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EDUCATION & TESTING

driver's test blueTeens! Free Practice Tests for Your DMV Permit!

Just click on Driving-Tests.org to start practicing for your DMV driver’s permit. In addition to practice permit tests, the website includes tips on road signs and road situations, getting or renewing your driver’s license, fines and citations and more.

The Newburgh Free Library’s website provides practice tests for the State of New York. Practice tests are available for both the automobile and motorcycle driving exams. The database also contains the Driver Handbook and study and reference guides. Offered in partnership with the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

ETS – Educational Testing Service Links to official test sites for SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, TOEFL and more.

Learning Express Library Free interactive practice exams for a wide variety of tests including the SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Civil Service exams, reading and math skills, and many more. For use in the library or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

Novelist K-8 This database helps children in kindergarten through grade 8 locate books to suit their reading tastes and abilities. Includes picture books, “chapter” books and young adult titles, as well as curriculum suggestions for teachers. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

BIOGRAPHIES & HISTORY

American Memory
Audio and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. From the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.

Annals of American History
With over 2,000 primary source documents and 700 pieces of multimedia, Annals of American History is an excellent resource for expanding your understanding of the history and culture of the United States. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Background Notes
Country and regional reports from the U.S. Department of State.

Biography in Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Our Documents
100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Dictionary.com

Encyclopedia Britannica

Thesaurus.com
Free interactive practice exams for a wide variety of tests including the SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Civil Service exams, reading and math skills, and many more. For use in the library or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

Novelist K-8
This database helps children in kindergarten through grade 8 locate books to suit their reading tastes and abilities. Includes picture books, “chapter” books and young adult titles, as well as curriculum suggestions for teachers. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Go Ask Alice!
A health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program.

NetSmartz.org
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.

Teen Central
Professionally monitored site which provides an anonymous help-line for teens.

TeensHealth
Information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. For teens and caregivers.

HOMEWORK HELP

Academic OneFile
More than 13,000 titles, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals and more than 5,000 in full text with strong coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering and business. Funded by the New York State Library NOVEL Program. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Annals of American History
With over 2,000 primary source documents and 700 pieces of multimedia, Annals of American History is an excellent resource for expanding your understanding of the history and culture of the United States. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

CountryWatch
Up-to-date information and news on 191 countries, including political, economic, and business information. For use in the library.

Ebsco Masterfile Premiere
Searchable full-text for over 1,850 journals, covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, academic subjects and much more. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Ebsco Middle Search
Provides full text from over 100 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

General OneFile
More than 7,100 general interest periodical full-text titles and 3,600 refereed journals, and hundreds of newspapers. Also more than 500 travel guides, including Fodor’s. Funded by the New York State Library NOVEL Program. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Kids Search
Kids Search, an interface to the Primary Search database, is designed for K-5 students. It contains full text for over 50 popular, elementary school magazines, over 100 student pamphlets, an encyclopedia and a dictionary. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

Literature Resource Center
Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

Opposing Viewpoints Resources Center
Presents pro and con articles on many controversial topics. Also offers topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and more. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

LITERATURE

LitFinder
Offers over 100,000 full-text poems and thousands of full-text short stories and essays, along with literary explanations and author biographies. For use in the library (no card necessary), or from home with a valid Newburgh library card number.