Online Databases


Art, Music & Antiques
Grants
Reference
Business
Health
Science & Math
Community Resources
History
Spanish Speakers
Education & Careers
Literature & Books
Genealogy
Magazines, Journals & Newspapers
 

 

Art, Music & Antiques

Craft Corner (from home)
Craft Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations and more. Every craft also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer.
 
Oxford Art Online (from home)
Choose biographies, subject entries or images for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.
 
Oxford Music Online (from home)
Offers articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments, notation, forms & genres. Also features popular music from 1900 to present day.
 
p4A Antiques Reference (from home)
Research antiques, focusing on the American regional marketplace, organized into 1,280 classifications including furniture, collectibles and historical documents. Each record includes information on when and where the item was sold as well as the price realized. Updated daily.

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Business

ABI/INFORM (from home)
 
 
Business Insights: Essentials (from home)
Provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chrologies, industry news and articles.
 
General Business File ASAP (from home)
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. Full text and images available.
 
Hoover's Company Records (from home)
Provides information on public and private including company location, corporate data, top officers, financials and competitors.
 
LexisNexis Library Express (from home)
Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and foreign language sources. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.
 
Morningstar Investment Research Center (from home)
Access to Morningstar's premium information, including Morningstar analysts' independent opinion on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 300 exchange rated funds. Also offered are accurate, up-to-date data on 35,000 stocks and funds, along with industry and market data. The database lets users build and test portfolio ideas online, and provides financial education through its Investing Classroom.
 
PROMPT (from home)
Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology provides broad, international coverage of companies, products, markets, and applied technologies for all industries. Summaries and full text available from trade and business journals, industry newsletters, newspapers and investment and brokerage firm reports.
 
ReferenceUSA (from home)
Contains information on U.S. businesses, residents, health care providers and Canadian businesses. Try ReferenceUSA Resource Center (from home) whick offers a variety of tutorials, videos and webcasts including Uncovering the Hidden Job Market and Know Your Module (how to use ReferenceUSA). For these resources click on learning center. The ReferenceUSA Today link has daily posts demonstrating seach strategies, profiling interesting people or places and responses to frequently asked questions.
 
SRDS
The SRDS database gives you access to everything you need to know to evaluate media brands and connect with the people behind them.
 

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Community Resources

2-1-1 Long Island (from home)
Profiles more than 6,000 community services and resources available in the Long Island area. These are mostly private, non-profit, or government sponsored public agencies and programs serving infants through senior citizens.

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Education & Careers

Career Cruising (from home)
A comprehensive and interactive career guidance resource that provides detailed information on colleges and universities, in-depth career profiles including interviews with people in various fields.
 
Careers Internet Database username: 925w; password: future (from home)
The Institute for Career Research provides vocational guidance information to those starting out, changing jobs or switching careers. User name: 925w Password: future
 
College Source Online
Features over 34,000 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover original page format. Includes 2 year, 4 year, graduate and professional schools.
 
Job & Career Accelerator from Learning Express
(from home)
Start Your Job Search Now! 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.
 
JobNow! (from home)
Provides expert resume help, real-time interview coaching and career advice. There are services to help with every step of the job search. The Adult Learning Center features test preparation (including GED & U.S. citizenship preparation), writing assistance, and study tools for math, reading and writing . Live, online one-on-one interaction with a tutor or job coach is available, sessions can be conducted in English or Spanish.
 
Learning Express Library 2.0 (from home)
LearningExpress Library 2.0 will be retired on June 30, 2014. This will affect all subscribers and users. A message has been posted on LearningExpress Library version 2.0 to alert users of the upcoming change. All users must register as new users on LearningExpress Library version 3.0. Version 2.0 logins will not work on version 3.0. In addition, any tests, tutorials, or eBooks saved in version 2.0 will not migrate to the new platform. However, once in version 3.0, users can save their new work using the “My Center” tab.
Learning Express Library 3.0 (from home)
LearningExpress Library 3.0 is an all-new platform which includes skill-building tutorials, test preparation, and career advancement resources enhanced with new educational content, career guidance, and advice from industry experts. There are many new features and resources. One very important update is in the change in New York State high school equivalency preparation materials. The new test which New York State has selected, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), is included on Learning Express 3.0.
Provides practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and information through various learning centers. Subjects include computer skills, GED preparation, job search and workplace skills, U.S. citizenship and school work. Spanish language availalbe. Note: Username is your Levittown Public Library barcode number.
 
Testing & Education Reference Center (from home)
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships, take on-line practice tests adn use test prep ebooks.
 
Transparent Language Online (from home)
Rapidly master core language skills with Transparent Language Online, a personalized learning system, with more than 70 languages available. Lock hundreds of words and phrases in your memory. Hear real native speaker sound.
 
Tutor.com (from home)
One-on-one learning solutions for students and professionals. Work with a live tutor online for professional development, training, career help, homework help and peer coaching.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
An online collection of over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Austrailia and more. Information collected includes census data, vital records, directories and photos.
 
Heritage Quest Online (from home)
A resource for tracing family records and local histories. Access is provided to a searchable collection of over 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. Federal Census records (1790 - 1930), military records, primary source materials and genealogical publications.

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Grants

Foundation Directory Online
Offers the most comprehensive, in-depth information available concerning U.S. grantmakers. Updates occur weekly, thus providing most accurate and timely information possible. Foundation Directory Online is developed and maintained by Foundation Center. Contact the Reference desk for assistance.
 
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Offer the most comprehensive and in-depth information available concerning U.S. grantmakers specifically designated for individuals. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is developed and maintained by Foundation Center. Contact the Reference desk for assistance.
 
Philanthropy In/Sight
Foundation Center's "Philanthropy In/Sight" is an interactive database that enables the grantseeker or grantmaker to examine demographic, socio-economic data concerning foundation philanthropy. It is a database offered in addition to Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online.

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Health

ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (from home)
A fully searchable electronic databases that includes a quick and easy search form, quarterly updates, and detailed, easy to read physician profiles.
 
Alt HealthWatch (from home)
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Subject coverage includes accupuncture, creative therapies and naturopathy.
 
Health & Wellness Resource Center (from home)
Includes health/medical journals, pamphets, health-related videos from Healthology, Inc. and articles from general interest publications. Intended for information purposes only. 1980 - present.
 
Health Reference Center Academic (from home)

Provides access to the full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. Intended for information purposes only.

 
Natural Standard (from home)
Founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

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History

Annals of American History (from home)
Provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.
 
Daily Life through History (from home)
Provides answers to questions like where did people live, study, play?; what did they eat, wear, and think? It explores everyday life from antiquity to present and features content spotlighting the cultures and social customs of today's world.
 
Historical Newspapers - The New York Times (from home)
Offers full text and full image articles from The New York Times dateing back to the 19th century.
 
History Reference Center (from home)
Features full-text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as, periodicals.

 
NewspaperARCHIVE (from home coming soon)
New York State town newspapers dating back to the 1800's. Search for family history, small-town events, world news and more.
 
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (from home)
Historical newspapers from aroung the country. Includes the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Nashville Tennessean and more.
 
U.S. History in Context (from home)
Provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from reference titles and journals covering themes, events, individuals, adn periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Citations included from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index and teh enitre "American Journey Online" Series.
 
World History in Context (from home)
A collection of full text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array fo primary sources, imaages, maps and charts which provide geographic and chronologic research materials.

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Literature

Literature Criticism Online (from home)
Represents a wide range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth Century Criticism, Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Twentieth Century Criticism.
 
Literature Resource Center (from home)
Biographical information, overviews, full text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
 
Litfinder (from home)
Offers full text poems, poem citations and excerps, full text short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary are included.
 
Masterplots (from home)
Analysis of the best known works of the most studied authors from all genres - over time and across the world.
 
NoveList Plus (from home)
Reader's advisory service for fiction and non-fiction titles, including lists of award winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and first chapter excerpts.
 
Twayne's Authors Online (from home)
Scholarly articles on authors, genres and literary movements representing the complete contents of Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Full text.

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Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

A-Z (Ebsco) (from home)
Provides a single, searchable, comprehensive list of journal and newspaper titles located in teh library's databases. You can quickly locate and link to items of interest by doing a keyword search or by browsing an alphabetical list or by title or subject.
 
Academic Onefile (from home)
Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature. Peer reviewed and full text articles offered.
 
Custom Newspapers (from home)
A collection of more than 650 newspapers, both national and international.
 
General OneFile (from home)
Provides acces to periodical and news information on a wide range of topics as well as indexing from a variety of general and specialized journals including The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and refereed academic journals. Cover 1980 to present.
 
Green File
Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling. Content is from scholarly, government and general interest titles.
 
Info Trac Newsstand (from home)
A collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. Search articles by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
 
National Newspaper Index (from home)
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 (from home)
A collection of 28 newspapers published in the state of New York, including The New York Times and the New York Post.
 
Newsday (from home)
News and events in and around Long Island and New York City area. 1985 - current.
 
Newsday (1940 - 1984) Proqest Historical Newspapers (from home)
News and events in and around Long Island and New York City area. 1940 - 1984.
 
NewspaperARCHIVE (from home coming soon)
New York State town newspapers dating back to the 1800's. Search for family history, small-town events, world news and more.
 
OmniFile Full Text Select (from home)
Offers materials for detailed research or casual reading on subjects such as education, general science, humanities, business and social science. Includes podcasts.
 
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (from home)
Historical newspapers from aroung the country. Includes the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Nashville Tennessean and more.
 
ProQuest Newspapers (from home)
Includes a balance of national and regional newpapers chosen for thier journalistic excellence and regional representation. Papers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. Full text.
 
ProQuest Research Library (from home)
Features articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers on a broad range of subject areas including business, education, general interest, health, humanities, law, psychology, sciences, social sciences and women's interests.
 
Readers' Guide Retrospective (from home)
Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals in the United States. Coverage includes 1890-1982.
 
zinio (from home)
Read digital copies of your favorite magazines. Zinio's unique digital platform recreates a magazine page-for-page, including highly visual full-color pictures, allows for key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Car & Driver, and Harper's Bazaar are just a few of the popular titles available on our digital newsstand.

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Reference

All Data Ask at Reference Desk for assistance
Provides OEM service and repair information for 1982 - current vehicles.
 
Biography In Context (from home)
Combines Gale biographies with related full text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to vetted websites. Search for current or historic figures based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Fully integrated, the Marquis Who's Who module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people from 1985 - present.
 
Consumer Reports (from home)
Offers instant access to expert, unbiased product ratings and reviews. Provides valuable buying advice, product reliability data and CR Best Buys. Updated regularly.
 
Country Watch (from home)
Provides cultural, economic, political and environmental information and current news articles on countries of teh world.
 
Credo Reference (from home)
Features content from reference books covering a broad range of subjects.
 
Encyclopedia Britannica (from home)
 
Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia (from home)
 
Gale Directory Library (from home)
Directories include: Awards, Honors & Prizes, Brands & Their Companies, Directories in Print, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans.
 
Gale Legal Forms (from home)
A wide selection of state specific legal forms covering the most popular legal titles, including real estate contracts, will, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce and landlord/tenant forms. A comprehensive directory of attorneys by state a dictionary of legal definitions is featured.
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library (from home)
Contains twelve searchable online reference titles focusing on health, history and business.
 
Global Reference Center (from home)
An extensive collection of Encyclopaedia Britannica's foreign language content, information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese and French. Comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports and technology is provided. Each site also contains additional local content including culture, history and traditions.
 
Home Improvemnent Reference Center (from home)
Includes magazine articles and reference content as well as videos and images designed to help homeowners tackle home repairs safely. The database provides the latest step-by-step information and basic tips on topics including electrical, plumbing, woodworking, outdoor projects, maintenance and decorating.
 
LexisNexis Library Express (from home)
Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes deep backfile and up-to-the minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and foreign language sources. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.
 
Live Librarian (from home)
Librarians are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.
 
Marquis Who's Who (from home)
Features comprehensive profiles on over 1,444,914 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
 
Merriam-Webster Third New International Dictionary
(from home)
 
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (from home)
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
 
World Data Analyst (from home)
A rich trove of current and historical statistics on 217 countries of the world. Highlights include country snapshots, country comparisons, ranked statistics, and answers to detailed questions, ex. Who uses the most electricity?
 
World News Digest (from home)
Brings together seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print. This unique archival record of domestic and international news covers all major political, social, and econmic events since November 1940. Updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed.

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Science & Math

Access Science (from home)
Features new trends and developments in science and technology, biographies of scientists, learning resources and study guides. Updated daily.
 
Science in Context (from home)
Features authoritative information on topics such as, earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science, history and biology.

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Spanish Speakers

Informe (from home)
Articles from Hispanic magazines in Spanish and English.
 
Spanish Reference Center (from home)
Offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol for high school ages and up and Enciclopedia Juvenil for ages 6-12. Planeta Saber is also available.

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