Find valuable information through your library!

The Library subscribes to many databases in addition to those accessible from the NIOGA Catalog. Use your library card number to log in from anywhere! Mobile users Click Here for EBSCO Mobile!

Coming Soon! Freegal and Freading – Popular MP3s to download and books on demand!

Small Engine Repair Reference Center – All the information you need to maintain your lawnmower, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, etc. Search all of the Clymer manuals including schematics, maintenance information and more.

HeritageQuest Online – Use this genealogical database to search census records, family and local histories, vital records, military records and PERSI (Periodical Source Index). Available for remote access with your North Tonawanda library card.
Ancestry Library Edition- One of the most comprehensive genealogical collections available today. This database is available for in Library use only.

NEW! Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus – Smart buyers have been using Consumer Reports to choose major purchases for decades. Now find ratings and reviews of electronics, appliances and even cars online.

Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaOur favorite encyclopedia is now searchable from home! This comprehensive and easy to read encyclopedia has over 25,000 entries.


NEW! Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center – Search hundreds of popular magazines for articles about your next craft project or hobby. Wide range of topics appeal to the baker, the photographer, antique buffs and even.

NEW! Home Improvement Reference Center – Find info for your next project; electrical, plumbing, woodworking, decorating and more. A wealth of resources for homeowners including videos, articles, helpful charts.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. It includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

MasterFILE Elite -Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Kids Search – General reference plus encyclopedia and image library suitable for kids’ research needs.


NovelList -Search for book reviews, create reading lists, and discover your next favorite author using the read-alike lists.


NovelList K-8 – Excellent readers’ advisory service for parents and educators. Curriculum-based lists, read-alikes and a very simple search interface.


Searchasaurus – Ideal for elementary school-aged children. Searhasaurus crawls five different databases for articles and encyclopedia entries on a wide variety of topics.


Something About the Author
This treasured series, now available online, examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. It includes not only well-known writers and artists but also less prominent individuals whose works are just coming to be recognized and is often the only readily available source on emerging authors and illustrators.

Gale Biography in Context Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Useful for research and interesting to browse. Offers media-rich content in context that’s updated daily to meet the needs of today‚Äôs user.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryIncludes such titles as Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students and Drama for Students. Available for remote access with your North Tonawanda library card.
Our Auto Repair Reference Center subscription was not renewed for 2012.