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Powerful research resources at your fingertips

These are reliable subscription databases covering a wide range of topics. In school, no usernames or passwords are required. Ask the librarian for usernames and passwords for use at home.

Newly expanded! Search full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on any topic. Still includes fascinating NY Times from 1851-2005. See the articles exactly as they appeared in the newspaper.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
The largest collection of full-text poems on the web. Also includes a wide range of tools and features to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of poetry.

Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronounciation of over half a million words, present and past.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Comprehensive collection of scholarship focusing on the lives and events that have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Oxford Music Online
Vast, comprehensive musical reference took including the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and other resources.

Oxford Art Online
Extensive and easily searchable online art resource.

Archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as other materials valuable for academic work.

Current Events

Global Issues in Context
Provides users with a framework to understand better 21st century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Search a wide variety of well-known newspapers and magazines for the last 20 years or more.

Gender Studies Collection (requires no password at home)
Searches publications which focus on topics related to gender studies, such as health, gender identity, family and marital issues and many more.

Popular Magazines (requires no password at home)
Searches many well-known magazines, such as The Atlantic, Comsumer Reports, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, People, and many others.

Culinary Arts Collection (requires no password at home)
Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals, and thousands of searchable recipes and restaurant reviews.

U.S. History Collection (requires no password at home)

World History Collection (requires no password at home)

Britannica Image Quest

Millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site.

Britannica School

Libraries and Homework Help

New York Public Library

NYPL’s Online Articles and Databases
These are reliable databases available through the NYPL. Most but not all require an NYPL card.

Library of Congress

Internet Public Library Teenspace: A+ Research and Writing

Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and homework help

Virtual Middle School Library
Interesting and reliable links ranging from homework help to newspapers and magazines to Macintosh hardware and software sites. Lots more, too.

Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Dictionary and more.

Science Websites

NASA Home Page

Great website all about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Science Digital Library
The nation's online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Photographic Periodic Table of ElementsScience Daily News
The latest news articles, videos, and book reviews in every area of science.
From Consumer Reports, a web-based initiative to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices.

Einstein Archives Online
The homepage of the respository of the personal papers of the great scientist, humanist, and Jew, Albert Einstein

Scientific American Magazine

Film Websites

Greatest Films
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

Sites of Jewish Interest

Jewish Calendar, Hebrew Date Converter
American Jewish Committee Archives
Hebrew song lyrics (in Hebrew)
Hebrew song lyrics (transliterated)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Yad Vashem
American Jewish World Service
Jewish Theological Seminary Library Treasures
Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Jewish Museum
Israel Defense Forces

Jewish Women's Archive
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

American Jewish Historical Society
Consulate General of Israel in New York
The Consulate General of Israel in New York represents the State of Israel in NY, NJ and CT. The website includes many articles about Israeli news and culture as well as information about the services of the consulate.

The Anne Frank Center USA

Jewish and Israeli News

Israel National News in English
Arutz 7

Moment Magazine
The Jewish Week
The Jewish Daily Forward
The Jerusalem Post
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The global news service of the Jewish People.

The Jewish News Archive
News articles of interest to the Jewish People since 1917.
Tablet Magazine--A New Read on Jewish Life
A daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.

Lilith Magazine

Secular News Sites

The New York Times
The Washington Post
Five centuries of news history blended with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

History and Government

Best of History Websites
Annotated links to over 1000 quality history websites.

Welcome to the White House
Today in History
Important events and birthdays, organized by date.

The U.S. Senate
CIA World Factbook
Ellis Island
Explore the American immigrant experience or search for immigrants to Ellis Island by name or by ship.
The United States House of Representatives

About New York

American Museum of Natural History
The Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Learn about what's happening all around the city from Central Park to Yankee Stadium to Coney Island.

New York City Official Website
Find out what's happening in New York City government.

Books and Authors

Teen Reads
Info and features about favorite authors, books, series and characters.

ALA Great websites for kids
Reliable websites selected by the American Library Association.

Judy Blume
Beloved author of classic book such as Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Blubber, and many others.

Eric Carle

Laurie Halse Anderson
Author of many books, including Speak, Fever, and Chains.

Libba Bray’s blog
Author of The Sweet Far Thing (The Gemma Doyle trilogy).

Sarah Dessen
Author of many books including The Truth About Forever, Just Listen, and Lock & Key.

Scott Westerfeld
Author of The Uglies series.

Rick Riordan
Very popular author of the Percy Jackson series as well as the Red Pyramid and Lost Heroes series.

Sharon Creech

Reading Rants—Out of the Ordinary Teen Book Blog
Interactive blog where kids can read book reviews and respond to them.
Classic books and poetry online.

Shakespeare Online

Guys Read
A website whose mission is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read.


Sports Illustrated/CNN
Sports Illustrated for Kids
The Official Olympics Site
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Special Olympics

Odds & Ends


A guide to great art online.


Discover the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Includes nineteen museums and the National Zoo.


A "toy" for generating "word clouds" from text you provide. Very fun!

A free online collection of more than 3,600 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube covering a wide variety of academic subjects.