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Online Resources

The Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center and the libraries in Suffolk County provide a group of licensed, Internet-accessible databases selected by librarians to facilitate your research endeavors. You may access library databases from home using your library card number, (which can be found on the back side of your library card) and your PIN/library account password. To obtain a temporary library card online, click here.

 

THE LIBRARY NOW HAS A SUBSCRIPTION TO LYNDA.COM!

Lynda.com is an online resource that allows you to learn software, creative, and business skills at your own pace. Choose from thousands of video courses, and view them on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

 

ONLINE DATABASES

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LOOKING FOR A GREAT RESEARCH TOOL?

A great place to start your research, with information that is citable, verifiable, and accurate. You will be connected with over 600 reference books that include resources from your library’s catalog and journal databases. Tutorials and videos with useful research tips are also at this site. CREDO’S search tools provide easy access to images, definitions, quotations, and more. Create an account and you can save your research. Just log in and you can pick up where you left off.

A one-search option which combs through the County Catalog and full-text e-Resources databases, including Academic Search, Masterfile, Health Source Consumer, National Newspapers, Credo Reference, and Yahoo Images.

RESOURCES FOR CSH LIBRARY PATRONS

*This family history resource is available for use inside the library.

 

 

 

 

 

  • American Book of Days
  • “For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), substantial essays explore significant events through their anniversaries or the birthdays of individuals involved. Religious and secular holidays are included, as are in-depth treatments of events of military, scientific, ethnic, political and cultural significance.”

 

  • Famous First Facts
  • First Happenings, discoveries and inventions in the United States. This edition includes nearly 8,000 entries on 1,400 pages. Scientific, technological and medical advances, political and legal firsts, and significant social and financial milestones.

 

  • Privacy Rights in the Digital Age
  • “The advent of the digital age has created unprecedented opportunities to share and access information about each one of us. This makes it simpler and quicker than ever to obtain a store credit card, to pay bills online without ever writing a check, and to publish our ideas and thoughts to the world. But it also gives both government and the private sector unprecedented opportunities to keep an eye on our movements, our interactions with others, and in some ways, our thoughts and ideas.”

 

  • The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014
  • “When politician Thomas R. Marshall said in 1920 that “what this country needs is a really good 5-cent cigar,” cigars typically cost twice that much. When Herbert Hoover made the statement often paraphrased as “a chicken in every pot” in 1928, chicken cost around 38 cents per pound. How do we know? Because we looked it up in this new edition (the first was published by Gale in 1994) of a fascinating survey of American wages and prices over past 139 years.”

 

  • Working Americans
  • Each volume portrays, decade by decade, a different group of working Americans. These volumes show, through historical documents and personal stories, how Americans worked, where they lived, what they bought, and how they kicked backed . Each profile is supported by material covering the society and history that shaped their choices and decisions.

 

 

  • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
  • This book examines a series of legal documents, speeches, essays, and more, in a historical context. Using information about the culture of the time emphasis is placed on what the meaning of each item was when it was produced, and its impact in American history.

  • Defining Documents in American History: Dissent and Protest
  • This book argues that the American identity is largely one of rebellion and social awareness. It provides a collection of historical documents which it cites as examples of dissent and protest throughout American history.