

MasterFile Elite

Provides full text for over 900 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.

Muzzy Online

In Spanish, French, English, German and Italian, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way for kids to learn a second language.

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings kids the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

New York State Historic Newspapers

The New York State Historic Newspapers database provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.

New York State Regents Exams

A database of NYS Regents Exams in PDF format, some going back as far as 1957.

New York Times Full Text

Full text articles from 1980 of the New York Times, searchable by keyword, date, headline and author.

New York Times Historical

The entire historical run of the New York Times from 1851-2015.


Full text from 1985-present, searchable by keyword, date, headline and author.

Newsday Historical Newspapers

Full text from 1940-1984, searchable by keyword, date, headline and author.

Newspaper Index

Search 8 national newspapers at the same time including the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides selected full-text articles from 143 U.S. and international newspapers.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides full text for 128 regional U.S. newspapers, fifteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times, for a total of 160 full text newspapers and other sources.

NoveList K-8

What should I read next?! That can be a really tough question! Log into Novelist K-8 to browse genres, see what's new, read professional reviews and find your next favorite book!

NoveList Plus

A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.

Official SAT Practice/Khan Academy

A college readiness partnership between CollegeBoard and Khan Academy offering free personalized practice for the SAT. Create a free account and access practice tests, interactive practice including video lessons, a tailored practice plan, and receive instant feedback on your progress.

Opposing Viewpoints

The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.


Middle Country Public Library is thrilled to offer you access to ParentTV.  ParentTV offers thousands of on-demand parenting videos and courses with content designed to support those who care for children, from pregnancy through to teenage years. ParentTV works with leading psychologists, pediatricians, mental health specialists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and parenting educators across the globe. Search and find videos on general parenting, play, behavior, child development, mental health, sleep, nutrition, technology and more. Most videos are under 10 minutes in length and can be accessed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  

Poetry for Students

These volumes are designed specifically to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students studying poetry. A quick but information-rich reference source, these books provide analysis of 16 poems per volume that teachers and librarians have identified as frequently studied in literature courses.


Pronunciator is the world’s largest language-learning service. With Pronunciator, you have access to courses for over 80 languages, spoken by 95% of the world’s population. And if your native tongue isn’t English, don’t worry! You can choose any one of 50 languages to take your courses in.

Quotations – Oxford ebooks

Reference books available include The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion). Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Science Online by Facts On File

A comprehensive database, divided into sections based on the science curriculum established by the National Science Education Standards. Students and researchers can access printable diagrams, definitions, biographies, and essays in a specific subject area or discipline. Thousands of hyperlinks allow users to follow a diagram to a definition and on to a related essay or biography.

Science Reference Center

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and designed for unparalleled student engagement, ScienceFlix provides an in depth examination on more than 30 different scientific topics.

Short Stories for Students

Presents detailed information on the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels. Entries contain concise synopses of each story's plot, characters and themes; a brief author biography; a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance; excerpted criticism; and more.

Something About the Author

Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides many subjects for teachers needs, including: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education.


An online collection of TumbleBooks - animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

US History in Context

U.S. historical materials from pre-colonial times to the present for students and teachers.

Weston Woods Plus

A new digital platform that makes connecting children to their favorite stories easier than ever!

World Book Web

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes: World Book Student, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Online For Kids, World Book Differentiated Package, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Hispanica, World Book Kids, World Book Advanced, and World Book Discover.

World Geography & Culture Online by Facts On File

Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.

World History in Context

World history materials for everyone. Includes timelines, primary documents, reference sources, and periodical articles.