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Research & Reference

This is the place for all your research needs — from consumer reports to research databases to repair how-tos.

For help accessing any of the links on this page, please call us at 631-725-0049 or email info@johnjermain.org


Auto Repair Source Database Logo   Biography Reference Bank Database  
Auto Repair Source
 
Biography Reference Bank
 
Consumer Reports
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Content has been provided by MOTOR Information Systems.   Find in-depth, original profiles of current biographies with full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.   ConsumerReports.org features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness and much more.
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Credo Reference
 
Educator’s Reference Complete
 
Explora
A great place to start your research. Provides background research on a wide variety of topics and images from over 600 reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies and more.   Resource for educators and education students. Access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.   Search for articles, essays, and primary source materials on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.
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GALE Business Insights
 
GALE OneFile: Computer Science
 
GALE OneFile: Informe Academico
Provides access to global business information including company profiles, industry/market research reports, investment/brokerage reports from Thomson Reuters, and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.   Access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.   Spanish interface provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library Logo   GreenFILE   History Reference Center
GALE Virtual Reference Library
 
GreenFILE
 
History Reference Center
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.   Access to scholarly, government and general-interest titles that focus on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.   Access to a comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.
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Home Improvement Reference Center
 
JSTOR
 
LawDepot
Provides access to detailed “how-to” information for home improvement and repair projects.   Provides full-text access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.   Online legal forms and templates that you can create and download. Create an account and start preparing your own legal forms today!
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Literary Reference Center   Live-brary   MasterFile Elite
Literary Reference Center
 
Live-brary
 
MasterFile Elite
Access to information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.   The online platform connecting all libraries in Suffolk County. Access your library account, search the catalogue, find resources not listed here, and more!    Access to full text magazines, journals, and reference books as well as photos, maps and flags. Search for Consumer Reports and more here!
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MEDLINE Logo   File:Logo of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.svg - Wikipedia  
MEDLINE
 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 
ReferenceUSA
Access to biomedical and health journals. Includes recently published.   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: provides car crash test results, automotive recalls and links to all aspects of automotive safety.   Reference USA provides business and consumer research. It offers a full-service platform which helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
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    United States Census Bureau
Science Reference Center
 
Small Business Reference Center
 

U.S Census Bureau

Access science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.   Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.   Access to tables profiling frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau surveys and programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, and counties.
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U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services

 

U.S Small Business Administration

   
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners & entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.    
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