Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Automotive Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Long Island Information
Biography Genealogy Magazines & Scholarly Journals
Books & Literature Government & Politics New York Information
Business & Finance Health News & Current Events
Careers & Employment History Science & Technology
Computer Training Issues & Controversies Taxes
Consumer Info Languages other than English Test Prep
Directories Legal Travel

You will need to enter your library card number and last name to access the following resources:

Access Science
*New trends & developments, definitions of scientific & technical terms, biographies of scientists
*Latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
Credo Reference
*Reference collection including images, maps & other data
*Crossword solver & quotation finder
*Topics including art, business, history, medicine, science & technology
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
*Search the encyclopedias content
*Access to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
*Search the encyclopedias content
Gale Virtual Reference Library
*Collection of searchable reference material
Oxford Dictionaries
*Dictionary & thesaurus as well as grammar, punctuation & spelling tips
*Audio pronunciation
*For elementary to adult learners
*Search the content of the following encyclopedias:

  • Amazing Animals of the World
  • America the Beautiful
  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  • BookFLIX
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands and Peoples
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus

*Available through NOVEL, a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library.

U.S. History in Context
*Pre-Colonial times to the present
Webster’s Dictionary Online
*Access to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged
*Word games to improve vocabulary
*Style Guide
World Data Analyst 
*Country snapshots, detailed statistics & ability to create comparative charts & tables


"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people." --Andrew Carnegie