Research Tools

*Please have the barcode on the back of your Library card available to access these tools. Certain tools may also require a Password. If you do not have a Password you will be prompted to create one by entering your chosen password twice.

2-1-1 Long Island Database The 2-1-1 Long Island Database provides information on over 12,000 Health, Human Service and Educational resources on Long Island. Free, 24/7 access is provided for you to obtain contact information for: child care, counseling services, food and housing assistance, disability services, volunteer opportunities, non-profit organizations, schools, faith organizations, camps and much more.

ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists With ABMS Directory you’ll enjoy quick and easy access to professional information about more than 900,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

*Career Cruising Online career guidance and planning system. Find a career, build a portfolio, learn how to write a resume and search for jobs, all in one convenient place.

*Consumer Reports with Cars Find product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports magazine.

*Encyclopedia Britannica Online Gain information from a reliable, authoritative source to satisfy your research needs. Britannica Online offers all of the articles in the print set plus hundreds more. Explore atlases, interactive timelines, a dictionary, photos, and multimedia clips at age appropriate grade levels. Switch between the Reference Center and the Kids Edition with just the click of a mouse.

*Flipster Magazines Flipster offers top magazines designed for easy readability on your computer or mobile device. Magazine titles include: Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated, People, HGTV Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur and more!

*Freegal Music Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Download 5 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day.

*Live Study Help Gain instant access to real tutors available to assist you with your homework needs. Homework Help is available for students in Grades K-12, ESL students and for those acquiring their GED. Log on at the Library or from home 7 days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm.

*Live-brary Free Downloads Explore the growing collection of ebooks, audio books, videos and music for adults, teens and children. Use your library card to download to your PC or portable device 24/7, anytime, anywhere!

*Live-brary Research Search magazines (including scholarly journals), newspapers, encyclopedias and more!

*Mergent Online Searching for company data and annual reports on U.S. and International companies? Tap into Mergent Online for the most comprehensive suite of authoritative financial information that is both accurate and timely. Our unique subscription includes Dun & Bradstreet data as well as EDGAR filings dating back to 1993.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of tools and perspectives to help you make informed investment decisions. Access this resource today to obtain data and analysis on over 41,000 investments.

*MUZZY Online MUZZY language learning courses use the lovable MUZZY and his delightful friends to guide your child on the journey to learning a new language. Using a natural immersion approach, MUZZY surrounds learners with visual, aural and contextual language to help families and beginners of all ages learn a new language.

National Geographic Kids This resource will take children ages 6-14 on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Browse National Geographic Kids magazines online, choose from 200 books to read, and look at more than 500 photos that you can download for school projects.

NextReads Get great book suggestions by email! Subscribe to NextReads today! New and forthcoming, gems from the shelves, and sleepers – not just bestsellers. Every newsletter includes recently released titles and, depending on the newsletter, may include related (read-alike) titles, additional thematic suggestions, or forthcoming titles.

*Novelist Plus Are you finding it hard to choose a book to read? Through Novelist Plus you can find book reviews, lists of books in a series, get recommendations based on your favorite titles or authors and more! You can also browse lists of award winning titles, explore titles in different genres such as Romance, Mystery and Adventure and over 50,000 non-fiction titles.

*Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints Online delivers authoritative content in a functional way to help you streamline the research process. Retrieve balanced viewpoints (pro/con) from subject experts, full-text articles, view interactive maps, images and videos on headline-grabbing issues to enhance your work. Access this resource today to aid you in understanding and evaluating hot debate topics.

*Pronunciator  A fun and easy way to learn 80 foreign languages using flashcards, speech analysis, music, virtual conversations, quizzes, interactive grammar textbooks, phrasebooks, dictionaries and much more! Use it on a computer, or download their app for your mobile device.

*Reference USA Gain access to this comprehensive & up-to-date reference tool. Satisfy your informational needs by searching any of the following databases: U.S. & Canadian Businesses & Residences, or U.S. Healthcare Providers.

*Sesame Street eBooks Sesame Street eBooks is an online collection of over 150 read-along books, audio books, animated books and interactive books featuring kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters.

*Small Engine Repair Small Engine Repair contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.

Suffolk Historic Newspapers A centralized, searchable collection of Suffolk’s Newspaper Heritage available to you online.

World Book Online The World Book Encyclopedia is the premier online general encyclopedia for schools and libraries. It includes more than 26,000 articles as well as more than 12,000 pictures and maps, and 7,000 links to editor-approved Web sites useful in helping students constructively explore topics further.

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