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.

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.

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.

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 .

In–depth, unbiased coverage of current news issues, including health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.

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.

A part of the World Book Digital Libraries, this database features 16 different cultures and contains information about their origins, social structure, daily life and customs, and more. There are video tutorials and interactive activities to enhance the learning process.

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.

This database contains research materials on education and related topics - 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.

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

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.

A comprehensive source of information on the arts, science, history, sports and much more. Features maps, biographical profiles, illustrations and links to authoritative articles, websites and periodicals. In addition to links to articles and websites, the encyclopedia includes photographs, videos and interactive maps and time lines.

Full–text access to many nursing and allied health and medical journals and consumer health magazines.

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.  

A part of the World Book Digital Libraries, this database allows you to explore a wide range of inventions and discoveries; everything from the steam engine to the toothbrush, learning how new discoveries transformed our everyday life. Sections are organized by subject area and include biographies of inventors, video tutorials, and interactive activities.

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


Test prep for Career Certification, U.S. Citizenship, and Civil Service Exams, K-12, College Prep and Graduate School Exams, and more. 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.

Real-time communication with a Reference Librarian who can assist you with your Internet search or questions regarding the use of electronic resources.

A part of the World Book Digital Library that focuses on the environment and the impact we have on our planet. Find out about pollution, green transportation, how to produce and sustain food and more. Each topic includes videos and interactive activities, fun facts, sidebars, and green activities that you can do at home.

Study more than 60 foreign languages. English lessons for speakers of 15 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.

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