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A comprehensive genealogy resource center including census, vital, church, court and immigration records.

UPDATE for Covid-19: Ancestry Library Edition temporarily available from outside the library!

Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high.

A multi–purpose career and education tool with in depth profiles of hundreds of careers, plus information on colleges and universities and financial aid. Career Cruising’s resume building feature supplies an easy to use, systematic approach to preparing a resume.

The exclusive online source for Consumer Reports magazine. View and print articles, complete with photos, charts and ratings.

Includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology & the economy. Each 12,000 word report is organized with an overview, a background & chronology, an assessment of current situation, tables & maps, a pro-con debate, & bibliographical sources.

More than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Learn how to paint, draw, knit, crochet, sew, make jewelry and more.

An easy to use database with fill-in-the-blank forms to create resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets that you can save and send to prospective employers.

Use this database to find a particular journal or magazine in an online database. Enter the publication title and this database will link to the appropriate database with full–text, if it is available.

Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO's new interface for schools and public libraries.  Designed to meet unique needs of its users.  Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy to use functionality.

This database by EBSCO is for schools and public libraries and is designed to meet the unique needs of both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy to use functionality.  The database contains 5,600 topic overviews in categories.

Contains event and topic overviews, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources and timeline entries covering world history from the mid-15th century to the present.

Contains essays on major topics and issues, articles on science in the news, timelines, diagrams, illustrations, images and videos. Also includes science experiments and activities, indexed by grade range, subject category and time required.

Contains a complete archive of World News Digest from 1940, updated weekly, plus a live Reuters newsfeed, updated hourly. Features include: Country Profiles, Key People, Key Events and Key Issues.

Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources, for scholarly research articles for upper grades, college, graduate level, or beyond. Also includes media transcripts and podcasts, and medical videos. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature & other subjects.

Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects.

Detailed company and industry news and information. Company profiles, brands, rankings, histories, investment reports, market share data. Contains industry overviews and rankings, and news and periodical articles.

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including scholarly journals and news media, on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Contains both quick reference and in–depth biographies, as well as images, full-text magazine articles and other information. Includes supported research on more than 528,000 individuals.

For middle and high school students, provides information from core curriculum areas using reference material, full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including video and audio clips.

Created specifically for middle school students, Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more. Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. 

Information on current issues, featuring viewpoint articles, topic overviews, magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, podcasts and links to websites.

Math, science and technology content, including reference sources, news and magazine articles and peer reviewed journals. Media content includes videos, audios, podcasts, and images.

Gale's U.S. History in Context is the premier online resource providing a complete overview of America's past and covers the most studied events, decades, conflicts, war, political and cultural movements, and people.  

This database contains coverage of history for the last 5,000 years chronicling the rise and fall of cultures and societies.

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines.

Contains hundreds of books from Twayne's Author Series, covering World, English and U.S. Authors, providing literary critical interpretation and discussion for readers and students in high school, college and beyond.

Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronic and telecommunications industries.

This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator--from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty--such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.

Hundreds of full text magazine and journals covered in this database. This collection will provide research material for drama, music, art history and film making.

Articles from full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and select consumer health information sources, as well as full-text reference works and health-related multimedia. Content is suitable for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals.

A multidisciplinary collection of over 904 publications. The majority of the publications are in Spanish.


Infotrac Newsstand includes over 1000 national, international, state and local newspapers.  Search articles from 1980 to the present, as well as news video, blogs and other news sources.  Search by title, dateline, section, and article type.  

Business news and information including: company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), contains citationing from local history and genealogy periodicals published in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

Test prep for Career Certification, U.S. Citizenship, and Civil Service Exams, grades 4-12, College Prep and Graduate School Exams, and more. Includes new NY State high school equivalency TASC prep materials. Also contains computer skills tutorials. You must set up a username and password the first time.

lynda.com is a great training platform with an expansive library of over 200,000 instructional videos covering over 5,900 courses.  There are a variety of levels covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more.  There are curated playlists in all subjects to help you decide what videos to watch first.  Desktop, tablet and mobile access.

America's largest, most comprehensive dictionary is revised for today's librarian, teacher, and student.  With updated vocabulary, enhanced content, a modern layout and new features, this database is an essential source of information on the English language.

Use Nassau-e to search recommended databases from Nassau County’s shared collection.

Newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. Most articles are in full–text.

The New York Times from 1980 to current.

Articles from Newsday in full-text from 1985 to the present.

Video introductions of some of our popular electronic resources.

A comprehensive reader's advisory resource for fiction and non-fiction.  This database can answer the question "what should you read next?"   Titles can be searched by title, author, series or subject. Or browse book lists, reviews, feature articles, discussion guides, booktalks and links to author websites.

NuWav Legal Documents provides documents that meet the need of the everyday citizen.  Easily compose documents in categories like business, contract, landlords/tenant disputes, divorce and much more.

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages.  Learn online and get the app for your mobile device.  There are lessons for early learners, young learners and adult learners as well as different levels of courses.  In addition, there are weekly ProLive Conversation Classes that you can join (there are a maximum of 5 students on a first come first serve basis).  

The full-text of the New York Times from 1851 through 2010. This database offers full page and and article images with searchable full text. 

Articles from Newsday in full-text from 1940 to 1985.  This database offers full page and article images with searchable full text.

Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content - with archives that stretch back into the 1980's from over 2,500 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, tv and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts and digital only websites.  Global Newsstream provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada,  Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.