What are databases?
Databases are a searchable, comprehensive collection of reliable information from a variety of resources including, but not limited to, magazines, journals, newspapers, books etc. that can be accessed via the Internet.
Important note: All databases are username and password protected. Please ask library staff for a “Database Username and Password” sheet in order to gain access into the individual databases.
CIDER - your digital catalog of library resources:
- Puts library materials from 180 school libraries from more than six counties at your finger tips.
- Provides year-round access from home or school.
- To order items from the CIDER catalog, ask your library staff for assistance with placing an "Interlibrary Loan Request” (Sponsored by Oneida/Herkimer School Library System).
OPALS JR/SR High School: Open-source Automated Library System that provides 24/7 Internet access to the Westmoreland Library and Information Center’s book collection.
OPALS Upper Elementary School: Open-source Automated Library System that provides 24/7 Internet access to the Westmoreland Library and Information Center’s book collection.
Search for Success: Search for Success provides access to 38 individual databases covering a wide spectrum of information. These databases can be accessed online at the library or remotely 24/7. Click on the “Search for Success” link for summaries of the individual databases.
SNAP: "An online catalog for teachers and students. This catalog provides access to Live Television, Digital Educational Content, Books, Multiple Book Copies, Kits, DVDs and Videos" (BOCES Media Technology Services).