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2-1-1 Long Island (Community Resource Database) (Middle Country Public Library) Remote access available Full text available
Previously called the Community Resource Database of Long Island and created in partnership between the Middle Country Public Library and the United Way of Long Island, this provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Areas covered include: health services - support groups - food assistance - disability services - employment support - child and elderly care - volunteer opportunities - family violence services - camps and youth services - financial and legal counseling - education and training programs - heating and other emergency services - mortgage, rent, and housing assistance - counseling and substance abuse services - and much more. (No password needed. Telephone assistance is also available.)

Best of the Web: Geography (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Evaluative guide that provides in-depth information on the best websites for geography. Covers area studies, bibliographies, cartography, current awareness services, cybergeography, development, earth sciences, environment, geographic information systems, journals, libraries, mailing-lists, meteorology, oceanography, organizations, population, remote sensing, subject gateways, teaching, tourism, and urban studies.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities (Cabell) Remote access available Full text available
Helps professors, graduate students, and researchers publish their manuscripts by providing the following information for a large number of journals: editor, address, phone, email, website, acceptance rate, and percentage of invited articles - topic areas the journal emphasizes and type of readership - manuscript guidelines, style, format, and number of copies required - type of review process, number of reviewers, time required for review, and availability of reviewers' comments - and fees charged to review or publish the manuscript. Covers journals published in the fields of Business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing), Education (curriculum, methods, psychology, administration, technology, library science), Health (administration, nursing), and Psychology (psychology, psychiatry).

College Blue Book - 35th ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Guide to thousands of two- and four-year schools in the United States and Canada. Different volumes cover: narrative descriptions - tabular data - degrees offered by college & subject - occupational education - scholarships, fellowships, grants, & loans - and distance learning programs.

Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools - 5th ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Offers a profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.

Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides an overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with any of eighty-eight chronic conditions (including: aging - cancer - hepatitis - AIDS/HIV - spina bifida - osteoporosis - mental illness - cerebral palsy - eating disorders - substance abuse - Down syndrome - Tourette syndrome - visual impairments - Alzheimer's disease - hearing impairments - autistic spectrum disorder - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and more). Each condition contains a brief description followed by information about: websites - pamphlets - magazines - newsletters - foundations - research centers - audio and video - support groups and hotlines - libraries and resource centers - reference and children's books - and national and state associations and agencies. There are also sections on death and bereavement, as well as wish foundations.

Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Directory Library) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
National Organizations of the U.S. provides detailed information about 23,000 nonprofit American organizations in categories such as: cultural - fan clubs - educational - athletic and sports - trade, business, and commercial - veterans, hereditary, and patriotic - legal, governmental, public administration, and military - and many more. International Organizations provides contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.

Full-Text Electronic Periodical Search (Ebsco A-to-Z) Full text available
Lets you find out which of the databases and vendor services will contain the full text of the 46,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper titles that the library has online access to. Also includes listings of 7,000 titles that are available in hardcopy.

Gale Directory Library (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides access to: Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of Associations (National Organizations of the U.S.), and Encyclopedia of Associations (International Organizations).

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (LexisNexis) Remote access available
Search for lawyers and firms by name, agency, company, firm, city, county, state, country, area of practice, or language.

MLA Directory of Periodicals (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
Offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. Entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides more than 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Includes a section on federal financial aid that features a quick summary of programs sponsored by the federal government. Also includes a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state.

SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network (InfoEd) Remote access available Full text available
Consolidates information about funding opportunities for research, scholarship, programs, residencies, conferences, creative projects and more in order to help users make comparisons between a multitude of programs and their sponsors and therefore pick the best prospects for their funding applications. Made available by the LIU Office of Sponsored Research. For more information or to obtain a password to access this database from off-campus, contact the office.

United States Government Internet Manual, 2005-2006 (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
A guidebook for official U.S. government resources on the Web. This manual contains more than 2,000 site records that provide descriptions and URL's for each site. Evaluations are given for the most important and frequently sought sites.

Writers Directory (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
2005 edition, 2006 edition. This comprehensive resource features up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for thousands of living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available.


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