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Databases require a Syosset library card.  If you do not have a library card, you can download the application or explore the recommended websites.  Select journals, magazines and newspapers are also available in print at the library.  See what's available.

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Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources, for scholarly research articles for upper grades, college, graduate level, or beyond. Also includes media transcripts and podcasts, and medical videos. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature & other subjects.


ALLDATA - (Available inside library only)

An online diagnostic and repair resource for automobiles. This database provides manufacturers’ automotive repair manuals dating back to 1982, complete with maintenance schedules, illustrated diagnosis procedures, and technical service bulletins and recall notices, updated daily.


Ancestry Library Edition - (Available inside library only)

A comprehensive genealogy resource center including census, vital, church, court and immigration records.


Contains both quick reference and in–depth biographies, as well as images, full-text magazine articles and other information. Includes supported research on more than 528,000 individuals.


JobNow! features live resume assistance, interview preparation and career coaching. Receive online help from experts in resumes, letter writing, and interview preparation.  In the Adult Learning Center, receive tutoring or coaching in areas of lifelong learning, including test preparation, computer skills, reading, writing and math.  Visit the Links & Tips section for web resources.


21st Century Explorer is an online learning and reference tool intended for reluctant readers, English learners and adult literacy students. User friendly and relevant, this site contains encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary and more.


Original source documents from U.S. history. Topics include: American Democracy, Art and Leisure, Business and Industry, Education, Family, Labor and more. Read speeches, writings, memoirs, poems and interviews of the people who made and analyzed American history. Includes photos, multimedia and recorded statements from the Presidents.


Trustworthy reference information in five different languages, from the Encyclopedia Britannica family of products. Available in Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.


The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year.


A multi–purpose career and education tool with in depth profiles of hundreds of careers, plus information on colleges and universities and financial aid. Career Cruising’s resume building feature supplies an easy to use, systematic approach to preparing a resume.


The exclusive online source for Consumer Reports magazine. View and print articles, complete with photos, charts and ratings.


Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on thousands of U.S. and international authors .


Includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology & the economy. Each 12,000 word report is organized with an overview, a background & chronology, an assessment of current situation, tables & maps, a pro-con debate, & bibliographical sources.


Thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for all ages. Crafts center around different holidays and cultures and can be as simple or complex as you choose.


An easy to use database with fill-in-the-blank forms to create resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets that you can save and send to prospective employers.


Contains information on people and places around the world from ancient history to the present. Browse by time period, region, or subject, and understand historical context with chronologies and timelines, as well as images.


Use this database to find a particular journal or magazine in an online database. Enter the publication title and this database will link to the appropriate database with full–text, if it is available.


Contains news, periodicals and reference sources for history topics, from middle and high school, to college and adult learners.


Sponsored by the US Dept of Education to provide extensive access to educational related information. This database contains journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books.


Contains event and topic overviews, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources and timeline entries covering world history from the mid-15th century to the present.


Contains essays on major topics and issues, articles on science in the news, timelines, diagrams, illustrations, images and videos. Also includes science experiments and activities, indexed by grade range, subject category and time required.


Contains a complete archive of World News Digest from 1940, updated weekly, plus a live Reuters newsfeed, updated hourly. Features include: Country Profiles, Key People, Key Events and Key Issues.


This publication is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to understand the context of global trade and finance. This 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


Online version of the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, covering an array of topics and subject areas. Updated annually.


Detailed company and industry news and information. Company profiles, brands, rankings, histories, investment reports, market share data. Contains industry overviews and rankings, and news and periodical articles.


Hundreds of full text magazine and journals covered in this database. This collection will provide research material for drama, music, art history and film making.


Database containing New York legal forms, tax forms, attorney directory and external relevant links.


A collection of e-books on various topics such as business, education, history, medicine and more.


This database contains coverage of history for the last 5,000 years chronicling the rise and fall of cultures and societies.


Business news and information including: company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.


A one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including scholarly journals and news media, on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


Comprehensive resource for medical, statistical, & health related information. Up to date reference material, full text magazines, journals & pamphlets. Also includes the latest reporting from Consumer Health News.


Articles from full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and select consumer health information sources, as well as full-text reference works and health-related multimedia. Content is suitable for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals.


HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), contains citationing from local history and genealogy periodicals published in the United States, Canada, and abroad.


A collection of magazine articles pertaining to home projects and remodeling, from popular, trade and specialty periodicals.


Detailed company and industry news and information. Company profiles, brands, rankings, histories, investment reports, market share data. Contains industry overviews and rankings, and news and periodical articles.


Infotrac Newsstand includes over 1000 national, international, state and local newspapers.  Search articles from 1980 to the present, as well as news video, blogs and other news sources.  Search by title, dateline, section, and article type.  


Test prep for Career Certification, U.S. Citizenship, and Civil Service Exams, K-12, College Prep and Graduate School Exams, and more. Includes new NY State high school equivalency TASC prep materials. Also contains computer skills tutorials. You must set up a username and password the first time.


LexisNexis Library Express contains information from newspapers (regional, national, international and foreign-language), broadcast transcripts, business and trade publications, legal research, company information, SEC filings, biographical information and patents. Offers detailed company information or compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal research available in library only.


Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines.


Contains citations and full-texts of poems, short stories, plays, essays and speeches. Also find additional information sources such as biographies, images and explanations.


Free online homework help with real tutors for students in grades K–12, college introductory courses, adult learners and job seekers.  The SkillsCenter Resource Library provides lessons, study guides and other Homework Resources, Test Prep Resources for SAT, ACT, GED and other standardized tests and Career Resources including resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and local job openings.


Study more than 60 foreign languages. English lessons for speakers of 17 other languages. You may track your progress by entering your email address and creating a password. After that, log in from anywhere to pick up where you left off.


Plot summaries, critical essays and reference information on hundreds of works of literature.


Financial and analyst reports on stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.


Use Nassau-e to search recommended databases from Nassau County’s shared collection.


Search for articles (citations only) in America’s top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.


A database that searches over two dozen newspapers of the U.S.’s largest cities.


Authoritative information regarding complementary and alternative medicine.


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