Research A-Z
Research by subject
Academic Journals
Gale Academic OneFile. This periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology. Funded by NOVELNY.
Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)
Start your own genealogy using the U.S. Census records, Immigration records, Military records that include World War I and the Civil War, the Social Security Death Index, Vital records, City Directories, plus much more. In-Library Use Only.
Black Freedom Struggle
Provided by: ProQuest. Featuring selected open primary source documents. Patrons will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Britannica Academic Edition
Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research all from one resource. Funded by: NOVELNY
Britannica School
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases: Elementary, Middle, or High. Funded by: NOVELNY
Business Insights: Essentials
This comprehensive database brings together a wide variety of global business information including company profiles, industry reports, and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. It contains full text from over 3900 periodical titles. Funded by: NOVELNY
CLCD Enterprise (BPL card holders only)
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database: Access over thousands of Professional Review Sources, National and International Young Adult and Children's Book Awards, Lexiles, Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts and Thousands of Author/Illustrator Links. Funded by BPL.
CLCD QuickFind (BPL card holders only)
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database: QuickFind K-12 is CLCD's Readers Advisory product to assist users in finding great books in children's literature. Funded by BPL.
Computer Science
Gale OneFile: Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database provides information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology. Funded by NOVELNY.
Consumer Reports (BPL cardholders only)
Provides product reviews, articles on health and money matters, and helps users get the best possible car deal. Funded by: BPL
Coronavirus Research Database
Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world's leading publishers. Free: funded by ProQuest
COVID-19 Information
EBSCO is offering a free database on COVID-19 that is evidence-based with authoritative resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the information needs of healthcare professionals, medical researchers, librarians, and health information professionals. Free: Funded by EBSCO
CreativeBug (BPL card holders only) has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art & design, and jewelry making. Download templates, patterns, recipes and more. Find new ideas and instructions on food & home, holidays & party, and activities to do with your kids. Authentication with your library card is needed to create an account. (BPL card holders only).
Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume is an online resume, cover letter, and reference list tool that is fairly easy to use and geared toward those in need of a basic resume who might have low (digital) literacy skills and/or an unclear sense of how to present their employment history. Funded by: UHLS
Database Demos
The library is testing various new databases. Please give these a try and provide feedback at the Information Desk.
Educator's Reference Complete
Gale OneFile: Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC. Funded by NOVELNY.
Elementary Resources
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) gives kids a head start. Supports literacy, enhanced learning, and encourages exploration. More than a supplemental resource, our kid-friendly database provides grade school students with a trusted place to search for answers and explore personal interests-inside and outside of the classroom. Trusted information on topics in social studies, science, language arts, and more. Access videos, magazine and news articles, images, and books in an age-appropriate, ad-free resource with tools designed to develop research skills. Funded by NOVELNY
Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education.
Fold3 (BPL cardholders only)
Fold3 provides access to military records for genealogical & historical research, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Funded by BPL
General Reference
Gale General OneFile provides access to a number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology. Funded by NOVELNY
Health and Medicine Resources
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database has a range of healthcare topics. Funded by NOVELNY.
HelpNow (BPL cardholders only)
Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is an easy, intuitive and engaging resource for all ages and levels. Consists of homework help, skills building, writing lab, foreign language lab, robust lessons from a broad range of subjects. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT. Funded by: BPL.
HeritageQuest (BPL cardholders only)
US Census records from 1790-1950, full text of 25,000+ family and local history books, index of 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles, selected Revolutionary War records. Funded by: BPL
JobNow (BPL cardholders only)
Brainfuse JobNow a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. It features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. Funded by: BPL.
• Live Interview Coaching
• Resume Lab
• Career Resources
• Adult Learning Center
Local history @ the library
Sources at Bethlehem Public Library
MedlinePlus is the National Institute of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Merck Manual – Consumer Version
Research medical topics, symptoms, drug information, and more.
Middle School Resources
Gale In Context: For students in grades 6 to 8, provides reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Funded by NOVELNY.
Morningstar Investment Research Center (BPL cardholders only)
Provides comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Funded by: BPL
New York State Newspapers
Gale OneFile: News includes the full-text of the New York Times, New York Post and many others. Funded by NOVELNY.
Gale OneFile: News provides full-text access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts. Funded by NOVELNY.
Novelist K-8 Plus (BPL cardholders only)
NoveList K-8, a readers' advisory service for grade K-8, offers a wide range of resources that will expand your ability to find the right book. Funded by: BPL
NoveList Plus (BPL cardholders only)
NoveList, a readers' advisory service, offers a wide range of resources that will expand your ability to find the right book. Funded by: BPL
NYS Historic Newspapers
The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Popular Magazines
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines includes magazines focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues. Funded by NOVELNY.
ProCitizen | Preparing you for U.S. Citizenship (BPL card holders only)
Procitizen: This course will helps users prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test. Through a series of 100 informative videos, plus practice exercises and quizzes, users will learn everything they need to know to successfully pass the test.
Pronunciator: Language Leaning (BPL card holders only)
Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 163 languages (including ASL and ESL) with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. Simple to use, yet remarkably robust. Use in your browser or download the app.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) (BPL cardholders only)
Over 2 million U.S. Jobs postings. Combine the power of the premier business reference and research tool, Reference Solutions, with the #1 job site, Mapping tools and business profiles are provided. Search using job title, company name, etc.
Taxes: Federal
Federal tax forms
Taxes: State
State tax forms
Udemy (BPL cardholders only)
Nearly 20,000 Online Video Courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories. Please note: you must register for a free account to use Udemy.
Value Line (BPL cardholders only)
Provides comprehensive financial information on stocks and more. Funded by: BPL
Vocations and Careers
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Funded by NOVELNY.