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ABMS Physician Directory

American Board of Certified Medical Specialist Online. 

Academic OneFile

Search full-text peer reviewed journals from 1980-present

Agriculture Collection

Search 400 titles on farming, horticulture & more from 1980-present

America’s News Magazines

Research topics and current events from The Atlantic, Education Week, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian and more

Ancestry Library

Search your family history with access to 1790-1950 Census data, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records.  Library Use Only.

Atlantic Monthly Magazine

Full text coverage from 1994-present

Atlantic Monthly Online (Digital Edition)

Full text coverage of web edition articles from 2006-present



Full text coverage from 1988-present (delay for online access to current issue)

Barron’s Online (Digital Edition)

Full text coverage from 2018-present


Over 1 million historical & current biographies

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Citations to locate over 4 million biographies


Monthly reading recommendation guide with book reviews to help you find your next great book.

Britannica Academic Edition

Search for articles, images, videos, primary sources, dictionaries, eBooks, journals and periodicals on a wide range of subjects

Britannica Escolar

Spanish language encyclopedia for children (Primaria) or adults (Secundaria)

Britannica School Edition

Students in Elementary, Middle or High School can search for articles, images, primary source documents and videos on a broad range of subjects

Business Collection

Provides coverage on accounting, economics, marketing, management and business theory

Business Economics & Theory Collection

Search economic publications from 1980-present

Business Insights Essential

Company information & industry news. Formally Business & Company Resource Center


Career & Personal Finance (PWPL YouTube Videos)

View our collection of video captures of Port Washington Public Library ‘Career and Personal Finance’ on-line events.

Communications & Mass Media Collection

Search 250 titles on advertising, PR, & linguistics from 1980- present

Community Resource Database of Long Island

10,000 programs, organizations, services & resources

Computer Science

Search technology & electronic publications from 1980- present

Consumer Reports

Ratings, reviews and recommendations for thousands of products and services. Complete full-text access to print issues from 2009-present


Coronavirus Research Database

Search for articles and information on COVID-19


Creativebug provides unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning arts and crafts video classes. There are projects for every occasion with downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. A mobile app is available for iOS or Android devices which will allow you to download and watch videos on the go.

Criminal Justice Collection

Search 700 law & criminology publications from 1980-present

Culinary Arts Collection

Search 250 cooking, nutrition, and food industry publications from 1980-present


Diversity Studies Collection

Search 150 journals on cultural differences from 1980-present



Full text coverage from 1988 – present to the news magazine.

Educator’s Reference Complete

Contains over 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports on education topics from preschool to college

Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits)

K-5 students can search books, magazines & newspapers


Provides information on how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

Search 700 publications from 1980-present


Educational Resource Information Center index, abstracts & related resources


Students can search magazines, encyclopedias, images and maps


Fine Arts & Music Collection

Search for articles on drama, music, art history & filmmaking from 1980-present

Full Text Finder

Find which online database will provide full-text article coverage

Full Text Sources Online

Find which online database will provide full-text articles. Username: pwpl & Password: port4400


Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection

Search over 100 trade & academic horticulture journals from 1980-present

Gender Studies Collection

Search 30 journals on gender studies & family issues from 1980-present

General OneFile

Newspaper & periodical articles on a wide range of topics from 1980-present

General Science Collection

Search 300 publications on physics, mathematics, technology & scientific issues


Resources and information on current environmental issues & concerns


Health & Medicine

Search medical & professional journals, health magazines, reference books and pamphlets from 1980-present


1790-1950 Census data, books and articles

Home Improvement Collection

Search for architectural techniques, material & tool selection, and zoning requirements from 1980-present

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection

Search over 800 travel and leisure industry journals from 1980-present


Information Science & Library Issues Collection

Search 100 industry journals from 1980-present


Over 900 Spanish language publications focusing on Latin America

Insurance & Liability Collection

Search 20 journals on labor relations, mortgage banking, & legal issues



JobNow provides live online career coaching and interview assistance 7 days a week from 2pm – 11pm. Students or job seekers will find the tools necessary to get hired by employers. Create professional resumes in minutes using the Optimal Resume software program. The eParachute feature provides an online career assessment tool to find careers best suited for you.


Kanopy Videos

Kanopy includes more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, TV shows and educational videos for all ages. Each cardholder gets 30 tickets a month. Films can be viewed for 2 – 3 days and Great Course content is available for 21 days. Kanopy Kids provides unlimited access for 30 days and does NOT require tickets. 


Learning Express Library

Includes SAT, GRE, TASC practice exams and career guidance for students and adults

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Index for 600 library publications from 1960-present

LinkedIn Learning

Access over 16,000 online video courses on a wide range of topics from business to technology. Classes are taught in 7 different languages by industry experts.  Login with your PWPL Library card number and PIN .  A LinkedIn profile is not required to use the service.

Literature Resource Center

Literary criticism, reviews & biographical information on 130,000 writers worldwide. Includes Scribner Writers series online.

Live Homework Help – Service available from 9am – 10pm Weekdays and 2pm – 10pm Weekends. Spanish Speaking assistance available

Long Island Telephone Directories Historical

Search Long Island (1924-1937), Nassau (1925-1947) and Port Washington (1931-1958) telephone directories


Digital picture books in 46 Languages Other Than English for ages 3 – 10 years old.  Login with your PWPL Library card to enjoy story time in your native language with English translations. 


Mango Languages

Choose from 71 languages and learn through films and conversations with native speakers. Includes 21 ESOL courses. A mobile app is available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

Medline Plus

National Library of Medicine & National Institute of Health medical information & resources

Medline Plus En Espanol

National Library of Medicine & National Institute of Health medical information & resources in Spanish.


Company information for U.S. and international firms including Annual reports & SEC filings

Login using your Library card number

Middle School

Search magazines, newspapers, videos, primary sources and more

Military & Intelligence Collection

Search 500 titles including reference books, magazines and newwire sources

Mometrix Test Prep

Test prep service for Regents, APs, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Series 7, nursing, teaching exams and more. 

Morningstar Online

Online Investment Research Database includes monthly newsletters

Click here to visit site from the Library


New York Post

Browse current digital editions from 2020-present.  Historical full text coverage from 1999-present

New York State Archives

NYS genealogy resources include census data, military records, marriage documents etc. Visit the Library to search the complete federal collection from

New York Times

Full text coverage from June 1980-present of the Late Edition (East Coast)

New York Times Book Review

Full text coverage from 1988-present

New York Times Digital Access

Provides cover to cover full-page digital access to the New York Times newspaper from 2008 – recent (3 month delay on current issues).  

New York Times Espanol

Full text coverage from July 2020-present

New York Times Historical

Full text coverage from 1851-2018

New York Times Magazine

Full text coverage from 1997-present

New York Times Online

Full text coverage from 1996 – present to digital only edition of the newspaper. 

News OneFile

Search 2,300 major international & national newspapers


Full text coverage from October 1985-present of Combined edition

Newsday Historical

Full text coverage from 1940-1992

Search current issues of online.  Library Use Only.  “Read Today’s Paper” link not available for library access.

Niche Academy

Video tutorials on how to use the Library’s digital resources including Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy and more.

NoveList Plus

Fiction & non-fiction reader’s advisory service provides reviews and helps you find similar titles

Novelist Plus K-8

Grade school fiction & non-fiction reader’s advisory service with reviews & what to read next

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Search over 1,000 journals on patient care and health care administration from 1980-present

Nuwav Legal Forms

Create ready to use legal documents in minutes. Categories include Wills, Lease Agreements, Contracts & more.


Opposing Viewpoints

Current event overviews & opinions


Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

Search 60 titles on treatments & research from 1980-present

Pop Culture Collection

Provides access to over two million articles relating to history, art, social sciences, etc.

Popular Magazines

Search over 1,000 publications for current events, science, sports, health and more from 1980-present

Port Washington News

Search full-text coverage for local news from 1997-present

Port Washington News Historical

Full-text coverage for local news from 1903-1981


Free tool to help prepare you for the civics, reading and writing portions of the US Citizenship Naturalization Test.

ProCitizen Espanol

Use this database to prepare for the civics, reading and writing portions of the US Citizenship Naturalization Test in Spanish.
Use esta base de datos para prepararse para las partes de educacion civica, lectura, y escritura del Examen de Naturalizacion de los Estados Unidos. En Espanol.


Learn over 160 world languages designed for all ages. ESOL courses taught in 146 home languages for non-English speakers and includes access to U.S. Citizenship prep class.  Create an account online before using the mobile version.  Then use the web browser on your mobile device to access the service or download the mobile app for iOS, Android or Kindle Fire.

Psychology Collection

Search 500 journals on the mind, behavior & emotions from 1980- present


National Library of Medicine biomedical, life science & health citations and resources


Reference Solutions

Detailed telephone & company directory with information on 160 million residents and 60 million US businesses including physicians and dentists

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Search 250 periodicals from 1980-present on religion, philosophy, archaeology & anthropology


Salem History

Search for information on American history from the 50s, 60s, & 70s including full text historical documents from 1763 – 2003

Click here to visit site from home

Salem Literature

Critical Insights on Austen, Dickens, Hemingway, Twain and more

Click here to visit site from home


Search earth science, space, technology, life science, mathematics and biographical resources


Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 education journals


TrueFlix Includes videos, eBooks, activities, images and websites on science and social studies topics for students. 

Tumble Books

Animated talking picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, graphic novels and books in French and Spanish. For kids in grades K-6.


Live one-on-one homework help from 2pm – 10pm daily in English and Spanish. Over 40 subjects covered including math, science and English plus ACT & SAT prep. Provides assistance with resumes, cover letters and interview techniques. Your Username is your library card number. Made possible by the Friends of the Library


U.S. Hispanic Newsstream

Includes articles from El Diario/LA PRENSA,  La Opinión, Conexión and Extra

U.S. History

Search scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, books & videos for events and issues in American history.

U.S. Newsstream

Search national, regional and local newspapers including newswires from 1980-present


Value Line Investment Survey

Value Line includes Large Cap companies (1,700), Small & Mid-Cap companies (1,700), Selection & Opinion, industry listings, historical data, stock screener and printable PDFs. This service offers the tools necessary to help investors make informed financial decisions.


Value Line How To Videos on YouTube


Virtual Reference Library-Ebooks

Search the full text of popular reference e-books

Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection

Search 300 industry publications & specialized journals


Wall Street Journal

Full text coverage from 1984-present of Eastern edition

War & Terrorism Collection

Search 100 periodicals on global conflicts from 1980-present

Washington Post

Full text coverage from 1997-present

World History

Search primary documents, articles, maps & books for historical events and topics.