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Biographies & History

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.

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.

Other Academic Research

Academic OneFile
Over 13,000 titles 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.

Britannica Library
Research sources include three databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. 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 (no card necessary), or from home with a valid RCLS library card number.

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.

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.

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.

Beyond High School Resources

College & Career Resources

CampusTours – Campus Tours allows students the opportunity to “tour” schools across the US from their computers.

CollegeBoard – Everything you need to know about SAT tests plus more.

FinAid – A guide to student financial aid.

Career One Stop – A guide for careers, job searches and trainings.

MyCollegeGuide – Find the perfect college.

Career Aptitude Quiz -Take this quiz to get suggestion of what careers might interest you.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation – College, career, and financial aid information for New York State students and their families.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Provides comprehensive information about specific jobs including nature of work, educational requirements, job outlook, and earnings.

Test Preparation

Driving-Tests.org  – Start practicing for your DMV driver’s permit. In addition to practice NYS permit tests, the website includes tips on road signs and road situations, getting or renewing your driver’s license, fines and citations and more. Offered in partnership with the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

ETS – Educational Testing Service – Links to official test sites for GRE, HiSET, 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.

Personal Help Resources

Health & Safety

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

LGBTQ Homepage: NY State Office of Children & Family Services
Selected resources for youth, parents, caregivers, and professionals on a variety of topics.

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.

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