Online databases are collections of magazine, journal and newspaper articles, as well as other reference sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries and directories. Databases contain the same information that you can find in library reference books, but make it available electronically over the Internet. Databases are made available to Albany Public Library cardholders via the Upper Hudson Library System or the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. Online databases can be used in the library, and most are also available at home using an APL card.
Some popular information available through our online databases includes: