A database is simply a searchable collection of information.  A library database offers a reliable and efficient way to search a vast number of articles.

Online subscription databases contain the most comprehensive, the most up-to-date, and the most trustworthy sources of information. We strongly recommend using our databases when doing research, rather than surfing the Internet for information.

All of these databases are free and are accessible from remote locations.  



   Complete Listing of 2017-18 databases from NOVELNY  


Please visit the school library for assistance with accessing and/or navigating these databases.  Passwords are available from the librarians.  

General Encyclopedias (English)


High School, Middle School  & Elementary School Levels:  Britannica Online School Edition 
Academic (Advanced) Level:  Britannica Academic 
Articles include images, multimedia, and recommended websites. 

General Encyclopedias (Spanish Editions)


Britannica Escolar

A Spanish language encyclopedia for schools presented on two levels, Primary (Primaria) and Secondary (Secondaria). 

Research Controversal Issues


Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Comprehensive coverage of the controversial issues of our time.  Features: overviews, news articles, editorials, court case histories, primary documents, statistics, and podcasts.

Research By Topics

Research In Context

Resources organized by research topics which are commonly assigned in high school.

Search for Articles (English)

Gale Infotrac: Academic OneFile

A full-text periodical database (newspapers, magazines and academic journals).

Infotrac Newstand 

InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles (from over 1,000 newspapers)  by title, headline, or date. 

New York State Newspapers

Search this database of newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.


Search for Articles (Spanish)

Informe Académico

Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.


Historical Resources

World History in Context

Articles about world history, from ancient cultures to today's headlines. Includes primary sources, reliable reference works and multimedia content.

Biographical Articles


Gale's Biography in Context

Comprehensive biographical articles of historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Includes reference articles, magazine and journal articles, images and videos.


Exploring Literature


   Bloom's Literature

Contains essays of literary criticism,videos of classic plays, video clips and interviews, full text of classic works and essential writing help.



Author and book resources for ELA teachers.

Research Countries of the World


Country Reports

Information about countries and cultures. Includes extensive photo galleries.



New York Times Electronic Edition

A digital replica of the print edition of the New York Times. Includes resources for students and teachers  (This database is only accessible from school).

Search for Videos for the Classroom

Discovery Education

Contains thousands of videos and curriculum aligned resources for teachers and students. Sign in with your Bryant Google Account.

Search for Videos for the Classroom



A collection of over 1,000 animated movies for students K-12, covering a broad range of educational curriculum. Includes quizzes and other supplementary material. 

Professional Resources for Educators

Educator's Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals about education;  Provides full text for titles in the Eric database.

ebook Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains over 12,000 eBooks from over 100 industry-leading publishers from every discipline. 


Queens Public Library

Features research databases on all subjects and levels.
You will need a valid Queens (or MyLibraryNYC) library card.




 New York Public Library

Features research databases on all subjects and levels. You will need a valid Queens (or MyLibraryNYC) library card.