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Research Databases

We provide access to a wide variety of databases that offer magazine, journal, and newspaper articles.  Research databases on specific subjects such as literature, music, science, business, health, and reader's advisory are offered as well.

Our research databases are listed below with descriptions in alphabetical order.  For your convenience they are also listed by subject.

OverDrive|Libby – eBooks, Audiobooks, and More

Download ebooks & audiobooks with the Nassau Digital Doorway. This collection of downloadable media includes both eBooks and audiobooks and can be used with a full variety of digital devices. With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

Includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, and Newsday.

Full-text coverage of the US newspaper of record from 1980 to current. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.

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.

Covers news from Long Island from 1985 onward.

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.

Instructional video tutorials for digital library resources.

NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

NoveList K-8 is a subset of the database used in NoveList. It does not include adult titles, except for a very limited number used in middle school curricula (e.g. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee). K-8 will search, browse, and make recommendations in the same way as NoveList.

NuWav Legal Documents

An online tool that allows you to create professional quality legal documents.

Searchable database of several historic newspapers from Nassau County, including The Bethpage Tribune, The Daily Review, The Farmingdale Observer, The Freeport Baldwin Leader, The Freeport News, The LeaderNassau County ReviewThe Nassau PostThe ObserverQueens County Review, and South Side Messenger

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. Opposing Viewpoints in Context is cross-curricular and supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.

(LearningExpress) - Learn how to use today's most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office, and more. Lessons are also available for understanding your operating system (Windows and Mac) and learning computer graphics and illustration.

Pronunciator – Language Learning Online

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

This database supports not just traditional research and education but also the work involved in starting and developing a successful business. Subject coverage is varied from Angel Investors to Home Based Businesses.

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) containing over 3.8 million articles.  In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).


Full digital versions of your favorite magazines.

referenceUSA – Business and Person Data for Reference and Research

The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. residents. The Business Database is a detailed listing of over 12 million businesses with the ability to search by company name, ticker symbol, type of business, geography, business size, and more. The Residential Database contains listings of over 120 million U.S. households.

Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more. Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

(Learning Express) - The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.