YA Research Databases

AtoZ World Culture  (World Trade Press)  houseA to Z World Culture comprises 175 country Culture Guides of 61 data categories each - in-depth coverage on a rich array of cultural topics.
The African American Experience  (ABC-CLIO)  house [Remote Access Link]The African American Experience encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American Community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics, as well as nameless others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination.

(NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE "REMOTE ACCESS" LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
The American Indian Experience (ABC-CLIO)  house [Remote Access Link]The American Indian Experience is a digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

(NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE "REMOTE ACCESS" LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
Biography In Context  (Gale)  houseThis is a one-stop source with 650,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 international figures from all time periods and areas of study, as well as figures at the center of current events and popular culture. Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
Bloom's Literature (Facts on File)  houseThis database contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books.  Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.  It contains all of Harold Bloom's criticism for novels, plays, etc.
Career Cruising   houseCareer Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages.  Use this database if you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training.
Daily Life Through History  (ABC-CLIO)   house    [Remote Access Link]This includes the Daily Life America database.  The content is enhanced with new books, articles, images, maps, and primary documents, moving seamlessly from past to present and providing context for contemporary life and culture. (NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE "REMOTE ACCESS" LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
Ebsco Full Text Finder (Ebsco)  houseThis database provides a single, searchable, comprehensive list of journal and newspaper titles located in the Library's EBSCO databases. You can search using a keyword search, by title or subject or an alphabetical list of journals.
Explora Educators Edition (EBSCO)   houseThis database includes more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1700 peer-reviewed full text journals.  It focuses on education by providing full text for over 2500 education journals.  Explora provides access to lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers.
Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)   houseExplora Public Libraries allows students in high school and college to research books, journal articles, primary sources, and 60,000 Associated Press Videos for research and school assignments.
Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)   houseExplora Secondary Schools allows students in grades 6-12 to do research and complete classroom assignments from books, journal articles, essays, primary source materials, and 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Hoover's Company Records  (Proquest)  house [Remote Link]
Features profiles of more than 85 million companies, 900 industries, and 225,000 key executives, Hoover's Company Records provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available. This comprehensive database gives users the whole picture, including: Company overview, Company history, Officers and board members, Competitors, Products and operations, Auditors, Rankings, Related industry information, and Historical financials.
Latino American Experience  (ABC-CLIO)  house   [Remote Access]This database explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States -- an estimated 44 million individuals.  Coverage ranges from precontact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues from 6,639 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, bracero oral histories, speeches, court cases, quotations, as well as more than 45 topical overviews and more than 700 biographies.

(NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE "REMOTE ACCESS" LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
Learning Express Library    house       Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, ebooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want -- at school, at work, or in life.  Practice tests include Police Officer, EMT/Paramedic, Cosmetology, Military (ASVAB), Civil Service, GED and more!  No includes the ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Course. It iincludes tutorials on computer and Internet basics, as well as popular software skills.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)  houseThis database provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 150,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
Literature Resources from Gale (Gale)  house

Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases, including 
LitFinderLiterature Resource Center, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews.

LitFinder (Gale)  houseLitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content.  This includes approximately 150,000 full text poems, over 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full text speeches, and 1,700 full-text plays.  It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.
Lynda.com    house       Contains over 5,389 courses and over 199,519 video tutorials on a variety of technical, creative, and business topics taught by experts in their fields.  Courses can be viewed from your computer, as well as on your tablet or smartphone.

Please note that course content may only be accessed through the above link, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.  Please also note that while the Library's lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through the lynda.com apps.  You must use your mobile device's browser. 
Nassau Digital Doorway (Overdrive)  houseDownload digital versions of popular titles to your computer, or mobile device. You can listen to/read the title on your computer, or transfer them to a portable device, such as an mp3 player or e-reader. Some audio titles may be burned to CD.
New York Times (ProQuest)   house [Remote Access]
The New York Times from 1980 - present
Newsday (ProQuest)   house [Remote Access]

This database includes full-text articles from Newsday from 1985 to present.

Please note that your initial search will be limited to Newsday.  To limit subsequent searches to Newsday, please add AND PUBID(46489)
to your search terms.
Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)   houseFrom picture books on up to young adult, you can find children's books, fiction and non-fiction, indexed by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading Levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and other categories.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)  house
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues and current events.  Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Science Online (Facts on File)  houseOffers a comprehensive,curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. It includes science experiments, articles, definitions, biographies and multimedia – videos, animations and images.
Twayne's Author Series (Gale)  houseThis series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres.  This ebook resource features the content of nearly 900 books, covering authors, their works and literary movements, mainly from the 17th-20th century.

Available via NOVEL, a project of the New York State Library, federally funded by LSTA grants.
History in Context (Gale)  houseAlligned to state and national curriculum standards, U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation's past that covers the most studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.  Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.  It includes more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents.
Vocational & Careers Collection (Gale)  houseFinding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from over 462 publications, most of them in full text, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)   house [Remote Access]
Local and regional news coveral from The Wall Street Journal from 1984 - current.
World Book Encyclopedia Online      house    [Remote Access Link]An up-to-date, and extremely well illustrated encyclopedia, with over 9,600 pictures and maps, 60,000 cross-reference links, and 800 videos, animations and sounds.  The five modules are:  Kids, Student, Advanced, the student Spanish language encyclopedia, Enciclipedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and Timelines, where you can view different timelines or create your own.

(NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE "REMOTE ACCESS" LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE.)

World History - Ancient and Medieval  (ABC-CLIO)   house

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance