The East Williston Public Library

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Monday - Friday
11:00am -7:30pm

Saturday
10:30am -1:00pm

Library Board Meeting
September 23, 2014
7:30pm

CLOSINGS:
Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1

 

 








 


 

 


 

 

 

This page includes both databases and external websites.  

An asterisk * next to a link denotes an external website.

Click on the category below to go to the associated online resources.

ART & MUSIC & MOVIES BOOKS & LITERATURE
BUSINESS CAREER & JOB SEARCH
COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE GENEALOGY 
GENERAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS  STUDENT RESOURCES

 

ART & MUSIC & MOVIES

Oxford Art Online
A comprehensive worldwide visual arts database. Includes information about painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, and photography. Includes links to web sites of museums, galleries and artists. 

Oxford Music Online
A comprehensive source of information about music, musicians and musical instruments.  Links to sound archives and illustrations.

Rotten Tomatoes*
You can find any movie and/or DVD. It gives you one overall rating and several signed reviews by which to draw your own conclusion.

Internet Movie Database*
Gives you an overall rating for each movie plus some photos, tag line and clearly lists director and actor.

Metacritic.com
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Compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music, television and games.

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BOOKS & LITERATURE

Litfinder
International in scope, covering all time periods, containing poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

netLibrary  
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Access a collection of approximately 4,000 e-books (electronic books). Search by subject, index, and table of contents. 

New York Times Book Review*

NoveList
Find the perfect book. This online readers' advisory service will help you locate new fiction books based on books you've already read or topics in which you are interested. You can search for books by title, author, or by simply describing a book you would like to read.

NoveList K-8
This is a juvenile resource that lets kids find just what fiction they would like to read based on books they have already read or topics in which they are interested. Kids can search for books by title, author, or by simply describing a book they would like to read.

Twayne Author Series 
Critical essays and biographies for noted authors worldwide.

Tumblebooks
Online collection of read along animated talking picture books. Includes puzzles, educational games, as well as books in other languages.

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BUSINESS

Business and Company Resource Center 
Business and industry information and news, including company profiles, histories, industry rankings, investment reports and financial overviews. 

Lexis Nexis
LexisNexis Library Express provides a full range of credible sources for business information, including business and financial news, U.S. and international company financial information from government or private sources, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings.

ProQuest Business 
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Business news, information, companies, industries and products.

PROMT
Articles from business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers and market research studies. New releases, investment and brokerage firm reports.

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CAREER & JOB SEARCH

GENERAL

Career One Stop *

Career Resource Library *

Career Zone  *

Learning Express Library  
Online testing, and career preparation. Includes interactive practice exams, writing improvement program, and computer skills tutorials for Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Internet Explorer. 

New York Times *

The Riley Group *

GOVERNMENT

Nassau County Government - Living & Working *

Town of North Hempstead *

New York State Department of Labor *

New York State Job Exchange *

New York State Official Website - Career & Employment *

Occupational Outlook Handbook *

State Civil Service *

Suffolk County Government - Employment *

US Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration *

USA Jobs, the official job site of the US Federal Government *

USA.gov

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COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT

Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
Comprises immigration and civics publications, handbooks, guidance on product usage, and multimedia tools.
Community Resource Database*
Provides information on nearly 12,000 health, education, social and human service agencies and programs on Long Island 24 hours a day-7 days a week.

East Williston Little League*

East Williston School District*

Inc. Village of East Williston**

LI4kids.com
LI4Kids.com has been providing Long Island parents with comprehensive reviews of Long Island's parks, playgrounds, museums and more. Our event calendar and interactive map help plan for family fun across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

IRS Tax Forms*

MTA Transit*
Now you can plan trips in the city as well as throughout the region using MTA and the power of Google Maps. Plan your point-to-point trip using one or more of the MTA Agencies: NYC Transit, LIRR, LI Bus, Metro-North, or MTA Bus.

New York State Tax Forms*

Vote Smart
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Find government representatives, their voting records, current issues, legislation and much more.

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DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopedia Britannica   
Comprehensive multimedia encyclopedia, with links to Britannica Junior for younger users.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Global Reference Center
Search Britannica resources in Spanish, French. Japanese, Korean, & Chinese.

Grolier
Access from Library    Access from Home
Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge.

Oxford Art Online
A comprehensive worldwide visual arts database. Includes information about painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, and photography. Includes links to web sites of museums, galleries and artists. 

Oxford Music Online
A comprehensive source of information about music, musicians and musical instruments.  Links to sound archives and illustrations.

Webster's Dictionary Online*

Britannica's 21st Century Explorer
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Britannica's new 21st-Century Explorer provides reference and learning tools for students who read below grade level, are dealing with specific learning problems, or are at risk of falling behind. This user-friendly collection contains all of the resources that students need including encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary, news, and other essential learning tools. 21st-Century Explorer is ideal for reluctant readers, ELL and ESL students, and adult literacy students.


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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

BBC Languages*
Language learning site which offers audio and video courses for beginners and intermediates in 36 languages.

Informe
Reference journal resource providing acces to many popular Hispanic Magazines in full text.

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GENEALOGY

HeritageQuest 
Contains Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books, complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, and more.

The USGen Web Project*
Genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. 

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GENERAL

Ask Numbers.com*
Metric conversion calculator, conversion charts and tables.

FactChecker.org*
Political fact checker.

New York Public Library*

Old Farmer's Almanac*
Contains facts and figures on a variety of subjects.

Time & Date*
Provides facts and information on topics related to time and date. It is  continuously updated to ensure that its applications and services, which include calendars and clocks, are accurate worldwide.

Snopes.com*
The quintessential place to check rumors.

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HEALTH & MEDICINE

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Consumer health and medical information, including herbal remedies, alternative and complementary treatments.

Lab Tests Online*
A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.


Medline Plus
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Authoritative and up-to-date information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, government agencies and health-related organizations on health topics, drugs and supplements.

New York State Department of Health*

New York State Physician Profile*
Find profiles of all licensed doctors in New York State. This information can help you choose a doctor or find out more information about your current doctor.

Salud En Espanol
Health information for Spanish speaking consumers.

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MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

Black Newspapers
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   Access from Home
Collection of regional newspapers and publications from 1989-present.

Custom Newspapers
Recent regional, local and foreign language newspapers.

General OneFile
Newspaper and Periodical articles of general interest.

National Newspaper Index
Index and abstracts from New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, L.A. Times and Wall Street Journal.

NY Times Historical
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Full text coverage from 1851-2004.

Newsday
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Nassau & Queens editions from 1985-present.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Annals of American History Online
Primary documents, speeches, images, and multimedia resources.

Citation Machine*
Cite sources using MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago formats.

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist's Index
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Great for school assignments.  Cartoonist Daryl Cagle has arranged political cartoons from all over the country and the world by subject. It even includes a teacher's guide.  Also gives instructions on how to put the cartoons into presentations.

Daily Life in America
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     Access from Home
Everyday life and social customs throughout US history.

Grolier
Access from Library    Access from Home
Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge.

Kids Infobits
Magazine and newspaper articles for students K-5.

Learning Express Library 
Online testing, and career preparation. Includes interactive practice exams, writing improvement program, and computer skills tutorials for Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Internet Explorer. 
24 hour online reference services.

NoveList K-8
This is a juvenile resource that lets kids find just what fiction they would like to read based on books they have already read or topics in which they are interested. Kids can search for books by title, author, or by simply describing a book they would like to read.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A source for information on social issues and current events. Pros and Cons, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and links to websites. 

Perdue Online Writing Lab*
Online writing resource.

Pinkmonkey.com*
Book notes, book reviews, chapter summaries, and analysis of literature titles.

Primary Search
Magazine articles for elementary school students, including pamphlets, photos, maps and flags.

Science in Context
Features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.

Shmoop*
Homework help & study guides for books, literature, essays, poems, US history, & quotes.

Searchasaurus 
Information on a wide range of general topics. Includes the World Almanac, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Animals. Designed for elementary school children but useful for teens and adults as well. 

SparkNotes*
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

Twayne's Authors Online
The acclaimed Twayne's Authors 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.

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