Online databases provide two kinds of information:

  • citations for articles in periodicals (magazines and newspapers). When only the citation is provided, the database will provide a link to the library’s catalog if we own the publication; or it will provide a link to ILLIAD, our inter-library loan service so that we can borrow a copy from another library for you.
  • Full-text of articles in periodicals. When full-text is provided, you can print off a complete copy of the article or, in many cases, you can email the article to a friend from the database.
For eBooks and Audiobooks, please click here.

Online Databases Available:

Academic Search Complete. A general-purpose database that provides information from more than 3,600 publications. Appropriate for searching current topics, political or social issues, education topics, and other general information.

Birds of North America. BNA provides comprehensive life histories of the bird species that inhabit the US and Canada.  In addition to written information about each species, there are also images and audio clips of songs.

Business Source Elite. This business database provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications.

Health Source-Consumer Edition. Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

MasterFile Premier. Full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications.

Naxos Music Library. Provides access to a large library of music.

Naxos Jazz Music Library. Provides access to a large library of Jazz music.

Newspaper Source Plus. Full text for nearly 30 national ( U.S.) and international newspapers.

News Bank. Full text articles from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and America’s News Magazines.

Primary Search. Full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.

Worldcat. Use this source to search for interlibrary loan materials. It contains the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world for popular books, music CDs and videos.

To access these databases from your home computer:

If you are a resident of Mt. Vernon or if you live in an unincorporated area of Linn County, you can follow the links above to access these databases from any workstation connected to the Internet. Follow the link to the database you would like to search; if you are not on the Cornell campus, at the next screen you will be asked to log on using your last name and library barcode number.

Please call the information desk at (319) 895-4122 or e-mail us if you have a problem accessing these databases .

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