Art & Architecture

LIFE Photo Archive Millions of images from the LIFE photo archive, from the 1750s to the present.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC Department of Records Photo Gallery Free and open research access to over 800,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives’ collections, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings.
NYPL Digital Gallery Over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rareties in the collections of The New York Public Library.
Picture Collection Online 30,000 digitized images, mostly created before 1923.
Webmuseum
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Associations

Charity Navigator
Community Resource Database of Long Island
Foundations On-Line A directory of charitable grantmakers.
Grants.gov
Idealist 26,000 nonprofit/community organizations in 153 countries can be searched for profile, mission and volunteer opportunities.
Non-Profit Guides Grant writing tools for non-profit organizations.

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Automobiles

Consumer Guide Automotive New car finder, used car finder, buying guides, editorial reviews, future cars, sneak peaks, car buying resources, long-term road tests, and more.
Edmund's New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews.
FuelEconomy.gov Fuel economy estimates, fuel-saving tips, and energy and environmental impact ratings from the U. S. Dept. of Energy.
Kelley Blue Book
N.A.D.A Official Used Car Guide
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Crash test ratings, recalls, safety information.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
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Business & Finance

AnnualCreditReport.com Request a free credit report once a year from the major nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Bankrate.com
Better Business Bureau Buyer beware! How to safeguard against business fraud, and learn consumer tips.
EDGAR SEC corporate filings from 1993-present. Searchable by company name, SIC code, or state.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FXConverter Currency converter.
Mortgage and Financial Calculators Over 100 different financial calculators.
MyMoney.gov U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. How to save, invest, and manage your money better.
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
NASDAQ
NYSE
Recovery.gov About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--where the money is going and how it's being spent. Includes news, opportunities, timelines, etc.
SEC Internet Fraud How to avoid Internet investment scams.
Small Business Administration Starting, financing, and managing a small business.
Thomas Register "The most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America." Registration optional.
U.S. Savings Bonds Online
Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo! Real Estate
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Computers & Technology

E-Mail (Register at these sites for free e-mail accessible from any Internet connection.)
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CNET Reviews and ratings of computers and home electronics, technology news, and software to download.
Consumer Information Security How to protect the privacy of your personal information.
Epinions.com For price comparisons from computers to televisions and home electronics, rated by consumers who purchased them.
FTC Consumer Protection: Computer Security
HardOCP Technical information and news for advanced computer users.
Pricewatch For the latest street prices on computer hardware components and systems.
Virus Hoaxes Also on this site: anti-virus tips, virus glossary, current and recent threats.
Webopedia
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Consumer Information

AnnualCreditReport.com Request a free credit report once a year from the major nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Better Business Bureau Buyer beware! How to safeguard against business fraud, and learn consumer tips.
Consumer Action Handbook How to buy wisely and to file complaints about products. (en Español)
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs "Reports and information to guide consumers and doctors in making more cost-effective prescription drug choices."
Consumer Search Product reviews from a wide variety of sources, including Consumer Reports.
Consumer World
Cooperative Extension System Practical research from land grant universities (such as Cornell) on a wide range of topics including gardening, family health, floods, and pest control.
Edmund's Car buying information (for more on cars see Automobiles section on this page).
Epinions.com Price comparisons and consumer ratings on a wide variety of products, from computers to garden tools (for more on home electronics see Computers and Technology on this page).
Federal Government US Consumer Gateway
FoodSafety.gov Information on food poisoning and proper food handling. Includes current food recalls.
FTC Consumer Protection: E-Commerce & the Internet
Household Products Database Health and safety information on household products, from pesticides and auto products to personal care and arts & crafts. From the National Institutes of Health.
National Do Not Call Registry Register your phone number to stop telemarketing calls.
New York State Office of Unclaimed Funds Inactive accounts are turned over to the state after five years. Search by name.
Recalls.gov Get information on product recalls or report a dangerous product.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Education

All About College.com
College Affordability Rankings Search by state or by subject for the most affordable colleges.
College Net Web portal for students to apply entirely via the Internet to 350 colleges and universities.
College Search Database Search for colleges and universities by location, type, degree, tuition level, and major. Includes statistics for over 7,000 institutions.
Education Portal Articles, reviews, and videos of universities and trade schools, degree programs, and career paths.
ERIC Clearinghouse Includes some full-text access to documents.
FAFSA on the Web A very user-friendly way for students to file for financial aid. Includes auto-edit and all federal school codes.
Higher Education Services Corporation New York State student aid information, including TAP, grants, loans, and college savings accounts. Aid applications can be made online.
Lesson Plans Page.com
New York State Department of Education Official site with school report cards, information for students with disabilities, directories, and information regarding professional licensing.
Open Courseware Consortium Free online courses offered by dozens of universities around the world.
Open Culture Free online courses and language lessons. Topics include science, philosophy, law, history, economics, and more.
RWM Vocational Schools Database Search for private, postsecondary vocational schools by state. Includes online schools.
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education--Student Information Prepare for college, financial aid, homework resources, etc.
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Genealogy

American Ancestors Geneological resources and tools from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including free access to the Social Security Death Index.
Family Search Maintained by the LDS Church. National and international data. Actively adding indexing to all US census data through 1930.
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Government & Law

Annenberg Political Fact Check "A nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics [by] monitor[ing] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players."
Benefits.gov Find out what government benefits you may be eligible for (federal and state) and how to apply.
C-SPAN
Consumer Guide to Legal Help From the American Bar Association.
Cornell Legal Information Institute Federal and state codes, laws, and court opinions, with selected international law.
DivorceNet
Federal Legislation & The Congressional Record
Federal Statistics
FindLaw
GovEngine.com
GPO Access Official federal government information at your fingertips.
LawHelp New York Legal help and information for low and moderate-income New Yorkers.
Lawyers.com A free service from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Profiles of lawyers and firms worldwide, information on the law and how to select a lawyer.
Long Beach Code of Ordinances Courtesy of the Long Beach City Government.
MAPlight.org "Makes money/vote connections transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators accountable."
Nassau County Civil Service Commission
Nassau County Government
Nassau County Registration and Voting Information
New York Legal Research and Laws From Rominger Legal.
New York Public Records "Search New York public records statewide for vital information such as death, birth and marriage certificates with official government websites. Find property information, conduct a business search, verify professional licenses and view other public records available online." Includes records at the county level, as well as links to other states.
New York State
New York State Adoption Service
New York State Board of Elections
New York State Unified Court System See "Representing Yourself" for easy access to information on court procedures, phone numbers, forms, etc. Also includes information for jurors.
New York State Unified Court System Judicial Candidates Voters Guide Non-partisan voter guide for judicial candidates in New York State.
Nolo Law Centers
OpenCRS Free access to Congressional Research Service reports that have been released to the public.
Project Vote Smart
Public.Resource.Org A non-profit agency's effort to collect public governmental data and make it freely available. Includes copyright, patent, and trademark information, SEC filings, and more.
Publications.USA.gov (formerly the Citizens Information Center) Consumer-oriented publications on a wide variety of topics.
Recovery.gov About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--where the money is going and how it's being spent. Includes news, opportunities, timelines, etc.
Sunlight Foundation A non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on making government transparent and accountable.
Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975
U. S. Census Bureau
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U. S. Copyright Office
U. S. Government Manual
U. S. Legal Forms Includes state-specific legal forms. Not a free service, but has links to free sources.
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
USA.gov (aka FirstGov) Your number one source for government information. Get services, explore a wide variety of topics, find government agencies (federal, state, local, tribal), contact government officials (federal and state), and download mobile apps for product recalls, tax refund status, TSA info, fuel economy, and more.
Vote411.org "A 'one-stop-shop' for election related information," including polling places. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
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Health & Medicine

American Dental Association/Find a Dentist
AMA Physician Select Information on virtually every licensed physician in the U.S.
Center for Science in the Public Interest Food safety and nutritional content.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs "Reports and information to guide consumers and doctors in making more cost-effective prescription drug choices."
Drug Digest Detailed info on medicines. Includes drug-interaction checker.
Easy-to-Read Health Information
Find a Therapist From Psychology Today. Search by cost, therapy type, languages spoken, and more. Site also includes background information about choosing a therapist and a diagnosis directory.
Flu.gov US government site for flu information, including where to get vaccinated.
Flu Clinic Locator Enter your ZIP code to find out where to get a flu shot. From the American Lung Association.
HealthCare.gov Information on the recent health care reform. Choose a state to find out exactly what programs are available to you.
Health Care Proxy A PDF of the New York State form.
Health Central
Healthfinder "Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet."
HealthGrades Research hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians. Quality ratings, disciplinary actions, and more.
Health Insurance Resource Center From the New York State Insurance Dept. Types of health insurance plans available; evaluate and compare options and companies.
Hospital Compare Hospital performance rates on care for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and adult surgeries, from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance.
Influenza Free Evidence-Based Information Portal Key influenza information from several of EBSCO's professional health databases. Focuses on swine flu.
InteliHealth Featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
International Food Information Council Foundation Scientific information on food safety and nutrition.
Mayo Clinic's Health Oasis
Medicaid (New York State)
Medicine Net
MEDLINEplus Health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Merck Manual--Home Edition The online version of a standard medical reference work.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
New York Doctors Directory of the members of the Medical Society of the State of New York. Search by name or specialty.
New York State of Health The Official Health Plan Marketplace. New York health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act enrollment. Sign up for health insurance here.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Pillfinder at Healthline Identify a pill by color, shape, and markings. This site also features a drug-interaction checker and side-by-side comparison of two medicines, as well as a wealth of other health information.
Prescription Drug Prices Price comparisons at local drugstores for the top 150 drugs, compiled by the New York State Attorney General's Office.
Professional Misconduct & Physician Discipline
PubMedCentral Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
SmokeFree.gov How to quit smoking, including expert help, resources, and studies.
Survivorship A-Z "Practical information for living successfully after a diagnosis" of cancer or HIV/AIDS, including finances, managing your care and day-to-day living.
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
USDA National Nutrient Database Searchable database of the nutrient content of foods.
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History & Biography

A&E Biography
American Memory from the Library of Congress Primary and archival material on American culture and history.
American President.org "The most comprehensive non-partisan resource available on the history and function of the American presidency."
The Avalon Project Primary documents in law, history, and diplomacy, from 3000 BCE to the 21st century.
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-Present
Eyewitness to History History through the eyes of those who lived it.
LIFE Photo Archive Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, from the 1750s to the present.
Long Island South Shore History An interactive guide to the history of the area, hosted by Dowling University.
National Archives
The National Security Archive "An independent non-governmental research institute and library...collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act....also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States."
Nobel Prize Winners
Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century "Documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video...from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives."
This Day in History
U.S. Department of State Country Background Notes
World Digital Library From the UN, cultural treasures from around the world including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and more. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information. (Note: these items are not translated.)
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Languages

BBC Languages Beginning and advanced courses in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Greek.
Bing Translator (formerly Babelfish) Translates text and webpages in 10 languages.
Google Translate
iLoveLanguages A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources.
Language Learning Library Learn the basics of Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
WordReference.com Online French, Italian, and Spanish dictionaries.
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Literature

Bartleby.com "Great Books Online": Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Columbia Encyclopedia, Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Gray's Anatomy, World Factbook, Oxford Shakespeare, and more!
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Find a Good Book Reading suggestions from book lists, databases, and websites. Collected by Hennepin County (MN) Public Library.
LibriVox Free downloadable audiobooks of public-domain works.
New York Journal of Books Professional book reviews for consumers.
Online Literary Criticism
Poetry Foundation
Project Gutenberg Free e-books, classics and other public-domain works.
Reading Group Guides
Spark Notes Online literary criticism guides for students and others.
WorldCat Books in libraries nation-wide. Check our catalog first for local holdings.
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News, Current Events & Weather

Be Ready Long Island Information about storm preparedness and recovery on Long Island, including links to storm tracking, power outages, NICE bus and LIRR schedule disruptions, Red Cross shelters, recovery organizations, and more. Also has resources for emergency planning.
CNN.com
Google News "Search and browse 25,000 news sources updated continuously."
Herald Newspapers Online
Long Island Buiness News Long Island’s only publication devoted to local commerce and has been the premier source of news and data on business, economic trends and the region’s robust entrepreneurial sector for more than 60 years.
National Weather Service
Newsday.com Current and recent news. For older articles, use UMI Proquest Direct.
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study "Detail[s] the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affected by Hurricane Sandy in the United States' North Atlantic region." Includes maps and graphs. The full text of the report and data sets can be downloaded in PDF format.
Online Newspapers: Internet Public Library Newspapers from around the country and around the world.
Public Agenda Online Nonpartisan source for public opinion research and policy analysis.
Terrorism: Questions and Answers
The Weather Channel
Weather Underground Current, forecasted, and historical weather information.
World Weather Information Service Official observations and forecasts from around the world.
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
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Performing Arts & Film

A-Z Lyrics Universe More than 50,000 lyrics by over 1500 artists.
All Movie Guide
All Music Guide
The Classical Music Navigator Music history presented such a way as to allow the user to explore his/her own potential classical music interests using his/her own "points of familiarity."
DW3: Classical Music Resources
Internet Broadway Database
Internet Movie Database
Movie Review Query Engine
National Jukebox Historical recordings from the Library of Congress.
Playbill Online Seating charts for theatres in NYC and elsewhere.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Composers Links to resources on composers, compiled by the Indiana University School of Music

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Recipes

All Recipes.com
Cooking Conversion Calculator For dry or liquid measures.
The Cook's Thesaurus A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
Epicurious
Food Network
Joy of Baking
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen
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Reference & Research

Bing Translator (formerly Babelfish) Translates text and webpages in 10 languages.
How Stuff Works
Internet Public Library
Library Spot
Nassau Library System Selected Sites by Subject
Urban Legends Reference Pages
WorldCat Books in libraries nation-wide. Check our catalog first for local holdings.
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Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Online
OneLook Dictionaries
Webopedia Glossary of computer and internet terminology.
YourDictionary.com

Encyclopedias

Bartleby.com "Great Books Online": Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Columbia Encyclopedia, Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Gray's Anatomy, World Factbook, Oxford Shakespeare, and more!
Encyclopedia.com "Features more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, abbreviations, and more."
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Quotations & Speeches

About.com Quotations Page
American Rhetoric 5000+ speeches in fulltext and audio, including memorable movie speeches.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Also available at this site: Columbia World of Quotations and Simpson's Contemporary Quotations.
Gifts of Speech Speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary women from around the world.
History and Politics Out Loud A searchable multimedia database covering significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century, from formal public addresses to private telephone conversations in the White House.

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Science & Mathematics

All About Birds Birds and birding from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Cooperative Extension System Practical research from land grant universities (such as Cornell) on a wide range of topics including gardening, family health, floods, and pest control.
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Global Volcanism Program Volcano information from the Smithsonian Institution.
Mathworld
NASA Web
National Geographic Magazine
National Science Digital Library
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Science.gov Gateway to science information from U.S. Government agencies.
Science Toys
Scirus "The most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet."
World of Science
World Wide Science: The Global Science Gateway Free federated search access to science databases from government agencies around the world. Developed and maintained by the U. S. Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). All content is in English.
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Statistics

City-Data Detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States, using data from a variety of government and private sources. Includes schools, neighborhoods, assessments, restaurants, crime rates, weather patterns, and more.
Data.gov "High value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government." Includes maps and pictorial information as well as statistics.
FedStats
Historical Census Browser 1790-1960
UN Data "Search and download a variety of statistical resources of the United Nations system."
U. S. Census Bureau

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Taxes

IRS Forms and Publications
IRS Tax Centers Quick links to tax info for small business, self employed, disaster relief, etc.
Nassau County Assessment Review Commission/Forms and Instructions Forms to contest the assessment on your home or business in Nassau.
Nassau County Assessment Review on the Web Contest the assessment on your home or business in Nassau online.
Nassau County Property Reassessment Project
New York State Tax Forms

Telephone Directories

Anywho
Big Yellow
411.com

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Travel & Geography

Bing Translator (formerly Babelfish) Translates text and webpages in 10 languages.
Centers for Disease Control Travelers' Health
City-Data Detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States, using data from a variety of government and private sources. Includes schools, neighborhoods, assessments, restaurants, crime rates, weather patterns, and more.
Fodor's Travel Online
FXConverter Currency converter.
Geodata.gov Create maps showing the elements that you need: agriculture, economics, health, transportation, etc.
Global Gateway World culture and resources from the Library of Congress.
Google Maps
Long Island Index Maps "Displays Long Island's latest land use patterns on a property-by-property basis, detailed population and housing statistics from the Census Bureau, downtown survey data from the Index, special districts, transportation routes, current satellite imagery, and more."
MapQuest
Maps.com
New York Travel Information Gateway Real-time updates on road conditions, etc. in New York State.
NOAA Nautical Charts and Publications
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study "Detail[s] the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affected by Hurricane Sandy in the United States' North Atlantic region." Includes maps and graphs. The full text of the report and data sets can be downloaded in PDF format.
Sperling's BestPlaces
Transportation Security Agency's Traveler Information "Everything you need to know about new airport security measures."
Travelocity
UN Data "Search and download a variety of statistical resources of the United Nations system." Includes country profiles and tourism information along with a wealth of other data.
U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State Country Background Notes
The World Factbook
Yearbook of the United Nations (1946-2005) "The most authoritative reference work on the UN System."
Zip Code Lookup

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Youth Services & Parenting

Baby Names
Crayola Creativity Art information and activities for parents, children, and educators.
Long Island for Kids Searchable listings and reviews of places to take children on Long Island.
Nassau Library System Kids' Page
Nassau Library System TeensPage
National Youth Development Information Center
Zoom School On-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography, language arts, and early childhood activities.
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last updated 9/27/17 MAB