We are pleased to offer our members and day pass holders a wide variety of e-resources: The New York Times, OverDrive, RBdigital, Mango Languages, ProQuest’s Ebook Central Business Collection, JSTOR, EBSCO’s MasterFILE Premier and NoveList, and World Book Online.
When at the Library, you can access all our databases and e-sources on your own device, or at one of four dedicated computer stations.
Active members of the Library can access these resources from the comfort of home.
1. Open the E-Sources login screen
2. Enter your Library card number (the “barcode”) and your PIN (by default, the last 4 digits of your phone number).
3. Choose the database or e-resource you’d like to explore.
The New York Times
The complete online version of The New York Times is now available to Library members. Both the current issue and archival articles are available at NYTimes.com and the NYTimes smartphone app. Once you’ve logged into your Library account, set up your own profile at nytimes.com, then click “redeem” to activate 72 hours of unlimited access. You may redeem this offer every 3 days for as long as your Library membership is active.
If you need help navigating The New York Times online, please consult our visual guide.
Library members are able to check out e-books from home or abroad, and begin reading immediately. The Library’s OverDrive e-book collection includes hundreds of popular and acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles that can be read online or downloaded onto a device. Please consult OverDrive’s website for a list of compatible devices (Kindle ereaders are not supported outside the US, but Kindle Fire tablets are).
If you need help navigating OverDrive, please consult our visual guide.
RBdigital is an online platform that offers full-cover, cover-to-cover, interactive digital magazines. Library members are now able to download and read complete editions of recent issues of selected magazines. The magazines in the American Library in Paris collection include: Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Conde Nast Traveler, Cook’s Illustrated, The Economist (Continental Europe edition), Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Magazine, Highlights for Children, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, The New York Review of Books, New Scientist, The New Yorker, O: the Oprah Magazine, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Wired.
If you need help navigating RBDigital, please consult our visual guide.
Mango Languages is an online teaching tool that uses conversation-based lessons to teach over 70 languages, not to mention fun mini-courses like Pirate, Italian for Romance, Russian slang. Mango also offers English lessons in 21 languages, including French. With its easy-to-follow lessons that emphasize cultural sensitivity and audio clips featuring native speakers, Mango is a great way to learn a new language or to refresh yourself on grammar and vocabulary.
If you need help navigating Mango Languages, please consult our visual guide.
NoveList is an electronic readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Three powerful search techniques allow readers to look for books by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. NoveList also features Advanced Natural Language searching and Boolean searching, providing full-text searching of reviews to Describe a Plot.
Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks. These features have been developed specifically with NoveList users in mind, offering support for librarians, teachers, and individual readers.
NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated monthly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources and contains full-text reviews for adult, young adult, children’s and easy fiction titles from several journals, including: Booklist, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.
If you need help navigating NoveList, please consult our visual guide.
ProQuest ebook Central Business Collection
ProQuest Ebook Central Business Collection contains over 24,200 electronic books in a variety of business-related subject areas, including:
- Business ethics
- Capital markets
- Economic policy
- Corporate culture and finance
- Real Estate
- Much more…
Only books from trusted publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, McGraw Hill, and Palgrave MacMillan are included in the collection. While this is primarily a scholarly research database, much of the material will be useful for casual readers, as well as students and researchers. Searching the database is user-friendly and intuitive, allowing users to find relevant, topical materials quickly and easily.
If you need help navigating ProQuest Ebook Central, please consult our visual guide.
JSTOR’s “Public Library Collection I” features more than 3,800 journal titles across a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from arts and humanities to biology and business. Extensive coverage of art and art history, architecture, business, history, language and literary criticism, music, philosophy, and religion is included, as well as rare American Art periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century digitized as a special project with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Coverage of economics, business administration, finance, public administration, business history, accounting, management, and marketing is also provided.
If you need help navigating JSTOR, please consult our visual guide.
EBSCO: MasterFILE™ Premier
MasterFILE™ Premier’s content includes:
- More than 1,600 full-text magazines and journals
- More than 440 full-text reference books
- More than 55,100 primary source documents
- More than 1.8 million photos, maps and flags
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains bibliographic records and full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, and a broad array of popular magazines and journals. Full-text archives (in pdf or html) go back as far as 1975.
Subjects covered: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Communication, Education, General Interest, Health & Medicine, History, Home & Living, Literature & Writing, Politics & Government, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sports & Leisure, and Technology.
- Browse the list of Journals & Magazines
- Browse the list of Other Sources (biographies, Books / Monographs, Country Fact Sheets, Country Reports, Educational Reports, Health Reports, Newspapers, Pamphlets, State/Provincial Fact Sheets, etc.)
If you need help navigating MasterFILE™ Premier, please consult our visual guide.
World Book Online
The World Book Online database offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Designed to meet the needs of children and teens of every age, World Book Online offers everything from early learning to advanced research with a lot more in between.
- Early Learning and Kids features fun, easy-to-read articles, illustrations, and activities for children.
- Student is tailored for elementary to middle school-age students with over 40,000 articles, rich multimedia resources, and a Biography Center with more than 10,000 biographies
- Advanced is a robust multimedia reference tool that includes an encyclopedia, eBooks, and primary source databases suitable for high school students and beyond.
If you need help navigating World Book Online, please consult our visual guide.