For Patrons & Students

Resources

• NY DMV Permit Practice Test
• Chat Help
• eBooks/eAudiobooks
Magazines
Maps
Movies & Music


Databases:

Academic Journals/Magazines
Business
Career
Elementary/Middle/High School
Fiction
Genealogy
Health
Newspapers
Non-fiction
Reference

 

For Patrons & Students

DMV Permit Practice Test

NY DMV Permit Practice Test: 12 car tests, 9 motorcycle tests, 11 CDL tests and 3 handbooks available.

Academic Journals/Magazines

Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Topics include physical sciences, technology, medicine, social science, the arts, theology, literature and more.

General OneFile: News and periodical articles on wide range of topics. Includes full-text and often include images.

GreenFILE: Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Business

Business Insights: Information about companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistics, and in-depth reports.

Career

LinkedIn is an online networking site. Meet people at the organization or business you are interested in or connect with colleagues. For an online tutorial, click here.

Chat Help

Ask Us 24/7:  A virtual chat service connecting you with reference librarians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will not necessarily be chatting with a librarian in your community but you will be chatting with a librarian.  If you need assistance specifically from your home library, your question will be referred to them and a librarian from your home library system will get back to you.

eBooks/eAudiobooks

Overdrive:  Download eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks.  When your time is up they automatically return themselves. More info down below. There are books only available to Lee-Whedon cardholders. Click on the book cover in the right column and get a full listing of titles we purchased exclusively for our patrons. For an online tutorial on how to use Overdrive, click here.

Hoopla: Download eAudiobooks, eBooks, eComics and more.  Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

Elementary/Middle/High School

Amazing Animals:  Elementary school facts and photos of over 1,200 animals.

America the Beautiful: Elementary and middle school facts on the US.

Kids InfoBits: Contains over 100 magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Websters Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, charts, and graphs.

Lands & Peoples: Articles on countries, cultures, and customs. Also includes an atlas and almanacs for middle and high school students.

The New Book of Knowledge: Includes literary selections, timelines, projects, experiments, news, homework help, and more for middle grade students.

The New Book of Popular Science: Articles in the areas of science, technology, and medicine for middle and high school students.

Opposing Viewpoints: Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s social issues for middle and high school. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, and more.

Fiction

NoveList: Full text reviews of more than 155,000 works of fiction. The database also recommends similar titles and authors, provides book discussion guides, and more.

NoveList K-8: A fiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. Full-text reviews are available.

Genealogy

Ancestry NY:  Free access to New York State records for residents of New York. You will need to create a free ancestry.com account. For an Ancestry.com tutorial, click here

Health

Health Reference Center Academic: Multi-source database providing access to full-text nursing and allied health journals plus InfoTrac’s Health Reference Center.

 

Magazines

RBdigital:  Full color, interactive digital magazines. No holds, no checkout periods, and no download limit. Click on the RBdigital link and choose Create New Account. Download the Help file if you are having trouble.

Maps

Digital Sanborn maps:  The Sanborn maps are the most frequently consulted maps in public libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of America.

Movies & Music

Hoopla: Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies and full music albums.  Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

Newspapers

Genesee County Historic Newspapers:  Early editions of Medina’s newspapers are available on our website.

Gannett Newstand:  Over 85 local and regional full-text newspapers included the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

InfoTrac Newstand: Full-text newspaper database of more than 1,000 newspapers.

New York State Newspapers: Newspapers published in New York State including the Buffalo News, the New York Times, and the New York Post.

NYS Historic Newspapers: Online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect NY’s unique history.

Non-Fiction

NoveListNon-fiction for pleasure reading titles are included in this collection. So no textbooks or instructional books. Includes extensive nonfiction reading recommendations. May include lexile level, suggested grade level and full text reviews.

NoveList K-8: A nonfiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. May include lexile level, suggested grade level, full text reviews, and read a likes.

Reference

Encyclopedia Americana: Encyclopedia with articles linking to further readings, bibliographys, full text articles, and more.

Grolier Encyclopedia: Includes an Encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, atlas and dictionary.

 

For Educators

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does the library have resources for educators?

Yes, we have many resources for educators in grades pre-K – 12.  Our collection enhances teacher and student resources already available through the school system.

 

I am doing a class project, can you pull books for my students?

Yes, please fill out our contact form. We will do our best to have resources ready and available for your students. In addition to the resources below, many informative online databases are available from our website.

 

Do you have a reference service?

Yes, any staff member can assist with reference questions.  We also participate in AskUs 24/7, an online service to help you answer or find the answers to any question even when we are closed.

 

Can you help me pick out books to read in class?

Yes, please fill out our contact form and let us know what grade level, topic, etc. you are interested in and we will send you a list of titles that may be of interest to you.

 

What types of resources are available for students?

We have books, music, videos and other resources to supplement your educational materials.

 

Do you have any resources that I can print out for students or parents?

Yes. We have Parenting ResourcesOnline Math Help, and Online Databases available as Word docs.

 

Do you have any educational magazines?

Yes.  We currently subscribe to Smithsonian, Popular Science, and National Geographic Kids.