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  • ABMS Directory of Board Certified Specialists

    This electronic directory provides quick and easy access to professional information about more than 800,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Read More +
  • Academic OneFile

    Full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Read More +
  • American Physical Society Journals

    A collection of over 400,000 scientific research papers ranging from 1893 to the present. Read More +
  • Ancestry

    Research your family history using one of the premier tools for genealogical research. Read More +
  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    Includes automotive repair information for many vehicles back to the 1970’s, and for a few back to the 1940’s. Read More +
  • Bases de Datos

    Spanish language databases. Read More +
  • Biography Reference Bank

    A reference tool for researching famous people. Read More +
  • Brainfuse

    • Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
    • Skills-Building: Brush up or catch up on a subject or skill with a live tutor
    • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Create a Brainfuse account and submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback within one business day.
    • 24/7 Homework Question Center:  Create a Brainfuse account and submit homework questions to be answered within one business day.  If you have a question that can be answered by your local library (questions about library hours, your account, library programs, etc) please contact your library directly.
    • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, proof-reading, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
    • Foreign Language Center /Spanish-Speaking Support:  Live help for your Spanish homework.
    ▶ Live academic assistance is available from Mon - Sun 2:00:00 PM -- 11:00:00 PM EST. Get Help Now! (not available on some holidays.) Read More +
  • Britannica School

    Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for Elementary, Middle and High School. Read More +
  • Britannica Elementary

    Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for K - 6th. Read More +
  • Britannica: Middle School

    Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for 7th, 8th and 9th. Read More +
  • Britannica: High School

    Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for High School students. Read More +
  • Britannica: Academic

    Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Read More +
  • Britannica: Escolar

  • Business Insights - Essentials

    Contains company histories, company profiles of both public and private companies, reports, articles from business magazines and newspapers, chronologies, rankings, and more. Read More +
  • Career Cruising

    Career Cruising is an interactive career reference guide. Includes college information, occupational profiles, resume help and financial aid information. Read More +
  • Childrens Literature

    An excellent tool for researching children's authors and illustrators. Read More +
  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

    This premiere poetry on-line resource contains 250,000 full text poems and 450,000 citations, as well as poetry commentary, poets' biographies, and literary glossary terms. Read More +
  • Consumer Reports Magazine

    Search the contents of Consumer Reports. Read More +
  • Consumer Reports Online

    The iconic magazine in online form. Read More +
  • Credo Reference

    Contains the full text of over 240 major reference works including: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, books of quotations and a host of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature. Read More +
  • CultureGrams

    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world. A trusted perspective on our changing world. Read More +
  • Daily Life Through History

    Gives a detailed portrayal of life for ordinary people in different cultures and countries throughout history. Read More +
  • Ebsco E-Books

    A collection of E-books. Read More +
  • Fold3

    (formerly Footnote) Fold3 provides access to almost 64 million digitized historical images. It is able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Read More +
  • ERIC

    A bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations on education topics going back to 1966. Read More +
  • Explora - Educator's Edition

    A teacher's companion to the various Explora databases, searching across content such as ERIC and Academic Search Premier. It highlights lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources. Read More +
  • Explora - Primary School

    Find reliable information from magazines, encyclopedias on a wide range of subjects including art, music, literature, history, language arts, math, science and technology. Elementary school-appropriate. Read More +
  • Explora - Public Libraries

    This database provides access to articles, essays, and videos pertaining to a wide range of topics including art and literature, biography, business and careers, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, and science. Read More +
  • Explora - Secondary Schools

    Designed for secondary school students, this database provides access to articles, essays, and videos pertaining to a wide range of topics including art and literature, biography, business and government, current issues, geography, health, history, math, and science. Read More +
  • General One File

    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Read More +
  • Greenfile

    Study all aspects of environmental issues in this database covering global warming, sustainability, energy efficiency, environmental sciences and much more. Read More +
  • Grolier Online - Adults

    For older students and adults - searches four encyclopedias at once; the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge and America the Beautiful. Read More +
  • Grolier Online - Kids

    A kid friendly place to search the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge, and America the Beautiful, as well as, magazines and web sites. Read More +
  • Health Reference Center - Academic

    Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. Read More +
  • Heritage Quest

    Trace your ancestors with this helpful database of genealogical resources. Read More +
  • History Reference Center

    Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books. Read More +
  • Hoovers

    Hoover's, Inc., features comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence with a database of 12 million companies. Read More +
  • History Resource Center: U.S.

    Provides access to more than 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more than 30,000 reference articles, and more than 65 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Read More +
  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all types of home improvement/repair projects. The database contains full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and videos of popular home repair projects. Read More +
  • Kids InfoBits

    Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Read More +
  • Law Depot

    Provides access to thousands of legal forms. Simply create an account and begin creating personalized forms. Read More +
  • Learning Express

    Learning Express supports academic and career development as well as lifelong learning through tutorials, test-preparation, and skill-building resources. The new Learning Express format continues to offer skill-building in math, science and reading/writing for school-aged and adult learners as well as practice tests for the new GED, SAT, PSAT, AP ACCUPLACER, ASSET and COMPASS exams. You will also find practice certification tests for NCLEX-RN, PRAXISI and II and more. You will need your library card number to access the resource from home and registration is required the first time you use the service. Read More +
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

    For library professionals. Read More +
  • Literary Reference Center

    includes Magill Literature resources. Read More +
  • Literature Resource Center

    Includes information about authors and their works and is intended for high school students, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Read More +
  • (from LinkedIn) is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Read More +
  • Masterfile Elite

    Magazines for everyone are in MasterFile Elite, which provides complete articles from magazines and reference books. Read More +
  • Medline

    an index to peer reviewed and scholarly journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences with some links to entire articles. Once you find the article you want, request it from the library. Read More +
  • Medline Plus

    A free web site of health information from the National Library of Medicine for both health professionals and consumers. Read More +
  • Mitchell OnDemand

    (available for in-library use only)
    Automotive repair and estimating system. Read More +
  • Morningstar

    Morningstar Investment Research Center provides in-depth recommendations and research for 24,000 funds and 10,000 stocks. It includes 2000 stock and fund analyst reports; sector, category, index and industry returns and reports; portfolio analysis tools and a Help and Education section. Read More +
  • National Geographic Kids

    Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links. Read More +
  • National Newspapers

    Full text articles from over 100 national newspapers including  the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
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  • New York Amsterdam News

    New York Amsterdam News once one of the nation’s leading black newspapers and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions. Read More +
  • New York State Newspapers

    Coverage of many New York state newspapers. Search results begin with articles from the New York Times if possible. Read More +
  • New York Times

    New York Times 1851-current

    Full text of the New York Times late edition. Complete articles from 1851 onward including the Book Review and Magazine sections.
  • New York Times Historical / Graphical

    New York Times Historical 1851-2009

    The entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2009. Each article is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Newsday


    Complete articles from 1985 onward.
  • Newsday Historical

    Newsday Historical

    Newsday full-text from 1940 through 1984
  • Novelist K-8 Plus

    Find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews. Read More +
  • Novelist Plus

    Fiction and nonfiction readers' advisory resource. Find series order, read-a-likes by author or plot description.
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  • Opposing Viewpoints

    Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Resources include: over 9,000 pro and con viewpoint articles; 5,000 topic overviews; more than 140 full-text magazines, journals and newspapers (over 2 million articles), and much more. Read More +
  • Oxford English Dictionary

    The definitive record of the English language. Read More +
  • P4A Antiques Reference

    A unique database providing infomation on hundreds of thousands of recently auctioned/sold items(with pictures of each). It can be used to learn about or help value antiques, collectibles and fine art. Read More +
  • Pronunciator

    Learn a new language with Pronunciator. Read More +
  • Reference USA

    Contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 135 million U.S. households. ReferenceUSA can be used as a business resource, national yellow/white pages, demographic resource or lost friend/relative locator. Read More +
  • Salem Health

    Includes Salem Health:Cancer, Psychology & Mental Health and Magill's Medical Guide Read More +
  • Salem History

    Includes: The Fifties in America | The Sixties in America | The Seventies in America | Historical Encyclopedia of American Business | Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e. | Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453 | Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 | Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 | Milestone Documents of World Religions Read More +
  • Salem Literature

    Includes notable reference sets: "Critical Insights: The Hero's Quest", "Critical Survey of Long Fiction": "Critical Insights"- an in-depth analysis of Saul Bellow, Albert Camus, John Cheever, Jack London & John Updike; and "Masterplots", 4th Edition. Read More +
  • Salem Science - The Solar System

    Essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context. Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students. Read More +
  • Science Online

    Science biographies, diagrams, essays, science experiments, and timelines. Read More +
  • Science Reference Center

    Contains science encyclopedias, reference books and other sources. Read More +
  • Something About the Author

    Something About the Author Online provides access to the complete 217 volume series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Read More +
  • Suffolk Historic Newspapers

    Suffolk Historic Newspapers is a constantly growing, online, searchable collection of Suffolk County newspapers. Read More +
  • Teacher Reference Center

    Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Read More +
  • U.S. & International Newspapers

    Full text collection of over 1700 regional, national and international newspapers. Read More +
  • U.S. History in Context

    Provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Read More +
  • Value Line Research Center

    The Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line's leading research publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Included in the Research Center is: The Value Line Investment Survey Standard Edition | The Value Line Investment Survey Expanded Edition | The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey | The Value Line Daily Options Survey | The Value Line Convertible Survey Read More +
  • Wall Street Journal

    International daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. Read More +
  • Westlaw

    Available for in library use only. West's online legal research service provides instant access to New York State statutes, cases, and more.
      Please note: to protect your privacy be sure to sign out at the end of your session.
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  • World Book Online

    Online version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia. Read More +
  • World Vital Records

    Learn more about your family history and genealogy by searching through more than 5 billion records. Read More +
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