Research

*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.

211 Long Island icon2-1-1 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.


ancestry library iconAncestry Library Edition 
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Research your family history using one of the Library’s comprehensive genealogical databases- Ancestry Library Edition. You can search U.S. Federal & U.K. Census records, vital and military records, as well as directories, historical stories and maps. Visit the Library to access this online resource.


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


Practice Tests iconDMV Practice Tests
The Library in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, is now offering FREE DMV practice tests to Library patrons. The new service includes free tests and handbooks, written specifically based on the New York state DMV materials.


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


Freegal icon*Freegal
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Over 15 million songs and music videos available for download and streaming. Download 5 songs per week or stream 3 hours of music per day. The choice is yours!

 


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Fuel Economy Guide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.


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Titles included: Brands and Their Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations, Scholarships, Fellowships, & Loans.


Hoopla icon*Hoopla
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Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. To setup a Hoopla account using your Library card click the “Get Started Today” button here. For additional help using Hoopla, click here.


Brainfuse icon*Live Study Help (Brainfuse)
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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 Downloads icon*Live-brary Free Downloads
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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 icon*Live-brary Research
Search magazines (including scholarly journals), newspapers, encyclopedias and more!


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


nextreads iconNextReads
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.


Niche Academy iconNiche Academy
Find easy to follow tutorials on how to use the Library’s download services (Overdrive and Libby), popular research tools, social media and more!



novelist icon*Novelist Plus
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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.


New York Historic Newspapers icon New York State Historic Newspapers
A centralized, searchable collection of New York’s Newspaper Heritage, including newspapers from Suffolk County, available to you online.


Opposing Viewpoints icon*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 icon*Pronunciator
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A fun and easy way to learn 163 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 solutions icon*Reference Solutions
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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.



Small Engine Repair icon*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.


Live-brary iconTopic Guides
Librarians have done the research for you on a wide variety of topics including Careers, Health and Medicine, Law, Travel and more!



World Book iconWorld 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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