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 Electronic Resources

Using Medical Information Services Program (MISP) funds and other money awarded through the New York State Library, South Central Regional Library Council subscribes to the following resources on behalf of all member libraries and their component libraries.  Please note that the New York State Library offers additional databases via its NOVELny program.

OCLC FirstSearch Base Package

Log in to FirstSearch here with SCRLC's URL referral.  Email Claire Lovell at for your institution's login information and authentication options. 

This subscription allows member libraries to add their holdings to OCLC. 

The FirstSearch interface provides precise, simultaneous searching of the following: 

  • ArticleFirst: OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals
  • ClasePeriodica: Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
  • Ebooks: OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
  • ECO: An OCLC collection of scholarly journals (Browse Journal Titles)
  • ERIC: Journal articles and reports in education
  • GPO: U.S. government publications
  • MEDLINE: All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
  • OAIster: Union catalog of digital resources
  • OpenAccessContent: Open access content in libraries worldwide
  • PapersFirst: OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
  • Proceedings: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
  • WorldCat: OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
  • WorldCatDissertations:  A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat

EBSCO Literary Reference Center

Log in to EBSCO Literary Reference Center here with SCRLC's URL referral.  

This full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It includes reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO Publishing, featuring an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, and author interviews.

This database is added to libraries' EBSCOhost databases menu; libraries not using EBSCOhost can log in directly. For assistance, contact Claire Lovell at


EBSCO extras

Our subscription to other EBSCO databases will include free trials.  In the past, this included Teacher Reference Center, GreenFILE, and several ebook collections, although the list of trial databases will change with no notification to us or to you.  When available, these are added to your EBSCOhost list, which is accessible with your institution's username and password here: EBSCOhost Login



The SCRLC LibGuides subscription is available for members to use.  The header image is not customizable but you are able to create new LibGuides and reuse content.  Contact Claire Lovell for details.


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