Reference Book and Encyclopedia Databases
(see also Business Research Services & Reference Books and
Health Sciences Reference Books)
For additional listings of the over 300 individual reference books in the
Gale Virtual Reference Library,
see the various database subject pages.
- 2-1-1 Long Island
(Community Resource Database) (Middle Country Public Library)
- 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.)
- ACRL Metrics (ACRL)
- Provides access to academic library statistics gathered by ACRL
(Association of College & Research Libraries) and NCES
(National Center for Education Statistics)
for the years 2000 to the present to help support advocacy efforts, strategic planning, grant applications,
peer benchmarking, budget presentations, and multi-year trend analysis. Includes data
on hours, serials, trends, faculty, holdings, reference, personnel, circulation, enrollment,
instruction, expenditures, service points, selected ratios, interlibrary loan, digital
collections, electronic resources, and more.
(Absorbed ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics).
- Alexander Street Video
(Alexander Street Press)
- From early twentieth-century newsreels to just-released documentaries and performances, this database provides
access to over 17,000 films, interviews, commercials, performances, news programs, field recordings, and more
that are indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type.
Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty
can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or
online syllabi. Subject areas include: American history - area studies - art & architecture -
black studies - business & economics - classical music - counseling & therapy -
criminal justice & public safety - current affairs - dance - education - ethnic studies -
ethnography - film studies - gay & lesbian studies - health - humanities - nursing -
opera - psychology - rehabilitation therapy - religion & philosophy - science -
sports medicine & exercise science - theatre - women's & gender studies -
world history - and world language & literature.
Literary Sources (Gale/Cengage)
- Formerly Literature Criticism Online,
this extensive compilation of literary commentary covers both classic and
popular authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres by excerpting what many
critics have written about them in journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias,
broadsheets, and pamphlets. How attitudes toward the works may have changed over time is
demonstrated by criticism written during the authors' lives through to the present day, including
what various great authors wrote about their predecessors. Many entries also include biographical
and/or critical overviews of the authors and works, along with author interviews. Includes the digitized
full text of the hundreds of volumes in the ten Thomson Gale sets:
Contemporary Literary Criticism,
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism,
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism,
Literature Criticism 1400-1800,
Shakespeare Criticism, and
Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, as well as
Short Story Criticism, and
Children's Literature Review.
It also includes the contents of the library's subscriptions to the MLA International Bibliography,
Literature Resource Center,
and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
and Genealogy Master Index (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Indexes biographical dictionaries, who's whos, subject encyclopedias, and
other readily available reference
sources that cover individuals, both living and
deceased, from every field of activity
and from all areas of the world.
Enables you to quickly determine which
publication to consult for biographical information.
- Books in Print
- Bibliographic database with more
than 5 million in-print, out-of-print, forthcoming,
audio book, and video titles. Includes full-text reviews from 15 respected,
professional sources such as Booklist, Publishers
Weekly, Library Journal, and Choice, as well as the first chapter of more than
Online Academic Edition (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
- Includes all of the articles from the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica
plus thousands more, as well as the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and
Thesaurus, maps, photos, illustrations, videos, multimedia clips, and the
Britannica Yearbooks dating back to 1993. World Data Analyst Online is a
comprehensive database of comparative statistics on every nation of the world, and
Gateway to the Classics provides the text of 225 significant works of history,
literature, philosophy, and science. Also includes headlines from the New York Times,
the BBC, and the SBS Australian News Service as well as full-text articles from hundreds
- Britannica School
- Written, edited, reviewed, and updated regularly by the world's leading content experts,
it is divided into three user-friendly interfaces - Elementary, Middle, and High - to provide
information aligned to the Common Core and state standards that is appropriate to each
student's reading, grade, and age level. The Lesson Plan Builder helps create interactive
activities for small and large groups, and thousands of new articles, images, and
multimedia elements are added every quarter.
Directory of Publishing Opportunities (Cabell)
- 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).
- Cataloger's Desktop
(Library of Congress)
- Incorporates of all of the indispensable cataloging publications that catalogers use daily, but
were previously available only in a large number of individual print editions. Includes the full text of
the current version of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (2nd edition) -
Library of Congress Rule Interpretations - Subject Cataloging Manual: Classification, Shelflisting,
Subject Headings - MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data, Authority Data, Holdings Data, Classification
Data, Community Information - latest editions of all MARC Code Lists - assorted specialized cataloging
manuals - and much more. The first time you login, you will need to get a password from the
Reference Desk (516-299-2305). You will then be asked to create your own account
with your own password. 30 users may access this at a time. Please logout when you are finished.
Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Formerly Children's Catalog, this selective listing of fiction and nonfiction works,
story collections, picture books, magazines, and web resources recommended for readers from
preschool through sixth grade. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings,
a descriptive annotation, evaluative quotations from a review (when available), and citations to
- Children's Literature
Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
- Provides an extensive array of information about more
than 900,000 children's books, video and audio recordings,
film strips, and other children-focused media.
Records come with all of the official cataloging data, subject
terms, and annotations. In addition, CLCD contains more
than 130,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books,
ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and
nonfiction for young adults, and an average of more than 1500
new reviews are added to the database monthly. Includes
award information and placement on Best Books lists.
- Produced by the Association of College and Research
Libraries, this provides access to the entire database of Choice reviews published since September
1988, covering significant current books and electronic resources of interest to
those in higher education. Updated monthly, Choice publishes more than 6,500 reviews by
subject experts each year. The newest reviews are arranged by academic discipline and broad
cross-disciplinary topic. All reviews can be searched by combining various criteria.
International Affairs Online (CIAO)
- Comprehensive source for theory and
research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that
includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs,
foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy
briefs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written
by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political
science classes, and special features.
- Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness
(GOLD: Grey House Online Databases)
- 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.
- Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles, this information literacy platform provides
citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how
to become effective and organized researchers. It also includes the citation styles for: Harvard,
Chicago Author-Date, Council of Science Editors (CSE), American Chemical Society (ACS),
American Medical Association (AMA), and American Sociological Association (ASA).
- eBook Collection
- This growing Academic Collection, with new titles added each month, provides the full text of over
130,000 online books representing a broad range of academic subject matter, including: art, poetry,
religion, medicine, education, philosophy, language arts, social science, performing arts, political science,
literary criticism, business & economics, technology & engineering, and many other academic
fields. The books come from leading university presses.
- ebrary (ebrary)
offers over 800 full-text books and other authoritative documents from more
than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in
business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history,
language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies,
Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor
& Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more
of Associations (Gale Directory Library) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- 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.
provides contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups
based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.
of Information Science and Technology (IGI Global)
- Third Edition. A 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles on the utilization
and management of information science and technology - encompassing the full range of
concepts, issues, methods, technologies, and trends associated with the field - with an emphasis
on modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions,
and future directions.
of Library and Information Science (Taylor & Francis)
- Covers the collection, organization, storage, preservation, retrieval, transfer, and
display of the entire body of materials representing what cultures know and value, whether
they are produced as a result of business, government, education, creative endeavors, or daily
life. Includes: archival science - bibliography - document and genre theory - informatics -
information systems - knowledge management - library and information science - museum studies -
records management - social studies of information.
of Power (Sage)
- Covers most aspects of the personal, institutional, agency-based, and structural
uses of power in society as a whole with interdisciplinary views from political science,
international relations, public administration, public policy, urban studies, sociology,
social psychology, cultural studies, economics, and animal behavior. Includes biographies,
key debates, and the role of power in grand social scientific theories along with topics such
as conflict, freedom, consensus, game theory, decision theory, ability & capability,
interpersonal relationships, and more.
- Essential Science Indicators (Thomson Reuters InCites)
- Provides performance statistics and trends on authors, journals, research fields, research fronts,
institutional affiliations, and countries of publication that were extrapolated from counts of articles published
in the 11,855 scholarly journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded
and Social Sciences Citation Index) and the citations to those articles over the past ten years. Covers: sciences,
engineering, mathematics, clinical medicine, economics & business, general social sciences, and
psychiatry & psychology. Customized tables can be created based on various indicators, field baselines,
and citation thresholds.
(Note: You may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or
"Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security
certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)
Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Designed for collection development, selection, readers' advisory, and general reference,
this selective listing delivers information on thousands of works of fiction for adults, either written in or
translated into English. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, a descriptive annotation, notes
about related works, evaluative quotations from a review (when available), and citations to
- FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security
- Provides statistics and reports, organized by country, that
cover: armed forces, conventional weapon holdings, and military
activities - arms production, trade, embargoes and export
controls - conflicts and peace keeping activities, landmines, and failed state
indicators - general country indicators, population and economic
statistics, global peace index, and political terror scale - form of
government, elections, membership in international organizations,
treaties and agreements - military expenditure and research -
nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles - security news, links to
related websites, chronology of security related events, and
disease outbreaks - energy security and coal - human rights and
freedom - and more. Produced by the International Relations
& Security Network and the Stockholm International Peace
Research Institute with information from thirty international
Directory Library (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Provides access to: Business Rankings Annual,
Encyclopedia of Associations (National Organizations of the U.S.), and
Encyclopedia of Associations (International Organizations).
Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- List of titles.
Full text of over 300 encyclopedias and specialized reference
sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the
library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Novels Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- For collection development, readers' advisory, curriculum support, and selection and
purchasing, this database highlights approximately 2,000 recommended titles with descriptive and
evaluative annotations (including review excerpts and awards the title has won), plus cover art.
Standards for rating material by age appropriateness are strictly applied, plus all titles are searchable
by author, title, subject, genre, and grade level.
to Reference (American Library Association)
- Formerly known as Robert Balay's Guide to Reference Books, this is a selective,
annotated list of "core collection" reference sources judged to be useful based
on their content, organization, and popularity. It includes sources produced by governments, professional
societies, commercial publishers, and other organizations, with a preference for the online
versions of sources available in multiple formats, as well as free websites, metasites,
directory sites, and portals that have gained a reputation for quality. To access the full
range of functions, such as notes, users need to create a free individual profile.
- IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund)
- Produced by the International Monetary fund, International Financial Statistics
provides data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including:
prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking -
balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions.
Balance of Payments Statistics delivers aggregate and detailed country data on international
economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers
and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world
totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income,
and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.
- IMSLP /
Petrucci Music Library (Project Petrucci)
- The International Music Score Library Project, formed by a merger of the Petrucci
Music Library and the International Music Database Project, provides access to over 17,000
music scores from both the public domain classical repertoire and
from contemporary composers who wish to release their music to the public free of charge. It
also encourages the exchange of musical ideas through online forums and discussion
pages for each piece.
- Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters InCites)
- Allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately
12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers
in over 60 countries - covering virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social
sciences. It provides impact factors and other key performance indicators that can be compared by
journal name or category in customizable tables to identify the ideal journal in which to publish your
(Note: You may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or
"Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security
certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)
- Provides over 6,800 streaming videos, movies, performances, documentaries, and
more from the arts, health, sciences, humanities, education (k-12), business/training, and
media/communication. Includes, among many others, the Criterion Collection, the
Green Planet Films Collection, the First Run Features Collection, and the Symptom Media Collection.
- Provides the full text of American Jurisprudence 2d (an encyclopedic text that
collects, examines, and summarizes the broad principles of American state, federal, criminal,
civil, and procedural law and provides direct leads to supporting cases, related annotations,
forms, proofs, and trial techniques), as well as Ballentine's Law Dictionary,
Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage,
Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Professionals Listings,
and Martindale-Hubbell Law School Directory.
Academic Universe (LexisNexis)
- Reference books, directories, polls, World Almanac,
and business reference library. Country profiles, statistics,
and business analysis. General news. Company news, directory,
and financial information. Industry and market news. Government
and political news (national and regional). Biographical information.
General medical and health topics; full-text of medical journals and
newsletters; abstracts. Accounting, auditing, and tax information sources.
Legal newspapers, journals, magazines, and newsletters from across the
country; federal case law; U.S. Code, Constitution, and Court Rules;
state case law, constitutions, statutes, and other legal materials.
Resource Center (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Provides access to biographies,
bibliographies, and critical
analyses of authors from every age and literary
discipline. Combining Gale Group's core
literary databases in a single online service,
the Literature Resource Center covers more
than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists,
journalists, and other writers, with in-depth
coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
on Literature Plus (Ebsco)
- Combining MagillOnLiterature and
MagillOnAuthors, this database contains
editorially reviewed critical analyses, brief plot summaries, and
extended character profiles, covering works by more than 8,500 long and
short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers.
Also contains over 6,500 biographical
essays on more than 3,500 different authors, more than 1,000 images,
a glossary of 1,310 literary terms, and 376 genre-driven
overview essays providing details about important literary genres,
time periods, and national literatures.
Law Directory (LexisNexis)
- Search for lawyers and firms by
name, agency, company, firm, city, county, state, country,
area of practice, or language.
Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (Ebsco)
- Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, it provides users
with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments.
Contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse
areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
Covers from Volume 1 to the present.
Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests
that are currently in print in the English language. It includes test purpose, test publisher, in-print status,
price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
and Junior High Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Formerly Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, this is a selective listing of
thousands of fiction and nonfiction works (including CD-ROMs) for children and
adolescents in grades five through nine to help with collection development, curriculum support,
selection, readers' advisory, and general reference. Entries provide complete bibliographic data,
price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation, evaluative quotations from a review (when available),
and citations to other reviews.
Directory of Periodicals (Gale/Cengage)
- 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.
Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division)
- Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and
territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly,
quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends
and developments. Includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices -
manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices -
international merchandise trade.
Music Library (Naxos)
- Provides access to over 90,000 music files from more than 6,200
CDs with almost 7,000 composers represented. Includes practically all standard
repertoire, a wide range of rare repertoire, jazz, world music, and more from the complete
Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues, with titles from the leading independent
labels being continually added. Most recordings come with scholarly
notes that have been written by respected musicologists. Additional text content
includes the lives and works of the greatest composers; history and explanations
of classical music and instruments; history, explanations, synopses,
and libretti of operas; glossaries, and pronunciation guide. Music can be searched by
genre, composer, country, title, period, year of composition, instrument, music category,
name of artist/performing group, or a combination of these criteria. Faculty can create
and edit playlists that can be made available to students.
Materials Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Selective listing of electronic resources, audiobooks, video recordings, sound recordings,
games, simulations, and much more for collection development, readers' advisory, and curriculum
support, highlighting resources for schools and public libraries. Searches are possible by document
type, author, title, subject, genre, and grade level. Annotations include review excerpts and awards.
Cataloging information is provided for all items.
Viewpoints In Context (Gale/Cengage)
- Provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews published by Greenhaven
Press on today's hottest social and controversial issues to help students research,
analyze, and organize a broad variety of information. It includes statistics, primary
sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It
also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference
books. Content can be searched by reading level.
Art Online (Oxford)
- Formerly Grove Art Online, this provides access to the full text of the
34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art, as well
as the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
It contains over 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting,
sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, and
photography from prehistory to the present day including over 1,500 thumbnail
art images and line drawings. Compiled over a
period of 15 years, with ongoing additions of
new and updated articles, it represents the work of more than 6,800
scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own
specialist field of study. (User Guide)
- Oxford English Dictionary: OED
(Oxford University Press)
- Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide
to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the
English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of
individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic
literature, specialist periodicals, films scripts, cookery books, and more.
Music Online (Oxford)
- Formerly Grove Music Online, this
contains the full text of the New Grove Dictionary
of Music and Musicians (29 volumes), the New Grove Dictionary of
Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz,
the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the
Oxford Companion to Music. Over 29,000 articles cover
all aspects of music including new schools of
thought within musicology, such as
feminism, nazism, and gay and lesbian music, as well as
increased coverage of world, jazz, popular, and
20th-century music. Also has over 3000 links to related websites,
including sound archives and illustrations.
- Produced by Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, this database offers
the full text of 20 peer-reviewed psychoanalytic journals and more than 40 classic
psychoanalytic books dating as far back as 1920, including the full text of Freud's
correspondence with his chief collaborators and all major works by Bion, Klein, and
Winnicot, as well as contributions by other important figures, for a total of over 50,000
articles, book chapters, book reviews, letters, and commentaries, as well as 4,000
figures and illustrations.
of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
- Provides essays on controversial issues, presenting multiple sides, along with questions for
further thought. Essays are accompanied by relevant periodical and newspaper articles, radio and
television news transcripts, primary source documents, biographies, and images.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
- Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878 and now maintained and updated by
ProQuest, this comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the
United States provides 1400 statistical tables from 400 different sources that are identified below each table. The
online version includes: monthly updates to tables - deep searching at the line-item level - links to the websites of the
data providers - image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables - and powerful facets for narrowing
search results by source, data date, subject, and type of data breakdown.
Library Core Collection - Nonfiction: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Formerly Public Library Catalog, this lists the most highly recommended
reference and non-fiction books for adults to aid in collection development, selection, weeding,
readers' advisory, and general reference. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price,
subject headings, a descriptive annotation, evaluative quotations from a review (when available),
and citations to other reviews as well as information on electronic editions of works where available.
Resources for College Libraries (Bowker)
- Formerly Books for College Libraries, this core list of hand-selected print
and electronic titles for academic libraries features 65,000 titles arranged into 58
curriculum-specific subjects. Can be searched by a variety of criteria including: RCL subject,
LC classification range, Dewey number range, audience, format, awards, and date added to
the database. Includes the full text of reviews from Choice. Updated quarterly.
Toolkit (ALA, CLA, CILIP)
- RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard designed for
the digital world that will replace AACR2 and will provide a comprehensive set of guidelines and
instructions - covering all types of content and media - with a stronger emphasis on helping users
find, identify, select, and obtain information. RDA Toolkit aids in evaluation, implementation, and
decision making to increase efficiency and facilitate collaboration in making bibliographic data
accessible on the Web. RDA instructions may be searched by AACR2 rule number.
(New users will be asked to create a User Profile. Allows up to 37 simultaneous users.)
- SafeAssign (Blackboard)
- A component of LIU's Blackboard
course management system, this
compares submitted student papers against a database of websites,
journal articles, and other student papers to determine which passages, if any,
have been plagiarized and from which sources.
LIU Post faculty may contact the
Information Technology Resource Center
at the LIU Post Campus for more information on this plagiarism module.
Research Methods (Sage)
- Provides information from books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, journal articles,
and videos on the process of creating a research study - including the literature search, literature review,
research design, methodology concepts, data collection, data analysis, writing up the results, and more.
Focusing on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the sciences and social sciences
to help researchers explore methods concepts, understand particular methods, or identify a new method.
Cases includes examples of completed research studies. Datasets includes numerical
data that had originally been collected for published research studies and can be reused for the teaching
of data analysis methods.
History (Salem Press)
- Provides the full text of the reference sets, The Fifties in America, The Sixties
in America, The Seventies in America, and The Eighties in America that
cover the events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, business,
sports, science, technology, economics, politics, and more of each decade in both the United States and
Canada. Includes the impact and subsequent events of each topic discussed as well as
photographs, maps, graphs, charts, and sidebars.
- Scholastic GO!
- [Formerly Grolier Online] Provides the full text of the general encyclopedias:
New Book of Knowledge (for elementary-middle school students),
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (middle-high school),
the Spanish language La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (middle-high), and
Encyclopedia Americana (high school and above) -
the science encyclopedias:
Amazing Animals of the World (elementary) and
New Book of Popular Science (middle-high) -
and the social studies encyclopedias:
America the Beautiful with information about states and cities (elementary-middle) and
Lands and Peoples with information about countries and their cultures (middle-high) -
as well as
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
(Available remotely without a password within New York State)
High Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco)
- Formerly Senior High School Library Catalog, this is a selective list of more than ten
thousand fiction and nonfiction books, CD-ROMs, and curriculum-related material
recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 to aid in collection development, readers'
advisory, and curriculum support. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings,
a descriptive annotation, evaluative quotations from a review (when available), and citations to other reviews.
- SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network (InfoEd)
- 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.
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS)
- SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than
100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media
properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they
want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains:
editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount,
advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities,
and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source -
Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source -
TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source -
Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source -
International Media Guide: Business: The Americas -
International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe -
International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide -
and SRDS Tablet Media Library.
The Statistics Portal (Statista Inc.)
- Aggregates data from over 18,000 studies, organizations, trade publications, scientific journals,
government databases, specialist publications, market research reports, and other sources around the world -
with extra focus placed on the US, UK, and Chinese markets - to provide over one million statistics and
rankings on over 80,000 topics covering market data, consumer data, sociological data, and much more. Sixty
annually updated industry reports provide key trends, figures, revenue, turnover, forecasts, strengths,
weaknesses, and developments. One thousand regularly updated PowerPoint dossiers facilitate research with a
rapid but comprehensive insight into a topic. Infographics transform complex topics into clear, visually
History in Context (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (Formerly History Resource Center: US) Provides integrated access to over 1,000 historical
(primary) documents, more then 30,000 reference
articles, and over 65 full-text journals
covering themes, events, individuals and periods
in U.S. history from pre-colonial times to
the present. The material also includes access
to the citations for over 180 additional
history journals from the Institute for
Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation
Periodicals Directory (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
- Provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on
serials, consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly journals, monographic series,
newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, 'zines, and many other periodicals
around the world. It covers all subjects of regular and irregular publications that are circulated free
of charge or by paid subscription. Includes
publication information, whether the periodical is referreed, where it is indexed,
online availability or website, and more
- Cases from the courts of all 50
states and the federal courts;
statutes from all 50 states and federal statutes
published in the United States Code Annotated;
federal regulations published in the Federal Register
and the Code of Federal Regulations;
annotations from American Law Reports, a publication containing
attorney-written articles that summarize and analyze
case law on a particular legal issue;
articles from American Jurisprudence 2d, a comprehensive
encyclopedia of state and federal law; and
articles from law reviews and journals.
History in Context (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (Formerly History Resource Center: World)
Contains the full text of 110 journals, 27 reference books, and
1800 primary sources, as well as images, maps, and charts, to provide expansive
geographic and chronologic coverage of world history, including ancient Europe,
Latin America, the Far East, the Renaissance, and more.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
NOVEL (New York Online Virtual
Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to
the public by the New York State Library.
It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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