Research

Art | Auto Repair & ReviewsBiography | Business/Finance | Children | Citizenship  | Current Events | Ebooks/Audiobooks | Education/Tests | En Español | Encyclopedias | Funding Information Network (Grants) | Genealogy | Government Health | History | Homework | Jobs/Careers | Language | Literature | MagazinesMaps | Movies | Music | Newspapers | Phone Directory | Religion | Science | Taxes | Technology


Subject: Art

Fine Arts Music Collection offers more than 150 full-text magazines and journals covering areas such as drama, music, art history, and film-making.
 

fashionUniversity of Fashion brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious. 


Subject: Auto Repair & Reviews

ChiltonLibrary.com offers online automotive repair help for your Do-It-Yourself auto repair needs. Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

auotmdAutoMd is a comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource.

 

edmunds Edmunds.com contains car reviews, prices, inventory, and more, about new and used cars. 

kbbKelley Blue Book online Good for researching buying a new or used car.  


dmv
New York DMV Practice Tests – In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks online.  Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.

 


Subject: Biography 


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Biography in Context (in GALENET) – Contains biographies that are searchable by date of birth, nationality, occupation, ethnicity, gender and more. Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

s9(1)Biographical Dictionary – Features more than 33,000 notable people from ancient times to today.  It has some of the characteristics of Wikipedia; it is editable by the users and they also can contribute to the biographies on the site.  


Subject: Business & Finance

business insightsBusiness Insights: Essentials – Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports.
 

galeGale Directory Library – Find U.S. private and public companies, manufacturers and distributors, and national and international organizations.Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

morningstar_logo_newMorningstar Home Access – Find current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Plus, company and industry information and financial education tutorials. Note: You must be a Westchester Library Card holder to access information from home.

refReferenceUSA – Information on Business and US Residents. Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

smallbusinessSmall Business Collection – Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals. 

thomasnet

ThomasNet is a directory of industrial product information covering 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial categories. 


Subject: Children

abcmouseABCMouse.com (available in library only) – Helps kids learn through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.  For ages 2-6 years old.  For a 3-week home access trial, click here.

elibraryeLibrary Elementary – Easy searching of child-friendly newspapers, magazines, reference books, maps, pictures, and audio/visual content.


Kids InfoBits
– For students in kindergarten through grade five.  It kidsinfobitsfeatures a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.

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NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8. Provides recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.

tumblebooksTumblebooks – An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources. Click here for Apple app.  Click here for Android app.

tumblebooks bibliotecaBiblioteca Tumblebooks – son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a losniños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.  


Subject: Citizenship 

US Citizenship Test Free App – Use this app to practice the USCIS Citizenship test or just test your knowledge on US History and Government. Features flash cards for all 100 pre-set USCIS questions. 

immigrationUS Citizenship Test in English
 
– 100 Civics Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio (English version)
US Citizenship Test in Spanish 
– 100 Civics Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio (Spanish version)
 

Subject: Current Events 

opposingviewpointsOpposing Viewpoints in Context – Viewpoint essays, articles, statistics, primary documents, and other reference sources on social issues.

landspeopleLands and Peoples (Scholastic Go)
– for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.  


Subject: Ebooks and Audiobooks

overdriveOverDrive  – A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.  It can be used with most devices, including PCs, iDevices, Androids, Kindles and Nooks.  Overdrive specializes in bestsellers, non-fiction, classics and children’s books. Click here to download the app.

Hoopla is a new digital media service where you can stream and download Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels.  Checkout 5 items per month.  All you need is your Westchester Library card.  Click here for Apple appClick here for Android app.

freadingFreading – eBooks available in ePub and/or PDF format.  Currently, it can be used with PCs, iDevices, Androids, Nooks, Sony Readers, Kobo readers, and Kindle Fire.  Freading specializes in romance and children’s books.  Click here to download the app.

tumblebooksTumbleBooks – An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games and teacher resources. Click here for Apple app.  Click here for Android app.

tumblebooks bibliotecaBiblioteca Tumblebooks – son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a losniños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. 

gutenbergProject Gutenberg – A collection of free eBooks.  

 

Tottotal booxal BooX lets WLS patrons read, share and discover books with no restrictions, no waiting lists and no tokens.
 
comicsComics Plus – Online digital graphic novels and comics available for free with your library card.

 

open accessDirectory of Open Access Journals – A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. 

googlebooksGoogle Books – Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic. 


Subject: Education & Test Prep

wlsBasic Computer Tips – How computers work and tutorials on how to use them.

Career & Education Counseling Services for Westchester Residents – Specialized programs with trained professionals to guide you in your career path.

FirstFind – A website that connects you to useful information and tools about education, jobs and families. FirstFind also provides links to agencies in Westchester that can give you more information and help on these topics.

Get Your GED/TASC – Connect to websites that can help build your knowledge and the skills you will need to pass the GED. You will also find general information about the GED and how to take the GED test in New York State. 

goodcallGoodCall Scholarships – One of the largest databases of scholarships on the web, GoodCall is 100% free and no personal information is required in order to use it.

Learning Express –  Students and adult learningexpresslearners can improve their skills required for academic and career success.  Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more.  Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences. 

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Khan Academy offers practice exercises and instructional videos on subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.  It is completely free but registration is required.

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New York DMV Practice Tests – In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks online.  Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.

proliteracy

ProLiteracy – Free instruction to help adults learn to read and write.  

 

Tututortor.com – Free homework help – An online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet. Click here to download the app. Online tutoring is available from 3 pm to 9 pm everyday. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed.  


Subject: En Español

wlsCatálogo en español – El catalogo de materiales en español.

Learn English – Practice and learn English using several websites that include: Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening, Reading, Pronunciation and Writing. Test your progress with games and quizzes.

 FirstFind – A website that connects you to useful information and tools  about education, jobs and families. FirstFind also provides links to          agencies in Westchester that can give you more information and help    on these topics.

 

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Diccionario
 

 

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Google España
– Google con un interfaz en español.

 

learningexpressLearning Express – Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de GED o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
 

MangolanguagesMango Languages es un recurso que le ayuda aprender inglés, francés, japonés, chino mandarin, coreano y más. Usando situaciones de la vida real y conversaciones actuales, aprenda como comunicarse.(Necesita tarjeta de la biblioteca)
 

immigrationServicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración – El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) es la agencia gubernamental que supervisa la inmigración legal a los Estados Unidos.

US Citizenship Test in Spanish  – Preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización

  wls_logo(1)Tutoriales Médicos – IMás de 300 videos educativos con información básica de salud sobre las enfermedades o condiciones, exámenes y procedimientos médicos.

 

La NuevaLa Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Scholastic Go) – a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.  

tumblebooks bibliotecaBiblioteca Tumblebooks – son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a losniños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. 


Subject: Encyclopedias


Encyclopedia.com
encyclopedia.com
  – Free online encyclopedia with entries from credible, published sources like Oxford University Press and Columbia Encyclopedia.

amazinganimalsAmazing Animals of the World (Scholastic Go) – is for elementary school students.  Includes facts & photos for over 1,200 animals.  

America the Beautiful (Scholastic Go) – is for elementary & grolieramericamiddle school students. Includes articles on US cities, states & Presidents.
 

GrolierMultimediaEncyclopedia

Multimedia Encyclopedia (Scholastic Go) – Quick-reference with rich media for middle-school and higher.
 
knowledgeNew Book of Knowledge (Scholastic Go)  – Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
 
Grolier E AmericanaEncyclopedia Americana In-depth information for older students and adults.  
 

La NuevaLa Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Scholastic Go) – a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.

landspeopleLands and Peoples (Scholastic Go) – for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.

oxfordislamicOxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated. NOTE: Only available for in-library use.


Subject: Funding Information Network

foundationcenter.orgFunding Information Network, located in the Riverfront Branch, is one of many Funding Information Networks of the Foundation Center. It has the best and most comprehensive information available on foundations and corporate giving. The center’s internet address is: fdncenter.org Yonkers Riverfront Library offers in-house access to the Foundation Center Directory Online.  It is a searchable database of grant-awarding organizations.  To find out more details about access in the library, click here.  


Subject: Genealogy

ancestryAncestry Plus (in PROQUEST) – Includes U.S. Federal census, American genealogical biographical index, immigration list index and more. NOTE: This database can be accessed on select computers within the library and cannot be accessed from home. 

BatteryCastle Garden Immigration Center – is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892.

family searchFamily Search – Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

cdcWhere to Write for Vital Records – Collection of links to direct access for individual state and territory agency information. This will assist in locating information on birth records, death records, marriage records, etc.

 


Subject: Government

fedFederal Documents Online – The Federal Depository collection at the Riverfront Branch offers a core collection and specialized government documents including the U.S. Government Manual, Federal Register, World Fact Book, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, census information, and more. For assistance with locating a government document, please come to the 3rd floor Reference Desk at the Riverfront Library or contact the Government Documents Librarian at 914-375-7966.

censusCensus Bureau A source for current population data and the latest Economic Indicators.  

 

 

nystatehealthNew York State of Health The official informational website for the New York State of Health.  Learn how the new health care law affects you.

irsInternal Revenue Service The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. Contains downloadable forms, instructions, and agency information.  

 

medicareMedicareInformation on Medicare, including comparisons of medicare and medigap plans.

ssaSocial Security Online – One can apply for retirement, apply for disability, apply for Medicare, estimate future benefits, and more.

 

 

postal serviceUnited States Postal ServiceGet shipping rates, buy stamps, print postage, track a package, or look up a ZIP Code.  

 

usa_govUSA.gov – U.S. Government’s official website  


 ciaThe World Factbook Provides detailed information about countries and non-self-governing territories around  the world.   


Subject: Health

drugrehabDrugRehab.com – Articles and resources about substance abuse and addiction of all varieties.

healthrefcenterHealth Reference Center Academic (in INFOTRAC) – Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students.

wls_logo(1)Health Tutorials – More than 300 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures.

helpguide-logo-newHelpGuide.org – Guide to mental, emotional, and social health.  mental health, ranging from anxiety and stress to family issues and depression

medlineMedlinePlus – Brings together consumer information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government, non-profit and  health-related organizations.

new_york_mag_logoNew York Magazine’s Top Doctors – A list of the best doctors in the Tri-State area, arranged by speciality.

nystatehealthNew York State of Health The official informational website for the New York State of Health.  Learn how the new health care law affects you.

nysNew York State Physician Profile – Contains profiles of all licensed doctors who are registered to practice medicine in New York State.

nursinghlthcolpp_lgNursing and Allied Health CollectionIncluding more than 1000 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both nursing professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

recallsRecalls.gov – A U.S. government site that allows users to search through recalls from various Federal Agencies.

psychcolpp_lgPsychology Collection – With access to over 200 peer-reviewed journals, Psychology Collection allows researchers to explore what makes people “tick” from childhood to death.  Find articles from important psychology journals, including Annual Review of Psychology, Current Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and The Psychological Record.


Subject: History

library-of-congress-logo-designChronicling America  – Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

 nyt_logo2Historical NY Times & NYT Full Text (1851-2009) – Includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1851. Provides full text and full image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article and every issue in PDF format.  Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed.

sanbornSanborn Maps 1867-1970 – Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities including the city of Yonkers.  Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers.   


Subject: Homework

learningexpressLearning Express –  Students and adult learners can improve their skills required for academic and career success.  Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more.  Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

tutorTutor.com Free Live Homework Help – An online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet.  Click here to download the app.  Online tutoring is available from 3 pm to 9 pm everyday.  Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed.  

Click here for our Homework Help Resources Page. 

 


Subject: Jobs & Careers

one-stopOne-Stop Employment Center for Westchester County – Search for job postings, upload resume, register for free workshops.

jobcareerJob and Career Accelerator  – A comprehensive, online job search system.  


learningexpress
Learning Express –  Students and adult learners can improve their skills required for academic and career success.  Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more. Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Describes what workers do on the job, worklaboring conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

 

 wlsJobs & Careers – Specialized online and in-person programs with trained professionals to guide you in your career path.

Look for a Job – Learn more about finding a job, interviewing techniques and training. Special sections on exploring different careers, opportunities for young people and unemployment support.

jobsonline
 
 

 


Subject: Language

bbcBBC Languages – A free interactive website for language learning.  Includes: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

 

wls_logo(1)Learn English – Practice and learn English using several websites that include: grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, pronunciation and writing. Test your progress with games and quizzes. 

MangolanguagesMango Languages – Online language learning designed to teach you conversational abilities in many foreign languages and ESL courses. Now offering language learning through film!   Click here to download the app. Note: You must be a Westchester Library Card holder to access information from home.

proliteracy

ProLiteracy Free instruction to help adults learn to read and write.

 


Subject: Literature

 fine_arts_music_coll_lgFine Arts Music Collection offers more than 150 full-text magazines and journals covering areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
literatureresourceLiterature Resource Center features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism.

NoveList Plus – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.

novelist k-8

NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8. Provides recommendations, series information, book reviews and more.


overdriveOverDrive
 – A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System. Click here to download the app.  


Subject: Magazines

academiconefileAcademic Onefile (in INFOTRAC) – The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects – authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.

 generalonefileGeneral Onefile (in INFOTRAC) – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.  

pop culturePop Culture Collection – For any social sciences, history, art, or liberal arts researcher, the Pop Culture Collection provides useful information from over two million articles found in over 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

Press Reader (available in library only) – Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.


Subject: Maps

sanbornSanborn Maps 1867-1970 – Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities including the city of Yonkers.  Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers.   


Subject: Movies

Hoopla is a new digital media service where you can stream and download Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels.  Checkout 5 items per month.  All you need is your Westchester Library card.  Click here for Apple appClick here for Android app.


Subject: Music

freegal1Freegal is a free downloadable music service. All you need to access the service is your Westchester Library card.  You are allotted 5 downloads per week as well as 3 hours of streaming per day.

Hoopla is a new digital media service where you can stream and download Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels.  Checkout 5 items per month.  All you need is your Westchester Library card.  Click here for Apple appClick here for Android app.

 


Subject: Newspapers

library-of-congress-logo-designChronicling America  – Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

 infotracnewsstandGale Newsstand – Full-text newspaper database has several NY newspapers, including the NY Times from 1995-Present, and Journal News from 1999-2003, as well as over fifty national and international newspapers.

GannettNewsstandGannett Newstand (in PROQUEST) – Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (2002-present), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

google(1)Google Newspapers – Search and explore information from historical newspaper archives dating back over 200 years.  

 

journalnewsJournal News (in PROQUEST) – Journal News Newspaper Archives from Nov. 2003 till present. Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

Journal News in Microfilm – Full-image newspaper content from the Journal News from 2010 till present.  Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers.  Select Journal News from Titles.

nationalnewspaperNational Newspaper Index (in INFOTRAC) – Indexes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times & The Washington Post.  

galecengageNew York State Newspapers (in INFOTRAC) – Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance. Full-text.

 nyt_logo2Historical NY Times & NYT Full Text (1851-2012) – Includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1851. Provides full text and full image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article and every issue in PDF format. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed.

New York Times Microfilm (2008-current) – Full-image newspaper content from the New York Times from 2008 till present.  Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers.  Select New York Times from Titles.

Press Reader (available in library only) – Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.

wsjWall Street Journal Microfilm – Full-image newspaper content from the Wall Street Journal from 2008 till present.  Note: Username: yonkers and Password: yonkers.  Select Wall Street Journal from Titles.  


Subject: Phone Directory

refReferenceUSA– Information on business and U.S. Residents.  Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.  Free ReferenceUSA webinars are available.

superpagesSuperpages.com Find local businesses with online Yellow Pages & White Pages    


Subject: Religion

Religion Resources – A number of scholarly online resources on various religions.

oxfordislamicOxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated. NOTE: Only available for in-library use.  


Subject: Science

open accessDirectory of Open Access Journals – A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

popular scienceThe New Book of Popular Science (Scholastic Go) – is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

wls_logo(1)Secrets of the Sequences: Video series on the Life Sciences – 50 of the best videos from the public television series, “Secrets of the Sequence” to assist teachers in the application of genetic research across the biology curriculum. Funded by the Pfizer Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.


Subject: Taxes

irsInternal Revenue Service Order Forms Online Information                1-800-829-1040 Forms                         1-800-829-3676 Refund Information    1-800-829-4477

IRS Local Office White Plains Taxpayer Assistance Center Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 210 E. Post Road White Plains, NY 10601 914-684-7302

DFS logoNY State Dept. of Taxation and Finance Online Forms Information                 518-457-5181 Forms                          518-457-5431 Refund Information     518-457-5149

 

 

 

Subject: Technology

gcfGCF Learn Free – Free computer tutorials ranging from computer basics and online safety, to social media and using the cloud.

lynda_comLynda.com –  Online learning platform that offers thousands of video courses in subjects including business, software, design, photography and much more.  Click here to download the app. Note: Westchester Library card needed.