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General Reference & Encyclopedias

library card Gale Virtual Reference Library Easily search topics in reference e-books across a wide variety of subjects

Westchester Library System Grolier Encyclopedias Look under “Encyclopedias, Reference and Health” for access to Encyclopedia Americana, Multimedia Encyclopedia, and the New Book of Knowledge

Websites Search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work

WikiArt: Visual Encyclopedia

Newspapers & Magazines

library card Westchester Library System Research Tools: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Wide range of resources allowing access to state, national and international publications, including the New York Times from 1985 to the present

library card Consumer Reports Monthly Magazine Enter your library card number as your patron ID.

library card Access the latest trusted consumer research with your library card. Enter your library card number as your patron ID.

library card JSTOR Archival collection of academic journals in a wide range of subject areas

library card InfoTrac Newsstand access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

library card Opposing Viewpoints in Context Online resource covering current social issues; provides informed and differing views which present each side of an issue to help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions

library card PressReader Home Access Full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines as they appear in print.

PressReader In-Library Access Full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines as they appear in print.

Online Newspaper Archives

Chappaqua Newspaper Archives use with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari browsers - Full, searchable text of local publications from 1754-2013

New York State Historic Newspapers

Local Online News

Chappaqua Daily Voice

Chappaqua Patch

The Journal News

News 12 Westchester

Town of New Castle eNewsletter

What to do in: Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua

Science & Nature

library cardBirds of North America Comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists’ Union

library cardGale Virtual Reference Science eLibrary & Resources Encyclopedia of Science, American Men and Women of Science, and more 

U.S. Government Websites

NSDL National Science Digital Library High quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines Gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by 13 U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results Provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, and the impacts of climate and land-use change

Local Government Websites

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County Provides education about environmental issues, problems and solutions; advocates sound decision making; and works with groups and individuals to protect Westchester’s natural resources

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Information on outdoor recreation and environmental issues

Additional Websites

Encyclopedia of Life An open, collaborative and freely accessible digital project that gathers, generates and shares knowledge of all living species

The Internet Bird Collection

World Science U Innovative online science courses

Business & Investing Resources

library cardBusiness Insights: Essentials Company and industry profiles; SWOT, market share and financial reports

library cardGale Virtual Reference Business eBook Library Encyclopedia of Management, E-Commerce Sourcebook and more.

library cardGale Virtual Reference Business Resources Encyclopedia of Management, E-Commerce Sourcebook and more.

library cardMorningstar Investment Research Center Stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features


library cardFinancial Times, 
London Times, 
New York Times 
in Academic OneFile 

Websites Bank account comparisons

Finances Online Unbiased, easy-to-read information on all aspects of personal finance

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy A national volunteer effort of the nation's Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills.

Practical Money Skills Financial literacy for everyone



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