The following databases and resources are accessible on our public computers, on your computer at home, or any place you have access to the internet.

Some tips:

  • You must know your barcode number on the back of your library card in order to use any of these resources outside of the library
  • Some databases have a unique link when accessed from home; these will say “At home Click Here” at the end of the description
  • If there is a subject you are interested in that is not listed here try our Main Database Page

Online Student Resources

Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

tutordotcomReceive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. Professional tutors are available online from every day from 2:00pm to 10:00pm EST through any internet-enabled computer or mobile device. This service is also available in Spanish.

Scholastic-GoVarious encyclopedias, some targeted for elementary, middle school, high school and up. Includes America the Beautiful, Popular Science, Lands and People, and a Multimedia collection that includes quizzes and games. (At home Enter Here)

biography_in_contextBiography in Context – Information on over 335,000 people. These biographies cover the areas of literature, science, business, entertainment, history, current events and the arts.

twaynesauthorseriesTwayne’s Authors Series – Comprised of 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.

McGraw_hill_Access_scienceAccess Science – Encyclopedia articles, videos, news, and biographies covering science, technology, mathematics and medicine. (at home Click Here)]

Science in Context – Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Science Online – Concepts, terminology, and theories; diagrams and experiments – helpful for science fairs.


Literature Resource Center – Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


NoveList K-8 Plus –  It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. In addition to finding the right books that appeal to each reader’s interests and match their reading level, you can use it to find books that meet Common Core State Standards.


NoveList Plus – The premiere reader advisory database. It includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, series and genre information, award lists, read-alikes by title, author, and series, discussion guides and more.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – This database includes Drama for Students (vol. 1-27), Novels for Students (vol.1-35), Poetry for Students (vol.1-36), Short Stories for Students (vol. 1-31) AND MORE! Click on the + sign next to Literature to find these e-books.

dailylifethroughhistoryDaily Life Through History – (At home Click here)


cqpressCQ Researcher – In-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. (At Home Click Here)

Issues & ControversiesIssues & Controversies – Includes editorial cartoons and debate topics, historic primary source documents, maps and charts.


IssuesConAmHistoryIssues & Controversies in American History – Exploring historical events that have shaped our nation by examining the key players and the battles they fought.

opposingviewpointsOpposing Viewpoints in Context – Covers today’s hottest social issues for help when conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations.

Look for job openings on Jobs Express from the NY State Department of Labor.




Career Cruising – An interactive reference guide which provides in-depth profiles of hundreds of different careers. In addition to the job profiles, you’ll find: (1) multimedia interviews with real people in each and every career, (2) career search tools which help users find careers that suit their interests, and (3) a comprehensive database of colleges and universities, so that users can learn where to get education and training.


Job Now! – JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. Features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching.


Learning Express 3.0 – Interactive exam preparation, tutorials and practice tests. Includes SAT, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service and Licensing Exams. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Spanish courses and tests are available.

CAREER CENTER: Search for a job, write an effective resume, or prepare for an interview with a career tutor.
COLLEGE CENTER: Tutors can help with college coursework and exam studies.
STUDENT CENTER: Get help with homework, studying for an exam or understanding today’s lesson. Math, Science, Social Studies, and English. All levels including AP.

Vet Now – Free online job and academic assistance for Veterans transitioning to civilian life

The following links lead to information provided by sources outside of the West Hempstead Public Library.