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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 1790-1940 Census data, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records. Free Home access thru 12/31/20.


Over 1 million historical & current biographies

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Citations to locate over 4 million biographies

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.

Chilton Auto Library

Automotive repair information on the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years. Search for recalls, maintenance and repair data by year, make and model.


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



Courses on a variety of topics taught by college professors. Does not require a library card to use.


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

Educator’s Reference Complete

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


Free online courses taught by college professors. Does not require a library card to access.

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

Financial Times

Search full text articles from June 1996–present

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

Health & Wellness

Books, news, pamphlets from 1980-present


1790-1940 Census data, books and articles

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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.

Khan Academy

Offers free courses in a variety of subjects, as well as free test prep. Does not require a library card to access.

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

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 Newspaper Collection

Search local Nassau and Suffolk newspapers including the Port Washington News, Manhasset Press, Roslyn News and more

Thousands of online courses, videos and practice exercises on a wide range of topics from business to wring skills. Please note that library users must access the site from the link above rather than the standard website. A library card and your standard library account PIN are required.

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

Morningstar Online

Online Investment Research Database includes monthly newsletters

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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 State Newspapers

Search 28 local newspapers

New York Times

Full text coverage from June 1980-present

New York Times Historical

Full text coverage from 1851-2016


Search 1,100 international & national newspapers


Search the Port Washington News, local newspapers from Nassau & Suffolk county and national news magazines


Search Nassau & Queens editions of Newsday from October 1985-present

Newsday Historical

Full text coverage from 1940-1991

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

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

Physician Directory

American Board Certified Medical Specialist Directory. Username: Nassau-4 & Password: Nassau-4

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


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 white & yellow page directory information for over 158 million residents and 59 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

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Salem Literature

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

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

Tax Links and Resources


Phone Numbers

Forms (Federal)

Assistance (Federal)

Forms (NYS)

Information (NYS)

AARP Tax Aide


Resources at the Library

(Ask at the Reference Desk)

Tax Forms to distribute or photocopy

IRS Publications (Reference Only)

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 education journals

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 for full text news coverage


Online technology-focused courses. Does not require a library card to access.

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

Search full text articles from 1984–present

War & Terrorism Collection

Search 100 periodicals on global conflicts from 1980-present

World History

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