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RESEARCH DATABASES

As an Oceanside Library cardholder, you have the ability to search many of our on-line databases from home.  Please have your library card available; you must enter your 14-digit library card number to access many of these databases.  If you experience any problems with a link, please let one of our librarians know by calling (516) 766-2360, option 5.

*Click here for an alphabetical list of databases.

NEW: Mango Languages
Newly available through the library, Mango Languages lets you study and learn over 50 different languages including Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Hindi, Russian, and Pirate.  Study from home or on the go using the Mango Mobile app.  NOTE: You must register first on the website before using the app on your smartphone or tablet.  Registering on the site (requires your email address and a password you create yourself) allows you to track your progress and pick up where you left off.  Click here to begin.

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ART HEALTH
BIOGRAPHY HISTORY
BUSINESS & FINANCE LAW
CAREERS LITERATURE
CHILDREN & TEENS MUSIC
CONSUMER INFORMATION NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS
CURRENT EVENTS & ISSUES SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
EDUCATION SCIENCE
ENCYCLOPEDIAS SPANISH LANGUAGE DATABASES
GENEALOGY TEST PREPARATION

ART
Oxford Art Online - In Library -- At Home
Online reference resource including access to not only Grove Art resources but also Oxford art reference as well.  Includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion To Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.  Users can choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. This functionality allows users greater access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online.

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BIOGRAPHY
Biography In Context - In Library -- At Home
Integrates award-winning biographies from Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites.  Search for people -- both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor -- based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.  Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.  Includes access to The Complete Marquis Who's Who.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes American Man & Women of Science and Encyclopedia of World Biography.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE
ABI/INFORM Dateline
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Search a unique resource focusing on hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications.

ABI/INFORM Select
- In Library -- At Home
Search for essential information from 515 core business periodicals. Provides information on advertising, economics, human resources, finance, marketing, computers, and more.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
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Search more than 1200 business periodicals with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.

Business & Company ASAP
- In Library -- At Home
Provides 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 Insights: Essentials
- In Library -- At Home

This database provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Financial Times - In Library -- At Home
This publication is a useful resource for those wanting to understand the context of global trade and finance. This huge database of financial and economic news offers instant access to hundreds of thousands of articles and features from one of the world's leading sources of accurate and unbiased financial, economic and political news.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Business Plans Handbook, Encyclopedia of Small Business, Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, and Manufacturing & Distribution USA.

General Business File ASAP - In Library -- At Home
Provides access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Hoover's Company Records
- In Library -- At Home
Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.

Lexis-Nexis Library Express - In Library -- At Home
LexisNexis includes legal and business news, SEC filings, law-review articles, court decisions, federal and state codes and regulations, constitutions, court rules, patents, international law, and law-school directories.  You can also search news sources (1980 - present) and look up company information.  Please note that there is no remote access for legal resources, which must be used in the Library.


Morningstar
- In Library -- At Home

A one-stop shop for investment learning. Whether you're looking for direction when using the site, tips for choosing funds for stocks, or the definition of an investment term, you'll find it all here.


PROMT
- In Library -- At Home

Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology.  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 Business Databases - In Library -- At Home
Search all of ProQuest's business databases at once.

Reference USA - In Library -- At Home
Reference USA contains US Business Data and US Residential directory information.  Business Data contains detailed directory information for 14 million+ U.S. Public and Private businesses.  Residential Data contains names, addresses, and phone numbers for 200 million+ U.S. households.  NOTE: If you are having difficulty accessing this database from home, please refer to the extensive Reference USA help page for suggestions on how to correct the problem.

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CAREERS
Career Cruising - In Library -- At Home
This database offers resources for those looking for career information.  You can learn about colleges and universities and the programs they offer, explore different careers that you are interested in, or take an interactive survey to help find careers that match your interests.  You can even set up a portfolio allowing you to save any information that you are working on so you can return to it at another time.

Learning Express Library - In Library -- At Home
Provides courses and eBooks on job searching, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and networking skills.  Take instantly scored Civil Service, licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests and watch tutorials on popular software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.  To gain access to the LearningExpressLibrary.com's test preparation materials you will need to register.  (Click on "NEW USER" if you are a first time visitor.)  When accessed from home, your username must be your 14-digit library card number. 
NOTE: Learning Express Library has upgraded their platform with new skill-building tutorials, test preparation, and career advancement resources with new educational content, career guidance, and advice from industry experts.


Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

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CHILDREN & TEENS
Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, and Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States.

Daily Life Through History - In Library -- At Home
Provides continually updated content from a number of reference works, monographs, and primary documents.  Based on the Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Daily Life and the Daily Life Through History series, which explore everyday life past and present.  Includes information on everyday life and social customs throughout world history, maps and multimedia, and access to Daily Life In America.

Encyclopedia Britannica - 21st Century Explorer - In Library -- At Home

This resource is designed for high school students with low reading levels or specific learning problems.  It provides resources (dictionaries, atlases, time lines, encyclopedias), news, videos, and more.  There are two levels: Level 1 provides easy-to-read encyclopedia articles on school subjects and Level 2 helps students progress as they build their vocabularies, improve their reading abilities, and develop research skills.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - In Library -- At Home
This general encyclopedia for students in middle and high school includes 39,000+ articles, photos and graphics, maps, and multimedia in the form of video, audio, panoramic photos, and map essays.

Junior Edition - K12
- In Library -- At Home
Contains over 330 titles, cross searchable with e-Books, this periodical database is 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
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This database is designed for students in K-5.  It features a developmentally appropriate graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text age appropriate curriculum-related magazine and reference content.


Kids Search
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A search interface designed especially for students in grades K through 5 and powered by EBSCOhost, searches a number of databases including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and EBSCO’s Newspaper Source and Primary Search databases.

Live Homework Help - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Students in grades K-12, introductory college students and adults can receive help with math, science, social studies, English and writing. Also provides résumé and cover letter assistance and proofreading. Available in English and Spanish.


Middle Search Plus - In Library -- At Home
Provides full text for 150+ popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Also contains 82,000+ biographies, 90,000+ primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,000+ photos, maps and flags.

New Book of Knowledge
- In Library -- At Home
This general encyclopedia is for middle grade students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.

Primary Search - In Library -- At Home
Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines.  All articles are assigned a reading level indicator allowing users to read at their own pace.

ProQuest eLibrary Elementary - In Library -- At Home
Easy to use general reference resource, designed specifically to engage and guide beginning and younger researchers.  Includes access to over 300 full-text magazines, newspapers, transcripts, and reference books plus kid friendly images, maps, websites, videos and more.

Searchasaurus - In Library -- At Home
Provides an animated search interface with a dinosaur theme in an effort to encourage students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.

Student Resources In Context
- In Library -- At Home
This database contains thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 680+ magazines, newspapers, 20,000+ photographs and illustrations, and hours of audio and video clips.


TumbleBooks
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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.  You can access TumbleBooks from the library or from home.

All you need is the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound and speakers. If you find that you are unable to view the TumbleBooks at home, you may need to download the FREE plug-in for Flash animations at www.macromedia.com/downloads.

Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

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CONSUMER INFORMATION
ConsumerReports.org - In Library -- At Home
Features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

GreenFILE
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Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Home Improvement Reference Center - In Library -- At Home
Offers information on plumbing, decorating, maintenance, remodeling, woodworking, outdoor & indoor projects as well as How-To videos, conversion charts and tips on how to work with contractors.  Available through June 2013.

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CURRENT EVENTS & ISSUES
Community Resource Database - In Library -- At Home
This computerized directory profiles more than 11,000 community services and resources available in the Long Island area. It provides individuals and organizations with easy access to current information about health, human service and education agencies and programs.


CountryWatch
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Provides country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.  A great source for thematic or physical maps.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, The American Economy, Animal Rights, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, Crime, Prisons, and Jails, Electronic America, Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, Encyclopedia of Population, Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs, Gambling: What's At Stake?, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Growing Up: Issues Affecting America's Youth, Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People?, The Health Care System, Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burden or Blessing?, National Security, Social Welfare: Fighting Poverty and Homelessness, and Water: No Longer Taken For Granted.


Issues And Controversies In American History - In Library -- At Home
Build a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
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Brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, and links to hand-selected web sites.

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EDUCATION
Career Cruising
- In Library -- At Home
This database offers resources for those looking for career information.  You can learn about colleges and universities and the programs they offer, explore different careers that you are interested in, or take an interactive survey to help find careers that match your interests.  You can even set up a portfolio allowing you to save any information that you are working on so you can return to it at another time.

Educator's Reference Desk
- In Library -- At Home
Provides access to resources including links to 3,000+ resources on educational issues as well as 2,000+ lesson plans.  This database also includes a collection of 200+ responses to questions on education and links to the ERIC database.

ERIC - In Library -- At Home
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this database provides extensive access to education-related literature.  ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes The College Blue Book and Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans.

Live Homework Help - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Students in grades K-12, introductory college students and adults can receive help with math, science, social studies, English and writing. Also provides résumé and cover letter assistance and proofreading. Available in English and Spanish.


ProQuest Professional Education Periodicals - In Library -- At Home
Search professional magazines and periodicals related to all aspects of education and education-related issues.

Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

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ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Encyclopedia Americana - In Library -- At Home
Provides access to 45,000+ encyclopedia articles, full-color maps, flags, 1,000+ tables and fact boxes, 4,500+ images, and 100,000+ periodical articles.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Annals of American History Online - In Library -- At Home
Covers U.S. history from 1493 to modern times in over 2,000 primary documents including speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, video and audio clips and pictures.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Global Reference Center
- In Library -- At Home
Offers access to Britannica Encyclopedias in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and French.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Online Reference Center
- In Library -- At Home
Offers online access to the entire Encyclopedia Britannica including timelines, videos, quotations, and atlases.  Also included is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus and the Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary.

Encyclopedia Britannica - 21st Century Explorer - In Library -- At Home
This resource is designed for high school students with low reading levels or specific learning problems.  It provides resources (dictionaries, atlases, time lines, encyclopedias), news, videos, and more.  There are two levels: Level 1 provides easy-to-read encyclopedia articles on school subjects and Level 2 helps students progress as they build their vocabularies, improve their reading abilities, and develop research skills.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Webster's Dictionary Online
- In Library -- At Home
Offers access to the entire 470,000 entries in the Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary.

Encyclopedia Britannica - World Data Analyst
- In Library -- At Home
Offers Country Snapshots (statistics on demography, vital statistics, national economy, transportation and communication, education and health, and military for individual countries), Country Comparisons, and Ranked Statistics (compile information for all countries and allow you to view the countries with the highest or lowest totals, rates, or percentages in statistical categories ranging from population to vegetable production to cellular phones as well as information about major natural and man-made features of the world).

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - In Library -- At Home
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - In Library -- At Home
This general encyclopedia for students in middle and high school includes 39,000+ articles, photos and graphics, maps, and multimedia in the form of video, audio, panoramic photos, and map essays.

New Book of Knowledge
- In Library -- At Home
This general encyclopedia is for middle grade students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.

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GENEALOGY
Ancestry Library Edition
- In Library
This "in-library use" only database gives access to original U.S. Census Records, the Social Security Death Index, and the UK Census Collection. (ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY)

HeritageQuest -
In Library -- At Home

This database provides genealogical information. Includes available U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.

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HEALTH
Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, and The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests.

Health Reference Center Academic - In Library -- At Home
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.

Medline Plus
- In Library -- At Home
MEDLINE Plus offers current and accurate health care information from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) - In Library -- At Home
This database is a bi-lingual source of health and consumer information including references to regional community resources and support groups.

ProQuest Health Management
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Find complete, full-text information from leading publications covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations and law.

Salem Health
- In Library -- At Home
Offers access to the full text of the reference work Magill's Medical Guide.  Magill's Medical Guide is a reference source helping to bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides.

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HISTORY
Daily Life Through History - In Library -- At Home
Provides continually updated content from a number of reference works, monographs, and primary documents.  Based on the Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Daily Life and the Daily Life Through History series, which explore everyday life past and present.  Includes information on everyday life and social customs throughout world history, maps and multimedia, and access to Daily Life In America.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes African American Almanac, American Civil War Reference Library, American Revolution Reference Library, Americans At War, Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages, French and Indian War, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Harlem Renaissance, History Behind The Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide, Mexican-American War, New Encyclopedia of Africa, Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, War of 1812, and Witchcraft In America.

History Reference Center - In Library -- At Home
Contains news, periodicals, and reference sources for history topics, from middle and high school, to college and adult learners.  Covers both U.S. history and world history.

Issues And Controversies In American History - In Library -- At Home
Build a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.  NOTE: You will need your 14-digit library card number for both In Library and At Home access.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - The New York Times - In Library -- At Home
This database offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Salem History
- In Library -- At Home
Offers access to the following Salem reference sets: Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series featuring 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary, The Decades - Salem's history series covering the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, and Great Lives from History - a far-reaching view of history, offering worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement.

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LAW
Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes American Law Yearbook and Major Acts of Congress.

Lexis-Nexis Library Express - In Library -- At Home
LexisNexis includes legal and business news, SEC filings, law-review articles, court decisions, federal and state codes and regulations, constitutions, court rules, patents, international law, and law-school directories.  You can also search news sources (1980 - present) and look up company information.  Please note that there is no remote access for legal resources, which must be used in the Library.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory - In Library -- At Home
Provides access to 900,000+ lawyer and law firm listings.

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LITERATURE
Gale Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography - In Library -- At Home
These three literary databases combine to provide biographical information on 120,000+ US and International authors and 20,000+ biographical and critical essays on authors, works, eras, and genres.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes Contemporary Novelists, Contemporary Poets, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Novels For Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories For Students, and The Writer's Directory.

Literature Resource Center (LRC, Scribner Writers Series Online, Twayne's Authors Online) - In Library -- At Home
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of 130,000+ authors from every age and literary discipline.

LitFinder
- In Library -- At Home
Offers access to more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Includes:
EssayFinder - full-text essays focused on the humanities and social sciences, and include biographies and literary criticism based on books published in the 20th century
PlayFinder - 1,000+ complete plays. Although international in scope, all are in English or English translations, can be searched by subject, title, or playwright
PoemFinder - 85,000+ full-text poems, 800,000+ poem citations and excerpts, a subject navigator, listings for the year's best poetry (New Poems), Kids' Korner section as well as explanations, biographies and pictures, international in scope, and covers poetry from antiquity to the present
SpeechFinder - best-known speeches of the past 2,500 years and categorizes them into searchable genres
StoryFinder - thousands of full-text short stories plus explanations, biographies, and pictures

Masterplots, 4th Edition - In Library -- At Home
Offers 2,220 essays covering numerous works of long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.  Features include reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluation.


NetLibrary
- In Library -- At Home

This database is a collection of online books (e-books) and resource materials. Using NetLibrary, you can access a wide range of scholarly and reference materials entirely online. You must create an account on a computer in the library before the collection can be accessed from home.

Novels For Students - In Library -- At Home
This database includes introductory essays that place the novel in its historical and literary context, discussions of the novel's themes, plot, and characters, analysis of the novel's literary construction, age-appropriate critical commentary on the novel's significance for our times, a literary glossary, a timeline that juxtaposes literary and world events, illustrations, additional sources for further study, and more.

Poetry For Students - In Library -- At Home
This database includes an overview essay on the poem, analysis of the work's construction and form, an examination of key themes addressed in the poem, , a discussion of the historical and cultural context in which the poem was composed, selected criticism on the poem or poet, and a brief author biography.

Salem Literature - Critical Survey Of Long Fiction
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Offers full-text access to the reference work Critical Survey Of Long FictionIncluded are 678 profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. Also available are discussions of individual novels in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, as well as other resource material.

Salem Literature - Critical Survey Of Poetry - In Library -- At Home
Covers 845 poets organized into the following subsets: American Poets, British, Irish & Commonwealth Poets, European Poets, and World Poets.


Shakespeare Collection: Featuring The Arden Shakespeare Collection Works
- In Library -- At Home
This database provides an extensive collection of authoritative materials supporting literary, textual, historical, and performance studies. Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.

Short Stories For Students - In Library -- At Home
This database contains synopses of the story's plot, characters, and themes, a brief author biography, a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance and excerpted criticism geared specifically towards the high school student.  Other resources include media adaptations of the story, discussion questions, and suggestions on what to read next.

Student Resources In Context - In Library -- At Home
This database contains thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 680+ magazines, newspapers, 20,000+ photographs and illustrations, and hours of audio and video clips.

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

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MUSIC
Oxford Music Online
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Online reference resource including access to not only Grove Music resources but also Oxford music reference as well.  Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.  Search and browse capabilities allow users to refine their results by source, and specific era or subject category. Users can also choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. Advanced search capabilities, including biography and bibliography searching, provide users with powerful tools for content navigation.

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NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS
Academic OneFile - In Library -- At Home
Source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.

EBSCO A-to-Z (see Full Text Finder)

ERIC - In Library -- At Home
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this database provides extensive access to education-related literature.  ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Full Text Finder - In Library -- At Home
Formerly EBSCO A-to-Z, this database provides library staff and patrons with a single, comprehensive list of journals or magazines offered in our databases  Enter the publication title and this database will list the appropriate database with full-text, if it is available.  You will have to return to our database list to login and search in the appropriate database.    NOTE: You will need your 14-digit library card number for both In Library and At Home access.


General OneFile
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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. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.  Updated daily.

InfoTrac Newsstand
- In Library -- At Home
This full-text (back to 1996) database includes nearly 100 U.S. national, regional, and local newspapers including The New York Times and New York Post and more than 60 English language foreign newspapers.  It also includes Knight-Ridder Tribune News Service and Business News Wire.

Lexis-Nexis Library Express - In Library -- At Home
LexisNexis includes legal and business news, SEC filings, law-review articles, court decisions, federal and state codes and regulations, constitutions, court rules, patents, international law, and law-school directories.  You can also search news sources (1980 - present) and look up company information.  Please note that there is no remote access for legal resources, which must be used in the Library.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - In Library -- At Home
Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

MasterFILE Premier
- In Library -- At Home
Offers full-text access to periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, science and more.  Also includes 2,350+ full text reference books, 84,000+ biographies, 86,000+ primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,000+ photos, maps and flags.

Middle Search Plus - In Library -- At Home
Provides full text for 150+ popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Also contains 82,000+ biographies, 90,000+ primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,000+ photos, maps and flags.

National Newspaper Index - In Library -- At Home
National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

New York State Newspapers- In Library -- At Home
A database of 28 major newspapers published in the state of New York, including The New York Times and The New York Post.


Newsday
- In Library -- At Home

The Newsday database is now part of ProQuest.  You can still search for Newsday articles and headlines back to 1985.  Most articles are full text. Updated daily.

Newspaper Source - In Library -- At Home
Newspaper Source
provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for 200+ regional (U.S.) newspapers.

ProQuest - In Library -- At Home
Offers access to 1,800+ newspapers, periodicals, and academic journals.  Includes coverage of many national newspapers, such as The Washington Post, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Barron's, USA Today, The New York Times (full-text 90 days), and The Wall Street Journal (full-text back to 1989).

ProQuest Black Newspapers
- In Library -- At Home
A collection of significant Black newspapers from the United States.

ProQuest Computing Journals
- In Library -- At Home

Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers - The New York Times
- In Library -- At Home
This database offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Text only link: Click here.

ProQuest National Newspapers Premier - In Library -- At Home
Covers local, regional, and national news with detailed indexing.

ProQuest Newspapers - In Library -- At Home
Search all ProQuest's newspaper holdings in one database.

ProQuest Professional Education Periodicals
- In Library -- At Home
Search professional magazines and periodicals related to all aspects of education and education-related issues.

ProQuest Research Library - In Library -- At Home
Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.

ProQuest Science Journals - In Library -- At Home
This database is an excellent resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, this database features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Over 2.7 million records available.

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SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
Academic OneFile - In Library -- At Home
Source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.

EBSCO A-to-Z (see Full Text Finder)

ERIC - In Library -- At Home
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this database provides extensive access to education-related literature.  ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Full Text Finder - In Library -- At Home
Formerly EBSCO A-to-Z, this database provides library staff and patrons with a single, comprehensive list of journals or magazines offered in our databases  Enter the publication title and this database will list the appropriate database with full-text, if it is available.  You will have to return to our database list to login and search in the appropriate database.  NOTE: Users must enter their 14-digit Library Barcode whether they are using in from home or in the library.

General OneFile - In Library -- At Home
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. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.  Updated daily.

MasterFILE Premier
- In Library -- At Home
Offers full-text access to periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, science and more.  Also includes 2,350+ full text reference books, 84,000+ biographies, 86,000+ primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,000+ photos, maps and flags.

ProQuest - In Library -- At Home
Offers access to 1,800+ newspapers, periodicals, and academic journals.  Includes coverage of many national newspapers, such as The Washington Post, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Barron's, USA Today, The New York Times (full-text 90 days), and The Wall Street Journal (full-text back to 1989).

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SCIENCE
Gale Virtual Reference Library
- In Library -- At Home
A Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Includes American Men & Women of Science, Biology, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, and The Gale Encyclopedia of Science.

New Book of Popular Science - In Library -- At Home
This science encyclopedia is divided into searchable or browsable sections: SciClopedia, Newsbytes, Projects, Biographies, SciZone, SciFiles, SkyWatch, and Ask PopSci.

ProQuest Science Journals - In Library -- At Home
This database is an excellent resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, this database features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Over 2.7 million records available.

Science In Context - In Library -- At Home
Features a wide selection of videos, audios, podcasts, and images, Gale references, curriculum-aligned content to aid educators and enhance student research, as well as full-text articles from national and global newspapers, magazines and journals

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SPANISH LANGUAGE DATABASES
EBSCOhost Espanol - In Library -- At Home
Offers popular EBSCOhost databases MasterFILE Premier, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source, and Primary Source in Spanish.

Informe
- In Library -- At Home
A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text.  Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.

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TEST PREPARATION
Learning Express Library (Test Preparation) - In Library -- At Home
Provides courses and eBooks on job searching, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and networking skills.  Take instantly scored Civil Service, licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests and watch tutorials on popular software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.  To gain access to the LearningExpressLibrary.com's test preparation materials you will need to register.  (Click on "NEW USER" if you are a first time visitor.)  When accessed from home, your username must be your 14-digit library card number. 
NOTE: Learning Express Library has upgraded their platform with new skill-building tutorials, test preparation, and career advancement resources with new educational content, career guidance, and advice from industry experts.

Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

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