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- Home Improvement Reference Center
EBSCO Publishing has offered our libraries FREE access to Home Improvement Reference Center, to assist those with storm recovery needs until June 2013. This powerful resource provides information for home owners that wish to complete repairs such as outdoor siding, roofing, plumbing and electrical work. A valid Library card is required.
Databases for Research
Great links to use from home with your Westbury Library card number:
- Encyclopedia Americana
In-depth information for middle school and higher
- Grolier Multimedia
Quick reference with rich media for middle school and higher
- New Book of Knowledge
Reference and current events for elementary school and higher
- New Book of Popular Science
Science and technology plus science in the news for middle school and high school
- Lands & Peoples
Countries and cultures of the world for middle school and high school
- America the Beautiful
State history, people, places, and events for elementary school and middle school
- Amazing Animals
Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school
Unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Besides the encyclopedia entries, includes: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary and Thesaurus, World Data Analyst and World Atlas, Notable Quotations, and current, full-text magazine and journal articles and advanced search and workspace features.
- Global Reference Center
Comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, and technology in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese and French, with photos, maps and images.
- Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
Unabridged dictionary for librarians, teachers and students.
- World Data Analyst
Quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world.
- Annals of American History
2,100 entries from 1493 to the present including speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials and more that bring history to life.
Gale Cengage Learning
- Gale General One File
Gale's General OneFile is a comprehensive periodical resource that puts more than 60 million articles at your fingertips with a single search query. More than 11,000 titles and backfile coverage from 1980.
- Opposing Viewpoints
A virtual library of resources from Gale designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues.
Use PROMT to research market size and share, industry and product trends, emerging technologies, and competitive opportunities. International in scope. Covers over 1,600 international and regional trade journals, industry newsletters, and newspapers, plus summaries from Investext reports.
LitFinder is Gale’s premier resource for full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, plays and speeches.
- Twaynes Authors Online
Gale resource for critical essays on the works of noted World authors from Ancient Times to present and biographies and research topics.
- Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
- InfoTrac Newsstand
Full-text newspaper database with several New York newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers.
- New York State Newspapers
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.
- Health Reference Center Academic
Full text of nursing and allies health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources.
Full-text from 1985 to present.
- Heritage Quest
Data, unique books and records, and an informative comprehensive periodical index for genealogy enthusiasts at every level. U.S. Federal Censuses with original images of federal census from 1790 through 1930. Electronic access to the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, PERSI—The Periodical Source Index, and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.
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- Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
Un recurso de referencia para las personas que hablan Español y para estudiantes de la idioma Español. (A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students)
- Spanish Reference Online
Enciclopedia y diccionario en Español para las edades de 6 anõs hasta la universidad.
Enciclopedia elemental en Español con 2,000 artículos, imágenes, videos en Español diseñado para estudiantes adolescentes.
Enciclopedia y diccionario en Español sobre 50,000 artículos, imágenes de mapas y tablas.
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. (Bibliotecas Co-Centrales)
- NOAH (AccesoComputerizado de la Salud en Nuevo York)
Proporciona acceso a información completa y de alta calidad sobre la salud del consumidor.
- La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
Un recurso de referencia para las personas que hablan Español y para estudiantes de la idioma Español. A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students.
Is provided by the New York State Library and connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Knowledge Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY (NOVEL requires the use of your library card number or your New York State Driver License or DMV Non-Driver Photo ID Number - The State Library has worked with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to offer this option. To ensure user privacy, no records of the access will be stored on the State Library's server or the user's computer or attached to any individual's driver license or non-driver photo ID information).
Includes these encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge
- National Newspaper Index
Gale Index and abstracts from New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, L.A. Times and Wall Street Journal
- Business Insights: Essentials
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Includes: reference content from Gale's core business collection; easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports, and industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more.
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
Gale resource for Consumer health and medical information, including herbal remedies, alternative or complementary treatments
- Custom Newspapers
Gale resource for recent New York Times, the New York Post and others, including regional, local and foreign language newspapers
- Twaynes Authors Series
Gale resource for critical essays on the works of noted World authors from Ancient Times to present and biographies and research topics
- Ebsco Primary Search
For elementary school students: magazine articles and links to pamphlets, photos, maps and flags.
Art & Music
- Oxford Art Online
Coverage of visual arts including paintings, sculpture, architecture, photography, decorative arts, peformance arts and multimedias. Provides links to International galleries and museums.
- Grove Music Online
Up to date music information including biographies, covers popular music, opera and jazz, links to sound archives and illustrations.
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