doing research at bml
Both Adult and Children's Reference Desks are continuously staffed during our hours of operation. If you need research assistance, a book recommendation, or help getting on the Internet, our librarians can help. Call 585-784-5300, then choose #2 to reach a Reference Librarian.
Find articles or download information using the following databases:
Available inside the library only-
This library edition contains census, marriage, birth, death records, and more.
World Cat via OCLC First Search
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Funding for WorldCat is provided by the Rochester Regional Library Council through a grant from the New York State Education Department
The following databases are available via your personal internet devices and inside Brighton Memorial Library. From outside the library you will be prompted for your library card number.
Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.
Contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text.
It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. The database also contains some full text titles that are cited in databases such as AGRICOLA,
CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography,PsycINFO and others. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
A.D.A.M Health Resources
Three award-winning health databases united to created one comprehensive health reference library.
Business Insights Essentials
Company profiles, rankings, market share information, investment reports, company histories, industry profiles, and periodicals. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. Authorized for Brighton Residents Only
Comprehensive site for Rochester health information. Funding provided by a grant from Senator Jim Alesi and the Rochester Regional Library Council.
Get product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Practice sample permit and driver’s license tests for NY State.
Primary Search, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, and EBSCO Animals databases Spanish.
Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
Encyclopedia Britannica Academic
The world’s most trusted reference resource. Explore the fact-checked online encyclopedia with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, and images.
Encyclopedia Britannica School
Up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The back file extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
Health Reference Center Academic
This health database includes over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing and
allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history sources.
Historical Newspapers of the Rochester Region
A variety of newspapers published in the Rochester Region including Brockport, Canandaigua, Fairport, and Geneva, covering the period from 1806 -1979. Provided by the Rochester Regional Library Council.
Developed especially for beginning researchers in kindergarten through grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. It covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s so fast and easy, you’ll be able to have a real conversation in your new language (or learn English/ESL) in just minutes. Authorized for Brighton Residents Only.
Trusted and reliable source to track market development and manage investments with ratings and analysis.
This database is authorized for one user at a time, if you fail to connect, please try again later.
For use within Brighton Library
For use outside Brighton Library
National Newspaper Index
Indexes (not full-text articles) of America’s top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
New York State Newspapers
More than a dozen full-text newspapers from Buffalo, New York City, and Syracuse, including The New York Times.
Discover what to read next. With information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource. Authorized for Brighton Residents Only
Over two thousand full-text newspapers. Current, cover-to-cover coverage of major national and international papers including The New York Times, London Times, Toronto Star, and selective and archival coverage of many others. Provided through the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from terrorism to endangered species, bringing together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue, including pro and con viewpoint articles, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics.
Research in Context
Resource for students in grades 6 to 8. Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics. Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science.
Journal covering the history of Rochester and western New York. Articles are available from 1939 - present.
Over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.
World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. Pulse en la primera letra del título del artículo para ver el artículo. Authorized for Brighton Residents Only
World Book Kids
Designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design. Includes thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, including printable activity worksheets for use in the classroom or at home. Authorized for
Brighton Residents Only
World Book Student
Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. World Book Student is also optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience. Authorized for
Brighton Residents Only