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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.

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

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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.

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Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
America’s largest, most comprehensive dictionary is revised for today’s librarian, teacher, and student. With updated vocabulary, enhanced content, a fresh modern layout, and exciting new features, Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an essential source of information on the English language.

EBSCO Full Text Finder
Provides library staff and patrons with a single, comprehensive list of titles to which they have access. 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 in Context
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

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.

HeritageQuest
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the gateway to multiple trusted online art reference resources that serve students, scholars, curators, and collectors alike. It is anchored by two major resources (Grove Art Online and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists).

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.

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove’s more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

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 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.

Business Insights: Essentials
Gale Business Insights: Essentials is a user-friendly business tool that delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, investors, students, and general researchers can explore real-world applications and develop analytical skills.

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.

Hoover’s Company Records
Featuring profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives, Hoover’s Company Records provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available.

Business Collection
Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

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.

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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 in Context
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

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.

HeritageQuest
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Gale’s U.S. History in Context
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, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. U.S. History In Context brings a personal perspective to history with thousands of rare and vital primary source documents along with full-text newspapers and periodicals, and videos and audio files from respected sources such as The New York Times, National Geographic, and NPR.

Gale’s World History in Context
Gale’s World History In Context is the premier online resource that reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures that have shaped the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable references and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students and researchers.

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.

Pronunciator – Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages, for a total of 4,000 available course combinations. Plus, ESL for 50 non-English languages.

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
NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList 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.

Gannett Newsstand Complete
Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

Proquest Historical Newsday
Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the Long Island newspaper of record. Coverage runs from 1940 through 1985.

Proquest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles dating back to the nineteenth century. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.

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

Proquest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

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.

Science in Context
Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Databases in Spanish/Español

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.

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Regents Practice Exams – Test-taking getting you down?  Now you have an ally in your battle to get great grades.  The New York State Education Department’s Office of Assessment’s website provides you with free practice regents exams in a wide range of subjects, from English to U.S. History.  Also available are practice exams for elementary and intermediate schools for your younger siblings!

Biography in Context
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

eLibrary Elementary
Students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary’s powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.

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.

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.

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
America’s largest, most comprehensive dictionary is revised for today’s librarian, teacher, and student. With updated vocabulary, enhanced content, a fresh modern layout, and exciting new features, Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an essential source of information on the English language.

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.

Scholastic Go!
Includes access to Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples,The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

21st-Century Explorer
Britannica’s 21st-Century Explorer provides reference and learning tools for students who read below grade level, are dealing with specific learning problems, or are at risk of falling behind. This user-friendly collection contains all of the resources that students need including encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary, news, and other essential learning tools. 21st-Century Explorer is ideal for reluctant readers, ELL and ESL students, and adult literacy students.

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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