databases

Database

URL

(go to library webpage for links to databases)

User ID / Login

Password

Type of Information

Description

World Book

http://www.worldbookonline.com

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plainedge

Online Encyclopedia

For general overview of topic, background/current info and links to additional sources

NewsBank

http://infoweb.newsbank.com

6433

6433

Articles from U.S. regional & national newspapers, & magazines

Topics cover social, economic, environmental, government, sports, people, the arts, health, and science issues and events (from 1992 – current)

Infotrac

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/plainedgehs

 

 

 

plainedge

 

Newspaper & magazine articles

Info on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more (from 1985 to present)

JSTOR

http://www.jstor.org/token/tn4MyknIsk7AYXEag8ta/plainedgehs.org

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http://www.jstor.org/     

First time users must register with JSTOR for an individual username and password (click 1st link). Returning users should use 2nd link.

Scholarly research, academic articles, & book reviews

Full text articles from over 47 disciplines, some of which date back to the 1600’s.

EBSCO Databases

http://search.epnet.com/login.asp?group=empire

plainedgehs

plainedgehs

Magazines, newspaper, & journal articles

Wide range of topics are covered; can limit search to peer reviewed journals

SIRS

http://sks.sirs.com

NY0062H

22657

Newspaper & magazine articles

For articles on social issues and current events; includes leading issues with overview and pro/con articles.

CQ Researcher

http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher

plainedge101

cqel

Mini report 

(20 – 30 pages & lots of valuable information)

Reports on current controversies & issues; including topic overview, background info,  proc/con, current situation, contacts, bibliography, etc.

Facts on File

 

http://www.facts.com

 

Issues & Controversies

Today’s Science

plainedge

L1brary

Articles and reports from Facts on File News Service

Reports on leading issues and controversies; information is in report form with overview, related articles, key news events, contacts, bibliography, & more

Oxford English Dictionary

http://dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl

 

plainedgehs

plainedgehs

Dictionary

Online dictionary (definitions & word history)

 

 

 

 

PLAINEDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

ACCESSING LIBRARY-RELATED DATABASES FROM HOME OR SCHOOL

 

Plainedge Public Library cardholders in good standing who have Internet access through any service provider can use the following databases online:

 

Ebsco/Ebsco Espanol: Search for general magazine and newspaper articles.  Contains full text and/or abstracts.

 

Facts On File: Search for articles on current events.

 

Reference USA : Search for people and companies (Your password is the barcode on the reverse-side of your library card.)

 

SIRS (Social Issues Resource Series) (Your customer # is NY0211H and Password is 11758)  A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles on social issues, such as Family, Health, Human Relations, etc.

 

Grolier Online: Search the world’s most respected online encyclopedia and reference sources.

 

Grovemusic.com: Search for information on all aspects of music.

 

Groveart.com: Search for information on all aspects of art.

 

Learn-A-Test.com: Your leading source for interactive practice exams and test preparation materials including academic, civil service and other assorted exams.  Site also includes educational courses.

 

Heritage Quest: Search the most comprehensive collection of genealogical information available anywhere.

 

Here’s how to do it:

 

bulletStart your web browser and type in the address field:

www.nassaulibrary.org/plnedge then press enter.

bulletUnder databases, click on “Home”
bulletOn next screen, click on “Click here…”
bulletAt “Enter network password”, enter “Public” at “User Name” and first 5 digits of your library card number in “Password” box.
bulletSelect database of your choice.

 

If you have a public library card you can borrow materials from any library in Nassau County , through Interlibrary Loan.

To search the Nassau County Library System for books or others materials go to:  www.alisweb.org

The advanced search tab allows you to limit your search to a particular library or type of information.