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General Information

Mineola American
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Mineola American. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

Consumer Reports
Get reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews, and more.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Webster’s Dictionary Online
Search the main entries of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged or choose from several different types of searches to find word histories, see examples of how a word is used, or solve word puzzles.

Ebsco A-to-Z
A-to-Z service provides library staff and patrons with a single, comprehensive list of titles to which they have access. With A-to-Z, users can quickly locate and link to journals of interest. Search for journals by keyword or browse an alphabetical list by title or subject.

Biography Resource Center and Marquis Who’s Who
Integrates Thomson Gale biographies with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, or by keyword and full text. The optional Marquis Who’s Who® module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people whose entries have appeared in more than 20 Marquis sources published from 1985 to the present.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference gives you access to a complete reference collection from over 50 publishers, covering every major subject.

Adult Education and Career Center
Tutor.com’s Adult Education and Career Center provides adults access to help with job search, resume creation, and financial literacy both with live tutors and with an Adult Career Center.

Career Cruising
Career Cruising is an interactive career resource for people of all ages. Use this resource to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future career education and training.

Learning Express Library  (Reminder: You must register as a new user on version 3.0 to continue using LearningExpress Library after June 30, 2014)
Learning Express is a completely interactive and comprehensive website that features more than 300 online practice tests and courses for students and adults of all ages. You can take practice tests online that could help you reach your school and career goals.

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Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator (Reminder: You must register as a new user on version 3.0 to continue using Learning Express Library after June 30, 2014)
Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired!

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2-1-1 Long Island
An online directory of health and human services, currently containing information on more than 9,000 agencies and programs in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

World News Digest
Major U.S. and world events since 1980, with selected coverage back to 1940 with reference databases, maps, photographs and historic documents.

NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library)
NOVELNY is an online library of literally hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge.  All you need is your public library card, New York driver license, or non-driver ID.

Art & Music

Grove Art Online
The Grove Dictionary of Art contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts – painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography – from prehistory to the present day.

Fine Arts & Music Collection
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Grove Music Online
This is a full-text of the printed edition, grovemusic.com also includes advanced search capabilities, which enable you to make concept, pattern and “Boolean” searches to pinpoint precise queries, an option inviting you to browse entries at will and over 3000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations. The Grove Dictionary of Opera is also included.

Business

ABI/INFORM Complete
The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Business and Company ASAP
Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

Business and Company Resource Center
Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

General Business File ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Business Economics & Theory Collection
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Communications & Mass Media Collection
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

PROMT
Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology. Use this database to research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete. Includes summaries and full text from nearly 1,000 business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.

Proquest Entrepreneurship
This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats – from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.

Computers

ProQuest Computing
Full-text articles from computing journals that cover topics such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica Comprehensive multimedia encyclopedia with links to Britannica Junior for younger users.

Encyclopedia Britannica Global Reference Center Comprehensive online content in a variety of global languages. These extensive and thorough databases are intuitive and fast, delivering trustworthy information from around the globe.

Grolier Online (From Home Click Here) Online access to Grolier’s Multimedia Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia Americana; Lands and People; New Book of Knowledge; America the Beautiful; La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre; and other age-appropriate references.

World Book Online
The main navigation features of the World Book Online Reference Center are accessed from the colored navigation area at the top of the screen. These features are: Search, Advanced Search, Research Libraries, and Spanish-Language Encyclopedia.

Additional features are Today in History, Feature of the Month, Behind the Headlines, What’s New, Media Showcase, Subscriber News, Surf the Ages, Atlas, and Dictionary.

Health & Medicine

Gale Health Reference Center Academic
This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

GeneEd Web - Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics.  The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Medicine Collection
Search for documents from the Gale collection of medical journals — The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, The Gale Encyclopedia of Medical Disorders, The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health.

ProQuest Health Management
Full-text information covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, personnel management, insurance, and more.

Magill’s Medical Guide
The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

New Users: Enter any username and password. Then you will receive a confirmation e-mail requesting your activation password. Activation password: First 5 digits of your library card number. Returning Users: Enter your username and password.

Psychology Collection
This set explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops — and diminishes — over time. Library users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Salud en Español
This database provides full-text Spanish-language information from 300 publications for a wide variety of medical and health-related topics and is designed to make useful health information more readily accessible for Spanish-speaking consumers and patients.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

History & Biography

Annals of American History
Primary documents and year-by-year documentary of America.

Biography Resource Center and Marquis Who’s Who
Integrates Thomson Gale biographies with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, or by keyword and full text. The optional Marquis Who’s Who® module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people whose entries have appeared in more than 20 Marquis sources published from 1985 to the present.

FamilySearch
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.  It is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

World Data Analyst
Offers quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world.

World News Digest
Major U.S. and world events since 1980, with selected coverage back to 1940 with reference databases, maps, photographs and historic documents.

Language Learning

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

World Book Online (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos)
Features are: Search, Advanced Search, Research Libraries, Spanish-Language Encyclopedia, Today in History, Feature of the Month, Behind the Headlines, What’s New, Media Showcase, Subscriber News, Surf the Ages, Atlas, and Dictionary.

Literature

Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Litfinder
Access to full-text poems, short stories, essays, plays, and speeches. Includes brief biographical information of authors, explanations of poetry and other works, and a glossary of terms. Enter a basic keyword search, use advanced search, or browse by topic.

Magill OnLiterature Plus
MagillOnLiterature Plus, produced by Salem Press, is the premier literary database, combining MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. This database includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.

Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

Novelist K-8
A database of young adult, children’s, and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary or middle schools or your library’s children’s room.

Tumblebooks
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Twayne Authors Series
Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.

Magazines & Newspapers

Zinio Magazine Collection
Download your free Zinio reader app for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Win 8, Blackberry, or Nook HD/HD+ and click on a magazine of your choice to checkout a magazine to your free Zinio account.  Discover over 5,500 magazines on your device!

Mineola American
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Mineola American. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

America’s News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Popular Magazines
Titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah are included in this database.

Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Home Improvement Collection
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.

Infotrac Newsstand
Search a collection of 500 newspapers, both national and international.

Infotrac OneFile
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 sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.

EBSCO Primary Search
Primary Search contains full-text for more than 60 elementary school magazines.  In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines.  Full-text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets.

Expanded Academic ASAP
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!

National Newspaper Index
National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America’s top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

New York Newspapers
Search this database of 15 newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.

Proquest Newstand (including Newsday)
ProQuest is organized into databases of related newspapers, magazines, and academic journals that you can use to find documents.

 

Science

Agriculture Collection
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Databases in Spanish/Español

Informe
This is an Infotrac database that provides indexing, images and full-text of popular Hispanic magazines, not just translations.  The text of the articles is in Spanish, and some in English, as originally published.

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Infórmese Aquí
Discover the resources available to the Latino community.  This website is brought to you by the Nassau Library System.

Descubra en los recursos disponibles para la comunidad latina.  Este sitio está presentado a ustedes por el Sistema de Bibliotecas de Nassau.

World Book Online (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos)
Features are: Search, Advanced Search, Research Libraries, Spanish-Language Encyclopedia, Today in History, Feature of the Month, Behind the Headlines, What’s New, Media Showcase, Subscriber News, Surf the Ages, Atlas, and Dictionary.

Homework Help

Live Homework Help
Connect to a tutor for one-to-one FREE homework help.

GeneEd Web - Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics.  The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments.

Infotrac Junior Edition – K12
Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids Search
Designed for students in grades K through 8.

Novelist K-8
A database of young adult, children’s, and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary or middle schools or your library’s children’s room.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues and current events.  Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

World Book Online
Features are: Search, Advanced Search, Research Libraries, Spanish-Language Encyclopedia, Today in History, Feature of the Month, Behind the Headlines, What’s New, Media Showcase, Subscriber News, Surf the Ages, Atlas, and Dictionary.

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