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Online Research

Antiques

Antiques Reference Database

A database which enables you to search the pricing and background of thousands of antiques and collectibles. It is used by almost every professional personal property appraiser in the U.S. and it is a favored resource at many auction houses.

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Prices 4 Antiques

Prices 4 Antiques is the Internet’s first choice for antique research.

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Auto Repair

All Data Pro

Diagnostics and repair information for cars and light trucks, including wiring diagrams and technical bulletins, back to 1982.

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Includes automotive repair information for many vehicles back to the 1970’s, and for a few back to the 1940’s

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Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is a full-text database containing thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.

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Books & Literature

Artemis

Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. We have integrated Literature Resources from Gale and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment to help you take your research to new levels.

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Book Recommendation Newsletter

Sign up for LibraryAware newsletters based various book titles and genres in our collection.

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Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

This is an online database with over 300k reviews, MARC records and related information on children’s literature. Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database contains A variety of search options to help you find books by subject, age level, genre.

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Fiction Core Collection

The selective list presented in this collection features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction (old and new) are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, and romance.

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Gale Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Literature Criticism Online includes: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review.

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Granger’s World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin.

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Literary Reference Center

The Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a highly graphical interface intended for public, academic and high school libraries. The primary goal of LRC is to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature.

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Novelist Plus

NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. It allows you to locate over 125,000 novels in a variety of ways, including “Author read-alikes”, and “similar books”. NoveList will help you to answer the question of what to read next.

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Something About The Author

Something About the Author Online brings you comprehensive online access to all volumes of Gale’s award-wining reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. You’ll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface that is ideal for teachers, librarians, professors, students, and other researchers of children’s and young adult literature.

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Business & Finance

Business & Co. Resource Center (Gale)

The Business & Company Resource Center is a comprehensive research tool that offers accurate and up-to-date business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies, including periodical and news articles, press releases, company financials, investment reports, industry and company rankings, market share data, and more.

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Gale Directory Library (Encyclopedia of Associations, International) (Encyclopedia of Associations, National) (Gale’s Companies and their Brands)

Includes access to Encyclopedia of Associations, International; Encyclopedia of Associations, National; and Gale’s Companies and their Brands.

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JobLine

A website created by a Suffolk County Career Resource Librarian, this site contains links to Long Island companies, job searches by field, college and technical schools, relocation information and much much more. This is a great place to begin your job search.

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MorningStar

MorningStar Mutual Funds Online provides fast and easy access to MorningStar Mutual Funds in a PDF format. Download the latest issue under most recent issue, select an entire group of funds to review, or find a specific fund.

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Reference USA Business/Residential/Health Telephone Books

Directory of over 14 million public and private U.S. companies plus 135 million white pages listings of business, residential, and health care telephone numbers.

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Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

ThomasNet.com is the leading industrial destination containing every conceivable industrial product or service, more than 607,000 industrial companies in North America are included, indexed by 67,000 product and service categories.

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Weiss Ratings Online

Ratings Online service offers online access to the safety ratings of over 13,000 financial institutions, including banks and thrifts, insurance companies, and HMOs. Ratings Online also provides access to over 20,000 investment ratings online, covering stock mutual funds, bond mutual funds, and money market mutual funds.

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Careers/College

Brainfuse Live Homework Help

Free Online Tutoring available at home. Connect with live expert tutors in all core subjects from grades K-12! Professional tutors in Math, Social Studies, English and Science are ready to help struggling students as well as those seeking enrichment and additional challenges. The Tutors include certified teachers, college professors, undergraduate and graduate students from accredited universities and professionals. They provide help, not answers, and bring every session to an educationally sound conclusion. All Tutors are thoroughly screened and certified.

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Career Guidance Center (Ferguson’s )

A comprehensive Career database with current descriptions of more then 2000 jobs in 94 industries, it also has resources to help you select, plan and advance your career.

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Career Website for Librarians

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College Navigator

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College Source Online

A database of over 44,000 colleges, College Source lets you access college catalogs, link to college homepages, and search for colleges by name, geographical area, enrollment, tuition, degrees, course descriptions and much more.

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JobLine

A website created by a Suffolk County Career Resource Librarian, this site contains links to Long Island companies, job searches by field, college and technical schools, relocation information and much much more. This is a great place to begin your job search.

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LinkedIn

Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

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NSPL Career/Job Homepage

Job Search/Relocation resources

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Community Databases

211 Long Island Database

The Community Resource Database of Long Island is a free, online directory of health, human service, and education agencies and programs on Long Island services for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. With detailed information on nearly 12,000 community resources, the CRD provides instant, keyword access to essential information for Long Island individuals and organizations.

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Mastic Moriches Community Directory

Directory of 130 Local Organizations

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Suffolk Community Council

The voice of human services for 75 years, the Suffolk Community Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) umbrella organization of community service groups dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for all residents of Suffolk County, fostering self-determination and the empowerment of those who feel disenfranchised.

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Consumer

Consumer Reports (E-Resources)

Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center is a full text database focused on home improvement and home repair.

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Legal Forms (Gale)

Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues. All the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles that help to develop critical thinking.

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Education

ERIC Journals

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Kids InfoBites

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Literati (Formerly Credo Reference)

Credo Reference contains full text entries on a variety of subjects from over 400 reference books – including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations and more.

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Lynda.com

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Access to thousands of video courses.

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Encyclopedias/Reference books

Grolier Multimedia

Grolier includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database, containing more than 112,000 historical documents; more than 113,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 112,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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Literary Reference Center

The Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a highly graphical interface intended for public, academic and high school libraries. The primary goal of LRC is to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature.

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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues. All the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles that help to develop critical thinking

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World Book Encyclopedia Online

Provides access to the online versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus over 1.3 million primary source documents, the Student Discovery Encyclopedia, and the Spanish language Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Plus

Collection of genealogy databases including U.S. and UK census images, birth, marriage and death records, the U.S. Immigration Collection, containing many passenger and naturalization records, and a wide variety of other genealogy materials.

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Family Search

Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world through the family history library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fold3

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoe boxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

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Footnote

Over 50 million historical documents and photos to aid in your ancestry searches

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Genealogy Page (NSPL)

NSPL site for genealogy resources

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National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

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World Vital Records

Genealogy resource with over 10,000 databases, including birth, death, military, census, and parish records.

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Government/Law

Court Help Resource Center

Court Help Resource Center from SuffolkWeb.

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FileRight U.S. Immigration Services

FileRight makes it easy to complete immigration applications online. Answer simple questions then just print, sign, and file!

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Govt/Law Homepage (North Shore Public Library)

Local Government link sites

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Law Depot

Law Depot is a publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates.

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Legal Forms (Gale)

Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Legal Resource Guide

A guide all about personal law.

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Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Locator

A database of over one million lawyer profiles and over 100,000 legal service professionals.

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U.S Census

United States Census Bureau homepage, including information on the 2010 Census.

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Westlaw

Legal database featuring New York State codes and cases, searchable by the citation number or “natural language.”

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Health & Medicine

ABMS Directory (American Board of Medical Specialists)

Quick and easy access to professional information about more than 800,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ sub-specialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

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AMA Physician Select

DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors. AMA member physicians are offered an expanded listing that contains additional information such as office hours, accepted insurance providers, educational history and other helpful information.

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Health Reference Center Academic

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of reference titles.

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Health/Medicine Homepage (North Shore Public Library)

North Shore Public Library resource page for Health/Medicine

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Información de Salud para el Consumidor

Consumer Health Information brinda articulos traducidos sobre condiciones medicas comunes y procedimientos faciles de entender. Ademas de buscar en el teclado, CHI le ofrece un mapa del cuerpo interactivo; que ayuda al usuario a localizar textos completos sobre articulos relacionados a temas de salud para todas las areas del cuerpo. Todo el contenido esta basado en evidencias y esta redactado por escritores medicos con experiencia e independientemente revisado por expertos con credenciales medicas. Los articulos de Consumer Health Information son revisados y actualizados regularmente con el fin de reflejar la informacion mas reciente e investigación disponible. La información provista por esta base de datos no debe ser considerada como una forma de auto-diagnostico o substituida por consejo medico profesional, diagnostico o tratamiento.

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Medline journals through EBSCO

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

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Medline Plus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

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Reference USA Business/Residential/Health Telephone Books

Directory of over 14 million public and private U.S. companies plus 135 million white pages listings of business, residential, and health care telephone numbers.

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Language

Mango Languages

This conversational program is geared to learning a language for simple communication such as preparation for travel to a foreign country.

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Muzzy Online

Muzzy is a learning Language course for Children. Muzzy online offers a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

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Periodicals & Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor

Full text searchable resource. Coverage: 1988-current.

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Computer Source

Featuring nearly 300 full-text periodicals covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet, Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.

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EBSCO

Current Ebsco Databases

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EBSCO Masterfile Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 164,424 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 453,000 photos, maps & flags.

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Explora – EBSCO Databases

A dedicated search interface for all EBSCO public library databases.

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Flipster

You may access 38 E-magazines using your computer or mobile device through NSPL’s new database Flipster. Download the Flipster app on your mobile device.

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General Reference Center Gold

Perfect for researchers at all levels, General Reference Center Gold features 24/7 access to a wide range of full-text titles, indexes and abstracts, from national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals.

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Long Island Forum Index

This is an electronic version of the printed indexes to the Long Island Forum, published from 1938 to 2004 by the Friends for Long Island’s Heritage.

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New York Times Current

Full-text coverage of the New York Times. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents. Coverage: 1995-current.

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New York Times Historical

Easy access to the past. Full text, easily searchable. Coverage 1851-2005.

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Science Resources

Computer Source

Featuring nearly 300 full-text periodicals covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet, Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.

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Suffolk e-resources Science and Technology links

List of online Science and Technology products from the Suffolk county e-resources page.

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Senior Resources

Senior News

North Shore Public Library’s web portal of events that would interest our senior population.

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Tax Info & Forms

IRS Tax Forms and Instructions

United States Treasury forms and publication resource page, the official source of IRS tax products.

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Legal Forms (Gale)

Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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NYS Income Tax Forms and Instructions

New York State Department of Fiance and Taxation and online tax center

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Zillow

Zillow.com is an online real estate service dedicated to helping you get an edge in real estate by providing you with valuable tools and information.

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Travel

AtoZ World Travel

For your travel destinations, a comprehensive, informative travel database containing both tourist and cultural information on more then 160 cities worldwide. Continually updated, it provides essential information on attractions, health advisories, insiders tips and more.

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