Essential Information

Researching Your Topic

Here you can search the library’s collection of online research databases to find research articles and other information.

Databases and Guides by Subject: You can search by a specific subject area (such as Nursing), and retrieve a list of guides and databases matching that subject.

A-Z Database List: An alphabetical listing of ALL of the library’s online databases. This is useful if you know which database that you want to use (such as PsycArticles)

Featured Library Resources

We're Celebrating Banned Books Month in September

Believe it or not, books are still being challenged and banned today in 2023. And, book banning happens all over the country – not just in particular states. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is when challenged items are actually removed from library/classroom shelves

While books have been and continue to be banned, part our “celebration” is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Above is a small selection of banned/challenged books in the library’s collection. Please see the library display (to the right around the corner after you get out of the elevator on the library 4th floor) for more titles and information.

Click here if you’d like a PDF infographic listing the most challenged books of 2022 (according to the American Library Association).

Explore Buffalo history through local news, events and people with the Buffalo News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. This resource is provided by NewsBank.

“A Voice out of Poverty” is a story of a woman’s ascent from devastating poverty and childhood trauma to international standing as a prominent advocate for the poor and helpless. Jillian Haslam uses her story and her voice to speak for the poor and powerless in her heart-wrenching memoir which begins in the slums of Calcutta where she and her family are forced to live after British colonization ended.

Call Number: HC440.P6 H37 2022

Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

This is a resource to read eBooks and listen to audiobooks of popular titles from a wide variety of subject areas.

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