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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) 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.)

ACRL Metrics (ACRL) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Artemis Literary Sources (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
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 Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, 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.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available
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 Professional (Bowker) Remote access available Full text available
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 30,000 entries.

Britannica Online Academic Edition (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Remote access available Full text available
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 of periodicals.

Britannica School (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Remote access available Full text available
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.

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).

Cataloger's Desktop (Library of Congress) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Children's Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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 additional reviews.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) Remote access available Full text available
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.

ChoiceReviews.online (ACRL) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
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.

EasyBib (ImagineEasy Solutions) Remote access available Full text available
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 (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
Currently 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 (more information).

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.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI Global) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Taylor & Francis) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Encyclopedia of Power (Sage) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available
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.)

Fiction Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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 additional reviews.

FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (SIPRI) Remote access available Full text available
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 partner organizations.

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).

Gale Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Graphic Novels Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Guide to Reference (American Library Association) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available
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 forthcoming research. (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.)

Kanopy (Kanopy) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Legal Reference (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
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.

LexisNexis Academic Universe (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Literature Resource Center (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Magill on Literature Plus (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

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.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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).

Middle and Junior High Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Naxos Music Library (Naxos) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Nonbook Materials Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Oxford Art Online (Oxford) Remote access available Full text available
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) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Oxford Music Online (Oxford) Remote access available Full text available
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.

PEP Archive (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Public Library Core Collection - Nonfiction: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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.

RCLweb: Resources for College Libraries (Bowker) Remote access available Full text available
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.

RDA Toolkit (ALA, CLA, CILIP) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Sage Research Methods (Sage) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
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.

Salem History (Salem Press) Remote access available Full text available
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! (Scholastic Inc.) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
[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)

Senior High Core Collection: A Selection Guide (Wilson/Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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) 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.

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Statista: The Statistics Portal (Statista Inc.) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
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 striking designs.

U.S. History in Context (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(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 Index.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Remote access available
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 (more information).

WestlawNext (Thomson Reuters) Remote access available Full text available
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.

World History in Context (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(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.

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NOVEL Database 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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